2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Respondents aged 50-75 who have fully met the USPSTF recommendations.*
(CDC calculated variable.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had at least one of the recommended CRC tests within the rec Did not have any of the recommended CRC tests within the rec Have never had any of the recommended CRC tests
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,512 1,942 75.6 73.4-77.7 148 6.1 5.0- 7.5 422 18.2 16.4-20.2
-Non-Hispanic White 1,743 1,358 76.1 73.5-78.5 114 7.1 5.6- 8.8 271 16.8 14.7-19.2
GENDER
Male 753 579 74.9 70.8-78.5 44 5.8 4.1- 8.2 130 19.3 16.0-23.1
Female 990 779 77.2 73.6-80.4 70 8.1 6.0-10.8 141 14.7 12.2-17.7
AGE
45-54 299 163 55.2 48.7-61.6 24 7.9 4.9-12.3 112 36.9 30.9-43.4
55-64 684 525 74.1 69.7-78.0 46 8.2 5.8-11.5 113 17.8 14.4-21.7
65-75 760 670 89.1 86.0-91.6 44 5.4 3.8- 7.6 46 5.6 3.8- 8.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 22.5 14.3-33.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 408 304 73.9 68.5-78.7 24 6.0 3.8- 9.4 80 20.1 15.8-25.2
Some Post-H.S. 488 385 76.3 71.4-80.6 27 6.9 4.5-10.5 76 16.8 13.2-21.2
College Graduate 746 598 80.2 76.7-83.3 54 7.2 5.4- 9.7 94 12.5 10.0-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 179 137 73.0 63.0-81.1 *** *** *** 33 18.7 12.3-27.3
$25,000- 34,999 128 91 70.1 59.3-79.1 *** *** *** 25 19.3 12.2-29.3
$35,000- 49,999 193 160 84.1 76.9-89.4 *** *** *** 22 10.6 6.4-17.2
$50,000- 74,999 255 197 77.4 70.7-83.0 23 8.6 5.4-13.5 35 14.0 9.6-20.0
$75,000+ 583 473 78.5 74.0-82.3 30 6.3 4.1- 9.6 80 15.2 12.0-19.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 568 456 77.8 73.0-82.0 40 8.2 5.5-11.9 72 14.0 10.8-18.0
No 1,168 896 75.3 72.1-78.2 73 6.4 4.8- 8.4 199 18.4 15.7-21.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 234 186 80.5 73.8-85.8 18 8.9 5.2-14.9 30 10.6 7.1-15.7
Non-Veteran 1,505 1,169 75.4 72.5-78.1 95 6.7 5.2- 8.6 241 17.9 15.5-20.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 419 340 81.0 76.2-85.0 27 6.0 3.8- 9.3 52 13.0 9.7-17.2
Regional City or Suburban County 488 374 74.2 69.0-78.8 33 7.3 4.8-10.9 81 18.5 14.5-23.3
Rural 836 644 74.4 70.4-78.0 54 7.6 5.4-10.5 138 18.0 14.9-21.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 809 588 72.2 68.3-75.8 51 6.7 4.9- 9.3 170 21.0 17.8-24.6
Unemployed 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 656 570 86.3 82.5-89.4 38 5.7 3.9- 8.4 48 8.0 5.6-11.2
Unable to Work 160 125 72.2 62.0-80.5 *** *** *** 23 18.8 11.9-28.3
Other not in Labor Force 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 136 99 70.4 59.1-79.7 *** *** *** 30 20.0 13.1-29.3
151% to 200% 134 107 75.5 64.3-84.1 *** *** *** 21 18.0 10.5-29.1
More than 200% 1,026 821 78.9 75.6-81.7 70 7.3 5.5- 9.6 135 13.9 11.5-16.6
HOUSING
Own 1,506 1,197 77.6 74.8-80.1 98 6.9 5.4- 8.7 211 15.6 13.4-18.0
Rent 185 127 64.2 55.1-72.3 15 9.5 5.4-16.2 43 26.4 19.0-35.3
Other arrangement 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 444 358 80.4 75.5-84.5 20 4.1 2.6- 6.6 66 15.4 11.7-20.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 608 446 70.7 66.0-75.0 49 8.9 6.3-12.4 113 20.4 16.7-24.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 691 554 78.9 74.9-82.5 45 6.8 4.7- 9.6 92 14.3 11.3-17.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 620 497 78.4 74.0-82.2 37 6.0 4.1- 8.9 86 15.6 12.3-19.6
2nd Quartile 469 343 72.1 67.0-76.7 42 9.2 6.4-13.0 84 18.7 14.8-23.2
3rd Quartile 445 350 76.4 71.0-81.1 23 6.1 3.6-10.1 72 17.5 13.5-22.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 209 168 81.9 75.0-87.3 *** *** *** 29 12.6 8.1-19.0

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*The definition includes (list of recommended CRC tests): 1) had a blood stool test within the past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years, or 4) had a stool DNA test within the past three years, or 5) had a virtual colonoscopy within the past five years.

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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