2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,704 1,207 31.0 29.1-32.9 2,497 69.0 67.1-70.9
GENDER
Male 1,659 568 32.2 29.4-35.1 1,091 67.8 64.9-70.6
Female 2,045 639 30.0 27.5-32.6 1,406 70.0 67.4-72.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,438 833 33.2 30.9-35.6 1,605 66.8 64.4-69.1
Non-Hispanic Black 722 246 31.7 27.6-36.2 476 68.3 63.8-72.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 37 20.5 14.0-29.0 82 79.5 71.0-86.0
Hispanic 300 40 13.3 9.3-18.6 260 86.7 81.4-90.7
AGE
18-34 652 132 19.3 16.1-23.0 520 80.7 77.0-83.9
35-44 482 111 24.8 20.1-30.2 371 75.2 69.8-79.9
45-54 641 179 30.1 25.8-34.8 462 69.9 65.2-74.2
55-64 694 276 39.1 34.6-43.8 418 60.9 56.2-65.4
65-74 739 306 43.2 38.3-48.2 433 56.8 51.8-61.7
75+ 438 185 41.9 35.8-48.3 253 58.1 51.7-64.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 436 152 35.8 30.1-41.8 284 64.2 58.2-69.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 921 312 30.3 26.8-34.0 609 69.7 66.0-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,092 394 34.1 30.7-37.7 698 65.9 62.3-69.3
College Graduate 1,248 348 25.0 22.2-28.0 900 75.0 72.0-77.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 331 156 45.6 38.6-52.7 175 54.4 47.3-61.4
$15,000- 24,999 580 207 33.6 29.0-38.5 373 66.4 61.5-71.0
$25,000- 34,999 327 104 30.0 24.2-36.5 223 70.0 63.5-75.8
$35,000- 49,999 428 140 33.6 28.3-39.4 288 66.4 60.6-71.7
$50,000-74,999 481 166 34.8 29.6-40.5 315 65.2 59.5-70.4
$75,000+ 836 219 24.6 21.1-28.5 617 75.4 71.5-78.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 723 215 27.3 23.2-31.8 508 72.7 68.2-76.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,236 607 49.1 45.5-52.8 629 50.9 47.2-54.5
No 2,456 598 23.1 21.0-25.2 1,858 76.9 74.8-79.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 494 203 41.7 36.2-47.5 291 58.3 52.5-63.8
Non-Veteran 3,210 1,004 29.7 27.7-31.7 2,206 70.3 68.3-72.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 895 240 25.6 22.3-29.2 655 74.4 70.8-77.7
Regional City or Suburban County 853 278 30.2 26.6-34.1 575 69.8 65.9-73.4
Rural 1,958 689 35.2 32.4-38.1 1,269 64.8 61.9-67.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,828 427 24.1 21.7-26.7 1,401 75.9 73.3-78.3
Unemployed 123 36 28.0 19.5-38.6 87 72.0 61.4-80.5
Retired 1,106 471 42.4 38.5-46.3 635 57.6 53.7-61.5
Unable to Work 379 221 62.3 55.7-68.4 158 37.7 31.6-44.3
Other not in Labor Force 249 47 15.4 11.3-20.7 202 84.6 79.3-88.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 293 110 34.8 28.4-41.9 183 65.2 58.1-71.6
101% to 150% 540 203 34.9 30.1-39.9 337 65.1 60.1-69.9
151% to 200% 254 76 27.5 21.2-34.9 178 72.5 65.1-78.8
More than 200% 1,767 553 30.5 27.8-33.3 1,214 69.5 66.7-72.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 723 215 27.3 23.2-31.8 508 72.7 68.2-76.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 786 268 35.2 30.6-40.1 518 64.8 59.9-69.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,571 535 32.4 29.6-35.4 1,036 67.6 64.6-70.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,349 404 28.0 25.1-31.0 945 72.0 69.0-74.9

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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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