2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,590 1,461 28.8 27.2-30.5 3,129 71.2 69.5-72.8
GENDER
Male 2,121 629 26.2 24.0-28.6 1,492 73.8 71.4-76.0
Female 2,469 832 31.1 28.8-33.5 1,637 68.9 66.5-71.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,072 976 29.2 27.2-31.3 2,096 70.8 68.7-72.8
Non-Hispanic Black 851 289 28.7 25.1-32.6 562 71.3 67.4-74.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 155 49 27.3 19.7-36.3 106 72.7 63.7-80.3
Hispanic 363 84 22.2 17.5-27.7 279 77.8 72.3-82.5
AGE
18-34 961 176 19.3 16.5-22.4 785 80.7 77.6-83.5
35-44 600 118 19.2 15.8-23.3 482 80.8 76.7-84.2
45-54 747 223 28.1 24.3-32.3 524 71.9 67.7-75.7
55-64 820 307 36.6 32.5-40.9 513 63.4 59.1-67.5
65-74 851 335 38.3 34.0-42.8 516 61.7 57.2-66.0
75+ 531 281 52.2 46.4-58.0 250 47.8 42.0-53.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 494 251 47.8 42.2-53.6 243 52.2 46.4-57.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,143 435 32.7 29.5-36.1 708 67.3 63.9-70.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,310 449 29.4 26.5-32.5 861 70.6 67.5-73.5
College Graduate 1,640 326 14.9 13.1-16.9 1,314 85.1 83.1-86.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 241 60.0 53.5-66.2 142 40.0 33.8-46.5
$15,000- 24,999 681 292 39.5 35.0-44.3 389 60.5 55.7-65.0
$25,000- 34,999 408 149 32.4 27.1-38.2 259 67.6 61.8-72.9
$35,000- 49,999 540 142 24.7 20.5-29.5 398 75.3 70.5-79.5
$50,000-74,999 616 139 19.7 16.0-23.9 477 80.3 76.1-84.0
$75,000+ 1,088 178 15.3 12.9-18.1 910 84.7 81.9-87.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 880 323 34.1 30.1-38.4 557 65.9 61.6-69.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 697 267 34.4 30.1-38.9 430 65.6 61.1-69.9
Non-Veteran 3,897 1,197 28.0 26.3-29.8 2,700 72.0 70.2-73.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,229 295 22.0 19.4-24.8 934 78.0 75.2-80.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,101 354 30.2 27.0-33.6 747 69.8 66.4-73.0
Rural 2,266 815 33.6 31.0-36.2 1,451 66.4 63.8-69.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,344 399 16.7 15.0-18.7 1,945 83.3 81.3-85.0
Unemployed 158 74 44.1 35.0-53.7 84 55.9 46.3-65.0
Retired 1,303 557 42.8 39.1-46.4 746 57.2 53.6-60.9
Unable to Work 425 351 80.1 74.2-84.9 74 19.9 15.1-25.8
Other not in Labor Force 332 73 21.5 16.7-27.2 259 78.5 72.8-83.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 139 80 56.6 46.2-66.3 59 43.4 33.7-53.8
50% to 100% 342 149 37.5 31.3-44.0 193 62.5 56.0-68.7
101% to 150% 630 297 43.9 39.1-48.7 333 56.1 51.3-60.9
151% to 200% 317 118 35.1 28.8-42.0 199 64.9 58.0-71.2
More than 200% 2,273 493 19.0 17.1-21.1 1,780 81.0 78.9-82.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 880 323 34.1 30.1-38.4 557 65.9 61.6-69.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 884 330 31.4 27.4-35.7 554 68.6 64.3-72.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,929 661 32.9 30.3-35.6 1,268 67.1 64.4-69.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,783 473 23.9 21.7-26.4 1,310 76.1 73.6-78.3

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the 2018 BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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