2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,293 221 6.9 5.9- 8.2 3,072 93.1 91.8-94.1
-Eastern NC 1,251 82 7.7 5.8-10.1 1,169 92.3 89.9-94.2
GENDER
Male 555 42 9.0 6.3-12.8 513 91.0 87.2-93.7
Female 696 40 6.4 4.1- 9.9 656 93.6 90.1-95.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 781 47 7.7 5.3-11.0 734 92.3 89.0-94.7
Non-Hispanic Black 314 19 6.7 4.0-11.0 295 93.3 89.0-96.0
Other 156 16 12.1 6.7-20.9 140 87.9 79.1-93.3
AGE
45-54 276 19 7.6 4.6-12.3 257 92.4 87.7-95.4
55-64 349 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 367 25 8.4 4.8-14.1 342 91.6 85.9-95.2
75+ 227 14 7.7 4.3-13.6 213 92.3 86.4-95.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 23 6.7 4.1-10.6 324 93.3 89.4-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 400 30 7.7 5.0-11.6 370 92.3 88.4-95.0
College Graduate 378 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 493 71 17.9 13.5-23.4 422 82.1 76.6-86.5
No 756 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 218 19 10.4 6.3-16.6 199 89.6 83.4-93.7
Non-Veteran 1,032 63 7.1 5.1- 9.9 969 92.9 90.1-94.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 482 14 3.0 1.7- 5.3 468 97.0 94.7-98.3
Unemployed 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 533 37 8.6 5.6-12.9 496 91.4 87.1-94.4
Unable to Work 146 28 21.8 13.5-33.3 118 78.2 66.7-86.5
Other not in Labor Force 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 303 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 593 27 5.0 3.3- 7.5 566 95.0 92.5-96.7
HOUSING
Own 991 56 7.2 5.2-10.0 935 92.8 90.0-94.8
Rent 185 21 11.2 6.9-17.6 164 88.8 82.4-93.1
Other arrangement 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 319 23 8.4 4.9-14.1 296 91.6 85.9-95.1
Rural 808 55 7.7 5.5-10.8 753 92.3 89.2-94.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 812 62 8.3 6.2-11.1 750 91.7 88.9-93.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 274 *** *** *** *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 254 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 371 27 7.4 4.9-11.1 344 92.6 88.9-95.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 489 35 7.6 5.0-11.5 454 92.4 88.5-95.0

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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