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 4,706 431 9.4 8.3-10.6 4,275 90.6 89.4-91.7
GENDER
Male 2,191 117 5.5 4.4- 7.0 2,074 94.5 93.0-95.6
Female 2,515 314 12.9 11.2-14.8 2,201 87.1 85.2-88.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,131 276 9.0 7.8-10.5 2,855 91.0 89.5-92.2
Non-Hispanic Black 873 86 9.6 7.3-12.7 787 90.4 87.3-92.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 23 13.2 8.2-20.7 140 86.8 79.3-91.8
Hispanic 381 20 5.1 3.0- 8.4 361 94.9 91.6-97.0
AGE
18-34 998 82 8.9 7.0-11.3 916 91.1 88.7-93.0
35-44 618 56 10.4 7.5-14.3 562 89.6 85.7-92.5
45-54 768 76 9.2 7.0-12.1 692 90.8 87.9-93.0
55-64 828 91 11.0 8.5-14.1 737 89.0 85.9-91.5
65-74 864 75 9.3 6.7-12.8 789 90.7 87.2-93.3
75+ 542 43 7.0 4.9-10.0 499 93.0 90.0-95.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 509 60 11.8 8.4-16.2 449 88.2 83.8-91.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,186 126 10.3 8.3-12.7 1,060 89.7 87.3-91.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,340 132 9.8 7.8-12.2 1,208 90.2 87.8-92.2
College Graduate 1,666 113 6.8 5.4- 8.4 1,553 93.2 91.6-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 92 18.9 14.7-24.0 339 81.1 76.0-85.3
$15,000- 24,999 694 75 10.3 7.8-13.4 619 89.7 86.6-92.2
$25,000- 34,999 412 47 14.4 10.2-20.1 365 85.6 79.9-89.8
$35,000- 49,999 549 44 8.4 5.9-12.0 505 91.6 88.0-94.1
$50,000-74,999 619 48 7.6 5.5-10.6 571 92.4 89.4-94.5
$75,000+ 1,100 55 5.9 4.2- 8.3 1,045 94.1 91.7-95.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 907 70 8.6 6.2-11.7 837 91.4 88.3-93.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,456 244 16.1 13.8-18.6 1,212 83.9 81.4-86.2
No 3,119 175 6.6 5.4- 7.9 2,944 93.4 92.1-94.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 707 36 4.6 3.1- 6.7 671 95.4 93.3-96.9
Non-Veteran 3,996 394 10.1 8.9-11.4 3,602 89.9 88.6-91.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,270 102 9.2 7.3-11.5 1,168 90.8 88.5-92.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,134 98 9.0 7.1-11.4 1,036 91.0 88.6-92.9
Rural 2,308 231 9.7 8.2-11.5 2,077 90.3 88.5-91.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,413 165 7.7 6.3- 9.3 2,248 92.3 90.7-93.7
Unemployed 160 17 10.3 5.7-18.0 143 89.7 82.0-94.3
Retired 1,321 112 8.3 6.6-10.4 1,209 91.7 89.6-93.4
Unable to Work 427 106 25.5 20.1-31.8 321 74.5 68.2-79.9
Other not in Labor Force 338 26 7.4 4.9-11.2 312 92.6 88.8-95.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 139 34 21.0 13.8-30.5 105 79.0 69.5-86.2
50% to 100% 347 51 13.3 9.5-18.3 296 86.7 81.7-90.5
101% to 150% 640 82 12.7 9.7-16.5 558 87.3 83.5-90.3
151% to 200% 319 30 10.8 6.7-16.8 289 89.2 83.2-93.3
More than 200% 2,294 158 7.2 5.9- 8.8 2,136 92.8 91.2-94.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 907 70 8.6 6.2-11.7 837 91.4 88.3-93.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 907 90 8.2 6.1-11.0 817 91.8 89.0-93.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,964 189 9.9 8.3-11.7 1,775 90.1 88.3-91.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,841 152 9.2 7.6-11.1 1,689 90.8 88.9-92.4

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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