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%)
TOTAL 2,512 1,942 75.6 73.4-77.7 148 6.1 5.0- 7.5 422 18.2 16.4-20.2
GENDER
Male 1,090 826 74.1 70.8-77.2 52 4.6 3.3- 6.3 212 21.3 18.4-24.5
Female 1,422 1,116 77.0 74.0-79.7 96 7.5 5.8- 9.6 210 15.6 13.3-18.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,310 1,856 78.5 76.3-80.6 136 6.2 5.0- 7.6 318 15.3 13.5-17.2
No 197 82 43.9 35.5-52.7 *** *** *** 103 50.5 41.9-59.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 569 435 73.5 68.5-77.9 32 5.6 3.7- 8.4 102 20.9 16.8-25.8
Overweight 857 665 74.8 70.8-78.4 44 6.4 4.4- 9.1 148 18.9 15.7-22.4
Obese 877 687 77.8 74.2-81.0 59 6.8 5.0- 9.2 131 15.4 12.7-18.5
Current Smoker
Yes 411 281 64.1 57.9-69.8 29 10.0 6.5-15.1 101 25.9 21.0-31.5
No 2,088 1,651 78.2 75.9-80.4 119 5.3 4.3- 6.6 318 16.4 14.5-18.5
History of CVD**
Yes 380 314 79.7 73.7-84.5 18 4.5 2.6- 7.8 48 15.8 11.4-21.5
No 2,115 1,615 74.9 72.5-77.2 129 6.4 5.2- 7.9 371 18.7 16.7-20.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 199 142 68.2 59.7-75.7 *** *** *** 48 26.0 19.2-34.2
No 2,220 1,733 76.7 74.4-78.9 137 6.4 5.2- 7.8 350 16.9 15.0-19.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 125 102 78.3 66.8-86.6 *** *** *** 15 14.2 7.9-24.1
No 2,292 1,770 75.9 73.6-78.0 139 6.3 5.1- 7.7 383 17.9 16.0-20.0
COPD
Yes 276 221 78.5 71.5-84.1 *** *** *** 41 15.9 11.1-22.1
No 2,230 1,718 75.4 73.0-77.6 134 6.2 5.0- 7.6 378 18.4 16.4-20.5
Current Asthma
Yes 203 160 76.3 68.0-82.9 *** *** *** 31 17.9 12.0-25.8
No 2,302 1,777 75.6 73.3-77.8 136 6.2 5.0- 7.6 389 18.2 16.3-20.3
Diabetes
Yes 491 411 82.4 77.6-86.3 25 5.2 3.2- 8.2 55 12.5 9.1-16.8
No 2,017 1,530 74.1 71.6-76.4 122 6.3 5.0- 7.9 365 19.6 17.5-21.9
Functional Disability
Yes 849 670 77.0 73.1-80.5 51 6.7 4.7- 9.5 128 16.3 13.3-19.7
No 1,654 1,264 74.9 72.2-77.5 96 5.7 4.5- 7.3 294 19.3 17.0-21.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,028 857 82.0 78.7-84.9 61 6.1 4.4- 8.5 110 11.8 9.5-14.6
No 1,482 1,084 71.4 68.4-74.2 87 6.1 4.8- 7.8 311 22.5 19.9-25.3

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.

**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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