2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents aged 50-75 who have had a sigmoidoscopy within the past ten years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Have had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 10 years Have had a sigmoidoscopy 10 or more years ago Have never had a sigmoidoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,467 142 5.5 4.4- 6.7 120 4.7 3.8- 5.8 2,205 89.8 88.2-91.2
-Non-Hispanic White 1,711 85 4.9 3.7- 6.4 105 5.7 4.6- 7.2 1,521 89.4 87.4-91.1
GENDER
Male 733 46 5.8 4.1- 8.2 56 6.5 4.7- 8.8 631 87.8 84.7-90.3
Female 978 39 4.1 2.7- 6.2 49 5.1 3.6- 7.2 890 90.8 88.0-92.9
AGE
50-54 303 *** *** *** *** *** *** 281 93.2 89.6-95.7
55-64 676 26 3.7 2.4- 5.8 23 3.9 2.4- 6.2 627 92.4 89.6-94.5
65-74 683 45 6.3 4.2- 9.2 63 9.0 6.7-12.1 575 84.7 80.9-87.9
75+ 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 397 20 5.7 3.4- 9.4 20 5.1 3.0- 8.4 357 89.2 84.9-92.5
Some Post-H.S. 478 25 4.4 2.6- 7.3 26 5.3 3.3- 8.3 427 90.3 86.6-93.1
College Graduate 739 34 4.1 2.8- 5.9 54 7.2 5.2- 9.8 651 88.7 85.8-91.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** 153 85.3 75.4-91.6
$25,000- 34,999 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 185 *** *** *** *** *** *** 164 88.4 81.5-92.9
$50,000- 74,999 251 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 576 30 4.4 2.9- 6.6 44 6.4 4.6- 9.0 502 89.1 86.1-91.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 553 37 6.1 4.0- 9.4 35 5.7 3.7- 8.6 481 88.2 84.3-91.2
No 1,151 48 4.3 3.0- 6.0 70 5.8 4.4- 7.7 1,033 89.9 87.6-91.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 19 5.1 3.1- 8.2 19 6.5 3.9-10.7 190 88.4 83.6-91.9
Non-Veteran 1,479 66 4.8 3.6- 6.6 86 5.6 4.4- 7.3 1,327 89.5 87.3-91.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 414 21 4.2 2.6- 6.9 29 6.3 4.2- 9.6 364 89.4 85.6-92.3
Regional City or Suburban County 477 25 4.6 2.9- 7.3 30 5.9 3.9- 8.8 422 89.5 85.9-92.2
Rural 820 39 5.4 3.5- 8.3 46 5.2 3.6- 7.6 735 89.3 86.0-91.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 800 28 3.6 2.4- 5.5 34 4.2 2.9- 6.2 738 92.1 89.7-94.0
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 631 41 6.9 4.4-10.6 61 9.3 6.8-12.7 529 83.8 79.4-87.4
Unable to Work 162 *** *** *** *** *** *** 148 91.7 85.7-95.3
Other not in Labor Force 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,008 51 5.1 3.6- 7.1 65 5.4 4.1- 7.1 892 89.5 87.1-91.6
HOUSING
Own 1,470 72 4.6 3.4- 6.1 93 5.9 4.6- 7.5 1,305 89.5 87.5-91.3
Rent 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** 168 90.3 84.3-94.2
Other arrangement 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 435 28 6.3 4.1- 9.5 18 3.3 1.9- 5.8 389 90.4 86.7-93.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 595 *** *** *** 40 6.4 4.4- 9.3 536 89.5 85.7-92.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 681 38 4.9 3.3- 7.1 47 6.3 4.5- 8.8 596 88.8 85.8-91.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 609 28 3.9 2.4- 6.0 46 6.7 4.7- 9.6 535 89.4 86.2-92.0
2nd Quartile 462 20 4.6 2.7- 7.9 31 5.8 3.9- 8.5 411 89.6 85.8-92.4
3rd Quartile 434 22 5.6 3.2- 9.5 22 5.1 3.0- 8.7 390 89.3 84.6-92.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 206 15 7.8 4.4-13.4 *** *** *** 185 88.9 82.2-93.2

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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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