2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last Pap test?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never had test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,099 862 41.8 39.2-44.5 404 19.3 17.3-21.4 251 11.1 9.6-12.9 415 15.8 14.1-17.7 167 12.0 10.2-14.1
-Non-Hispanic White 1,338 507 39.0 35.8-42.2 272 21.4 18.8-24.3 165 11.2 9.4-13.3 306 18.4 16.2-21.0 88 9.9 7.9-12.4
AGE
18-34 277 127 44.1 37.7-50.8 49 17.3 12.8-23.0 31 10.5 7.2-15.0 13 3.7 2.1- 6.6 57 24.4 19.0-30.8
35-44 173 84 52.2 43.4-60.8 41 25.0 18.2-33.3 27 11.2 7.2-16.9 15 8.3 4.6-14.4 *** *** ***
45-54 218 108 43.6 36.2-51.3 57 31.4 24.4-39.3 20 8.3 5.1-13.0 29 14.3 9.5-21.0 *** *** ***
55-64 269 94 38.3 31.4-45.7 63 22.8 17.4-29.3 47 16.5 11.7-22.6 60 21.3 15.8-27.9 *** *** ***
65-74 236 70 27.1 21.0-34.2 42 18.4 13.1-25.3 30 13.6 9.1-19.9 88 37.3 30.1-45.0 *** *** ***
75+ 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 92 37.1 30.1-44.8 45 19.5 14.3-26.1 36 11.2 7.7-16.1 64 18.4 13.8-24.0 24 13.7 9.0-20.4
Some Post-H.S. 375 134 37.0 31.4-42.9 79 22.9 18.2-28.5 40 9.3 6.6-12.9 88 18.4 14.6-23.0 34 12.4 8.8-17.2
College Graduate 647 265 44.7 40.3-49.3 137 22.0 18.6-25.9 82 13.1 10.3-16.5 137 15.4 12.7-18.5 26 4.8 3.0- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 87 *** *** *** 15 16.8 9.3-28.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 136 *** *** *** 21 19.7 12.1-30.5 *** *** *** 38 18.6 12.7-26.4 16 15.2 8.5-25.8
$25,000- 34,999 93 *** *** *** 19 22.8 14.1-34.6 *** *** *** 27 18.2 11.3-28.0 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 153 49 34.2 25.7-44.0 30 19.5 13.1-28.0 20 11.3 7.0-17.7 45 23.8 16.6-32.9 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 184 68 37.4 29.3-46.4 41 23.5 16.7-32.1 27 14.8 9.7-22.0 40 16.5 11.4-23.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 443 198 46.3 40.9-51.8 102 22.7 18.4-27.6 57 11.3 8.5-14.9 67 13.7 10.3-18.1 19 6.0 3.5-10.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 325 98 32.1 25.9-39.0 54 17.4 12.9-23.1 46 14.5 10.2-20.1 105 23.6 18.8-29.2 22 12.5 7.8-19.2
No 1,012 409 41.1 37.5-44.8 218 22.6 19.6-26.0 119 10.3 8.4-12.5 201 16.9 14.4-19.8 65 9.1 7.0-11.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,293 486 38.8 35.6-42.1 264 21.5 18.9-24.4 160 11.4 9.5-13.5 298 18.4 16.1-21.0 85 9.9 7.9-12.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 381 158 42.6 37.0-48.5 73 22.5 17.8-28.1 48 10.7 7.8-14.5 70 14.6 11.3-18.8 32 9.5 6.4-13.8
Regional City or Suburban County 386 152 38.0 32.4-43.9 85 22.5 17.8-27.9 41 10.5 7.5-14.6 87 19.4 15.1-24.7 21 9.6 6.1-14.6
Rural 571 197 36.8 31.7-42.1 114 19.7 15.9-24.0 76 12.3 9.3-16.0 149 20.8 17.2-25.0 35 10.5 7.2-15.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 710 315 44.9 40.5-49.3 161 23.7 20.2-27.6 95 11.8 9.4-14.7 99 12.5 9.9-15.6 40 7.2 5.1-10.2
Unemployed 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 348 87 23.8 18.9-29.6 50 14.7 10.2-20.6 38 10.6 7.2-15.3 159 43.2 36.6-50.2 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 137 53 38.3 29.3-48.2 29 21.3 14.3-30.6 14 8.3 4.6-14.3 19 10.5 6.2-17.3 22 21.6 14.3-31.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** 15 18.2 10.0-30.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 124 *** *** *** 25 21.8 14.1-32.2 *** *** *** 26 15.2 9.8-22.7 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 105 *** *** *** 15 16.2 9.4-26.4 *** *** *** 25 17.3 10.8-26.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 742 293 41.2 37.0-45.5 168 23.0 19.5-26.9 95 12.2 9.8-15.1 154 16.8 13.8-20.2 32 6.8 4.6-10.1
HOUSING
Own 981 381 40.5 36.8-44.3 207 22.7 19.6-26.1 122 11.6 9.5-14.1 239 20.5 17.6-23.6 32 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Rent 278 106 39.6 32.8-46.8 50 18.7 13.8-24.8 37 12.0 8.4-17.0 54 13.3 9.6-18.1 31 16.4 11.4-23.0
Other arrangement 71 19 19.6 11.8-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 310 117 40.8 34.1-48.0 69 22.6 17.5-28.6 36 9.5 6.6-13.4 78 20.0 15.4-25.5 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 448 164 37.7 32.3-43.5 90 22.2 17.6-27.5 56 12.4 9.2-16.6 109 18.9 15.2-23.4 29 8.8 5.8-13.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 580 226 39.3 34.7-44.0 113 20.4 16.8-24.5 73 11.0 8.5-14.1 119 17.4 14.0-21.4 49 11.9 8.9-15.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 497 180 37.0 32.0-42.1 93 19.1 15.4-23.6 61 10.5 7.9-13.8 117 20.0 16.3-24.4 46 13.4 9.8-18.0
2nd Quartile 361 138 39.1 33.3-45.2 74 21.5 16.9-27.0 51 13.7 10.1-18.3 83 18.8 14.5-23.9 15 7.0 4.0-11.7
3rd Quartile 346 138 42.6 36.4-49.1 79 23.9 18.7-30.0 32 8.4 5.7-12.2 76 16.4 12.6-20.9 21 8.7 5.4-13.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 134 *** *** *** 26 23.6 15.2-34.9 21 13.2 8.0-20.9 30 16.5 10.0-25.9 *** *** ***

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*Respondents who reported having a hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator. This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear 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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