2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,492 1,417 37.5 35.5-39.6 183 5.9 4.9- 7.0 49 1.5 1.1- 2.1 1,843 55.1 53.0-57.2
GENDER
Male 1,565 539 31.2 28.4-34.1 82 5.6 4.3- 7.4 29 2.0 1.3- 3.0 915 61.2 58.1-64.2
Female 1,927 878 42.8 40.0-45.7 101 6.1 4.8- 7.6 20 1.1 0.7- 1.8 928 50.0 47.1-52.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,329 986 39.2 36.8-41.8 116 5.2 4.2- 6.5 27 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,200 54.2 51.6-56.8
Non-Hispanic Black 665 249 32.3 28.2-36.8 36 6.6 4.5- 9.7 11 1.6 0.8- 3.2 369 59.5 54.8-64.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 271 87 34.7 27.7-42.5 16 5.9 3.2-10.6 *** *** *** 158 55.0 47.5-62.3
AGE
18-34 606 146 23.1 19.4-27.1 46 8.1 5.8-11.4 13 1.9 1.1- 3.5 401 66.9 62.3-71.1
35-44 432 157 37.1 31.8-42.8 23 5.1 3.2- 8.1 *** *** *** 242 55.4 49.7-61.0
45-54 613 211 34.2 29.6-39.0 30 5.6 3.7- 8.4 *** *** *** 362 58.6 53.7-63.4
55-64 667 296 41.6 37.0-46.3 36 5.5 3.6- 8.2 11 1.6 0.8- 3.2 324 51.3 46.5-56.1
65-74 693 351 50.4 45.2-55.6 23 3.6 2.2- 6.0 *** *** *** 315 45.3 40.3-50.5
75+ 432 232 52.6 46.3-58.9 22 6.1 3.8- 9.7 *** *** *** 178 41.3 35.2-47.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 404 127 33.8 27.9-40.2 13 4.1 2.2- 7.4 *** *** *** 256 60.1 53.6-66.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 867 334 35.5 31.6-39.6 40 5.0 3.5- 7.1 12 1.3 0.6- 2.6 481 58.3 54.1-62.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,039 422 36.8 33.3-40.5 58 6.7 4.9- 9.1 17 1.5 0.9- 2.6 542 55.0 51.2-58.7
College Graduate 1,177 534 42.7 39.4-46.2 72 6.8 5.1- 8.9 12 1.5 0.8- 2.7 559 49.0 45.6-52.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 313 125 40.8 33.7-48.4 13 4.9 2.4- 9.8 *** *** *** 173 53.2 45.8-60.5
$15,000- 24,999 544 217 38.0 32.9-43.5 21 4.2 2.6- 6.7 13 2.5 1.3- 4.7 293 55.2 49.7-60.6
$25,000- 34,999 304 124 38.5 31.9-45.5 16 7.5 4.3-12.8 *** *** *** 157 52.4 45.4-59.4
$35,000- 49,999 418 161 34.0 28.7-39.7 19 4.6 2.7- 7.5 *** *** *** 231 59.7 53.8-65.3
$50,000-74,999 456 186 32.3 27.3-37.7 31 7.9 5.1-12.2 *** *** *** 237 59.3 53.5-64.9
$75,000+ 792 350 41.5 37.5-45.7 50 6.6 4.7- 9.3 13 2.2 1.2- 3.9 379 49.6 45.4-53.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 667 256 36.0 31.4-40.9 33 5.2 3.4- 7.9 *** *** *** 373 58.1 53.1-62.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,176 502 38.7 35.2-42.4 55 6.3 4.5- 8.7 *** *** *** 609 54.0 50.2-57.7
No 2,305 915 37.1 34.7-39.6 128 5.7 4.6- 7.0 39 1.8 1.2- 2.5 1,223 55.4 52.9-58.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 476 204 38.7 33.4-44.4 28 8.8 5.2-14.4 *** *** *** 240 51.4 45.5-57.3
Non-Veteran 3,017 1,215 37.4 35.2-39.6 155 5.5 4.6- 6.6 45 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,602 55.5 53.3-57.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 838 329 35.8 32.2-39.7 47 5.9 4.3- 8.0 13 1.7 0.9- 2.9 449 56.7 52.7-60.5
Regional City or Suburban County 798 327 37.9 33.9-42.2 47 6.9 4.9- 9.8 11 1.6 0.8- 3.0 413 53.5 49.2-57.8
Rural 1,858 763 38.4 35.6-41.4 89 5.2 4.0- 6.8 25 1.4 0.8- 2.2 981 55.0 52.0-58.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,712 598 32.3 29.7-35.0 104 6.7 5.3- 8.4 32 1.9 1.3- 2.8 978 59.1 56.3-61.9
Unemployed 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,063 542 49.8 45.8-53.9 45 5.1 3.6- 7.2 *** *** *** 469 44.1 40.1-48.2
Unable to Work 355 151 43.4 36.4-50.6 12 3.3 1.4- 7.5 *** *** *** 188 52.5 45.4-59.6
Other not in Labor Force 236 79 31.2 24.6-38.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 143 63.2 55.6-70.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 270 101 38.1 30.6-46.2 13 4.6 2.6- 8.2 *** *** *** 152 55.2 47.2-62.9
101% to 150% 516 210 38.5 33.5-43.9 22 5.3 3.2- 8.5 13 1.9 1.0- 3.7 271 54.3 48.9-59.5
151% to 200% 242 106 37.9 30.5-45.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 127 58.5 50.4-66.1
More than 200% 1,687 712 37.8 35.1-40.7 104 6.9 5.4- 8.7 22 1.6 1.0- 2.5 849 53.7 50.7-56.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 667 256 36.0 31.4-40.9 33 5.2 3.4- 7.9 *** *** *** 373 58.1 53.1-62.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 750 311 37.9 33.3-42.8 25 3.6 2.0- 6.5 16 2.4 1.3- 4.3 398 56.0 51.0-60.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,476 583 36.7 33.7-39.9 84 6.3 4.8- 8.2 15 1.1 0.6- 2.0 794 55.8 52.6-59.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,268 525 38.3 35.1-41.5 74 6.1 4.8- 7.9 18 1.6 1.0- 2.7 651 54.0 50.6-57.3

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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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