2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,712 3,722 80.9 79.4-82.3 990 19.1 17.7-20.6
GENDER
Male 2,192 1,738 81.8 79.7-83.8 454 18.2 16.2-20.3
Female 2,520 1,984 80.0 78.0-81.9 536 20.0 18.1-22.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,137 2,540 82.0 80.2-83.7 597 18.0 16.3-19.8
Non-Hispanic Black 876 666 80.0 76.6-83.0 210 20.0 17.0-23.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 134 90.2 85.0-93.7 29 9.8 6.3-15.0
Hispanic 378 271 71.9 66.1-77.0 107 28.1 23.0-33.9
AGE
18-34 1,007 904 89.6 87.3-91.6 103 10.4 8.4-12.7
35-44 616 515 84.9 81.2-87.9 101 15.1 12.1-18.8
45-54 767 599 79.1 75.2-82.5 168 20.9 17.5-24.8
55-64 829 609 74.8 70.8-78.4 220 25.2 21.6-29.2
65-74 862 633 72.4 68.1-76.4 229 27.6 23.6-31.9
75+ 543 387 69.1 63.1-74.5 156 30.9 25.5-36.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 514 272 55.4 49.8-60.8 242 44.6 39.2-50.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,187 879 79.8 77.0-82.3 308 20.2 17.7-23.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,342 1,076 83.0 80.4-85.3 266 17.0 14.7-19.6
College Graduate 1,664 1,490 92.2 90.7-93.5 174 7.8 6.5- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 429 238 60.8 54.8-66.4 191 39.2 33.6-45.2
$15,000- 24,999 693 466 70.4 66.0-74.4 227 29.6 25.6-34.0
$25,000- 34,999 415 308 73.5 67.7-78.6 107 26.5 21.4-32.3
$35,000- 49,999 548 456 83.3 79.0-86.8 92 16.7 13.2-21.0
$50,000-74,999 621 554 89.8 86.1-92.6 67 10.2 7.4-13.9
$75,000+ 1,103 1,024 93.0 90.8-94.7 79 7.0 5.3- 9.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 909 682 77.2 73.4-80.6 227 22.8 19.4-26.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,454 787 56.2 52.9-59.6 667 43.8 40.4-47.1
No 3,127 2,829 90.7 89.3-91.9 298 9.3 8.1-10.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 703 547 80.2 76.1-83.7 156 19.8 16.3-23.9
Non-Veteran 4,006 3,174 81.0 79.5-82.5 832 19.0 17.5-20.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,266 1,095 87.7 85.5-89.6 171 12.3 10.4-14.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,132 918 81.6 78.6-84.2 214 18.4 15.8-21.4
Rural 2,320 1,715 74.8 72.3-77.1 605 25.2 22.9-27.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,418 2,158 89.5 87.9-90.9 260 10.5 9.1-12.1
Unemployed 160 110 72.9 64.2-80.1 50 27.1 19.9-35.8
Retired 1,319 986 74.2 70.8-77.4 333 25.8 22.6-29.2
Unable to Work 428 136 30.8 25.3-36.8 292 69.2 63.2-74.7
Other not in Labor Force 340 293 87.6 83.1-91.1 47 12.4 8.9-16.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 347 214 69.3 63.3-74.7 133 30.7 25.3-36.7
101% to 150% 639 417 67.3 62.6-71.8 222 32.7 28.2-37.4
151% to 200% 319 246 79.0 73.1-83.9 73 21.0 16.1-26.9
More than 200% 2,300 2,044 89.5 87.8-91.0 256 10.5 9.0-12.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 909 682 77.2 73.4-80.6 227 22.8 19.4-26.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 915 656 74.8 70.6-78.5 259 25.2 21.5-29.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,965 1,510 77.3 74.9-79.5 455 22.7 20.5-25.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,838 1,562 86.2 84.3-88.0 276 13.8 12.0-15.7

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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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