2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents aged 50-75 who have fully met the USPSTF recommendations.*
(CDC calculated variable.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had at least one of the recommended CRC tests within the recommended time interval Did not have any of the recommended CRC tests within the recommended time interval Have never had any of the recommended CRC tests
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,512 1,942 75.6 73.4-77.7 148 6.1 5.0- 7.5 422 18.2 16.4-20.2
-MALES 1,090 826 74.1 70.8-77.2 52 4.6 3.3- 6.3 212 21.3 18.4-24.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 753 579 74.9 70.8-78.5 44 5.8 4.1- 8.2 130 19.3 16.0-23.1
Non-Hispanic Black 206 164 76.1 67.9-82.7 *** *** *** 39 23.3 16.7-31.5
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 216 112 55.7 47.9-63.3 *** *** *** 97 41.7 34.3-49.5
55-64 432 328 72.8 67.3-77.6 21 5.1 3.0- 8.4 83 22.1 17.7-27.4
65-74 419 365 86.9 82.0-90.6 23 5.5 3.5- 8.7 31 7.6 4.7-12.1
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 273 192 69.6 62.7-75.8 15 5.4 2.9- 9.8 66 24.9 19.3-31.7
Some Post-H.S. 305 242 77.6 71.5-82.7 11 3.9 2.0- 7.6 52 18.4 13.8-24.2
College Graduate 408 334 81.6 76.8-85.6 20 5.1 3.1- 8.4 54 13.3 9.9-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 136 98 71.2 60.1-80.1 *** *** *** 34 26.9 18.1-38.0
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 107 90 85.5 75.8-91.8 *** *** *** 14 11.7 6.1-21.0
$50,000- 74,999 161 129 81.0 73.1-87.0 *** *** *** 22 14.0 8.7-21.6
$75,000+ 365 290 77.9 72.3-82.6 19 5.7 3.3- 9.6 56 16.4 12.4-21.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 373 291 76.0 70.1-81.1 17 3.7 2.0- 6.6 65 20.3 15.6-26.1
No 711 530 73.1 68.9-76.9 34 4.9 3.3- 7.1 147 22.0 18.5-26.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 308 257 83.2 77.3-87.8 17 5.5 3.0- 9.8 34 11.3 7.6-16.4
Non-Veteran 779 567 70.7 66.7-74.5 34 4.2 2.8- 6.1 178 25.1 21.5-29.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 300 234 76.7 70.5-81.9 12 4.0 2.0- 7.9 54 19.3 14.5-25.2
Regional City or Suburban County 289 214 70.6 63.7-76.8 13 4.7 2.5- 8.7 62 24.6 18.9-31.4
Rural 501 378 74.7 69.7-79.1 27 5.0 3.2- 7.6 96 20.3 16.2-25.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 548 381 69.3 64.5-73.7 23 4.4 2.7- 7.1 144 26.3 22.1-30.9
Unemployed 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 372 317 83.7 78.1-88.1 22 5.6 3.4- 8.9 33 10.7 7.0-16.0
Unable to Work 115 91 76.6 65.4-85.1 *** *** *** 21 20.5 12.6-31.5
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 636 510 79.2 75.1-82.7 33 5.3 3.6- 8.0 93 15.5 12.4-19.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 330 260 79.1 73.4-83.9 16 3.8 2.2- 6.4 54 17.1 12.7-22.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 353 252 67.1 60.8-72.9 19 5.3 3.2- 8.5 82 27.6 22.1-33.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 407 314 77.1 71.9-81.7 17 4.5 2.5- 8.0 76 18.3 14.3-23.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 337 266 78.4 72.5-83.3 15 5.5 3.0- 9.8 56 16.2 12.0-21.4
2nd Quartile 273 184 64.4 57.4-70.8 17 4.9 2.9- 8.3 72 30.7 24.6-37.7
3rd Quartile 301 235 77.1 70.7-82.4 *** *** *** 56 19.4 14.4-25.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 179 141 82.2 74.9-87.7 *** *** *** 28 13.7 8.9-20.6

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+).

*The definition includes (list of recommended CRC tests): 1) had a blood stool test within the past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years, or 4) had a stool DNA test within the past three years, or 5) had a virtual colonoscopy within the past five years.

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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