2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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.
Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

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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
-Western 575 382 64.1 59.0-68.9 193 35.9 31.1-41.0
GENDER
Male 229 141 59.4 51.6-66.7 88 40.6 33.3-48.4
Female 346 241 68.2 61.2-74.3 105 31.8 25.7-38.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 510 347 65.8 60.5-70.7 163 34.2 29.3-39.5
Non-Hispanic Black 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 112 31 26.3 18.2-36.4 81 73.7 63.6-81.8
55-64 152 104 68.6 58.7-77.0 48 31.4 23.0-41.3
65-74 178 140 77.8 69.1-84.6 38 22.2 15.4-30.9
75+ 118 100 86.8 78.3-92.3 18 13.2 7.7-21.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 140 92 63.9 54.2-72.5 48 36.1 27.5-45.8
Some Post-H.S. 166 111 66.2 56.9-74.4 55 33.8 25.6-43.1
College Graduate 207 146 66.9 59.1-73.9 61 33.1 26.1-40.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 230 165 70.7 63.0-77.3 65 29.3 22.7-37.0
No 345 217 59.9 53.2-66.3 128 40.1 33.7-46.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 494 326 63.2 57.7-68.5 168 36.8 31.5-42.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 225 119 51.2 43.2-59.1 106 48.8 40.9-56.8
Unemployed 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 250 202 79.7 72.7-85.3 48 20.3 14.7-27.3
Unable to Work 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 285 201 67.6 60.7-73.9 84 32.4 26.1-39.3
HOUSING
Own 469 327 66.3 60.7-71.5 142 33.7 28.5-39.3
Rent 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 174 108 57.3 48.1-66.0 66 42.7 34.0-51.9
Rural 401 274 66.7 60.6-72.4 127 33.3 27.6-39.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 123 89 67.6 57.0-76.7 34 32.4 23.3-43.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 215 139 63.0 54.1-71.1 76 37.0 28.9-45.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 237 154 63.2 55.3-70.4 83 36.8 29.6-44.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 313 212 66.7 60.0-72.7 101 33.3 27.3-40.0
2nd Quartile 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 161 107 62.7 52.2-72.1 54 37.3 27.9-47.8

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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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