2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,686 3,824 79.9 78.4-81.4 384 8.6 7.6- 9.6 246 5.9 5.1- 6.8 206 5.0 4.2- 5.9 26 0.6 0.4- 1.0
GENDER
Male 2,172 1,662 75.0 72.6-77.2 202 9.2 7.9-10.8 144 7.6 6.2- 9.1 144 7.2 5.9- 8.8 20 1.0 0.6- 1.7
Female 2,514 2,162 84.5 82.6-86.2 182 7.9 6.7- 9.4 102 4.4 3.5- 5.6 62 2.9 2.2- 3.9 *** *** ***
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,117 2,570 80.8 79.0-82.5 258 8.7 7.6-10.1 156 5.5 4.6- 6.7 127 4.7 3.8- 5.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 874 763 85.2 81.9-88.0 51 6.3 4.5- 8.6 30 4.2 2.8- 6.3 28 4.0 2.6- 6.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 83 93.9 87.4-97.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 120 74.6 66.0-81.6 15 7.6 4.2-13.3 14 8.9 4.9-15.6 13 8.4 4.6-15.1 *** *** ***
Hispanic 375 245 63.0 56.9-68.8 47 13.9 9.9-19.0 38 10.9 7.7-15.2 29 7.0 4.4-10.8 16 5.3 3.1- 8.8
AGE
18-34 993 691 69.8 66.4-73.0 133 13.2 10.9-15.8 93 8.9 7.1-11.1 65 7.1 5.4- 9.3 11 1.0 0.5- 1.8
35-44 611 440 73.7 69.4-77.6 70 10.1 7.8-13.1 50 7.4 5.4-10.0 44 7.6 5.2-10.8 *** *** ***
45-54 760 612 81.3 77.6-84.5 61 6.9 5.2- 9.2 45 7.3 5.1-10.5 37 4.0 2.7- 5.7 *** *** ***
55-64 832 699 85.2 82.0-87.9 60 6.7 4.8- 9.3 31 3.2 2.1- 4.7 41 4.8 3.3- 7.0 *** *** ***
65-74 862 805 92.9 90.2-94.9 31 4.4 2.8- 6.9 15 1.7 0.9- 3.3 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 *** *** ***
75+ 542 509 94.0 90.2-96.4 20 2.5 1.5- 4.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 506 373 73.1 68.0-77.6 34 6.7 4.5-10.0 38 7.7 5.4-10.9 45 9.6 6.8-13.4 16 2.9 1.7- 5.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,180 943 78.5 75.3-81.3 106 9.3 7.3-11.6 70 6.8 5.2- 8.9 56 5.0 3.6- 6.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,334 1,088 81.5 78.8-83.9 118 8.5 6.8-10.4 71 5.6 4.2- 7.4 54 4.3 3.1- 5.8 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,661 1,419 83.2 80.9-85.3 124 8.8 7.2-10.6 67 4.5 3.4- 5.9 49 3.4 2.4- 4.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 429 347 77.7 72.3-82.4 30 8.4 5.6-12.4 28 6.8 4.4-10.4 24 7.1 4.5-11.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 690 543 76.5 72.3-80.2 52 8.1 6.0-10.9 47 7.6 5.4-10.5 36 5.7 3.9- 8.4 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0
$25,000- 34,999 412 331 77.9 72.2-82.7 38 10.8 7.3-15.7 23 6.2 3.9- 9.7 19 5.0 2.9- 8.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 548 436 77.2 72.2-81.4 57 11.2 8.2-15.2 22 4.3 2.7- 6.7 31 6.9 4.4-10.7 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 618 517 84.3 80.5-87.4 50 8.0 5.9-10.9 30 4.5 3.0- 6.9 19 2.6 1.5- 4.7 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,097 922 81.8 78.8-84.5 89 7.9 6.3- 9.9 52 6.0 4.4- 8.2 34 4.2 2.9- 6.2 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 898 734 80.6 76.9-83.8 68 7.6 5.6-10.3 44 5.9 4.1- 8.5 43 4.9 3.4- 7.1 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,452 1,241 83.2 80.4-85.6 89 6.6 5.0- 8.6 63 4.9 3.7- 6.5 52 4.7 3.4- 6.5 *** *** ***
No 3,105 2,482 78.9 77.0-80.6 279 9.1 8.0-10.4 176 6.4 5.3- 7.6 150 5.0 4.1- 6.1 18 0.6 0.4- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 702 616 88.3 85.2-90.9 48 6.3 4.6- 8.6 20 3.2 1.8- 5.5 18 2.2 1.2- 3.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,981 3,208 78.8 77.1-80.3 335 8.9 7.8-10.0 225 6.3 5.4- 7.3 187 5.4 4.5- 6.4 26 0.7 0.5- 1.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,259 983 77.0 74.2-79.6 128 10.4 8.6-12.5 80 6.5 5.1- 8.2 58 5.2 3.9- 6.9 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 1,130 932 81.1 78.2-83.8 96 8.8 7.1-11.0 57 5.4 4.0- 7.2 39 4.2 2.9- 6.2 *** *** ***
Rural 2,303 1,915 81.6 79.4-83.7 160 6.8 5.5- 8.3 109 5.8 4.5- 7.3 109 5.3 4.2- 6.7 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,404 1,811 75.2 73.0-77.2 245 9.8 8.5-11.3 173 7.7 6.5- 9.1 152 6.4 5.2- 7.7 23 1.0 0.6- 1.5
Unemployed 160 114 69.7 60.5-77.5 20 11.8 7.2-18.7 16 9.8 5.6-16.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,316 1,231 93.8 91.9-95.3 47 3.5 2.4- 4.9 23 1.4 0.8- 2.3 15 1.3 0.7- 2.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 425 383 89.5 85.1-92.7 26 7.3 4.6-11.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 336 253 76.0 70.2-81.0 42 11.4 8.0-15.9 24 7.3 4.5-11.6 17 5.3 3.1- 8.9 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 97 70.7 61.2-78.8 17 12.6 7.6-20.3 16 10.3 5.9-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 347 263 74.4 68.2-79.7 23 7.1 4.5-11.0 27 8.7 5.6-13.2 27 7.5 4.7-11.8 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 635 517 78.7 74.3-82.5 51 9.5 6.9-13.0 36 6.5 4.5- 9.4 25 4.3 2.7- 6.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 317 258 78.7 72.1-84.0 28 8.9 5.5-14.1 11 3.9 2.0- 7.6 18 7.7 4.5-12.7 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,291 1,905 81.6 79.5-83.5 192 8.6 7.3-10.1 109 5.4 4.3- 6.7 83 4.3 3.3- 5.6 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 898 734 80.6 76.9-83.8 68 7.6 5.6-10.3 44 5.9 4.1- 8.5 43 4.9 3.4- 7.1 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 906 762 82.2 78.3-85.6 67 7.9 5.6-11.1 34 4.1 2.7- 6.3 37 4.7 3.0- 7.3 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,958 1,601 80.2 77.8-82.3 154 8.4 7.0-10.1 111 6.3 5.1- 7.9 86 4.8 3.7- 6.1 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,828 1,467 79.1 76.8-81.3 163 8.8 7.4-10.4 101 6.0 4.8- 7.4 83 5.2 4.0- 6.7 14 0.9 0.5- 1.5

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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.

Sub-group estimates have been suppressed because they do not meet statistical reliability standards.

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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