2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,581 1,916 56.2 54.1-58.2 1,665 43.8 41.8-45.9
GENDER
Male 1,605 849 56.0 52.9-59.1 756 44.0 40.9-47.1
Female 1,976 1,067 56.3 53.5-59.1 909 43.7 40.9-46.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,388 1,288 57.1 54.5-59.6 1,100 42.9 40.4-45.5
Non-Hispanic Black 686 420 62.3 57.6-66.7 266 37.7 33.3-42.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 116 75 70.7 60.2-79.3 41 29.3 20.7-39.8
Hispanic 275 71 22.1 17.0-28.3 204 77.9 71.7-83.0
AGE
18-34 604 358 59.8 55.2-64.3 246 40.2 35.7-44.8
35-44 449 288 67.2 61.8-72.2 161 32.8 27.8-38.2
45-54 626 382 66.3 61.7-70.6 244 33.7 29.4-38.3
55-64 685 395 58.7 54.0-63.3 290 41.3 36.7-46.0
65-74 719 304 38.3 33.6-43.2 415 61.7 56.8-66.4
75+ 448 163 32.9 27.6-38.6 285 67.1 61.4-72.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 406 136 33.3 27.6-39.5 270 66.7 60.5-72.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 879 383 49.5 45.4-53.7 496 50.5 46.3-54.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,072 560 57.1 53.4-60.7 512 42.9 39.3-46.6
College Graduate 1,219 834 74.2 71.3-76.9 385 25.8 23.1-28.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 322 116 39.5 32.7-46.8 206 60.5 53.2-67.3
$15,000- 24,999 559 203 37.4 32.3-42.8 356 62.6 57.2-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 314 135 43.5 36.8-50.5 179 56.5 49.5-63.2
$35,000- 49,999 421 236 56.9 50.9-62.7 185 43.1 37.3-49.1
$50,000-74,999 474 314 70.3 64.9-75.3 160 29.7 24.7-35.1
$75,000+ 819 608 77.1 73.5-80.4 211 22.9 19.6-26.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 674 305 45.5 40.7-50.5 369 54.5 49.5-59.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,207 541 46.5 42.8-50.2 666 53.5 49.8-57.2
No 2,363 1,370 60.6 58.1-63.0 993 39.4 37.0-41.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 490 273 58.8 53.0-64.4 217 41.2 35.6-47.0
Non-Veteran 3,092 1,644 55.8 53.6-58.0 1,448 44.2 42.0-46.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 856 505 60.4 56.4-64.1 351 39.6 35.9-43.6
Regional City or Suburban County 830 451 55.3 51.1-59.5 379 44.7 40.5-48.9
Rural 1,897 961 53.8 50.8-56.8 936 46.2 43.2-49.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,759 1,093 64.9 62.1-67.6 666 35.1 32.4-37.9
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,101 477 39.9 36.1-43.8 624 60.1 56.2-63.9
Unable to Work 362 167 49.2 42.2-56.2 195 50.8 43.8-57.8
Other not in Labor Force 234 127 58.1 50.4-65.4 107 41.9 34.6-49.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 276 108 40.0 32.7-47.9 168 60.0 52.1-67.3
101% to 150% 532 200 39.3 34.2-44.5 332 60.7 55.5-65.8
151% to 200% 246 104 48.0 40.1-56.0 142 52.0 44.0-59.9
More than 200% 1,740 1,164 70.4 67.7-73.0 576 29.6 27.0-32.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 674 305 45.5 40.7-50.5 369 54.5 49.5-59.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 763 369 51.0 46.1-56.0 394 49.0 44.0-53.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,520 827 55.8 52.7-59.0 693 44.2 41.0-47.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,300 721 58.3 55.0-61.5 579 41.7 38.5-45.0

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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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