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 3,472 414 11.1 9.8-12.5 3,058 88.9 87.5-90.2
-Western 552 61 10.3 7.5-14.1 491 89.7 85.9-92.5
GENDER
Male 223 27 11.4 7.0-18.2 196 88.6 81.8-93.0
Female 329 34 9.4 6.3-13.8 295 90.6 86.2-93.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 489 55 10.6 7.6-14.7 434 89.4 85.3-92.4
Non-Hispanic Black 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 167 23 14.9 8.4-25.0 144 85.1 75.0-91.6
75+ 110 *** *** *** 86 75.9 64.0-84.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 202 31 15.4 10.3-22.6 171 84.6 77.4-89.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 214 30 11.8 7.7-17.8 184 88.2 82.2-92.3
No 338 31 9.4 5.9-14.7 307 90.6 85.3-94.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 476 50 10.0 7.0-14.1 426 90.0 85.9-93.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 222 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 234 41 18.3 12.5-26.1 193 81.7 73.9-87.5
Unable to Work 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 121 14 8.3 4.6-14.4 107 91.7 85.6-95.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 277 30 10.0 6.0-16.1 247 90.0 83.9-94.0
HOUSING
Own 448 50 9.7 7.0-13.3 398 90.3 86.7-93.0
Rent 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 169 23 14.4 9.3-21.8 146 85.6 78.2-90.7
Rural 383 38 8.7 5.6-13.4 345 91.3 86.6-94.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 206 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 229 30 13.4 9.1-19.4 199 86.6 80.6-90.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 302 37 11.6 8.1-16.2 265 88.4 83.8-91.9
2nd Quartile 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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