2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,610 829 14.9 13.7-16.2 3,781 85.1 83.8-86.3
GENDER
Male 2,140 308 11.9 10.4-13.6 1,832 88.1 86.4-89.6
Female 2,470 521 17.7 15.9-19.6 1,949 82.3 80.4-84.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,086 536 14.7 13.3-16.3 2,550 85.3 83.7-86.7
Non-Hispanic Black 851 193 18.1 15.2-21.4 658 81.9 78.6-84.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 157 20 8.9 5.3-14.5 137 91.1 85.5-94.7
Hispanic 365 36 8.3 5.6-12.1 329 91.7 87.9-94.4
AGE
18-34 974 30 2.9 2.0- 4.4 944 97.1 95.6-98.0
35-44 604 51 7.5 5.5-10.1 553 92.5 89.9-94.5
45-54 749 139 17.4 14.3-21.0 610 82.6 79.0-85.7
55-64 818 201 23.9 20.4-27.9 617 76.1 72.1-79.6
65-74 849 225 25.3 21.7-29.3 624 74.7 70.7-78.3
75+ 534 168 32.4 26.9-38.4 366 67.6 61.6-73.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 495 160 29.2 24.4-34.6 335 70.8 65.4-75.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,149 250 15.3 13.2-17.8 899 84.7 82.2-86.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,314 241 15.0 12.9-17.3 1,073 85.0 82.7-87.1
College Graduate 1,648 177 7.5 6.3- 9.0 1,471 92.5 91.0-93.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 161 38.2 32.1-44.7 222 61.8 55.3-67.9
$15,000- 24,999 681 172 21.5 18.0-25.4 509 78.5 74.6-82.0
$25,000- 34,999 409 89 17.4 13.6-22.2 320 82.6 77.8-86.4
$35,000- 49,999 541 77 12.4 9.5-16.0 464 87.6 84.0-90.5
$50,000-74,999 618 72 9.6 7.0-13.0 546 90.4 87.0-93.0
$75,000+ 1,094 74 5.9 4.5- 7.7 1,020 94.1 92.3-95.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 890 184 17.3 14.3-20.8 706 82.7 79.2-85.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,458 829 52.5 49.1-55.8 629 47.5 44.2-50.9
No 3,132 *** *** *** 3,132 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 699 140 17.2 14.1-20.9 559 82.8 79.1-85.9
Non-Veteran 3,914 689 14.6 13.3-16.0 3,225 85.4 84.0-86.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,240 149 9.8 8.1-11.8 1,091 90.2 88.2-91.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,108 182 14.2 11.9-16.8 926 85.8 83.2-88.1
Rural 2,268 498 19.8 17.8-22.0 1,770 80.2 78.0-82.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,360 142 5.5 4.5- 6.7 2,218 94.5 93.3-95.5
Unemployed 159 33 18.1 12.0-26.3 126 81.9 73.7-88.0
Retired 1,306 346 26.2 23.1-29.6 960 73.8 70.4-76.9
Unable to Work 421 280 62.7 56.2-68.8 141 37.3 31.2-43.8
Other not in Labor Force 335 24 6.8 4.3-10.6 311 93.2 89.4-95.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 344 93 21.0 16.5-26.5 251 79.0 73.5-83.5
101% to 150% 631 184 24.7 20.9-28.9 447 75.3 71.1-79.1
151% to 200% 318 66 16.9 12.7-22.2 252 83.1 77.8-87.3
More than 200% 2,280 249 8.9 7.6-10.4 2,031 91.1 89.6-92.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 890 184 17.3 14.3-20.8 706 82.7 79.2-85.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 883 205 20.1 16.7-24.1 678 79.9 75.9-83.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,937 381 17.6 15.7-19.8 1,556 82.4 80.2-84.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,796 243 10.8 9.2-12.5 1,553 89.2 87.5-90.8

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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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