2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past year.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had a blood stool test in the past year Have had a blood stool test one or more years ago Have never had a blood stool test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,512 256 11.3 9.8-13.1 521 20.0 18.1-22.0 1,735 68.7 66.3-70.9
-Western 403 37 10.0 6.5-15.2 83 19.1 15.2-23.8 283 70.8 65.1-76.0
GENDER
Male 169 *** *** *** 28 16.8 11.4-24.1 125 72.5 63.5-79.9
Female 234 *** *** *** 55 21.4 16.1-27.8 158 69.3 61.7-76.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 353 31 9.6 5.9-15.3 72 18.2 14.3-23.0 250 72.1 66.1-77.4
Non-Hispanic Black 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 85.2 74.4-92.0
55-64 150 *** *** *** 24 15.7 10.2-23.3 111 72.8 63.2-80.6
65-75 187 *** *** *** 51 25.6 19.0-33.5 117 62.9 53.6-71.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 100 *** *** *** 18 17.4 10.5-27.5 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 121 *** *** *** 26 19.4 13.0-28.0 84 69.5 58.7-78.5
College Graduate 149 *** *** *** 32 21.1 14.8-29.2 107 74.3 66.0-81.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 155 *** *** *** 32 16.3 11.2-23.1 110 73.8 64.5-81.4
No 248 24 10.1 5.8-16.9 51 20.9 15.6-27.3 173 69.1 61.6-75.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 348 29 9.5 5.6-15.4 72 19.6 15.3-24.7 247 71.0 64.6-76.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 176 14 7.9 4.4-13.7 24 13.0 8.5-19.4 138 79.1 71.7-85.0
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 148 *** *** *** 45 30.8 22.7-40.4 89 58.5 48.1-68.2
Unable to Work 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 93 *** *** *** 21 21.4 13.8-31.6 66 73.2 62.5-81.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 214 *** *** *** 51 24.5 18.5-31.8 146 66.2 57.9-73.6
HOUSING
Own 327 28 8.4 5.2-13.3 69 19.6 15.2-24.8 230 72.0 66.0-77.3
Rent 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 127 *** *** *** 27 21.3 14.2-30.6 88 70.1 60.2-78.4
Rural 276 25 10.6 6.1-17.7 56 18.3 13.8-23.8 195 71.1 64.0-77.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 142 *** *** *** 20 9.8 5.9-15.9 108 75.9 64.5-84.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 172 16 8.1 4.7-13.6 36 22.1 15.8-30.0 120 69.8 61.5-77.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 223 21 10.0 5.6-17.2 43 19.3 14.0-25.9 159 70.7 62.9-77.5
2nd Quartile 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 106 *** *** *** 21 14.8 9.1-23.1 *** *** ***

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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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