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.
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
-Non-Hispanic White 2,511 1,860 71.6 69.3-73.8 651 28.4 26.2-30.7
GENDER
Male 1,068 775 69.4 65.8-72.7 293 30.6 27.3-34.2
Female 1,443 1,085 73.5 70.5-76.3 358 26.5 23.7-29.5
AGE
45-54 540 218 39.9 35.2-44.8 322 60.1 55.2-64.8
55-64 697 531 74.2 69.9-78.1 166 25.8 21.9-30.1
65-74 723 636 88.6 85.4-91.2 87 11.4 8.8-14.6
75+ 496 440 87.9 83.1-91.5 56 12.1 8.5-16.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 99 60.9 51.1-69.9 58 39.1 30.1-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 591 424 70.9 66.3-75.1 167 29.1 24.9-33.7
Some Post-H.S. 710 535 72.5 68.3-76.4 175 27.5 23.6-31.7
College Graduate 1,048 798 74.7 71.5-77.7 250 25.3 22.3-28.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 279 199 67.9 60.1-74.8 80 32.1 25.2-39.9
$25,000- 34,999 185 132 71.8 63.2-79.1 53 28.2 20.9-36.8
$35,000- 49,999 276 215 78.6 72.1-83.9 61 21.4 16.1-27.9
$50,000- 74,999 347 268 76.3 70.5-81.2 79 23.7 18.8-29.5
$75,000+ 791 584 71.1 67.2-74.7 207 28.9 25.3-32.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 878 697 76.0 72.0-79.6 181 24.0 20.4-28.0
No 1,625 1,156 69.2 66.3-71.9 469 30.8 28.1-33.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 375 291 78.2 72.8-82.8 84 21.8 17.2-27.2
Non-Veteran 2,132 1,566 70.5 68.0-72.9 566 29.5 27.1-32.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 636 483 73.2 68.8-77.2 153 26.8 22.8-31.2
Regional City or Suburban County 696 497 70.0 65.5-74.0 199 30.0 26.0-34.5
Rural 1,179 880 71.8 68.3-75.1 299 28.2 24.9-31.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,050 671 63.4 59.9-66.8 379 36.6 33.2-40.1
Unemployed 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,082 949 86.9 84.0-89.4 133 13.1 10.6-16.0
Unable to Work 201 142 65.8 56.4-74.1 59 34.2 25.9-43.6
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 159 99 62.1 52.0-71.3 60 37.9 28.7-48.0
101% to 150% 201 133 63.7 54.7-71.9 68 36.3 28.1-45.3
151% to 200% 210 161 76.2 68.1-82.8 49 23.8 17.2-31.9
More than 200% 1,411 1,070 74.0 71.2-76.7 341 26.0 23.3-28.8
HOUSING
Own 2,134 1,632 73.8 71.4-76.1 502 26.2 23.9-28.6
Rent 284 169 55.5 48.4-62.4 115 44.5 37.6-51.6
Other arrangement 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 621 476 74.3 69.8-78.3 145 25.7 21.7-30.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 861 616 68.1 64.0-72.0 245 31.9 28.0-36.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,029 768 73.4 70.0-76.6 261 26.6 23.4-30.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 897 672 73.8 70.2-77.2 225 26.2 22.8-29.8
2nd Quartile 667 476 68.7 64.2-72.9 191 31.3 27.1-35.8
3rd Quartile 659 487 70.3 65.6-74.5 172 29.7 25.5-34.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 288 225 78.2 71.7-83.6 63 21.8 16.4-28.3

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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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