2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,216 2,609 81.6 79.9-83.2 607 18.4 16.8-20.1
GENDER
Male 1,542 1,223 80.7 78.2-83.0 319 19.3 17.0-21.8
Female 1,674 1,386 82.6 80.2-84.7 288 17.4 15.3-19.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,995 1,769 88.8 86.9-90.4 226 11.2 9.6-13.1
Non-Hispanic Black 641 515 81.1 77.1-84.6 126 18.9 15.4-22.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 136 118 88.7 81.0-93.5 18 11.3 6.5-19.0
Hispanic 349 129 36.4 30.6-42.6 220 63.6 57.4-69.4
AGE
18-34 1,002 777 77.6 74.5-80.4 225 22.4 19.6-25.5
35-44 618 477 80.6 76.7-84.0 141 19.4 16.0-23.3
45-54 768 630 84.1 80.5-87.1 138 15.9 12.9-19.5
55-64 833 729 87.4 84.1-90.2 104 12.6 9.8-15.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 341 156 52.2 45.8-58.6 185 47.8 41.4-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 796 588 76.4 72.7-79.7 208 23.6 20.3-27.3
Some Post-H.S. 910 765 85.3 82.3-87.9 145 14.7 12.1-17.7
College Graduate 1,172 1,102 95.0 93.4-96.2 70 5.0 3.8- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 313 205 68.4 62.2-74.1 108 31.6 25.9-37.8
$15,000- 24,999 466 293 61.7 56.1-67.0 173 38.3 33.0-43.9
$25,000- 34,999 261 187 71.8 64.4-78.1 74 28.2 21.9-35.6
$35,000- 49,999 384 336 84.4 78.8-88.7 48 15.6 11.3-21.2
$50,000-74,999 430 401 94.0 90.7-96.2 29 6.0 3.8- 9.3
$75,000+ 848 813 95.2 93.0-96.8 35 4.8 3.2- 7.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 519 378 74.2 69.2-78.7 141 25.8 21.3-30.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 823 630 76.0 72.1-79.5 193 24.0 20.5-27.9
No 2,297 1,908 84.0 82.2-85.8 389 16.0 14.2-17.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 388 365 95.2 92.4-97.0 23 4.8 3.0- 7.6
Non-Veteran 2,828 2,246 80.1 78.2-81.8 582 19.9 18.2-21.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 951 761 79.6 76.5-82.4 190 20.4 17.6-23.5
Regional City or Suburban County 806 683 85.4 82.2-88.0 123 14.6 12.0-17.8
Rural 1,464 1,169 80.9 78.1-83.4 295 19.1 16.6-21.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,194 1,805 83.5 81.5-85.3 389 16.5 14.7-18.5
Unemployed 152 82 49.6 40.2-59.1 70 50.4 40.9-59.8
Retired 195 180 94.6 90.5-97.0 15 5.4 3.0- 9.5
Unable to Work 324 283 88.6 83.7-92.2 41 11.4 7.8-16.3
Other not in Labor Force 322 236 74.1 68.0-79.3 86 25.9 20.7-32.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 122 67 59.2 48.7-68.8 55 40.8 31.2-51.3
50% to 100% 290 163 58.7 51.5-65.5 127 41.3 34.5-48.5
101% to 150% 414 296 71.1 65.5-76.1 118 28.9 23.9-34.5
151% to 200% 192 153 77.5 68.7-84.4 39 22.5 15.6-31.3
More than 200% 1,628 1,516 92.7 91.0-94.2 112 7.3 5.8- 9.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 519 378 74.2 69.2-78.7 141 25.8 21.3-30.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 583 454 77.3 72.1-81.8 129 22.7 18.2-27.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,344 1,110 82.7 80.1-85.0 234 17.3 15.0-19.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,294 1,049 81.8 79.2-84.1 245 18.2 15.9-20.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

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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