2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-Eastern NC 2,105 712 28.6 26.3-31.1 1,393 71.4 68.9-73.7
GENDER
Male 948 285 26.1 22.8-29.6 663 73.9 70.4-77.2
Female 1,157 427 31.1 27.8-34.5 730 68.9 65.5-72.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,266 434 30.3 27.3-33.5 832 69.7 66.5-72.7
Non-Hispanic Black 499 187 29.3 24.7-34.4 312 70.7 65.6-75.3
Other 340 91 18.8 14.2-24.6 249 81.2 75.4-85.8
AGE
18-34 380 18 4.7 2.8- 7.9 362 95.3 92.1-97.2
35-44 287 52 18.6 13.7-24.7 235 81.4 75.3-86.3
45-54 314 86 27.4 22.0-33.6 228 72.6 66.4-78.0
55-64 410 169 42.7 36.5-49.0 241 57.3 51.0-63.5
65-74 417 221 56.2 50.0-62.2 196 43.8 37.8-50.0
75+ 255 155 60.1 51.5-68.1 100 39.9 31.9-48.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 202 91 44.3 35.5-53.5 111 55.7 46.5-64.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 607 205 25.3 21.5-29.6 402 74.7 70.4-78.5
Some Post-H.S. 612 237 29.9 26.0-34.2 375 70.1 65.8-74.0
College Graduate 672 177 22.0 18.6-25.8 495 78.0 74.2-81.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 653 385 54.6 49.5-59.5 268 45.4 40.5-50.5
No 1,368 302 18.6 16.3-21.2 1,066 81.4 78.8-83.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 366 133 32.2 26.9-38.1 233 67.8 61.9-73.1
Non-Veteran 1,724 573 27.9 25.3-30.6 1,151 72.1 69.4-74.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,045 189 15.1 12.7-17.7 856 84.9 82.3-87.3
Unemployed 123 30 20.3 13.3-29.8 93 79.7 70.2-86.7
Retired 609 327 55.8 50.5-61.0 282 44.2 39.0-49.5
Unable to Work 193 134 66.6 57.3-74.8 59 33.4 25.2-42.7
Other not in Labor Force 103 25 21.3 13.3-32.4 78 78.7 67.6-86.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 204 89 36.9 28.4-46.3 115 63.1 53.7-71.6
$15,000- 24,999 294 122 36.9 30.0-44.5 172 63.1 55.5-70.0
$25,000- 34,999 181 69 31.1 23.3-40.2 112 68.9 59.8-76.7
$35,000- 49,999 245 87 30.5 24.3-37.4 158 69.5 62.6-75.7
$50,000- 74,999 256 65 18.3 13.7-24.0 191 81.7 76.0-86.3
$75,000+ 504 133 25.0 20.5-30.0 371 75.0 70.0-79.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 200 85 41.4 32.3-51.0 115 58.6 49.0-67.7
101% to 150% 235 81 30.3 23.5-38.2 154 69.7 61.8-76.5
151% to 200% 187 73 30.4 23.0-39.1 114 69.6 60.9-77.0
More than 200% 945 285 25.8 22.6-29.3 660 74.2 70.7-77.4
HOUSING
Own 1,430 530 33.4 30.4-36.5 900 66.6 63.5-69.6
Rent 504 142 19.7 16.0-24.1 362 80.3 75.9-84.0
Other arrangement 155 38 14.2 9.6-20.6 117 85.8 79.4-90.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 206 61 26.7 20.4-34.2 145 73.3 65.8-79.6
Regional City or Suburban County 608 182 25.3 21.3-29.7 426 74.7 70.3-78.7
Rural 1,291 469 30.7 27.6-33.9 822 69.3 66.1-72.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,337 464 27.7 24.9-30.7 873 72.3 69.3-75.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 303 102 30.8 25.0-37.3 201 69.2 62.7-75.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 465 146 29.8 24.7-35.4 319 70.2 64.6-75.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 412 142 31.1 26.1-36.7 270 68.9 63.3-73.9
2nd Quartile 264 73 25.5 19.4-32.8 191 74.5 67.2-80.6
3rd Quartile 680 215 27.0 23.3-31.1 465 73.0 68.9-76.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 749 282 30.7 26.5-35.1 467 69.3 64.9-73.5

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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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