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 3,472 414 11.1 9.8-12.5 3,058 88.9 87.5-90.2
-Non-Hispanic White 2,403 307 12.1 10.5-13.9 2,096 87.9 86.1-89.5
GENDER
Male 1,018 152 12.8 10.6-15.4 866 87.2 84.6-89.4
Female 1,385 155 11.5 9.4-14.0 1,230 88.5 86.0-90.6
AGE
45-54 533 27 4.8 3.2- 7.2 506 95.2 92.8-96.8
55-64 676 49 7.6 5.5-10.4 627 92.4 89.6-94.5
65-74 689 114 16.1 12.9-20.0 575 83.9 80.0-87.1
75+ 451 106 25.3 19.9-31.5 345 74.7 68.5-80.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 19 13.1 7.6-21.9 128 86.9 78.1-92.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 552 69 12.9 9.9-16.7 483 87.1 83.3-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 681 75 10.5 7.9-13.8 606 89.5 86.2-92.1
College Graduate 1,018 144 12.9 10.7-15.5 874 87.1 84.5-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 268 35 14.2 9.1-21.4 233 85.8 78.6-90.9
$25,000- 34,999 178 22 10.3 6.2-16.5 156 89.7 83.5-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 259 32 11.6 7.8-17.1 227 88.4 82.9-92.2
$50,000- 74,999 338 31 8.2 5.1-13.0 307 91.8 87.0-94.9
$75,000+ 773 105 11.0 8.8-13.6 668 89.0 86.4-91.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 822 129 13.9 11.3-17.1 693 86.1 82.9-88.7
No 1,574 178 11.2 9.3-13.4 1,396 88.8 86.6-90.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 351 68 16.1 12.1-21.1 283 83.9 78.9-87.9
Non-Veteran 2,048 239 11.4 9.8-13.4 1,809 88.6 86.6-90.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 610 84 11.6 9.1-14.8 526 88.4 85.2-90.9
Regional City or Suburban County 667 88 13.4 10.4-17.1 579 86.6 82.9-89.6
Rural 1,126 135 11.5 9.2-14.3 991 88.5 85.7-90.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,028 71 6.8 5.3- 8.8 957 93.2 91.2-94.7
Unemployed 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,017 200 19.9 16.7-23.5 817 80.1 76.5-83.3
Unable to Work 190 18 9.4 5.5-15.5 172 90.6 84.5-94.5
Other not in Labor Force 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 196 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 197 27 13.6 8.6-20.8 170 86.4 79.2-91.4
More than 200% 1,368 173 10.7 8.9-12.7 1,195 89.3 87.3-91.1
HOUSING
Own 2,043 271 12.5 10.8-14.3 1,772 87.5 85.7-89.2
Rent 270 25 7.8 4.9-12.2 245 92.2 87.8-95.1
Other arrangement 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 590 63 9.5 7.1-12.6 527 90.5 87.4-92.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 828 105 12.5 9.8-15.8 723 87.5 84.2-90.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 985 139 12.9 10.6-15.7 846 87.1 84.3-89.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 864 120 11.9 9.6-14.7 744 88.1 85.3-90.4
2nd Quartile 638 80 11.3 8.7-14.6 558 88.7 85.4-91.3
3rd Quartile 628 79 13.9 10.5-18.1 549 86.1 81.9-89.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 273 28 10.7 7.0-16.1 245 89.3 83.9-93.0

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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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