2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,721 660 14.5 13.2-15.9 4,061 85.5 84.1-86.8
GENDER
Male 2,197 238 11.8 10.2-13.7 1,959 88.2 86.3-89.8
Female 2,524 422 17.0 15.1-19.0 2,102 83.0 81.0-84.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,142 422 14.1 12.5-15.8 2,720 85.9 84.2-87.5
Non-Hispanic Black 877 139 16.0 13.1-19.5 738 84.0 80.5-86.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 29 16.2 10.6-23.8 134 83.8 76.2-89.4
Hispanic 381 37 9.4 6.5-13.4 344 90.6 86.6-93.5
AGE
18-34 1,005 159 16.3 13.8-19.2 846 83.7 80.8-86.2
35-44 619 81 14.8 11.4-19.1 538 85.2 80.9-88.6
45-54 769 107 13.4 10.7-16.7 662 86.6 83.3-89.3
55-64 833 134 15.7 12.9-19.1 699 84.3 80.9-87.1
65-74 864 110 13.4 10.3-17.2 754 86.6 82.8-89.7
75+ 543 60 10.8 7.9-14.5 483 89.2 85.5-92.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 512 88 17.4 13.4-22.2 424 82.6 77.8-86.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,192 184 15.8 13.4-18.6 1,008 84.2 81.4-86.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,344 201 15.2 12.9-17.9 1,143 84.8 82.1-87.1
College Graduate 1,668 187 11.0 9.3-13.0 1,481 89.0 87.0-90.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 434 114 23.6 19.0-28.9 320 76.4 71.1-81.0
$15,000- 24,999 696 116 16.8 13.6-20.6 580 83.2 79.4-86.4
$25,000- 34,999 414 68 19.7 14.9-25.6 346 80.3 74.4-85.1
$35,000- 49,999 550 66 13.3 10.0-17.4 484 86.7 82.6-90.0
$50,000-74,999 620 79 13.9 10.7-17.9 541 86.1 82.1-89.3
$75,000+ 1,103 95 9.0 6.9-11.6 1,008 91.0 88.4-93.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 910 122 14.9 11.9-18.4 788 85.1 81.6-88.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,463 330 22.3 19.7-25.2 1,133 77.7 74.8-80.3
No 3,127 312 11.3 9.9-12.9 2,815 88.7 87.1-90.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 708 61 8.4 6.3-11.2 647 91.6 88.8-93.7
Non-Veteran 4,010 598 15.4 14.0-16.9 3,412 84.6 83.1-86.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,271 162 13.7 11.5-16.2 1,109 86.3 83.8-88.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,136 154 14.2 11.8-17.1 982 85.8 82.9-88.2
Rural 2,320 344 15.3 13.4-17.4 1,976 84.7 82.6-86.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,422 280 12.5 10.8-14.3 2,142 87.5 85.7-89.2
Unemployed 161 35 22.0 15.2-30.9 126 78.0 69.1-84.8
Retired 1,322 165 12.8 10.6-15.3 1,157 87.2 84.7-89.4
Unable to Work 430 128 29.6 24.0-35.9 302 70.4 64.1-76.0
Other not in Labor Force 339 47 14.9 10.9-19.9 292 85.1 80.1-89.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 140 43 26.8 18.8-36.6 97 73.2 63.4-81.2
50% to 100% 350 68 17.6 13.3-23.0 282 82.4 77.0-86.7
101% to 150% 642 119 19.6 16.0-23.9 523 80.4 76.1-84.0
151% to 200% 319 46 15.7 11.0-21.9 273 84.3 78.1-89.0
More than 200% 2,300 254 11.6 10.0-13.5 2,046 88.4 86.5-90.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 910 122 14.9 11.9-18.4 788 85.1 81.6-88.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 913 140 14.2 11.3-17.6 773 85.8 82.4-88.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,971 290 15.6 13.6-17.7 1,681 84.4 82.3-86.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,843 230 13.5 11.6-15.7 1,613 86.5 84.3-88.4

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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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