2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 4,676 3,681 79.4 77.9-80.8 220 5.1 4.3- 6.0 257 5.8 5.0- 6.7 267 5.1 4.4- 5.9 251 4.7 4.0- 5.5
GENDER
Male 2,180 1,803 84.7 82.7-86.4 85 3.8 2.9- 5.0 89 3.7 2.9- 4.8 103 4.0 3.2- 5.1 100 3.8 2.9- 4.8
Female 2,496 1,878 74.5 72.2-76.7 135 6.2 5.0- 7.7 168 7.7 6.4- 9.3 164 6.1 5.0- 7.3 151 5.5 4.5- 6.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,118 2,435 78.4 76.5-80.2 154 5.5 4.5- 6.8 183 5.9 5.0- 7.1 176 5.2 4.3- 6.2 170 4.9 4.0- 6.0
Non-Hispanic Black 867 685 80.5 77.1-83.5 36 3.8 2.6- 5.5 50 6.8 4.9- 9.3 47 4.4 3.1- 6.2 49 4.6 3.3- 6.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 160 124 77.3 68.2-84.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 7.2 3.5-14.1 *** *** ***
Hispanic 377 325 86.2 81.2-90.0 16 4.5 2.5- 8.0 *** *** *** 18 5.1 2.8- 8.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,006 791 79.0 76.0-81.8 74 6.9 5.4- 8.9 76 7.6 5.9- 9.8 49 4.9 3.6- 6.7 16 1.5 0.9- 2.6
35-44 617 492 80.6 76.6-84.0 34 5.6 3.8- 8.4 38 6.5 4.5- 9.2 35 5.0 3.4- 7.2 18 2.4 1.4- 4.1
45-54 757 584 78.1 74.1-81.6 31 3.7 2.4- 5.8 38 5.1 3.5- 7.5 55 5.7 4.0- 7.9 49 7.4 5.2-10.5
55-64 826 613 76.7 72.9-80.2 39 4.7 3.2- 7.1 45 4.5 3.2- 6.4 62 6.5 4.8- 8.8 67 7.5 5.4-10.3
65-74 849 694 82.4 78.5-85.7 21 3.2 1.4- 7.1 41 4.3 3.0- 6.2 38 4.0 2.7- 5.9 55 6.1 4.5- 8.2
75+ 537 436 80.2 74.6-84.9 18 3.6 1.9- 6.5 17 4.7 2.0-10.5 24 3.8 2.3- 6.2 42 7.7 5.2-11.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 503 378 75.1 69.8-79.8 13 4.3 2.2- 8.3 20 5.2 2.9- 9.1 42 7.0 4.9- 9.9 50 8.4 5.8-12.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,175 944 83.1 80.3-85.5 33 3.2 2.1- 4.9 58 4.8 3.5- 6.6 68 4.5 3.3- 6.0 72 4.4 3.3- 5.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,334 1,011 75.9 72.9-78.7 70 5.7 4.3- 7.5 81 6.6 5.1- 8.5 93 6.8 5.3- 8.6 79 5.0 3.8- 6.6
College Graduate 1,659 1,345 82.0 79.7-84.0 103 6.5 5.2- 8.0 97 6.1 4.8- 7.6 64 2.8 2.0- 3.8 50 2.7 1.9- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 425 271 66.6 60.8-72.0 12 2.3 1.2- 4.6 27 5.5 3.5- 8.5 54 10.4 7.5-14.3 61 15.1 11.1-20.3
$15,000- 24,999 684 507 74.9 70.4-78.9 27 5.6 3.4- 9.1 43 5.8 4.0- 8.4 59 8.1 5.9-10.9 48 5.6 3.9- 8.0
$25,000- 34,999 409 315 75.6 69.9-80.6 22 5.3 3.1- 8.7 26 7.8 4.9-12.1 29 8.2 5.4-12.4 17 3.1 1.6- 5.8
$35,000- 49,999 549 436 81.1 77.0-84.6 28 4.6 3.0- 7.0 37 7.0 4.7-10.2 21 3.3 1.9- 5.4 27 4.1 2.7- 6.2
$50,000-74,999 619 505 81.4 77.2-85.0 32 5.9 3.9- 8.8 34 4.9 3.3- 7.3 29 3.9 2.5- 5.9 19 3.9 2.2- 7.0
$75,000+ 1,100 937 85.3 82.5-87.8 61 5.7 4.2- 7.8 49 4.2 3.0- 5.9 30 2.5 1.6- 3.8 23 2.3 1.4- 3.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 896 716 79.5 75.7-82.8 38 4.6 3.1- 6.9 41 7.0 4.8-10.1 45 4.7 3.2- 6.8 56 4.1 3.0- 5.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,425 840 58.4 54.9-61.7 66 5.4 4.0- 7.3 124 9.7 7.7-12.1 184 12.2 10.2-14.4 211 14.4 12.1-17.0
No 3,121 2,733 87.6 86.1-89.0 148 4.9 4.0- 6.0 130 4.3 3.5- 5.3 75 2.2 1.7- 2.9 35 0.9 0.6- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 703 560 80.1 76.0-83.7 28 3.6 2.2- 5.8 33 4.2 2.7- 6.6 40 6.2 4.3- 8.9 42 5.9 3.8- 8.9
Non-Veteran 3,970 3,119 79.2 77.6-80.8 192 5.3 4.4- 6.3 224 6.0 5.1- 7.1 226 4.9 4.2- 5.8 209 4.5 3.8- 5.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,262 1,011 80.8 78.1-83.2 76 6.1 4.7- 7.8 73 5.5 4.2- 7.1 51 4.2 3.0- 5.7 51 3.5 2.5- 4.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,125 880 77.8 74.6-80.8 62 5.4 3.9- 7.4 64 6.9 5.1- 9.3 59 4.7 3.5- 6.3 60 5.2 3.8- 7.1
Rural 2,295 1,796 79.3 77.0-81.4 82 4.0 3.0- 5.3 120 5.3 4.2- 6.6 157 6.1 5.0- 7.5 140 5.3 4.2- 6.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,412 2,056 85.5 83.7-87.1 131 5.4 4.4- 6.6 117 4.9 4.0- 6.0 80 3.2 2.4- 4.1 28 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Unemployed 162 100 63.0 53.6-71.4 *** *** *** 16 11.2 6.5-18.5 21 13.6 8.2-21.6 15 7.2 3.9-13.0
Retired 1,308 1,054 79.9 76.5-82.8 49 4.0 2.5- 6.3 60 5.2 3.5- 7.5 63 4.1 3.0- 5.5 82 6.9 5.2- 9.1
Unable to Work 409 173 43.6 37.3-50.2 *** *** *** 28 5.5 3.4- 8.7 81 18.1 14.0-23.2 118 29.4 23.7-35.9
Other not in Labor Force 339 261 75.8 69.9-80.9 19 6.9 4.2-11.1 35 11.1 7.5-16.1 19 5.3 3.1- 8.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 81 59.6 49.1-69.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 11.9 7.2-19.1 25 22.9 14.8-33.7
50% to 100% 345 235 70.4 63.8-76.2 15 6.0 2.9-12.0 24 7.3 4.4-12.0 41 9.0 6.1-13.0 30 7.3 4.7-11.3
101% to 150% 632 452 73.2 68.7-77.2 23 3.9 2.5- 6.2 48 7.6 5.4-10.5 55 8.6 6.3-11.7 54 6.7 4.8- 9.5
151% to 200% 313 245 79.6 73.6-84.6 16 4.9 2.8- 8.4 18 5.7 3.2-10.1 23 7.9 4.8-12.6 11 1.9 0.9- 3.7
More than 200% 2,292 1,902 83.3 81.3-85.2 122 5.6 4.5- 7.0 117 4.9 3.9- 6.0 79 3.0 2.3- 3.9 72 3.2 2.4- 4.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 896 716 79.5 75.7-82.8 38 4.6 3.1- 6.9 41 7.0 4.8-10.1 45 4.7 3.2- 6.8 56 4.1 3.0- 5.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 900 694 79.2 75.4-82.6 36 4.5 2.8- 7.2 47 5.7 3.9- 8.1 62 5.4 3.9- 7.4 61 5.2 3.6- 7.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,950 1,516 77.9 75.5-80.1 88 4.6 3.5- 6.0 105 6.0 4.8- 7.6 128 6.2 5.0- 7.6 113 5.3 4.3- 6.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,832 1,477 80.9 78.6-83.0 96 5.7 4.5- 7.2 105 5.6 4.4- 7.0 77 3.9 3.0- 5.1 77 3.9 2.9- 5.2

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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