2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,293 221 6.9 5.9- 8.2 3,072 93.1 91.8-94.1
-Non-Hispanic Black 641 37 5.7 4.0- 8.3 604 94.3 91.7-96.0
GENDER
Male 264 19 7.3 4.5-11.8 245 92.7 88.2-95.5
Female 377 18 4.3 2.5- 7.4 359 95.7 92.6-97.5
AGE
45-54 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 193 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 184 13 7.4 4.1-13.0 171 92.6 87.0-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 193 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 188 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 233 29 13.4 9.0-19.7 204 86.6 80.3-91.0
No 407 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 535 28 5.2 3.3- 7.9 507 94.8 92.1-96.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 208 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 173 13 8.3 4.6-14.3 160 91.7 85.7-95.4
Rural 260 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 227 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 270 15 4.4 2.4- 7.8 255 95.6 92.2-97.6
Unable to Work 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 267 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 418 22 4.7 2.9- 7.4 396 95.3 92.6-97.1
Rent 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 275 20 7.9 4.8-12.7 255 92.1 87.3-95.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 177 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 189 *** *** *** *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 233 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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