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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past 3 years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,937 513 16.7 15.1-18.4 2,424 83.3 81.6-84.9
GENDER
Male 1,312 234 17.2 14.8-19.8 1,078 82.8 80.2-85.2
Female 1,625 279 16.3 14.2-18.5 1,346 83.7 81.5-85.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,160 381 17.1 15.3-19.2 1,779 82.9 80.8-84.7
Non-Hispanic Black 559 100 16.4 13.1-20.2 459 83.6 79.8-86.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 76 *** *** *** 67 89.6 78.8-95.2
Hispanic 68 *** *** *** 60 90.6 80.6-95.7
AGE
50-54 538 46 7.7 5.6-10.6 492 92.3 89.4-94.4
55-64 1,190 181 15.9 13.5-18.8 1,009 84.1 81.2-86.5
65-75 1,210 286 23.9 21.1-27.0 924 76.1 73.0-78.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 42 15.3 10.9-21.2 253 84.7 78.8-89.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 821 149 17.0 14.2-20.2 672 83.0 79.8-85.8
Some Post-H.S. 834 159 19.3 16.3-22.7 675 80.7 77.3-83.7
College Graduate 983 161 13.7 11.5-16.3 822 86.3 83.7-88.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 52 18.6 13.2-25.6 208 81.4 74.4-86.8
$15,000- 24,999 439 79 18.4 14.2-23.6 360 81.6 76.4-85.8
$25,000- 34,999 280 53 17.3 12.6-23.4 227 82.7 76.6-87.4
$35,000- 49,999 334 71 22.5 17.4-28.5 263 77.5 71.5-82.6
$50,000-74,999 422 65 14.5 11.1-18.8 357 85.5 81.2-88.9
$75,000+ 705 105 12.7 10.2-15.7 600 87.3 84.3-89.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 916 168 17.2 14.3-20.4 748 82.8 79.6-85.7
No 1,841 323 16.8 14.8-18.9 1,518 83.2 81.1-85.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 983 174 16.9 14.3-20.0 809 83.1 80.0-85.7
No 1,945 338 16.7 14.8-18.8 1,607 83.3 81.2-85.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 113 23.0 18.9-27.8 379 77.0 72.2-81.1
Non-Veteran 2,444 400 15.5 13.9-17.4 2,044 84.5 82.6-86.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 686 118 16.6 13.7-19.9 568 83.4 80.1-86.3
Regional City or Suburban County 633 125 16.9 13.8-20.5 508 83.1 79.5-86.2
Rural 1,619 270 16.7 14.5-19.2 1,349 83.3 80.8-85.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,233 161 12.5 10.5-14.9 1,072 87.5 85.1-89.5
Unemployed 90 14 14.3 7.8-24.8 76 85.7 75.2-92.2
Retired 1,120 257 22.9 20.1-26.0 863 77.1 74.0-79.9
Unable to Work 403 64 15.9 11.7-21.1 339 84.1 78.9-88.3
Other not in Labor Force 84 15 15.7 8.6-26.8 69 84.3 73.2-91.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** 55 86.5 73.1-93.8
50% to 100% 183 30 17.1 11.0-25.5 153 82.9 74.5-89.0
101% to 150% 428 81 17.7 13.5-22.8 347 82.3 77.2-86.5
151% to 200% 210 39 17.4 11.9-24.7 171 82.6 75.3-88.1
More than 200% 1,545 263 15.9 13.9-18.2 1,282 84.1 81.8-86.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 674 115 17.5 14.0-21.6 559 82.5 78.4-86.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,118 204 17.3 14.7-20.2 914 82.7 79.8-85.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,146 194 16.0 13.8-18.6 952 84.0 81.4-86.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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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