2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,607 1,126 30.7 28.9-32.7 2,481 69.3 67.3-71.1
-Non-Hispanic White 2,485 776 31.9 29.6-34.3 1,709 68.1 65.7-70.4
GENDER
Male 1,054 326 31.0 27.6-34.5 728 69.0 65.5-72.4
Female 1,431 450 32.7 29.6-35.9 981 67.3 64.1-70.4
AGE
45-54 534 77 15.1 11.7-19.1 457 84.9 80.9-88.3
55-64 692 189 30.4 26.2-34.9 503 69.6 65.1-73.8
65-74 721 289 42.5 38.0-47.0 432 57.5 53.0-62.0
75+ 484 210 45.1 39.2-51.1 274 54.9 48.9-60.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 62 39.1 30.0-48.9 97 60.9 51.1-70.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 583 185 34.6 30.0-39.5 398 65.4 60.5-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 707 239 33.9 29.8-38.3 468 66.1 61.7-70.2
College Graduate 1,031 289 25.2 22.4-28.4 742 74.8 71.6-77.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 277 101 42.6 35.0-50.7 176 57.4 49.3-65.0
$25,000- 34,999 183 67 36.0 27.9-44.9 116 64.0 55.1-72.1
$35,000- 49,999 274 103 39.8 32.8-47.2 171 60.2 52.8-67.2
$50,000- 74,999 344 99 27.8 22.4-33.9 245 72.2 66.1-77.6
$75,000+ 780 206 25.2 21.8-29.0 574 74.8 71.0-78.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 867 336 40.8 36.6-45.2 531 59.2 54.8-63.4
No 1,611 436 26.9 24.3-29.7 1,175 73.1 70.3-75.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 365 151 44.6 38.4-51.0 214 55.4 49.0-61.6
Non-Veteran 2,116 623 29.7 27.3-32.3 1,493 70.3 67.7-72.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 625 183 28.9 24.9-33.4 442 71.1 66.6-75.1
Regional City or Suburban County 691 214 33.3 29.0-37.9 477 66.7 62.1-71.0
Rural 1,169 379 32.8 29.4-36.4 790 67.2 63.6-70.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,042 227 22.6 19.7-25.9 815 77.4 74.1-80.3
Unemployed 91 17 17.3 10.3-27.6 74 82.7 72.4-89.7
Retired 1,068 429 42.2 38.4-46.1 639 57.8 53.9-61.6
Unable to Work 200 82 42.3 33.8-51.4 118 57.7 48.6-66.2
Other not in Labor Force 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 159 53 37.3 27.8-47.8 106 62.7 52.2-72.2
101% to 150% 198 68 41.3 32.4-50.9 130 58.7 49.1-67.6
151% to 200% 207 74 35.6 28.2-43.8 133 64.4 56.2-71.8
More than 200% 1,398 419 29.5 26.7-32.5 979 70.5 67.5-73.3
HOUSING
Own 2,109 651 31.6 29.2-34.2 1,458 68.4 65.8-70.8
Rent 284 94 34.1 27.9-41.0 190 65.9 59.0-72.1
Other arrangement 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 613 200 32.4 28.1-37.0 413 67.6 63.0-71.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 863 280 33.6 29.6-37.7 583 66.4 62.3-70.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,009 296 30.3 26.8-33.9 713 69.7 66.1-73.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 887 270 30.4 26.7-34.3 617 69.6 65.7-73.3
2nd Quartile 660 186 30.1 25.9-34.7 474 69.9 65.3-74.1
3rd Quartile 653 239 37.3 32.7-42.2 414 62.7 57.8-67.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 285 81 29.1 22.8-36.3 204 70.9 63.7-77.2

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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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