2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents age 50-75 that have had a colonoscopy within the past ten years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had a colonoscopy in the past ten years Had a colonoscopy ten or more years ago Have never had a colonoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,547 1,807 68.9 66.6-71.1 119 4.8 3.8- 6.0 621 26.3 24.2-28.5
-MALES 1,109 763 66.7 63.2-70.0 53 4.7 3.4- 6.5 293 28.6 25.4-32.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 762 532 67.2 63.0-71.2 43 5.8 4.0- 8.2 187 27.0 23.3-31.1
Non-Hispanic Black 210 154 70.2 61.9-77.3 *** *** *** 52 28.9 21.8-37.2
Other 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 220 97 45.8 38.2-53.7 *** *** *** 119 52.3 44.5-60.0
55-64 441 308 66.5 60.9-71.7 17 4.5 2.5- 8.0 116 29.0 24.1-34.5
65-74 425 337 79.0 73.8-83.5 31 7.2 4.9-10.6 57 13.7 10.0-18.6
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 283 174 61.5 54.6-68.0 18 6.3 3.7-10.5 91 32.1 26.0-39.0
Some Post-H.S. 312 225 69.1 62.5-74.9 13 4.9 2.5- 9.3 74 26.0 20.6-32.3
College Graduate 409 315 76.1 70.8-80.7 16 3.5 2.0- 6.1 78 20.4 16.0-25.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** 45 33.1 23.8-43.9
$25,000- 34,999 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 109 83 78.9 68.7-86.4 *** *** *** 21 17.2 10.5-26.9
$50,000- 74,999 161 123 77.1 68.8-83.7 *** *** *** 28 18.1 12.1-26.1
$75,000+ 367 274 71.5 65.5-76.8 13 3.4 1.7- 6.7 80 25.1 20.1-31.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 378 262 67.3 61.1-72.9 23 6.1 3.7-10.0 93 26.6 21.4-32.6
No 725 497 66.4 62.1-70.5 29 3.8 2.4- 5.8 199 29.8 25.9-34.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 315 234 72.9 66.3-78.6 19 5.6 3.3- 9.4 62 21.5 16.3-27.9
Non-Veteran 791 528 64.5 60.3-68.4 33 4.3 2.8- 6.5 230 31.2 27.4-35.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 305 221 69.2 62.6-75.1 12 4.6 2.4- 8.7 72 26.1 20.6-32.6
Regional City or Suburban County 295 198 64.0 57.1-70.4 11 2.7 1.4- 5.3 86 33.3 27.0-40.2
Rural 509 344 66.7 61.4-71.6 30 6.3 4.0- 9.7 135 27.0 22.5-32.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 557 354 62.3 57.3-67.0 19 3.5 2.1- 5.9 184 34.2 29.6-39.1
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 374 296 76.7 70.6-81.9 23 6.5 3.8-10.8 55 16.8 12.4-22.4
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 25.1 16.7-35.9
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 639 478 73.1 68.7-77.1 29 4.0 2.6- 6.1 132 22.9 19.2-27.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 332 239 71.8 65.5-77.3 19 5.4 3.2- 9.1 74 22.8 17.7-28.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 359 235 60.9 54.5-66.9 18 5.0 2.9- 8.5 106 34.1 28.3-40.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 418 289 68.6 63.0-73.7 16 4.1 2.3- 7.4 113 27.3 22.5-32.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 344 246 71.2 65.0-76.6 *** *** *** 88 25.7 20.6-31.7
2nd Quartile 278 173 58.4 51.5-65.0 17 5.6 3.3- 9.3 88 36.0 29.6-43.0
3rd Quartile 307 217 68.1 61.3-74.2 16 5.2 2.8- 9.5 74 26.7 21.0-33.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 180 127 73.9 65.4-80.8 *** *** *** 43 20.4 14.4-28.2

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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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