2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past year.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had a blood stool test in the past year Have had a blood stool test one or more years ago Have never had a blood stool test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,512 256 11.3 9.8-13.1 521 20.0 18.1-22.0 1,735 68.7 66.3-70.9
-MALES 1,086 114 12.1 9.8-15.0 217 18.8 16.2-21.7 755 69.0 65.5-72.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 745 78 12.3 9.4-15.9 147 19.0 15.9-22.5 520 68.7 64.5-72.7
Non-Hispanic Black 206 25 12.8 8.0-19.8 48 19.3 13.9-26.1 133 67.9 59.9-75.1
Other 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 216 16 9.5 5.4-16.4 18 7.4 4.4-12.4 182 83.0 75.8-88.4
55-64 430 47 13.2 9.4-18.1 78 17.9 14.0-22.6 305 69.0 63.3-74.1
65-75 440 51 12.5 8.9-17.3 121 27.2 22.5-32.5 268 60.3 54.5-65.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 14 15.4 8.3-27.0 15 11.1 6.1-19.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 276 31 9.3 6.2-13.7 55 23.0 17.3-29.8 190 67.8 60.7-74.1
Some Post-H.S. 304 41 17.4 12.4-23.9 66 17.1 13.2-21.9 197 65.5 58.8-71.6
College Graduate 400 28 7.4 4.7-11.5 81 20.4 16.1-25.4 291 72.3 66.7-77.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 *** *** *** 12 14.2 7.2-25.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 138 21 17.9 10.8-28.1 24 18.8 11.6-28.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 12 10.7 5.4-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 104 19 18.6 11.2-29.3 26 27.4 18.5-38.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 162 12 11.5 5.8-21.4 40 21.2 15.1-29.0 110 67.3 57.8-75.6
$75,000+ 356 25 8.9 5.7-13.8 71 19.1 14.9-24.2 260 72.0 66.1-77.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 372 46 13.8 9.8-19.3 84 21.5 16.9-27.0 242 64.6 58.3-70.4
No 708 67 11.2 8.4-14.8 130 17.0 14.1-20.5 511 71.8 67.5-75.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 303 43 18.2 12.8-25.1 74 24.2 18.8-30.5 186 57.7 50.5-64.5
Non-Veteran 780 70 9.8 7.4-12.9 142 16.8 14.0-20.1 568 73.4 69.5-77.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 293 34 13.2 9.0-19.1 53 15.9 11.8-21.0 206 70.9 64.3-76.6
Regional City or Suburban County 292 24 9.7 6.0-15.3 67 21.9 16.8-28.1 201 68.4 61.5-74.5
Rural 501 56 13.1 9.5-17.9 97 18.7 14.9-23.1 348 68.2 62.8-73.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 545 48 10.3 7.4-14.1 82 15.0 11.8-18.8 415 74.8 70.1-78.9
Unemployed 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 369 40 13.0 8.8-18.9 105 26.4 21.4-32.1 224 60.6 54.1-66.7
Unable to Work 114 22 20.9 12.5-32.9 23 23.2 14.6-34.6 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 78 *** *** *** 13 10.5 5.4-19.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 109 13 11.5 6.0-21.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 78 11 15.6 8.2-27.5 14 14.9 8.1-25.9 *** *** ***
More than 200% 625 60 11.5 8.5-15.4 136 21.2 17.7-25.2 429 67.3 62.7-71.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 327 40 14.3 9.9-20.2 78 22.6 17.6-28.6 209 63.1 56.3-69.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 352 34 10.4 6.9-15.2 67 17.9 13.7-23.1 251 71.7 65.7-77.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 407 40 12.4 8.6-17.6 72 17.4 13.5-22.0 295 70.2 64.5-75.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 338 32 11.2 7.3-16.8 64 19.0 14.6-24.4 242 69.8 63.4-75.5
2nd Quartile 271 24 9.6 6.1-14.9 45 15.6 11.3-21.1 202 74.8 68.3-80.3
3rd Quartile 298 31 13.1 8.6-19.4 76 23.2 18.0-29.3 191 63.8 56.8-70.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 179 27 19.1 12.0-29.0 32 17.2 11.2-25.6 120 63.7 53.7-72.6

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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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