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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 2,891 2,103 72.8 70.7-74.8 788 27.2 25.2-29.3
-Piedmont NC 1,199 897 73.6 70.6-76.4 302 26.4 23.6-29.4
GENDER
Male 540 389 69.9 65.1-74.2 151 30.1 25.8-34.9
Female 659 508 76.9 73.1-80.4 151 23.1 19.6-26.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 888 687 75.6 72.1-78.7 201 24.4 21.3-27.9
Non-Hispanic Black 233 166 70.4 63.2-76.8 67 29.6 23.2-36.8
Other 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 253 133 53.0 46.1-59.8 120 47.0 40.2-53.9
55-64 475 362 76.2 71.6-80.3 113 23.8 19.7-28.4
65-75 471 402 86.0 82.1-89.2 69 14.0 10.8-17.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 289 202 67.7 61.2-73.6 87 32.3 26.4-38.8
Some Post-H.S. 329 250 77.5 72.2-82.0 79 22.5 18.0-27.8
College Graduate 486 391 79.9 75.6-83.6 95 20.1 16.4-24.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 165 101 59.9 51.0-68.2 64 40.1 31.8-49.0
$25,000- 34,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 115 93 76.9 65.3-85.5 22 23.1 14.5-34.7
$50,000- 74,999 189 141 74.3 66.8-80.6 48 25.7 19.4-33.2
$75,000+ 363 293 79.4 74.3-83.7 70 20.6 16.3-25.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 316 242 76.8 70.9-81.8 74 23.2 18.2-29.1
No 781 583 72.4 68.5-75.9 198 27.6 24.1-31.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 349 270 77.0 71.3-81.9 79 23.0 18.1-28.7
No 845 624 72.4 68.8-75.7 221 27.6 24.3-31.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 186 155 82.2 74.8-87.8 31 17.8 12.2-25.2
Non-Veteran 1,012 742 72.2 68.8-75.3 270 27.8 24.7-31.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 602 455 74.8 70.7-78.6 147 25.2 21.4-29.3
Regional City or Suburban County 322 244 75.5 69.6-80.5 78 24.5 19.5-30.4
Rural 275 198 68.3 61.3-74.6 77 31.7 25.4-38.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 562 401 70.1 65.6-74.3 161 29.9 25.7-34.4
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 435 362 83.1 78.6-86.8 73 16.9 13.2-21.4
Unable to Work 120 85 71.3 60.7-80.0 35 28.7 20.0-39.3
Other not in Labor Force 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 150 103 67.8 58.7-75.8 47 32.2 24.2-41.3
151% to 200% 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 706 557 77.7 73.9-81.0 149 22.3 19.0-26.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 379 278 71.8 66.1-76.8 101 28.2 23.2-33.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 770 584 74.8 71.1-78.2 186 25.2 21.8-28.9

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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