2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

A colonoscopy checks the entire colon.
You are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
-Piedmont NC 1,689 1,190 67.8 65.0-70.4 499 32.2 29.6-35.0
GENDER
Male 732 493 64.1 59.8-68.2 239 35.9 31.8-40.2
Female 957 697 70.8 67.1-74.2 260 29.2 25.8-32.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,206 878 69.4 66.1-72.5 328 30.6 27.5-33.9
Non-Hispanic Black 322 242 71.2 64.5-77.1 80 28.8 22.9-35.5
Other 161 70 40.2 31.4-49.8 91 59.8 50.2-68.6
AGE
45-54 469 182 39.5 34.5-44.9 287 60.5 55.1-65.5
55-64 459 345 71.8 66.5-76.5 114 28.2 23.5-33.5
65-74 429 379 89.9 86.3-92.7 50 10.1 7.3-13.7
75+ 277 248 86.2 78.6-91.3 29 13.8 8.7-21.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 73 52.4 42.4-62.2 75 47.6 37.8-57.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 369 262 70.4 64.6-75.6 107 29.6 24.4-35.4
Some Post-H.S. 433 303 66.7 61.2-71.8 130 33.3 28.2-38.8
College Graduate 735 551 73.0 69.1-76.5 184 27.0 23.5-30.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 523 389 72.8 67.6-77.4 134 27.2 22.6-32.4
No 1,156 794 65.4 62.0-68.7 362 34.6 31.3-38.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 215 161 72.9 65.1-79.6 54 27.1 20.4-34.9
Non-Veteran 1,469 1,026 67.0 63.9-69.9 443 33.0 30.1-36.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 769 464 59.3 55.2-63.3 305 40.7 36.7-44.8
Unemployed 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 636 563 87.1 83.1-90.3 73 12.9 9.7-16.9
Unable to Work 139 88 61.1 50.5-70.8 51 38.9 29.2-49.5
Other not in Labor Force 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 211 146 64.6 55.5-72.8 65 35.4 27.2-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 125 84 66.8 56.4-75.8 41 33.2 24.2-43.6
$35,000- 49,999 159 118 75.6 66.9-82.6 41 24.4 17.4-33.1
$50,000- 74,999 204 159 75.1 67.2-81.7 45 24.9 18.3-32.8
$75,000+ 540 380 68.5 63.7-72.8 160 31.5 27.2-36.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 148 95 60.3 50.0-69.7 53 39.7 30.3-50.0
151% to 200% 133 101 74.2 64.0-82.3 32 25.8 17.7-36.0
More than 200% 903 664 71.5 67.8-74.8 239 28.5 25.2-32.2
HOUSING
Own 1,300 963 70.9 67.7-73.8 337 29.1 26.2-32.3
Rent 311 177 55.1 48.6-61.4 134 44.9 38.6-51.4
Other arrangement 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 865 615 68.3 64.4-71.9 250 31.7 28.1-35.6
Regional City or Suburban County 448 319 69.6 64.2-74.4 129 30.4 25.6-35.8
Rural 376 256 63.9 57.3-70.0 120 36.1 30.0-42.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 764 549 67.9 63.5-71.9 215 32.1 28.1-36.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 856 598 68.7 64.8-72.3 258 31.3 27.7-35.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 518 373 71.9 67.1-76.3 145 28.1 23.7-32.9
2nd Quartile 683 468 64.8 60.3-69.0 215 35.2 31.0-39.7
3rd Quartile 437 317 69.4 63.6-74.6 120 30.6 25.4-36.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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