2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents aged 50-75 who have had a sigmoidoscopy within the past ten years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Have had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 10 years Have had a sigmoidoscopy 10 or more years ago Have never had a sigmoidoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,467 142 5.5 4.4- 6.7 120 4.7 3.8- 5.8 2,205 89.8 88.2-91.2
-MALES 1,068 73 6.4 4.8- 8.4 65 5.4 4.0- 7.2 930 88.2 85.7-90.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 733 46 5.8 4.1- 8.2 56 6.5 4.7- 8.8 631 87.8 84.7-90.3
Non-Hispanic Black 199 19 9.7 5.8-15.7 *** *** *** 175 87.2 80.4-91.9
Other 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 218 11 4.7 2.6- 8.6 *** *** *** 202 92.2 87.0-95.5
55-64 426 26 5.8 3.7- 8.9 13 3.9 2.1- 7.1 387 90.3 86.3-93.2
65-74 402 33 7.9 5.0-12.3 42 8.2 5.8-11.4 327 83.9 79.1-87.8
75+ 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** 92 91.9 83.5-96.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 18 7.0 4.2-11.4 *** *** *** 235 89.4 84.3-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 303 22 6.3 3.7-10.7 17 6.1 3.4-10.6 264 87.5 82.1-91.5
College Graduate 400 26 5.8 3.8- 8.8 36 7.9 5.5-11.3 338 86.3 82.2-89.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** 57 94.1 84.2-97.9
$15,000- 24,999 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** 120 88.7 77.8-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 74 88.8 80.8-93.7
$35,000- 49,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 89 85.8 76.4-91.8
$50,000- 74,999 156 *** *** *** *** *** *** 141 88.1 78.4-93.8
$75,000+ 360 23 5.6 3.6- 8.6 34 7.7 5.3-11.1 303 86.7 82.6-90.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 355 30 6.9 4.5-10.6 16 4.2 2.2- 7.8 309 88.9 84.4-92.2
No 707 43 6.2 4.3- 8.8 49 6.1 4.4- 8.4 615 87.8 84.6-90.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 300 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4 24 7.2 4.4-11.5 250 86.7 81.8-90.4
Non-Veteran 765 47 6.5 4.6- 9.1 41 4.7 3.2- 6.8 677 88.8 85.7-91.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 294 17 5.3 3.1- 8.7 20 5.4 3.4- 8.6 257 89.3 85.1-92.4
Regional City or Suburban County 284 25 6.8 4.3-10.5 15 5.5 3.0- 9.8 244 87.7 82.7-91.4
Rural 490 31 6.9 4.3-10.9 30 5.2 3.3- 8.3 429 87.8 83.4-91.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 544 22 3.6 2.3- 5.7 22 4.5 2.8- 7.2 500 91.9 88.8-94.2
Unemployed 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 354 35 9.9 6.4-14.9 38 9.2 6.2-13.5 281 80.9 75.2-85.6
Unable to Work 113 11 10.4 5.0-20.3 *** *** *** 100 88.3 78.5-94.0
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 106 11 10.3 4.8-20.8 *** *** *** 94 89.0 78.6-94.7
151% to 200% 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** 65 88.8 79.0-94.4
More than 200% 623 41 6.6 4.6- 9.5 50 6.9 5.0- 9.5 532 86.5 83.0-89.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 319 27 8.7 5.5-13.4 14 3.8 2.0- 7.0 278 87.5 82.4-91.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 345 17 5.5 3.0- 9.8 25 6.6 4.1-10.5 303 87.9 82.9-91.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 404 29 5.8 3.9- 8.7 26 5.3 3.3- 8.3 349 88.9 85.1-91.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 333 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6 24 4.4 2.8- 6.9 289 90.3 86.5-93.2
2nd Quartile 269 15 4.5 2.6- 7.8 20 6.9 4.2-11.2 234 88.6 83.7-92.1
3rd Quartile 290 20 7.1 4.0-12.4 15 5.5 2.9- 9.9 255 87.4 81.5-91.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 176 18 12.5 7.2-21.0 *** *** *** 152 83.8 74.9-90.0

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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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