2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,623 3,079 68.0 66.3-69.7 374 9.0 7.9-10.1 429 8.7 7.8- 9.7 342 6.9 6.0- 7.8 399 7.5 6.6- 8.5
GENDER
Male 2,158 1,512 72.0 69.6-74.3 163 8.1 6.8- 9.7 164 7.2 6.0- 8.7 130 5.6 4.6- 6.8 189 7.1 5.8- 8.5
Female 2,465 1,567 64.2 61.8-66.6 211 9.8 8.3-11.5 265 10.1 8.7-11.6 212 8.1 6.8- 9.5 210 7.8 6.6- 9.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,084 2,028 66.1 63.9-68.2 264 9.8 8.4-11.3 291 8.9 7.8-10.2 214 6.7 5.7- 7.8 287 8.5 7.3- 9.9
Non-Hispanic Black 858 577 70.8 67.0-74.3 64 7.6 5.7-10.0 82 9.1 7.0-11.7 72 6.9 5.2- 9.1 63 5.7 4.2- 7.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 11.7 5.1-24.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 160 103 69.6 60.7-77.2 15 6.2 3.5-10.8 16 9.7 5.5-16.8 15 10.1 5.6-17.5 11 4.3 2.1- 8.6
Hispanic 373 287 77.6 71.9-82.4 20 6.5 3.8-10.9 28 5.7 3.8- 8.4 25 6.6 4.0-10.7 13 3.7 1.8- 7.4
AGE
18-34 999 728 73.1 69.8-76.2 106 11.1 8.9-13.7 81 7.3 5.7- 9.2 63 6.6 5.0- 8.6 21 2.0 1.3- 3.2
35-44 612 410 68.9 64.3-73.1 61 9.3 6.9-12.3 71 11.7 8.9-15.2 39 5.9 4.2- 8.4 31 4.3 2.7- 6.5
45-54 752 488 66.8 62.6-70.8 61 8.4 6.3-11.2 73 8.4 6.4-10.9 70 8.5 6.4-11.1 60 7.9 5.6-10.9
55-64 822 497 61.5 57.2-65.6 65 9.6 7.2-12.7 88 10.4 8.2-13.2 70 7.4 5.5- 9.9 102 11.1 8.6-14.1
65-74 841 544 63.2 58.5-67.7 58 7.1 4.7-10.5 68 7.3 5.5- 9.7 59 7.3 5.3-10.0 112 15.1 11.6-19.3
75+ 512 346 67.2 61.3-72.7 19 4.4 2.5- 7.6 45 8.5 5.7-12.4 36 5.6 3.7- 8.4 66 14.3 10.2-19.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 496 306 63.4 57.6-68.7 24 6.3 3.8-10.3 46 6.9 4.9- 9.6 46 9.0 6.2-12.7 74 14.4 10.6-19.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,150 760 69.3 66.0-72.4 75 7.8 6.0-10.0 98 7.8 6.2- 9.8 93 7.1 5.6- 9.0 124 8.0 6.4-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,322 846 65.3 62.1-68.4 124 10.1 8.1-12.5 134 9.9 8.1-12.1 99 7.3 5.8- 9.1 119 7.4 5.9- 9.3
College Graduate 1,650 1,162 71.9 69.3-74.4 151 10.1 8.4-12.0 151 9.2 7.6-11.0 104 5.2 4.1- 6.5 82 3.6 2.8- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 417 218 58.1 52.0-63.9 26 7.0 4.4-11.0 35 7.5 5.0-11.1 52 9.9 7.1-13.5 86 17.5 13.4-22.7
$15,000- 24,999 682 414 61.1 56.3-65.7 48 7.8 5.2-11.4 68 9.2 7.0-12.1 66 11.0 8.3-14.5 86 10.9 8.3-14.2
$25,000- 34,999 406 258 62.4 56.3-68.2 32 7.4 4.8-11.2 45 10.9 7.7-15.3 41 12.3 8.5-17.7 30 6.9 4.5-10.5
$35,000- 49,999 541 365 69.9 65.1-74.2 48 8.3 6.0-11.4 52 9.9 7.3-13.2 42 7.4 5.2-10.5 34 4.6 3.1- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 614 422 70.3 65.7-74.6 58 10.4 7.7-13.9 55 7.9 5.9-10.6 44 6.2 4.4- 8.6 35 5.2 3.2- 8.3
$75,000+ 1,099 820 74.3 70.9-77.3 105 11.3 9.1-14.0 95 8.4 6.6-10.7 43 3.2 2.2- 4.5 36 2.8 1.9- 4.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 870 586 68.4 64.2-72.4 57 7.6 5.4-10.4 81 8.4 6.4-10.9 54 5.3 3.8- 7.4 92 10.3 7.7-13.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,394 619 46.1 42.7-49.6 90 7.2 5.5- 9.2 162 11.3 9.4-13.5 211 14.6 12.5-17.1 312 20.8 18.1-23.8
No 3,101 2,366 76.3 74.3-78.1 273 9.4 8.2-10.8 256 7.7 6.7- 8.9 129 4.1 3.3- 5.1 77 2.5 1.8- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 697 455 65.9 61.3-70.2 51 8.2 5.8-11.4 69 10.4 7.8-13.8 53 7.0 5.1- 9.5 69 8.6 6.2-11.7
Non-Veteran 3,923 2,621 68.2 66.4-70.1 323 9.1 8.0-10.4 362 8.5 7.5- 9.6 289 6.9 6.0- 7.9 328 7.3 6.3- 8.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,256 881 72.2 69.2-75.0 116 9.5 7.7-11.6 126 9.2 7.6-11.1 62 4.3 3.3- 5.7 71 4.8 3.6- 6.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,111 738 66.6 63.1-70.0 92 9.2 7.2-11.7 101 8.6 6.8-10.7 85 7.7 6.0- 9.7 95 7.9 6.1-10.3
Rural 2,262 1,464 65.3 62.6-67.9 166 8.3 6.8-10.1 204 8.5 7.1-10.1 195 8.5 7.1-10.1 233 9.4 7.9-11.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,401 1,786 74.5 72.3-76.5 221 10.1 8.6-11.7 214 8.6 7.4-10.1 114 4.5 3.6- 5.6 66 2.4 1.8- 3.1
Unemployed 159 82 59.4 50.1-68.0 18 8.9 5.3-14.7 23 11.9 7.3-18.7 18 12.1 7.2-19.7 18 7.7 4.4-13.1
Retired 1,277 850 66.6 63.0-70.0 73 6.2 4.4- 8.7 126 9.1 7.3-11.2 90 5.8 4.5- 7.3 138 12.4 10.0-15.3
Unable to Work 406 101 25.9 20.9-31.8 25 5.2 3.1- 8.6 34 7.8 5.2-11.6 88 23.0 18.1-28.7 158 38.0 31.8-44.6
Other not in Labor Force 334 227 67.8 61.6-73.4 36 11.5 8.0-16.3 31 8.8 5.8-13.0 29 8.9 5.9-13.1 11 3.1 1.4- 6.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 7.2 3.9-12.9 28 21.9 13.9-32.6
50% to 100% 339 183 56.0 49.1-62.6 30 11.0 6.9-17.0 30 8.4 5.4-12.9 47 12.9 9.1-17.9 49 11.8 8.1-16.9
101% to 150% 626 358 59.5 54.7-64.2 42 5.8 4.0- 8.4 67 10.7 8.1-14.0 66 12.2 9.1-16.1 93 11.7 9.2-14.9
151% to 200% 316 210 67.8 61.1-73.8 23 6.3 3.8-10.0 31 10.1 6.8-14.8 29 10.0 6.4-15.3 23 5.8 3.5- 9.5
More than 200% 2,278 1,621 72.1 69.8-74.3 211 10.5 9.0-12.3 209 8.6 7.3-10.1 130 4.8 3.9- 5.9 107 4.0 3.1- 5.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 870 586 68.4 64.2-72.4 57 7.6 5.4-10.4 81 8.4 6.4-10.9 54 5.3 3.8- 7.4 92 10.3 7.7-13.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 887 565 65.6 61.1-69.8 63 7.9 5.6-11.0 93 9.9 7.6-12.8 75 7.8 5.8-10.4 91 8.9 6.5-12.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,923 1,266 65.9 63.2-68.5 138 7.9 6.4- 9.7 170 8.8 7.4-10.4 156 7.8 6.5- 9.5 193 9.6 8.0-11.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,819 1,252 70.6 68.0-73.1 173 10.3 8.7-12.2 168 8.4 7.1-10.0 111 5.6 4.5- 7.0 115 5.0 3.9- 6.3

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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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