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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,891 2,103 72.8 70.7-74.8 788 27.2 25.2-29.3
GENDER
Male 1,299 922 71.2 68.0-74.1 377 28.8 25.9-32.0
Female 1,592 1,181 74.3 71.6-76.9 411 25.7 23.1-28.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,140 1,588 74.2 71.9-76.5 552 25.8 23.5-28.1
Non-Hispanic Black 543 393 72.1 67.2-76.6 150 27.9 23.4-32.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 528 274 52.3 47.2-57.3 254 47.7 42.7-52.8
55-64 1,180 862 75.4 72.2-78.2 318 24.6 21.8-27.8
65-75 1,184 968 84.1 81.5-86.4 216 15.9 13.6-18.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 166 60.3 53.3-67.0 122 39.7 33.0-46.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 811 559 68.4 64.2-72.2 252 31.6 27.8-35.8
Some Post-H.S. 822 620 77.5 74.0-80.7 202 22.5 19.3-26.0
College Graduate 967 755 78.4 75.1-81.4 212 21.6 18.6-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 251 153 58.3 49.8-66.3 98 41.7 33.7-50.2
$15,000- 24,999 437 270 63.0 57.3-68.4 167 37.0 31.6-42.7
$25,000- 34,999 274 194 68.8 61.3-75.4 80 31.2 24.6-38.7
$35,000- 49,999 331 259 77.7 70.9-83.3 72 22.3 16.7-29.1
$50,000-74,999 416 319 74.5 69.1-79.3 97 25.5 20.7-30.9
$75,000+ 697 553 79.2 75.3-82.6 144 20.8 17.4-24.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 903 682 76.0 72.2-79.4 221 24.0 20.6-27.8
No 1,812 1,299 71.5 68.8-74.0 513 28.5 26.0-31.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 971 721 75.3 71.6-78.5 250 24.7 21.5-28.4
No 1,912 1,376 71.7 69.1-74.1 536 28.3 25.9-30.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 485 398 84.0 79.6-87.7 87 16.0 12.3-20.4
Non-Veteran 2,406 1,706 70.7 68.4-73.0 700 29.3 27.0-31.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 678 514 75.3 71.4-78.8 164 24.7 21.2-28.6
Regional City or Suburban County 622 468 75.6 71.3-79.5 154 24.4 20.5-28.7
Rural 1,592 1,122 69.5 66.5-72.4 470 30.5 27.6-33.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,220 831 68.3 65.0-71.4 389 31.7 28.6-35.0
Unemployed 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,106 899 82.9 80.0-85.4 207 17.1 14.6-20.0
Unable to Work 391 279 70.8 64.6-76.2 112 29.2 23.8-35.4
Other not in Labor Force 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 172 104 59.4 49.5-68.6 68 40.6 31.4-50.5
101% to 150% 431 275 65.7 59.9-71.1 156 34.3 28.9-40.1
151% to 200% 205 135 61.0 52.1-69.1 70 39.0 30.9-47.9
More than 200% 1,526 1,195 77.9 75.2-80.4 331 22.1 19.6-24.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 666 479 70.7 65.8-75.2 187 29.3 24.8-34.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,094 770 70.4 66.8-73.7 324 29.6 26.3-33.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,132 855 75.3 72.2-78.1 277 24.7 21.9-27.8

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*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

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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