2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Employer Plan Purchased Plan Medicare Medicaid TRICARE/VA/Military Other Plan
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,083 1,300 48.9 46.7-51.1 287 11.1 9.6-12.6 1,101 27.5 25.7-29.5 191 6.9 5.8- 8.2 170 4.8 3.9- 5.7 34 0.9 0.6- 1.3
GENDER
Male 1,350 579 50.3 46.9-53.6 136 12.2 10.0-14.7 442 24.5 21.9-27.3 58 4.6 3.5- 6.2 120 7.5 6.0- 9.4 15 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Female 1,733 721 47.8 44.8-50.8 151 10.1 8.4-12.2 659 30.1 27.5-32.8 133 8.8 7.1-10.8 50 2.4 1.7- 3.4 19 0.8 0.5- 1.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,203 942 50.0 47.4-52.6 211 11.0 9.4-12.9 826 29.4 27.2-31.8 95 4.7 3.6- 6.1 113 4.4 3.4- 5.6 16 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Non-Hispanic Black 578 228 44.9 39.9-50.1 36 8.7 6.0-12.3 200 25.9 21.9-30.4 66 12.6 9.6-16.4 39 6.4 4.5- 9.0 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 12.2 7.1-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 99 54 68.5 57.6-77.7 11 9.4 4.5-18.5 16 7.8 4.3-13.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 455 285 59.4 54.0-64.5 70 17.8 13.9-22.5 *** *** *** 57 14.7 11.1-19.2 24 5.1 3.3- 7.7 *** *** ***
35-44 339 245 76.5 70.8-81.3 38 10.3 6.9-15.1 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 27 6.4 4.1-10.0 16 3.8 2.2- 6.4 *** *** ***
45-54 508 327 68.2 63.1-72.9 54 10.0 7.4-13.4 49 10.0 7.0-14.2 40 6.8 4.7- 9.6 32 4.3 2.8- 6.4 *** *** ***
55-64 592 329 57.8 52.7-62.6 84 14.9 11.6-18.9 91 15.6 12.3-19.6 37 5.0 3.4- 7.3 39 5.3 3.3- 8.6 12 1.4 0.7- 2.7
65-74 709 67 9.9 7.3-13.4 19 4.8 2.5- 9.1 566 77.2 72.4-81.4 17 1.6 0.9- 2.8 35 5.6 3.8- 8.3 *** *** ***
75+ 441 27 5.5 3.6- 8.3 17 3.3 1.9- 5.6 363 84.6 80.3-88.1 11 2.8 1.3- 5.8 23 3.7 2.3- 6.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 261 41 19.5 13.9-26.5 18 9.4 5.2-16.5 154 54.3 46.2-62.2 40 14.9 10.2-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 715 225 39.3 34.8-43.9 69 11.3 8.6-14.8 296 32.2 28.2-36.4 77 11.7 9.0-15.2 40 4.8 3.3- 7.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 941 360 49.4 45.4-53.3 100 12.5 10.0-15.5 342 24.5 21.6-27.7 50 5.4 4.0- 7.5 79 7.3 5.6- 9.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,162 672 67.5 64.3-70.5 100 9.7 7.8-12.1 307 17.2 15.1-19.6 24 1.6 0.9- 2.6 47 3.1 2.2- 4.4 12 0.8 0.4- 1.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 237 16 6.0 3.3-10.4 19 11.6 7.2-18.2 142 58.1 49.8-66.0 53 22.5 16.6-29.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 406 84 23.5 18.6-29.1 36 11.9 7.7-18.0 207 41.6 35.6-47.8 60 19.2 14.1-25.6 15 3.1 1.7- 5.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 262 81 37.6 30.2-45.5 26 9.3 5.9-14.3 113 33.9 27.5-40.9 14 7.2 4.0-12.6 23 9.1 5.6-14.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 383 184 55.4 49.2-61.4 41 9.6 6.6-13.8 115 24.7 20.0-30.1 18 6.2 3.6-10.4 19 3.0 1.7- 5.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 450 255 64.7 59.1-70.0 32 8.4 5.7-12.4 115 15.2 12.0-19.1 *** *** *** 39 8.9 5.9-13.3 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 794 517 71.7 67.8-75.3 66 10.9 8.3-14.3 160 12.3 10.2-14.7 *** *** *** 43 4.5 3.2- 6.3 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 552 164 35.4 30.3-40.9 67 14.3 10.8-18.6 249 38.8 33.7-44.1 38 7.3 4.9-10.7 25 3.2 1.9- 5.2 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,025 222 25.6 22.2-29.3 65 8.8 6.5-11.7 535 45.7 41.8-49.7 115 12.2 9.8-15.1 81 7.3 5.4- 9.6 *** *** ***
No 2,048 1,073 59.1 56.4-61.7 221 12.0 10.3-14.0 565 19.7 17.8-21.8 75 4.6 3.5- 6.0 88 3.6 2.8- 4.6 26 1.0 0.6- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 463 107 29.2 23.9-35.3 18 5.6 3.0-10.1 181 30.8 25.9-36.1 14 2.9 1.6- 5.3 142 31.2 25.9-37.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,621 1,194 51.8 49.4-54.2 269 11.8 10.3-13.6 920 27.1 25.1-29.1 177 7.5 6.2- 8.9 28 0.9 0.6- 1.4 33 0.9 0.6- 1.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 727 389 57.6 53.4-61.7 71 11.9 9.3-15.1 209 21.3 18.4-24.5 31 5.6 3.7- 8.3 21 3.0 1.7- 5.2 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 727 295 45.3 40.8-49.8 65 10.1 7.5-13.6 237 27.4 23.5-31.6 48 7.7 5.6-10.6 75 8.7 6.8-11.2 *** *** ***
Rural 1,630 617 45.4 42.2-48.7 151 11.1 9.1-13.4 655 31.9 29.1-34.8 112 7.2 5.7- 9.0 74 3.4 2.5- 4.6 21 1.0 0.6- 1.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,460 1,034 73.5 70.7-76.1 185 13.2 11.1-15.5 115 5.2 4.2- 6.5 47 4.0 2.9- 5.5 58 3.3 2.4- 4.4 21 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,073 128 12.8 10.4-15.6 44 5.4 3.5- 8.2 790 71.4 67.6-75.0 26 2.5 1.5- 4.4 80 7.3 5.6- 9.5 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 321 36 12.2 8.2-17.8 15 4.5 2.5- 8.0 171 53.9 46.4-61.1 79 22.5 17.4-28.6 18 6.3 3.1-12.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 159 75 50.9 41.6-60.2 32 22.0 15.2-30.7 *** *** *** 25 17.1 10.7-26.1 11 5.0 2.6- 9.3 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 170 30 17.4 11.6-25.3 15 13.3 6.9-24.1 77 39.3 30.1-49.4 41 27.2 19.2-37.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 425 94 27.2 22.1-33.0 38 10.7 7.4-15.2 214 41.9 36.2-47.7 52 13.8 9.9-18.9 24 5.5 3.4- 8.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 214 63 38.1 30.0-46.9 17 9.4 5.6-15.5 96 32.9 26.1-40.5 18 10.1 5.8-17.1 15 6.7 3.5-12.3 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,655 938 65.0 62.2-67.7 143 9.9 8.2-12.1 439 17.7 15.8-19.7 21 1.4 0.9- 2.4 100 5.3 4.1- 6.8 14 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 552 164 35.4 30.3-40.9 67 14.3 10.8-18.6 249 38.8 33.7-44.1 38 7.3 4.9-10.7 25 3.2 1.9- 5.2 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 648 235 43.5 38.2-49.0 53 10.3 7.4-14.1 261 31.7 27.1-36.7 52 8.8 6.2-12.2 36 4.6 3.0- 7.1 11 1.1 0.6- 2.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,325 532 45.9 42.6-49.3 122 10.4 8.4-12.9 475 29.4 26.4-32.5 89 7.7 6.0- 9.9 94 5.7 4.5- 7.2 13 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,111 534 54.2 50.7-57.7 112 12.0 9.8-14.7 365 24.1 21.4-26.9 50 5.3 3.9- 7.2 40 3.7 2.5- 5.5 *** *** ***

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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.

***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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