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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 year.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,937 275 9.2 8.0-10.6 2,662 90.8 89.4-92.0
GENDER
Male 1,312 124 10.3 8.4-12.6 1,188 89.7 87.4-91.6
Female 1,625 151 8.3 6.8-10.0 1,474 91.7 90.0-93.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,160 206 9.7 8.2-11.4 1,954 90.3 88.6-91.8
Non-Hispanic Black 559 53 8.2 5.9-11.2 506 91.8 88.8-94.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 76 *** *** *** 75 99.5 96.5-99.9
Hispanic 68 *** *** *** 63 94.0 85.2-97.7
AGE
50-54 538 26 4.5 2.9- 6.9 512 95.5 93.1-97.1
55-64 1,190 98 9.4 7.4-11.9 1,092 90.6 88.1-92.6
65-75 1,210 151 12.3 10.2-14.8 1,059 87.7 85.2-89.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 29 11.1 7.2-16.6 266 88.9 83.4-92.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 821 77 9.1 7.0-11.8 744 90.9 88.2-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 834 84 9.4 7.3-12.1 750 90.6 87.9-92.7
College Graduate 983 84 7.7 6.0- 9.8 899 92.3 90.2-94.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 30 10.2 6.2-16.3 230 89.8 83.7-93.8
$15,000- 24,999 439 46 11.9 8.3-16.8 393 88.1 83.2-91.7
$25,000- 34,999 280 29 8.5 5.3-13.3 251 91.5 86.7-94.7
$35,000- 49,999 334 36 10.9 7.4-15.8 298 89.1 84.2-92.6
$50,000-74,999 422 33 7.6 5.2-11.1 389 92.4 88.9-94.8
$75,000+ 705 57 7.4 5.5-10.0 648 92.6 90.0-94.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 916 86 9.0 6.8-11.7 830 91.0 88.3-93.2
No 1,841 181 9.7 8.2-11.5 1,660 90.3 88.5-91.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 983 90 9.0 7.0-11.6 893 91.0 88.4-93.0
No 1,945 185 9.4 7.9-11.1 1,760 90.6 88.9-92.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 69 14.9 11.4-19.2 423 85.1 80.8-88.6
Non-Veteran 2,444 206 8.2 6.9- 9.6 2,238 91.8 90.4-93.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 686 70 9.9 7.7-12.8 616 90.1 87.2-92.3
Regional City or Suburban County 633 58 8.4 6.2-11.3 575 91.6 88.7-93.8
Rural 1,619 147 9.2 7.4-11.3 1,472 90.8 88.7-92.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,233 91 7.8 6.2- 9.9 1,142 92.2 90.1-93.8
Unemployed 90 *** *** *** 80 90.7 81.5-95.6
Retired 1,120 134 11.8 9.7-14.4 986 88.2 85.6-90.3
Unable to Work 403 29 7.2 4.3-11.9 374 92.8 88.1-95.7
Other not in Labor Force 84 *** *** *** 74 90.8 80.9-95.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** 59 92.9 80.5-97.7
50% to 100% 183 18 10.8 6.0-18.8 165 89.2 81.2-94.0
101% to 150% 428 47 11.3 7.8-16.1 381 88.7 83.9-92.2
151% to 200% 210 22 8.7 5.1-14.4 188 91.3 85.6-94.9
More than 200% 1,545 137 8.4 6.9-10.2 1,408 91.6 89.8-93.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 674 69 10.2 7.5-13.7 605 89.8 86.3-92.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,118 98 8.9 6.9-11.3 1,020 91.1 88.7-93.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,146 108 9.2 7.4-11.3 1,038 90.8 88.7-92.6

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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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