2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-Eastern NC 2,079 259 12.7 11.0-14.7 1,820 87.3 85.3-89.0
GENDER
Male 937 90 9.8 7.6-12.5 847 90.2 87.5-92.4
Female 1,142 169 15.6 13.0-18.5 973 84.4 81.5-87.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,247 161 14.0 11.7-16.7 1,086 86.0 83.3-88.3
Non-Hispanic Black 495 58 9.9 7.3-13.4 437 90.1 86.6-92.7
Other 337 40 12.6 8.1-19.1 297 87.4 80.9-91.9
AGE
18-34 378 58 14.5 10.8-19.1 320 85.5 80.9-89.2
35-44 286 44 15.8 11.4-21.4 242 84.2 78.6-88.6
45-54 311 51 15.6 11.4-21.1 260 84.4 78.9-88.6
55-64 405 54 10.2 7.5-13.8 351 89.8 86.2-92.5
65-74 409 36 10.7 6.9-16.4 373 89.3 83.6-93.1
75+ 251 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 195 26 12.4 7.7-19.4 169 87.6 80.6-92.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 598 66 11.5 8.6-15.2 532 88.5 84.8-91.4
Some Post-H.S. 606 85 14.0 10.9-17.7 521 86.0 82.3-89.1
College Graduate 666 80 12.7 9.7-16.6 586 87.3 83.4-90.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 641 144 22.2 18.4-26.4 497 77.8 73.6-81.6
No 1,356 109 9.2 7.3-11.6 1,247 90.8 88.4-92.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 361 43 14.6 10.2-20.5 318 85.4 79.5-89.8
Non-Veteran 1,703 216 12.5 10.6-14.6 1,487 87.5 85.4-89.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,041 117 11.9 9.6-14.6 924 88.1 85.4-90.4
Unemployed 121 21 19.8 12.0-30.7 100 80.2 69.3-88.0
Retired 596 47 8.8 5.9-12.8 549 91.2 87.2-94.1
Unable to Work 188 57 25.6 19.0-33.5 131 74.4 66.5-81.0
Other not in Labor Force 103 14 11.7 6.3-20.5 89 88.3 79.5-93.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 201 46 19.5 13.8-26.8 155 80.5 73.2-86.2
$15,000- 24,999 283 39 13.8 9.1-20.4 244 86.2 79.6-90.9
$25,000- 34,999 181 22 12.6 7.8-19.8 159 87.4 80.2-92.2
$35,000- 49,999 245 36 17.0 12.1-23.3 209 83.0 76.7-87.9
$50,000- 74,999 250 27 10.5 6.3-17.1 223 89.5 82.9-93.7
$75,000+ 507 44 9.8 6.9-13.7 463 90.2 86.3-93.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 196 32 17.6 11.3-26.2 164 82.4 73.8-88.7
101% to 150% 226 36 16.2 11.1-23.1 190 83.8 76.9-88.9
151% to 200% 187 28 15.7 9.9-24.1 159 84.3 75.9-90.1
More than 200% 942 92 10.0 7.8-12.7 850 90.0 87.3-92.2
HOUSING
Own 1,412 147 11.6 9.5-14.0 1,265 88.4 86.0-90.5
Rent 498 88 16.5 12.9-20.9 410 83.5 79.1-87.1
Other arrangement 153 23 12.5 7.8-19.4 130 87.5 80.6-92.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 204 19 9.4 5.8-14.8 185 90.6 85.2-94.2
Regional City or Suburban County 600 86 14.7 11.6-18.4 514 85.3 81.6-88.4
Rural 1,275 154 12.2 10.0-14.8 1,121 87.8 85.2-90.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,319 179 13.6 11.3-16.2 1,140 86.4 83.8-88.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 301 36 12.6 8.8-17.8 265 87.4 82.2-91.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 459 44 10.5 7.3-14.9 415 89.5 85.1-92.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 406 41 11.3 7.7-16.1 365 88.7 83.9-92.3
2nd Quartile 258 30 12.0 8.1-17.4 228 88.0 82.6-91.9
3rd Quartile 675 97 15.3 12.2-18.9 578 84.7 81.1-87.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 740 91 11.0 8.3-14.6 649 89.0 85.4-91.7

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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