2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,697 969 19.8 18.4-21.3 3,728 80.2 78.7-81.6
GENDER
Male 2,186 350 14.5 12.8-16.4 1,836 85.5 83.6-87.2
Female 2,511 619 24.7 22.6-26.9 1,892 75.3 73.1-77.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,123 685 20.9 19.1-22.7 2,438 79.1 77.3-80.9
Non-Hispanic Black 875 158 18.1 15.1-21.6 717 81.9 78.4-84.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 35 18.0 12.4-25.5 128 82.0 74.5-87.6
Hispanic 379 51 12.7 9.3-17.1 328 87.3 82.9-90.7
AGE
18-34 1,005 190 19.8 17.0-22.9 815 80.2 77.1-83.0
35-44 617 147 22.0 18.4-26.1 470 78.0 73.9-81.6
45-54 767 177 21.3 17.9-25.0 590 78.7 75.0-82.1
55-64 823 204 22.8 19.4-26.5 619 77.2 73.5-80.6
65-74 858 167 18.2 15.1-21.8 691 81.8 78.2-84.9
75+ 540 72 10.6 8.0-13.9 468 89.4 86.1-92.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 509 120 21.8 17.7-26.5 389 78.2 73.5-82.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,184 246 18.4 15.8-21.3 938 81.6 78.7-84.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,341 323 23.5 20.8-26.4 1,018 76.5 73.6-79.2
College Graduate 1,658 281 16.0 14.0-18.2 1,377 84.0 81.8-86.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 426 152 32.6 27.3-38.4 274 67.4 61.6-72.7
$15,000- 24,999 693 193 27.9 23.8-32.4 500 72.1 67.6-76.2
$25,000- 34,999 412 83 18.9 14.6-24.0 329 81.1 76.0-85.4
$35,000- 49,999 549 109 18.7 15.0-23.0 440 81.3 77.0-85.0
$50,000-74,999 620 109 17.8 14.2-22.1 511 82.2 77.9-85.8
$75,000+ 1,100 166 15.5 13.0-18.4 934 84.5 81.6-87.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 903 158 16.6 13.7-20.0 745 83.4 80.0-86.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,445 542 39.2 35.9-42.5 903 60.8 57.5-64.1
No 3,122 411 12.5 11.2-14.0 2,711 87.5 86.0-88.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 700 151 21.4 17.6-25.8 549 78.6 74.2-82.4
Non-Veteran 3,994 818 19.6 18.1-21.2 3,176 80.4 78.8-81.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,266 234 18.1 15.7-20.8 1,032 81.9 79.2-84.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,131 239 20.2 17.5-23.2 892 79.8 76.8-82.5
Rural 2,306 497 21.0 18.9-23.3 1,809 79.0 76.7-81.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,414 395 15.9 14.3-17.8 2,019 84.1 82.2-85.7
Unemployed 161 47 31.1 23.0-40.6 114 68.9 59.4-77.0
Retired 1,309 227 16.0 13.6-18.7 1,082 84.0 81.3-86.4
Unable to Work 426 223 51.1 44.7-57.4 203 48.9 42.6-55.3
Other not in Labor Force 341 72 21.4 16.5-27.3 269 78.6 72.7-83.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 139 54 37.2 27.8-47.7 85 62.8 52.3-72.2
50% to 100% 349 110 28.9 23.3-35.3 239 71.1 64.7-76.7
101% to 150% 635 188 28.3 24.2-32.8 447 71.7 67.2-75.8
151% to 200% 317 61 19.7 14.4-26.2 256 80.3 73.8-85.6
More than 200% 2,296 391 16.7 14.9-18.7 1,905 83.3 81.3-85.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 903 158 16.6 13.7-20.0 745 83.4 80.0-86.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 910 188 17.9 14.9-21.4 722 82.1 78.6-85.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,961 457 23.8 21.5-26.3 1,504 76.2 73.7-78.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,832 325 16.4 14.4-18.5 1,507 83.6 81.5-85.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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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