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 3,472 414 11.1 9.8-12.5 3,058 88.9 87.5-90.2
-MALES 1,488 205 12.0 10.2-14.1 1,283 88.0 85.9-89.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,018 152 12.8 10.6-15.4 866 87.2 84.6-89.4
Non-Hispanic Black 258 38 13.4 9.2-19.1 220 86.6 80.9-90.8
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 407 22 5.1 3.1- 8.1 385 94.9 91.9-96.9
55-64 426 39 9.7 6.8-13.7 387 90.3 86.3-93.2
65-74 405 78 16.7 12.8-21.6 327 83.3 78.4-87.2
75+ 218 65 27.2 20.5-35.1 153 72.8 64.9-79.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 15 8.3 4.5-14.8 130 91.7 85.2-95.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 360 45 13.3 9.7-18.0 315 86.7 82.0-90.3
Some Post-H.S. 410 47 10.6 7.4-14.8 363 89.4 85.2-92.6
College Graduate 565 98 14.6 11.6-18.2 467 85.4 81.8-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 *** *** *** 66 90.4 80.4-95.6
$15,000- 24,999 185 15 10.5 5.7-18.8 170 89.5 81.2-94.3
$25,000- 34,999 117 18 11.4 6.6-19.0 99 88.6 81.0-93.4
$35,000- 49,999 147 26 17.1 11.0-25.5 121 82.9 74.5-89.0
$50,000- 74,999 220 24 11.5 6.9-18.7 196 88.5 81.3-93.1
$75,000+ 502 80 12.0 9.3-15.2 422 88.0 84.8-90.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 507 78 13.1 10.0-17.1 429 86.9 82.9-90.0
No 973 127 11.6 9.4-14.1 846 88.4 85.9-90.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 450 87 16.2 12.6-20.6 363 83.8 79.4-87.4
Non-Veteran 1,033 118 10.4 8.4-12.8 915 89.6 87.2-91.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 441 60 10.8 8.1-14.2 381 89.2 85.8-91.9
Regional City or Suburban County 380 57 14.5 10.8-19.2 323 85.5 80.8-89.2
Rural 667 88 11.3 8.6-14.8 579 88.7 85.2-91.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 741 49 6.3 4.6- 8.6 692 93.7 91.4-95.4
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** 56 91.0 82.0-95.7
Retired 536 130 22.0 17.9-26.7 406 78.0 73.3-82.1
Unable to Work 136 17 13.0 7.4-21.8 119 87.0 78.2-92.6
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 102 *** *** *** 93 90.1 78.4-95.8
101% to 150% 146 14 8.5 4.4-16.1 132 91.5 83.9-95.6
151% to 200% 107 15 15.1 8.5-25.4 92 84.9 74.6-91.5
More than 200% 863 132 13.0 10.6-15.8 731 87.0 84.2-89.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 423 51 10.9 7.8-15.1 372 89.1 84.9-92.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 479 65 11.9 8.8-15.9 414 88.1 84.1-91.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 586 89 12.7 9.9-16.1 497 87.3 83.9-90.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 466 74 11.8 9.0-15.5 392 88.2 84.5-91.0
2nd Quartile 381 50 11.4 8.4-15.4 331 88.6 84.6-91.6
3rd Quartile 407 48 11.6 8.2-16.3 359 88.4 83.7-91.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 234 33 15.0 9.8-22.2 201 85.0 77.8-90.2

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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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