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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Non-Hispanic White

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%)
North Carolina 2,891 2,103 72.8 70.7-74.8 788 27.2 25.2-29.3
-Non-Hispanic White 2,139 1,587 74.2 71.8-76.5 552 25.8 23.5-28.2
GENDER
Male 976 721 73.7 70.1-77.0 255 26.3 23.0-29.9
Female 1,163 866 74.8 71.5-77.7 297 25.2 22.3-28.5
AGE
50-54 359 197 54.6 48.5-60.6 162 45.4 39.4-51.5
55-64 842 617 75.7 72.0-79.1 225 24.3 20.9-28.0
65-75 939 774 84.9 82.1-87.4 165 15.1 12.6-17.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 91 61.7 51.8-70.6 56 38.3 29.4-48.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 565 385 68.8 63.9-73.4 180 31.2 26.6-36.1
Some Post-H.S. 630 482 78.0 73.9-81.6 148 22.0 18.4-26.1
College Graduate 795 627 79.4 75.8-82.6 168 20.6 17.4-24.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 273 176 66.4 59.1-73.0 97 33.6 27.0-40.9
$25,000- 34,999 184 126 66.0 56.6-74.3 58 34.0 25.7-43.4
$35,000- 49,999 252 201 78.6 70.9-84.7 51 21.4 15.3-29.1
$50,000- 74,999 337 258 74.4 68.3-79.7 79 25.6 20.3-31.7
$75,000+ 611 484 78.7 74.6-82.4 127 21.3 17.6-25.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 646 484 75.2 70.7-79.3 162 24.8 20.7-29.3
No 1,356 1,004 73.8 70.7-76.6 352 26.2 23.4-29.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 682 505 75.9 71.6-79.7 177 24.1 20.3-28.4
No 1,453 1,080 73.6 70.7-76.3 373 26.4 23.7-29.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 364 303 84.9 79.6-89.0 61 15.1 11.0-20.4
Non-Veteran 1,775 1,285 72.3 69.6-74.8 490 27.7 25.2-30.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 451 365 80.6 76.2-84.3 86 19.4 15.7-23.8
Regional City or Suburban County 491 369 75.5 70.6-79.8 122 24.5 20.2-29.4
Rural 1,198 854 69.7 66.1-73.0 344 30.3 27.0-33.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 923 655 70.5 66.7-74.0 268 29.5 26.0-33.3
Unemployed 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 870 709 83.6 80.4-86.3 161 16.4 13.7-19.6
Unable to Work 221 156 69.6 61.0-77.0 65 30.4 23.0-39.0
Other not in Labor Force 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 269 168 64.9 57.3-71.8 101 35.1 28.2-42.7
151% to 200% 144 95 58.7 48.2-68.6 49 41.3 31.4-51.8
More than 200% 1,255 984 77.8 74.9-80.5 271 22.2 19.5-25.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 444 318 68.9 62.7-74.5 126 31.1 25.5-37.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 857 610 70.5 66.3-74.3 247 29.5 25.7-33.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 839 660 78.8 75.4-81.8 179 21.2 18.2-24.6

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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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