2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Injection Drug Use

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,561 346 10.5 9.3-12.0 3,215 89.5 88.0-90.7
GENDER
Male 1,600 170 11.4 9.5-13.8 1,430 88.6 86.2-90.5
Female 1,961 176 9.8 8.2-11.6 1,785 90.2 88.4-91.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,374 262 12.4 10.7-14.3 2,112 87.6 85.7-89.3
Non-Hispanic Black 679 52 8.2 5.8-11.4 627 91.8 88.6-94.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 116 *** *** *** 110 97.1 93.1-98.8
Hispanic 275 12 3.8 1.9- 7.6 263 96.2 92.4-98.1
AGE
18-34 617 91 17.0 13.5-21.0 526 83.0 79.0-86.5
35-44 441 45 9.2 6.5-12.8 396 90.8 87.2-93.5
45-54 620 60 8.1 6.0-10.8 560 91.9 89.2-94.0
55-64 680 68 8.9 6.6-11.8 612 91.1 88.2-93.4
65-74 713 54 8.4 5.6-12.4 659 91.6 87.6-94.4
75+ 441 25 7.2 4.4-11.6 416 92.8 88.4-95.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 411 36 11.1 7.4-16.3 375 88.9 83.7-92.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 88 9.7 7.5-12.4 790 90.3 87.6-92.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,063 114 11.8 9.5-14.5 949 88.2 85.5-90.5
College Graduate 1,204 108 9.6 7.7-11.9 1,096 90.4 88.1-92.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 322 39 12.3 8.2-18.2 283 87.7 81.8-91.8
$15,000- 24,999 549 59 11.0 8.0-15.0 490 89.0 85.0-92.0
$25,000- 34,999 311 31 9.9 6.4-15.0 280 90.1 85.0-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 421 41 11.1 7.8-15.6 380 88.9 84.4-92.2
$50,000-74,999 472 49 11.5 8.0-16.1 423 88.5 83.9-92.0
$75,000+ 807 76 10.0 7.7-13.0 731 90.0 87.0-92.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 681 51 9.4 6.6-13.3 630 90.6 86.7-93.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,206 153 14.1 11.6-16.9 1,053 85.9 83.1-88.4
No 2,344 190 8.9 7.4-10.5 2,154 91.1 89.5-92.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 484 48 13.2 9.1-18.8 436 86.8 81.2-90.9
Non-Veteran 3,078 298 10.2 8.9-11.7 2,780 89.8 88.3-91.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 859 62 7.3 5.5- 9.7 797 92.7 90.3-94.5
Regional City or Suburban County 821 80 12.6 9.8-16.2 741 87.4 83.8-90.2
Rural 1,883 204 11.5 9.7-13.6 1,679 88.5 86.4-90.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,741 185 11.3 9.5-13.4 1,556 88.7 86.6-90.5
Unemployed 112 13 9.4 4.9-17.3 99 90.6 82.7-95.1
Retired 1,089 80 7.7 5.9-10.1 1,009 92.3 89.9-94.1
Unable to Work 365 43 12.6 8.1-18.9 322 87.4 81.1-91.9
Other not in Labor Force 237 25 11.9 7.5-18.3 212 88.1 81.7-92.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 106 12 9.6 4.6-18.8 94 90.4 81.2-95.4
50% to 100% 271 37 14.8 9.9-21.5 234 85.2 78.5-90.1
101% to 150% 525 55 9.5 6.9-13.0 470 90.5 87.0-93.1
151% to 200% 245 23 9.9 5.9-16.0 222 90.1 84.0-94.1
More than 200% 1,725 168 10.8 9.0-12.9 1,557 89.2 87.1-91.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 681 51 9.4 6.6-13.3 630 90.6 86.7-93.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 760 98 11.7 9.0-15.0 662 88.3 85.0-91.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,513 139 12.0 9.8-14.5 1,374 88.0 85.5-90.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,290 109 8.6 6.9-10.6 1,181 91.4 89.4-93.1

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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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