2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,607 1,126 30.7 28.9-32.7 2,481 69.3 67.3-71.1
-Western 575 179 29.9 25.5-34.8 396 70.1 65.2-74.5
GENDER
Male 229 64 27.9 21.5-35.3 165 72.1 64.7-78.5
Female 346 115 31.7 25.9-38.1 231 68.3 61.9-74.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 510 158 29.4 24.9-34.4 352 70.6 65.6-75.1
Non-Hispanic Black 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 111 15 14.0 7.9-23.7 96 86.0 76.3-92.1
55-64 152 41 28.7 20.7-38.3 111 71.3 61.7-79.3
65-74 178 70 39.9 31.3-49.2 108 60.1 50.8-68.7
75+ 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 140 46 33.9 25.1-43.9 94 66.1 56.1-74.9
Some Post-H.S. 167 53 30.4 22.8-39.3 114 69.6 60.7-77.2
College Graduate 205 61 26.4 20.4-33.3 144 73.6 66.7-79.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 229 76 31.1 24.2-38.9 153 68.9 61.1-75.8
No 345 103 29.3 23.7-35.5 242 70.7 64.5-76.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 495 148 29.7 24.9-35.0 347 70.3 65.0-75.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 223 42 17.7 12.8-24.0 181 82.3 76.0-87.2
Unemployed 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 250 103 40.1 32.8-47.9 147 59.9 52.1-67.2
Unable to Work 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 122 34 24.8 17.4-34.0 88 75.2 66.0-82.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 283 93 33.0 26.6-39.9 190 67.0 60.1-73.4
HOUSING
Own 466 145 28.6 24.0-33.7 321 71.4 66.3-76.0
Rent 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 174 54 29.2 22.2-37.3 120 70.8 62.7-77.8
Rural 401 125 30.2 24.9-36.2 276 69.8 63.8-75.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 124 50 37.0 28.0-47.0 74 63.0 53.0-72.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 216 56 25.8 18.6-34.6 160 74.2 65.4-81.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 235 73 30.0 23.8-37.2 162 70.0 62.8-76.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 312 94 29.2 23.5-35.6 218 70.8 64.4-76.5
2nd Quartile 102 *** *** *** 71 70.3 59.0-79.6
3rd Quartile 161 54 31.4 22.8-41.4 107 68.6 58.6-77.2

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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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