2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,662 581 12.3 11.2-13.6 4,081 87.7 86.4-88.8
GENDER
Male 2,176 235 9.6 8.3-11.2 1,941 90.4 88.8-91.7
Female 2,486 346 14.8 13.1-16.8 2,140 85.2 83.2-86.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,108 387 12.3 10.9-13.9 2,721 87.7 86.1-89.1
Non-Hispanic Black 866 114 12.6 10.1-15.5 752 87.4 84.5-89.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 14 11.1 5.4-21.2 79 88.9 78.8-94.6
Non-Hispanic Other 157 21 12.9 7.9-20.6 136 87.1 79.4-92.1
Hispanic 377 34 10.2 6.8-15.1 343 89.8 84.9-93.2
AGE
18-34 1,002 145 15.3 12.8-18.1 857 84.7 81.9-87.2
35-44 615 89 13.4 10.5-17.0 526 86.6 83.0-89.5
45-54 760 119 14.7 11.8-18.2 641 85.3 81.8-88.2
55-64 822 109 11.4 9.0-14.2 713 88.6 85.8-91.0
65-74 855 88 8.6 6.5-11.4 767 91.4 88.6-93.5
75+ 524 26 3.9 2.4- 6.4 498 96.1 93.6-97.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 498 93 18.4 14.4-23.1 405 81.6 76.9-85.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,171 150 11.7 9.6-14.2 1,021 88.3 85.8-90.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,329 191 14.1 11.9-16.5 1,138 85.9 83.5-88.1
College Graduate 1,660 148 8.1 6.6- 9.7 1,512 91.9 90.3-93.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 425 114 24.2 19.5-29.6 311 75.8 70.4-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 686 120 17.2 13.8-21.1 566 82.8 78.9-86.2
$25,000- 34,999 406 55 14.2 10.5-18.9 351 85.8 81.1-89.5
$35,000- 49,999 546 66 12.4 9.2-16.4 480 87.6 83.6-90.8
$50,000-74,999 621 57 9.4 6.9-12.7 564 90.6 87.3-93.1
$75,000+ 1,096 78 7.4 5.6- 9.6 1,018 92.6 90.4-94.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 888 92 11.4 8.8-14.6 796 88.6 85.4-91.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,422 345 25.4 22.5-28.6 1,077 74.6 71.4-77.5
No 3,112 221 7.0 6.0- 8.2 2,891 93.0 91.8-94.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 700 89 12.1 9.5-15.4 611 87.9 84.6-90.5
Non-Veteran 3,960 492 12.4 11.1-13.8 3,468 87.6 86.2-88.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,262 125 10.0 8.2-12.1 1,137 90.0 87.9-91.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,121 148 14.1 11.7-16.8 973 85.9 83.2-88.3
Rural 2,285 309 13.1 11.3-15.1 1,976 86.9 84.9-88.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,408 230 9.8 8.4-11.4 2,178 90.2 88.6-91.6
Unemployed 159 33 21.1 14.2-30.1 126 78.9 69.9-85.8
Retired 1,294 108 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,186 92.9 90.9-94.5
Unable to Work 417 155 33.7 28.2-39.8 262 66.3 60.2-71.8
Other not in Labor Force 338 51 17.8 13.1-23.7 287 82.2 76.3-86.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 137 45 31.9 23.0-42.2 92 68.1 57.8-77.0
50% to 100% 343 70 18.7 14.1-24.5 273 81.3 75.5-85.9
101% to 150% 633 129 19.3 15.8-23.3 504 80.7 76.7-84.2
151% to 200% 311 43 14.1 9.6-20.2 268 85.9 79.8-90.4
More than 200% 2,290 198 8.6 7.3-10.2 2,092 91.4 89.8-92.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 888 92 11.4 8.8-14.6 796 88.6 85.4-91.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 895 129 13.4 10.7-16.6 766 86.6 83.4-89.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,945 267 14.2 12.3-16.4 1,678 85.8 83.6-87.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,828 186 10.2 8.6-12.0 1,642 89.8 88.0-91.4

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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