2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cancer Survivorship: Type of Cancer

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than age 35 Age 35 to 55 Age 55 to 65 Age 65 to 75 Age 75 and older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 714 80 12.5 9.8-15.9 243 35.5 31.2-40.0 158 20.3 17.0-24.1 167 22.7 18.9-26.9 66 9.0 6.5-12.3
-Non-Hispanic White 588 63 12.4 9.5-16.0 208 36.5 31.8-41.5 120 18.5 15.1-22.5 138 23.0 18.9-27.7 59 9.7 6.8-13.5
GENDER
Male 259 23 10.1 6.4-15.6 86 32.8 26.4-39.9 53 19.8 14.7-26.1 67 25.2 19.4-32.1 30 12.1 8.0-17.9
Female 329 40 14.0 10.1-19.2 122 39.2 32.7-46.2 67 17.5 13.2-22.9 71 21.4 15.9-28.1 29 7.8 4.4-13.5
AGE
18-34 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 28.0 19.3-38.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 211 *** *** *** 61 27.4 20.8-35.2 63 28.3 21.5-36.2 76 38.3 30.3-47.0 *** *** ***
75+ 180 *** *** *** 31 13.8 9.0-20.5 23 11.1 6.7-17.9 61 37.5 28.2-47.7 59 35.1 26.0-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 138 *** *** *** 47 31.8 23.5-41.5 30 23.6 16.0-33.4 36 26.4 18.4-36.4 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 182 27 14.8 9.9-21.6 61 39.0 31.0-47.7 36 15.7 10.9-22.1 40 20.3 14.5-27.8 18 10.2 5.9-17.0
College Graduate 233 20 12.1 7.7-18.6 90 42.0 34.4-49.9 47 18.2 13.2-24.7 55 21.2 15.7-28.0 21 6.5 3.9-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 174 20 13.1 8.3-20.2 78 49.1 40.3-58.0 38 18.6 12.8-26.3 32 15.9 10.7-22.9 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 253 28 12.6 8.3-18.6 76 30.6 23.8-38.4 50 17.2 12.4-23.3 64 26.9 19.9-35.2 35 12.7 8.4-18.8
No 333 34 11.6 8.2-16.3 132 41.3 35.0-47.9 69 19.4 14.8-24.9 74 20.3 15.7-25.8 24 7.4 4.1-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 16.3 10.2-25.1 *** *** *** 20 16.9 10.1-27.0
Non-Veteran 476 61 14.8 11.3-19.1 177 38.1 32.8-43.7 97 18.7 14.9-23.3 102 20.3 15.9-25.5 39 8.0 5.1-12.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 148 *** *** *** 66 44.6 35.1-54.5 32 19.8 13.4-28.4 28 18.4 11.7-27.7 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 171 24 15.4 9.9-23.1 55 35.4 27.0-44.8 38 19.3 13.4-27.0 33 18.4 12.6-25.9 *** *** ***
Rural 269 29 12.9 8.8-18.5 87 32.2 25.8-39.3 50 17.0 12.2-23.0 77 29.8 22.8-37.9 26 8.2 4.8-13.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 189 30 17.5 12.0-24.8 101 56.5 48.1-64.5 31 15.1 10.1-21.9 25 10.5 6.5-16.4 *** *** ***
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 326 15 5.2 2.9- 9.0 75 20.2 15.2-26.3 75 21.0 16.1-27.0 107 35.9 29.1-43.3 54 17.7 12.5-24.4
Unable to Work 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 331 32 10.7 7.4-15.2 124 41.4 35.0-48.1 74 20.4 15.8-26.1 75 20.2 15.7-25.8 26 7.3 4.5-11.6
HOUSING
Own 511 45 9.8 7.2-13.3 179 35.9 30.9-41.2 107 19.3 15.6-23.7 127 24.7 20.2-29.8 53 10.3 7.2-14.4
Rent 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 151 19 13.2 8.2-20.5 47 33.4 25.2-42.7 36 24.0 16.4-33.7 34 22.6 15.6-31.7 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 217 23 12.6 8.1-19.0 78 33.7 26.4-41.8 44 18.5 13.3-25.1 52 26.6 19.3-35.4 20 8.8 5.0-14.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 220 21 11.7 7.5-18.0 83 40.9 33.1-49.2 40 15.7 11.0-22.1 52 19.7 14.2-26.6 24 12.0 7.0-19.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 182 17 12.5 7.6-19.9 68 41.6 33.0-50.8 35 16.4 11.1-23.5 44 20.4 14.5-27.8 18 9.1 5.0-15.9
2nd Quartile 168 24 14.7 9.6-21.8 53 32.7 24.6-41.9 28 16.3 10.9-23.6 44 23.1 16.1-31.9 19 13.3 7.7-22.0
3rd Quartile 165 14 8.8 4.8-15.4 61 36.9 28.6-46.0 40 22.5 15.8-30.9 33 25.0 16.8-35.5 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents that have a cancer diagnosis.

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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