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 5,816 477 7.8 7.0- 8.7 5,339 92.2 91.3-93.0
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,071 107 9.3 7.3-11.7 964 90.7 88.3-92.7
GENDER
Male 432 32 6.2 4.2- 9.1 400 93.8 90.9-95.8
Female 639 75 11.8 8.8-15.6 564 88.2 84.4-91.2
AGE
18-34 195 23 10.4 6.4-16.3 172 89.6 83.7-93.6
35-44 152 19 11.3 7.0-18.0 133 88.7 82.0-93.0
45-54 176 20 11.4 6.7-18.8 156 88.6 81.2-93.3
55-64 210 20 7.4 4.2-12.7 190 92.6 87.3-95.8
65-74 217 16 4.6 2.7- 7.8 201 95.4 92.2-97.3
75+ 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 324 29 7.2 4.6-11.0 295 92.8 89.0-95.4
Some Post-H.S. 292 35 11.9 7.9-17.5 257 88.1 82.5-92.1
College Graduate 347 31 8.6 5.8-12.7 316 91.4 87.3-94.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 170 18 8.0 4.4-14.2 152 92.0 85.8-95.6
$25,000- 34,999 110 16 17.8 10.0-29.6 94 82.2 70.4-90.0
$35,000- 49,999 134 14 12.6 7.1-21.5 120 87.4 78.5-92.9
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 304 44 13.6 9.4-19.2 260 86.4 80.8-90.6
No 718 61 8.3 6.1-11.2 657 91.7 88.8-93.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 918 99 10.2 8.0-12.9 819 89.8 87.1-92.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 385 31 8.6 5.7-12.9 354 91.4 87.1-94.3
Regional City or Suburban County 274 27 6.9 4.5-10.5 247 93.1 89.5-95.5
Rural 412 49 11.8 8.4-16.5 363 88.2 83.5-91.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 503 49 9.3 6.7-12.6 454 90.7 87.4-93.3
Unemployed 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 299 24 7.3 4.3-12.2 275 92.7 87.8-95.7
Unable to Work 120 23 16.2 9.9-25.5 97 83.8 74.5-90.1
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 145 17 9.8 5.5-16.8 128 90.2 83.2-94.5
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 431 37 7.8 5.2-11.5 394 92.2 88.5-94.8
HOUSING
Own 570 47 7.4 5.0-10.8 523 92.6 89.2-95.0
Rent 392 49 11.7 8.5-16.0 343 88.3 84.0-91.5
Other arrangement 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 428 56 11.9 8.7-16.1 372 88.1 83.9-91.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 283 24 8.4 5.2-13.5 259 91.6 86.5-94.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 360 27 7.9 5.1-12.2 333 92.1 87.8-94.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 186 13 7.8 4.4-13.4 173 92.2 86.6-95.6
2nd Quartile 272 19 7.9 4.6-13.2 253 92.1 86.8-95.4
3rd Quartile 371 43 10.9 7.8-15.0 328 89.1 85.0-92.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 242 32 11.0 6.9-17.0 210 89.0 83.0-93.1

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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