2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

A colonoscopy checks the entire colon.
You are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.
Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
GENDER
Male 1,563 1,086 66.2 63.2-69.1 477 33.8 30.9-36.8
Female 2,067 1,514 71.0 68.4-73.5 553 29.0 26.5-31.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,347 2,508 71.8 69.8-73.8 839 28.2 26.2-30.2
No 276 88 33.3 26.7-40.6 188 66.7 59.4-73.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 868 624 68.9 64.7-72.7 244 31.1 27.3-35.3
Overweight 1,264 924 69.7 66.4-72.9 340 30.3 27.1-33.6
Obese 1,156 826 68.7 65.2-72.1 330 31.3 27.9-34.8
Current Smoker
Yes 526 314 55.5 50.0-60.8 212 44.5 39.2-50.0
No 3,083 2,271 71.4 69.4-73.4 812 28.6 26.6-30.6
History of CVD**
Yes 569 460 77.4 72.5-81.6 109 22.6 18.4-27.5
No 3,028 2,116 67.2 65.0-69.3 912 32.8 30.7-35.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 281 174 60.5 53.6-67.1 107 39.5 32.9-46.4
No 3,211 2,339 69.9 67.8-71.9 872 30.1 28.1-32.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 170 127 71.2 62.2-78.8 43 28.8 21.2-37.8
No 3,318 2,384 69.0 66.9-71.0 934 31.0 29.0-33.1
COPD
Yes 374 272 69.7 63.0-75.7 102 30.3 24.3-37.0
No 3,246 2,322 68.7 66.6-70.7 924 31.3 29.3-33.4
Current Asthma
Yes 298 221 70.1 63.2-76.2 77 29.9 23.8-36.8
No 3,317 2,370 68.8 66.7-70.8 947 31.2 29.2-33.3
Diabetes
Yes 668 523 74.4 69.5-78.6 145 25.6 21.4-30.5
No 2,953 2,072 67.5 65.3-69.6 881 32.5 30.4-34.7
Functional Disability
Yes 1,286 986 74.8 71.6-77.9 300 25.2 22.1-28.4
No 2,331 1,605 65.6 63.1-68.0 726 34.4 32.0-36.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,500 1,199 77.8 74.9-80.5 301 22.2 19.5-25.1
No 2,128 1,400 62.7 60.1-65.2 728 37.3 34.8-39.9

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

^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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