2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
-Eastern NC 2,115 858 46.3 43.5-49.0 537 23.8 21.5-26.1 720 30.0 27.6-32.5
GENDER
Male 954 438 52.8 48.8-56.8 219 20.2 17.2-23.5 297 27.0 23.7-30.6
Female 1,161 420 40.1 36.4-43.8 318 27.2 24.0-30.6 423 32.8 29.4-36.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,272 486 42.5 39.1-46.0 331 25.3 22.4-28.5 455 32.2 29.1-35.5
Non-Hispanic Black 503 193 47.3 41.6-53.1 134 22.0 17.9-26.7 176 30.7 25.9-35.9
Other 340 179 62.9 55.8-69.5 72 19.8 14.6-26.2 89 17.3 13.1-22.4
AGE
18-34 381 282 73.0 67.3-78.1 70 19.4 15.0-24.6 29 7.6 5.0-11.5
35-44 288 160 53.6 46.9-60.2 69 25.4 19.8-31.8 59 21.0 15.9-27.2
45-54 315 152 46.6 40.2-53.2 73 24.9 19.5-31.2 90 28.5 23.0-34.7
55-64 413 123 28.8 23.7-34.4 125 29.4 24.2-35.2 165 41.8 35.7-48.2
65-74 419 82 20.4 15.8-25.9 122 24.3 19.8-29.5 215 55.3 49.1-61.3
75+ 257 36 13.9 8.3-22.4 68 22.9 17.2-29.7 153 63.3 54.8-71.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 202 64 34.4 26.2-43.6 44 18.7 13.2-25.9 94 46.9 37.9-56.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 609 257 51.2 46.2-56.2 150 22.6 18.6-27.2 202 26.2 22.3-30.5
Some Post-H.S. 617 216 43.2 38.3-48.2 155 24.4 20.5-28.8 246 32.4 28.3-36.8
College Graduate 674 314 51.0 46.3-55.6 188 27.8 23.9-32.2 172 21.2 17.7-25.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 658 109 20.3 16.3-25.1 131 18.4 15.0-22.4 418 61.3 56.2-66.1
No 1,373 705 56.1 52.8-59.4 382 26.0 23.2-29.1 286 17.8 15.5-20.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 368 140 47.0 40.6-53.5 79 18.1 14.0-23.0 149 34.9 29.4-40.9
Non-Veteran 1,732 710 46.0 42.9-49.0 454 24.9 22.4-27.6 568 29.1 26.4-31.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,048 578 57.9 54.2-61.5 285 26.9 23.7-30.4 185 15.2 12.8-17.9
Unemployed 124 *** *** *** 25 22.5 14.4-33.5 38 30.0 21.1-40.6
Retired 612 122 20.3 16.2-25.2 168 23.0 19.2-27.2 322 56.8 51.4-61.9
Unable to Work 196 *** *** *** 36 18.7 12.5-26.9 148 73.7 64.8-81.1
Other not in Labor Force 103 64 73.0 61.7-81.9 *** *** *** 23 17.5 10.8-27.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 59 34.7 25.8-44.8 51 21.1 14.8-29.2 96 44.2 35.0-53.8
$15,000- 24,999 295 112 44.1 36.6-51.8 58 18.8 13.7-25.3 125 37.1 30.2-44.6
$25,000- 34,999 181 72 43.3 34.0-53.1 40 24.9 17.0-35.0 69 31.8 23.9-40.9
$35,000- 49,999 246 98 44.2 36.8-52.0 64 23.8 18.2-30.4 84 32.0 25.5-39.2
$50,000- 74,999 256 120 52.0 44.2-59.8 63 24.8 18.5-32.4 73 23.2 17.5-30.0
$75,000+ 508 225 48.2 42.9-53.6 153 29.3 24.7-34.4 130 22.5 18.3-27.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 202 70 37.5 28.6-47.3 37 15.5 10.4-22.5 95 47.0 37.7-56.5
101% to 150% 235 97 49.4 41.3-57.6 52 20.3 14.6-27.4 86 30.3 23.6-38.0
151% to 200% 187 74 41.9 33.0-51.4 40 22.4 15.4-31.4 73 35.6 27.2-45.0
More than 200% 950 399 47.2 43.2-51.2 270 28.1 24.6-31.8 281 24.7 21.6-28.1
HOUSING
Own 1,435 514 40.5 37.3-43.9 397 25.8 23.0-28.7 524 33.7 30.7-36.9
Rent 508 254 57.5 51.9-62.9 95 18.1 14.3-22.8 159 24.4 20.2-29.1
Other arrangement 156 79 61.3 51.2-70.4 42 23.2 15.8-32.8 35 15.5 10.4-22.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 206 90 50.2 42.0-58.5 53 22.7 16.9-29.8 63 27.1 20.7-34.5
Regional City or Suburban County 612 272 50.3 45.3-55.2 144 22.4 18.7-26.7 196 27.3 23.3-31.8
Rural 1,297 496 43.6 40.0-47.2 340 24.6 21.7-27.8 461 31.8 28.6-35.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,346 545 47.3 43.8-50.9 328 22.7 19.9-25.7 473 30.0 27.0-33.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 303 121 43.1 36.5-49.9 82 26.2 20.8-32.5 100 30.7 24.8-37.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 466 192 45.5 39.8-51.2 127 25.1 20.5-30.3 147 29.4 24.4-35.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 412 159 44.8 39.0-50.7 111 24.7 20.2-29.8 142 30.6 25.6-36.1
2nd Quartile 265 123 48.5 41.2-55.9 64 21.9 16.4-28.6 78 29.6 23.0-37.1
3rd Quartile 684 296 48.8 44.2-53.4 165 23.5 19.9-27.5 223 27.7 24.0-31.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 754 280 43.1 38.1-48.2 197 24.5 20.5-29.1 277 32.4 28.1-37.1

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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