NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Females

A blood stool test is a test that may use a special kit at home to determine whether the stool contains blood.
Have you ever had this test using a home kit?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,652 1,313 34.2 32.3-36.1 2,339 65.8 63.9-67.7
-FEMALES 2,074 779 35.8 33.3-38.4 1,295 64.2 61.6-66.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,539 612 38.5 35.5-41.5 927 61.5 58.5-64.5
Non-Hispanic Black 400 133 29.9 24.9-35.5 267 70.1 64.5-75.1
Other 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 293 48 15.4 11.3-20.5 245 84.6 79.5-88.7
55-64 665 209 33.4 29.0-38.0 456 66.6 62.0-71.0
65-74 648 290 45.4 40.7-50.1 358 54.6 49.9-59.3
75+ 430 220 47.5 41.7-53.3 210 52.5 46.7-58.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 69 31.3 24.5-38.9 142 68.7 61.1-75.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 618 259 41.2 36.5-46.0 359 58.8 54.0-63.5
Some Post-H.S. 610 234 37.0 32.5-41.7 376 63.0 58.3-67.5
College Graduate 628 214 30.1 26.0-34.4 414 69.9 65.6-74.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 80 33.8 26.5-42.0 132 66.2 58.0-73.5
$15,000- 24,999 344 131 37.2 31.1-43.8 213 62.8 56.2-68.9
$25,000- 34,999 195 83 41.8 33.4-50.6 112 58.2 49.4-66.6
$35,000- 49,999 248 106 43.0 35.5-50.9 142 57.0 49.1-64.5
$50,000- 74,999 242 78 30.8 24.5-38.0 164 69.2 62.0-75.5
$75,000+ 354 111 26.2 21.3-31.7 243 73.8 68.3-78.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 717 281 37.4 33.2-41.9 436 62.6 58.1-66.8
No 1,247 461 34.8 31.7-38.1 786 65.2 61.9-68.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 773 290 37.6 33.4-41.9 483 62.4 58.1-66.6
No 1,290 482 34.5 31.5-37.7 808 65.5 62.3-68.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,020 758 36.0 33.5-38.6 1,262 64.0 61.4-66.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 459 178 37.1 32.3-42.1 281 62.9 57.9-67.7
Regional City or Suburban County 461 168 32.5 27.7-37.6 293 67.5 62.4-72.3
Rural 1,154 433 37.0 33.5-40.6 721 63.0 59.4-66.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 643 169 26.8 22.8-31.1 474 73.2 68.9-77.2
Unemployed 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 991 462 45.4 41.6-49.2 529 54.6 50.8-58.4
Unable to Work 268 88 33.5 26.7-41.0 180 66.5 59.0-73.3
Other not in Labor Force 118 43 29.9 21.3-40.2 75 70.1 59.8-78.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 123 43 33.3 24.1-43.9 80 66.7 56.1-75.9
101% to 150% 342 127 34.0 28.0-40.5 215 66.0 59.5-72.0
151% to 200% 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 930 338 33.8 30.2-37.5 592 66.2 62.5-69.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 485 185 39.4 33.9-45.2 300 60.6 54.8-66.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 792 300 34.8 30.9-39.0 492 65.2 61.0-69.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 797 294 35.4 31.7-39.3 503 64.6 60.7-68.3

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+).

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts