2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
dysthymia, or minor depression?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,817 1,201 20.8 19.6-22.2 4,616 79.2 77.8-80.4
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,074 180 16.7 14.1-19.8 894 83.3 80.2-85.9
GENDER
Male 432 65 15.2 11.4-19.8 367 84.8 80.2-88.6
Female 642 115 18.0 14.4-22.3 527 82.0 77.7-85.6
AGE
18-34 197 32 16.8 11.3-24.2 165 83.2 75.8-88.7
35-44 152 31 19.2 13.0-27.5 121 80.8 72.5-87.0
45-54 176 35 20.0 13.9-27.8 141 80.0 72.2-86.1
55-64 209 37 14.9 10.0-21.7 172 85.1 78.3-90.0
65-74 216 28 13.2 8.3-20.3 188 86.8 79.7-91.7
75+ 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 326 54 16.0 11.6-21.7 272 84.0 78.3-88.4
Some Post-H.S. 291 55 20.0 14.9-26.2 236 80.0 73.8-85.1
College Graduate 350 55 14.4 10.7-19.1 295 85.6 80.9-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 37 25.0 16.7-35.7 103 75.0 64.3-83.3
$15,000- 24,999 169 37 20.9 14.3-29.4 132 79.1 70.6-85.7
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 25 17.9 11.5-26.7 109 82.1 73.3-88.5
$50,000- 74,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 199 24 10.9 6.7-17.3 175 89.1 82.7-93.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 306 98 34.6 27.8-42.2 208 65.4 57.8-72.2
No 719 75 10.0 7.6-13.1 644 90.0 86.9-92.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 46 33.0 24.2-43.1 99 67.0 56.9-75.8
Non-Veteran 921 132 14.1 11.4-17.2 789 85.9 82.8-88.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 384 56 15.1 11.1-20.2 328 84.9 79.8-88.9
Regional City or Suburban County 277 59 21.1 15.7-27.9 218 78.9 72.1-84.3
Rural 413 65 15.7 11.7-20.8 348 84.3 79.2-88.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 503 62 11.6 8.6-15.5 441 88.4 84.5-91.4
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 302 38 14.6 9.9-21.1 264 85.4 78.9-90.1
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 25 17.6 10.7-27.6 85 82.4 72.4-89.3
101% to 150% 145 26 15.5 9.8-23.5 119 84.5 76.5-90.2
151% to 200% 96 16 16.5 9.3-27.7 80 83.5 72.3-90.7
More than 200% 432 60 12.7 9.4-17.1 372 87.3 82.9-90.6
HOUSING
Own 571 91 16.2 12.7-20.4 480 83.8 79.6-87.3
Rent 393 69 15.0 11.3-19.8 324 85.0 80.2-88.7
Other arrangement 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 431 72 15.2 11.4-19.8 359 84.8 80.2-88.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 48 17.3 12.5-23.4 236 82.7 76.6-87.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 359 60 17.5 13.1-23.0 299 82.5 77.0-86.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 37 17.0 11.8-24.0 150 83.0 76.0-88.2
2nd Quartile 271 40 16.7 11.9-23.0 231 83.3 77.0-88.1
3rd Quartile 374 71 19.4 14.9-24.9 303 80.6 75.1-85.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 242 32 11.8 7.2-18.7 210 88.2 81.3-92.8

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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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