2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,607 1,126 30.7 28.9-32.7 2,481 69.3 67.3-71.1
-MALES 1,552 473 29.7 27.0-32.6 1,079 70.3 67.4-73.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,054 326 31.0 27.6-34.5 728 69.0 65.5-72.4
Non-Hispanic Black 276 99 30.1 24.1-36.9 177 69.9 63.1-75.9
Other 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 407 48 13.2 9.5-18.0 359 86.8 82.0-90.5
55-64 440 135 32.1 27.0-37.7 305 67.9 62.3-73.0
65-74 427 177 42.0 36.3-47.9 250 58.0 52.1-63.7
75+ 242 108 41.0 33.7-48.8 134 59.0 51.2-66.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 39 24.1 16.9-33.2 115 75.9 66.8-83.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 384 119 31.7 26.4-37.6 265 68.3 62.4-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 428 151 33.7 28.6-39.2 277 66.3 60.8-71.4
College Graduate 578 162 26.4 22.4-30.9 416 73.6 69.1-77.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 63 35.2 27.1-44.3 134 64.8 55.7-72.9
$25,000- 34,999 120 32 25.9 17.2-37.0 88 74.1 63.0-82.8
$35,000- 49,999 156 64 41.3 32.5-50.6 92 58.7 49.4-67.5
$50,000- 74,999 229 72 30.6 23.9-38.3 157 69.4 61.7-76.1
$75,000+ 510 140 26.1 21.8-30.8 370 73.9 69.2-78.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 544 204 36.3 31.4-41.5 340 63.7 58.5-68.6
No 999 264 25.9 22.7-29.3 735 74.1 70.7-77.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 477 199 42.7 37.2-48.4 278 57.3 51.6-62.8
Non-Veteran 1,069 270 24.3 21.3-27.6 799 75.7 72.4-78.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 453 140 30.0 25.2-35.2 313 70.0 64.8-74.8
Regional City or Suburban County 398 125 31.5 26.2-37.3 273 68.5 62.7-73.8
Rural 701 208 28.4 24.3-32.7 493 71.6 67.3-75.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 752 155 21.5 18.2-25.3 597 78.5 74.7-81.8
Unemployed 65 11 15.7 8.1-28.1 54 84.3 71.9-91.9
Retired 579 248 41.9 36.9-47.0 331 58.1 53.0-63.1
Unable to Work 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 149 43 31.7 23.0-41.9 106 68.3 58.1-77.0
151% to 200% 116 35 30.2 21.2-41.2 81 69.8 58.8-78.8
More than 200% 890 280 30.6 27.1-34.4 610 69.4 65.6-72.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 457 157 33.6 28.4-39.2 300 66.4 60.8-71.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 494 148 28.4 23.9-33.4 346 71.6 66.6-76.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 601 168 28.7 24.5-33.3 433 71.3 66.7-75.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 481 136 28.0 23.4-33.2 345 72.0 66.8-76.6
2nd Quartile 389 106 25.6 20.9-30.9 283 74.4 69.1-79.1
3rd Quartile 431 156 36.9 31.5-42.6 275 63.1 57.4-68.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 251 75 29.1 22.0-37.2 176 70.9 62.8-78.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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