2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

How long has it been since you had this test?* (Colonoscopy)

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,523 557 16.0 14.5-17.7 389 10.2 9.0-11.4 1,363 36.7 34.8-38.7 224 6.2 5.3- 7.2 990 30.9 29.0-32.9
-Non-Hispanic White 2,450 377 15.5 13.8-17.4 257 9.9 8.6-11.5 1,003 39.2 36.8-41.5 180 7.0 5.9- 8.4 633 28.4 26.2-30.7
GENDER
Male 1,047 177 16.5 14.0-19.4 106 9.3 7.4-11.6 401 36.6 33.2-40.1 75 6.9 5.2- 9.0 288 30.7 27.4-34.3
Female 1,403 200 14.6 12.4-17.2 151 10.5 8.7-12.6 602 41.3 38.2-44.5 105 7.2 5.7- 9.0 345 26.4 23.5-29.4
AGE
45-54 539 62 12.0 9.2-15.5 39 6.5 4.6- 9.2 96 17.9 14.4-22.1 20 3.3 2.0- 5.4 322 60.3 55.4-65.0
55-64 692 105 15.0 12.0-18.6 66 9.1 6.8-12.1 318 43.9 39.5-48.3 37 6.0 4.0- 8.8 166 26.1 22.2-30.4
65-74 717 140 19.3 15.9-23.3 98 13.2 10.5-16.5 344 49.1 44.6-53.6 48 6.9 5.0- 9.4 87 11.5 8.9-14.7
75+ 467 65 15.3 11.2-20.6 46 11.3 7.9-15.8 236 47.5 41.6-53.4 64 13.1 9.7-17.5 56 12.8 9.0-18.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 *** *** *** *** *** *** 59 33.9 25.6-43.3 *** *** *** 58 39.8 30.7-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 570 85 15.9 12.5-20.0 56 9.8 7.2-13.2 221 37.4 32.8-42.2 46 7.7 5.6-10.5 162 29.2 24.9-33.9
Some Post-H.S. 692 108 16.1 13.1-19.6 76 9.2 7.2-11.7 289 39.9 35.7-44.3 49 7.2 5.2-10.0 170 27.5 23.6-31.8
College Graduate 1,030 168 15.8 13.4-18.6 113 11.1 9.0-13.5 433 41.5 38.0-45.0 74 6.8 5.3- 8.8 242 24.8 21.9-28.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 17 16.6 9.0-28.5 *** *** *** 39 21.9 15.0-30.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 274 33 15.0 9.7-22.4 32 8.8 5.7-13.4 110 36.2 29.2-43.9 20 7.6 4.4-12.8 79 32.4 25.4-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 182 24 15.4 9.4-24.1 *** *** *** 75 39.5 31.1-48.6 18 10.6 6.2-17.5 52 28.2 20.9-36.9
$35,000- 49,999 271 43 15.2 10.8-20.9 30 12.6 8.1-19.0 121 44.7 37.7-52.0 18 6.3 3.7-10.7 59 21.2 15.8-27.7
$50,000- 74,999 340 59 15.8 11.8-20.8 31 9.0 5.9-13.6 144 43.8 37.6-50.3 29 8.0 5.2-12.1 77 23.4 18.4-29.1
$75,000+ 781 127 15.4 12.7-18.6 87 10.4 8.2-13.1 323 40.1 36.1-44.2 42 5.4 3.7- 7.9 202 28.7 25.1-32.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 849 128 16.5 13.4-20.1 91 10.5 8.1-13.5 376 39.9 35.8-44.1 76 8.8 6.7-11.4 178 24.4 20.7-28.5
No 1,594 247 14.9 12.9-17.1 166 9.7 8.2-11.5 624 38.8 36.0-41.7 103 6.0 4.7- 7.6 454 30.6 27.9-33.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 363 59 17.5 13.0-23.3 31 9.6 6.2-14.6 158 41.0 35.0-47.3 33 9.9 6.6-14.6 82 21.9 17.3-27.5
Non-Veteran 2,083 318 15.2 13.3-17.2 225 9.9 8.5-11.6 844 38.9 36.4-41.5 146 6.5 5.4- 7.9 550 29.5 27.0-32.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 620 112 18.1 14.9-22.0 77 10.7 8.3-13.7 234 37.4 33.0-41.9 50 7.1 5.1- 9.8 147 26.7 22.7-31.2
Regional City or Suburban County 681 102 14.8 11.8-18.4 69 9.8 7.2-13.1 274 40.0 35.7-44.5 41 5.3 3.7- 7.7 195 30.1 25.9-34.5
Rural 1,149 163 14.3 11.8-17.2 111 9.6 7.7-11.8 495 39.7 36.2-43.3 89 8.3 6.4-10.6 291 28.2 24.9-31.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,037 142 13.5 11.3-16.1 91 7.7 6.1- 9.7 385 37.4 33.9-40.9 50 5.2 3.8- 7.2 369 36.2 32.8-39.7
Unemployed 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 19.0 11.9-29.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,047 180 17.9 15.0-21.3 128 12.9 10.5-15.8 504 46.0 42.1-49.8 105 10.0 7.9-12.6 130 13.1 10.6-16.1
Unable to Work 193 38 20.3 13.9-28.7 *** *** *** 69 32.4 25.0-40.9 *** *** *** 58 35.0 26.4-44.6
Other not in Labor Force 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 152 19 15.4 8.7-26.0 *** *** *** 49 26.3 18.9-35.4 *** *** *** 58 38.7 29.3-49.1
101% to 150% 197 24 15.5 9.5-24.2 *** *** *** 77 35.9 27.7-44.9 *** *** *** 66 35.9 27.6-45.1
151% to 200% 206 31 15.4 10.1-22.6 26 11.8 7.7-17.7 83 38.9 31.2-47.1 18 10.0 5.9-16.6 48 23.9 17.2-32.1
More than 200% 1,390 224 15.4 13.3-17.8 144 10.1 8.3-12.1 594 42.1 39.0-45.2 95 6.6 5.2- 8.4 333 25.8 23.1-28.7
HOUSING
Own 2,087 333 16.2 14.3-18.2 230 10.5 9.0-12.2 885 40.3 37.7-42.8 150 6.9 5.7- 8.4 489 26.2 23.9-28.6
Rent 272 36 11.5 8.0-16.3 17 5.4 3.2- 9.1 89 30.5 24.5-37.2 21 8.1 5.1-12.7 109 44.5 37.5-51.7
Other arrangement 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 605 101 15.7 12.5-19.6 61 9.7 7.2-12.9 260 42.2 37.5-47.0 41 6.6 4.6- 9.5 142 25.8 21.7-30.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 846 113 13.6 10.9-16.7 93 9.4 7.5-11.9 337 38.5 34.5-42.6 64 6.7 5.0- 9.0 239 31.8 27.9-36.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 999 163 17.0 14.3-20.2 103 10.5 8.3-13.1 406 38.4 34.9-42.0 75 7.5 5.7- 9.8 252 26.6 23.4-30.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 877 128 15.0 12.3-18.2 95 11.6 9.1-14.7 375 40.5 36.7-44.5 62 6.7 5.0- 9.0 217 26.1 22.7-29.8
2nd Quartile 646 100 16.5 13.2-20.4 59 7.7 5.7-10.3 248 37.2 32.9-41.6 57 7.8 5.8-10.4 182 30.9 26.6-35.5
3rd Quartile 646 102 14.8 11.9-18.3 76 10.4 8.1-13.3 258 38.9 34.3-43.6 39 5.8 3.9- 8.6 171 30.1 25.8-34.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 281 47 15.6 11.0-21.7 27 10.2 6.5-15.7 122 42.3 35.4-49.5 22 9.2 5.4-15.1 63 22.7 17.2-29.4

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+).

*This question was asked only of those who reported having a Colonoscopy
and those respondents who were not asked formed the NEVER category.

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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