2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you had any other types of cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,822 478 6.5 5.8- 7.3 5,344 93.5 92.7-94.2
-MALES 2,628 188 5.2 4.4- 6.1 2,440 94.8 93.9-95.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,670 129 5.3 4.4- 6.5 1,541 94.7 93.5-95.6
Non-Hispanic Black 435 37 6.8 4.6- 9.8 398 93.2 90.2-95.4
Other 72 *** *** *** 67 92.2 80.6-97.1
AGE
18-34 605 *** *** *** 600 99.1 97.6-99.7
35-44 370 *** *** *** 363 98.7 97.1-99.4
45-54 436 *** *** *** 427 97.4 94.6-98.8
55-64 461 34 5.9 4.1- 8.5 427 94.1 91.5-95.9
65-74 455 70 14.7 11.2-19.2 385 85.3 80.8-88.8
75+ 258 61 19.2 14.4-25.1 197 80.8 74.9-85.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 21 5.8 3.4- 9.6 236 94.2 90.4-96.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 728 42 4.4 3.1- 6.3 686 95.6 93.7-96.9
Some Post-H.S. 681 51 5.0 3.6- 6.9 630 95.0 93.1-96.4
College Graduate 947 73 6.0 4.6- 7.7 874 94.0 92.3-95.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 11 5.0 2.5- 9.9 166 95.0 90.1-97.5
$15,000- 24,999 331 31 6.5 4.2- 9.7 300 93.5 90.3-95.8
$25,000- 34,999 215 12 3.7 1.8- 7.4 203 96.3 92.6-98.2
$35,000- 49,999 272 13 4.5 2.3- 8.5 259 95.5 91.5-97.7
$50,000- 74,999 349 29 5.1 3.4- 7.7 320 94.9 92.3-96.6
$75,000+ 812 60 5.3 3.9- 7.0 752 94.7 93.0-96.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 77 8.1 6.1-10.6 623 91.9 89.4-93.9
No 1,821 104 4.2 3.3- 5.2 1,717 95.8 94.8-96.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 645 81 9.0 6.9-11.5 564 91.0 88.5-93.1
Non-Veteran 1,963 106 4.2 3.3- 5.2 1,857 95.8 94.8-96.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 852 53 4.2 3.0- 5.7 799 95.8 94.3-97.0
Regional City or Suburban County 689 53 5.7 4.2- 7.9 636 94.3 92.1-95.8
Rural 1,087 82 5.7 4.4- 7.4 1,005 94.3 92.6-95.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,558 49 2.4 1.7- 3.3 1,509 97.6 96.7-98.3
Unemployed 148 *** *** *** 141 95.6 89.7-98.2
Retired 611 117 16.4 13.3-20.1 494 83.6 79.9-86.7
Unable to Work 186 15 8.3 4.6-14.7 171 91.7 85.3-95.4
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 80 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 212 11 3.1 1.6- 5.7 201 96.9 94.3-98.4
101% to 150% 258 20 5.0 2.9- 8.4 238 95.0 91.6-97.1
151% to 200% 199 17 6.4 3.6-11.0 182 93.6 89.0-96.4
More than 200% 1,372 104 5.4 4.3- 6.8 1,268 94.6 93.2-95.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 720 59 6.8 5.0- 9.3 661 93.2 90.7-95.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 51 4.3 3.2- 5.9 737 95.7 94.1-96.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,120 78 4.9 3.8- 6.4 1,042 95.1 93.6-96.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 832 59 4.9 3.6- 6.6 773 95.1 93.4-96.4
2nd Quartile 698 44 4.7 3.3- 6.6 654 95.3 93.4-96.7
3rd Quartile 722 55 5.4 4.0- 7.2 667 94.6 92.8-96.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 376 30 7.0 4.4-10.9 346 93.0 89.1-95.6

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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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