2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,823 721 12.3 11.3-13.4 5,102 87.7 86.6-88.7
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 156 14.5 12.0-17.4 919 85.5 82.6-88.0
GENDER
Male 433 55 12.2 9.1-16.3 378 87.8 83.7-90.9
Female 642 101 16.4 12.9-20.6 541 83.6 79.4-87.1
AGE
18-34 197 40 19.0 13.6-26.0 157 81.0 74.0-86.4
35-44 152 26 17.0 11.3-24.9 126 83.0 75.1-88.7
45-54 177 27 14.5 9.3-21.9 150 85.5 78.1-90.7
55-64 210 24 9.8 5.8-15.9 186 90.2 84.1-94.2
65-74 217 24 9.3 5.6-15.1 193 90.7 84.9-94.4
75+ 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 325 50 14.8 10.7-20.2 275 85.2 79.8-89.3
Some Post-H.S. 293 42 14.6 10.2-20.6 251 85.4 79.4-89.8
College Graduate 349 49 15.1 11.1-20.3 300 84.9 79.7-88.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 23 15.8 9.1-26.1 115 84.2 73.9-90.9
$15,000- 24,999 171 22 12.1 7.2-19.7 149 87.9 80.3-92.8
$25,000- 34,999 110 20 21.7 13.0-33.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 25 21.3 14.0-31.0 109 78.7 69.0-86.0
$50,000- 74,999 111 14 12.8 7.1-22.0 97 87.2 78.0-92.9
$75,000+ 199 25 11.6 7.2-18.2 174 88.4 81.8-92.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 305 58 18.5 13.6-24.7 247 81.5 75.3-86.4
No 721 92 13.3 10.5-16.8 629 86.7 83.2-89.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 15 7.4 4.2-12.7 130 92.6 87.3-95.8
Non-Veteran 922 140 15.5 12.7-18.7 782 84.5 81.3-87.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 385 53 14.8 10.9-19.7 332 85.2 80.3-89.1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 38 11.4 7.9-16.2 238 88.6 83.8-92.1
Rural 414 65 16.4 12.3-21.6 349 83.6 78.4-87.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 504 75 15.7 12.2-19.8 429 84.3 80.2-87.8
Unemployed 96 15 13.7 7.9-22.9 81 86.3 77.1-92.1
Retired 300 33 9.2 5.9-14.2 267 90.8 85.8-94.1
Unable to Work 120 29 23.8 15.5-34.7 91 76.2 65.3-84.5
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 18 14.0 8.0-23.3 91 86.0 76.7-92.0
101% to 150% 145 23 16.7 10.4-25.7 122 83.3 74.3-89.6
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 433 59 13.5 9.9-18.0 374 86.5 82.0-90.1
HOUSING
Own 573 73 12.5 9.4-16.5 500 87.5 83.5-90.6
Rent 392 67 17.3 13.2-22.3 325 82.7 77.7-86.8
Other arrangement 103 16 16.6 9.7-27.0 87 83.4 73.0-90.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 431 72 17.4 13.3-22.5 359 82.6 77.5-86.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 283 39 14.8 10.3-20.8 244 85.2 79.2-89.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 361 45 12.1 8.6-16.9 316 87.9 83.1-91.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 20 10.1 6.2-15.9 167 89.9 84.1-93.8
2nd Quartile 273 37 14.1 9.7-20.0 236 85.9 80.0-90.3
3rd Quartile 373 59 16.6 12.6-21.7 314 83.4 78.3-87.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 242 40 16.3 11.0-23.6 202 83.7 76.4-89.0

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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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