2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

A colonoscopy checks the entire colon.
You are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.
Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
-MALES 1,563 1,086 66.2 63.2-69.1 477 33.8 30.9-36.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,068 775 69.4 65.8-72.7 293 30.6 27.3-34.2
Non-Hispanic Black 276 198 65.8 58.3-72.6 78 34.2 27.4-41.7
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 412 144 36.3 30.9-42.1 268 63.7 57.9-69.1
55-64 444 328 71.2 65.8-76.1 116 28.8 23.9-34.2
65-74 429 372 86.4 81.6-90.1 57 13.6 9.9-18.4
75+ 245 227 89.3 82.1-93.8 18 10.7 6.2-17.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 77 50.4 40.7-60.2 76 49.6 39.8-59.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 387 254 66.4 60.6-71.8 133 33.6 28.2-39.4
Some Post-H.S. 428 303 67.5 61.9-72.6 125 32.5 27.4-38.1
College Graduate 587 449 73.1 68.5-77.3 138 26.9 22.7-31.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 126 63.3 54.1-71.6 72 36.7 28.4-45.9
$25,000- 34,999 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 157 122 79.5 71.3-85.8 35 20.5 14.2-28.7
$50,000- 74,999 228 174 74.5 66.9-80.9 54 25.5 19.1-33.1
$75,000+ 519 372 67.2 62.2-71.9 147 32.8 28.1-37.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 549 418 72.8 67.6-77.4 131 27.2 22.6-32.4
No 1,006 663 62.7 59.0-66.3 343 37.3 33.7-41.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 485 385 76.2 70.9-80.9 100 23.8 19.1-29.1
Non-Veteran 1,073 699 62.3 58.7-65.8 374 37.7 34.2-41.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 459 319 65.2 59.7-70.3 140 34.8 29.7-40.3
Regional City or Suburban County 401 278 66.6 60.8-72.0 123 33.4 28.0-39.2
Rural 703 489 66.8 62.1-71.2 214 33.2 28.8-37.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 759 431 55.4 51.2-59.6 328 44.6 40.4-48.8
Unemployed 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 582 512 85.3 80.8-88.8 70 14.7 11.2-19.2
Unable to Work 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 151 94 61.1 51.0-70.3 57 38.9 29.7-49.0
151% to 200% 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 898 666 70.5 66.7-74.0 232 29.5 26.0-33.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 455 332 70.4 64.9-75.4 123 29.6 24.6-35.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 495 335 63.1 57.6-68.3 160 36.9 31.7-42.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 613 419 66.5 61.8-70.9 194 33.5 29.1-38.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 485 339 68.1 62.9-72.9 146 31.9 27.1-37.1
2nd Quartile 396 255 59.3 53.3-65.0 141 40.7 35.0-46.7
3rd Quartile 434 312 69.2 63.7-74.3 122 30.8 25.7-36.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 248 180 73.5 66.0-79.8 68 26.5 20.2-34.0

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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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