2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,639 893 14.0 12.9-15.2 4,746 86.0 84.8-87.1
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,030 198 15.0 12.4-18.0 832 85.0 82.0-87.6
GENDER
Male 411 72 14.7 10.7-19.9 339 85.3 80.1-89.3
Female 619 126 15.2 12.1-18.9 493 84.8 81.1-87.9
AGE
18-34 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 170 32 14.0 9.4-20.3 138 86.0 79.7-90.6
55-64 203 60 25.1 18.3-33.4 143 74.9 66.6-81.7
65-74 212 50 23.4 16.7-31.9 162 76.6 68.1-83.3
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 306 65 13.1 9.6-17.6 241 86.9 82.4-90.4
Some Post-H.S. 286 62 15.5 11.5-20.7 224 84.5 79.3-88.5
College Graduate 338 39 8.7 6.0-12.5 299 91.3 87.5-94.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 167 48 21.0 14.5-29.3 119 79.0 70.7-85.5
$25,000- 34,999 107 26 19.0 11.7-29.3 81 81.0 70.7-88.3
$35,000- 49,999 132 24 15.0 9.3-23.4 108 85.0 76.6-90.7
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 199 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 307 198 56.7 48.9-64.1 109 43.3 35.9-51.1
No 721 *** *** *** 721 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 142 39 25.5 18.0-34.9 103 74.5 65.1-82.0
Non-Veteran 888 159 13.4 10.7-16.6 729 86.6 83.4-89.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 368 52 11.4 8.1-15.7 316 88.6 84.3-91.9
Regional City or Suburban County 273 63 17.2 12.7-23.0 210 82.8 77.0-87.3
Rural 389 83 18.1 13.1-24.5 306 81.9 75.5-86.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 489 36 5.2 3.4- 7.7 453 94.8 92.3-96.6
Unemployed 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 296 76 26.2 20.1-33.4 220 73.8 66.6-79.9
Unable to Work 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 141 42 24.9 17.2-34.6 99 75.1 65.4-82.8
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 431 54 10.5 7.5-14.6 377 89.5 85.4-92.5
HOUSING
Own 553 101 16.0 12.3-20.6 452 84.0 79.4-87.7
Rent 373 75 13.9 10.5-18.1 298 86.1 81.9-89.5
Other arrangement 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 415 102 19.5 15.3-24.5 313 80.5 75.5-84.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 271 49 17.6 12.0-25.0 222 82.4 75.0-88.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 344 47 9.7 6.7-13.8 297 90.3 86.2-93.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 178 31 12.8 8.3-19.1 147 87.2 80.9-91.7
2nd Quartile 260 40 12.8 8.3-19.3 220 87.2 80.7-91.7
3rd Quartile 362 75 17.3 13.2-22.3 287 82.7 77.7-86.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 52 17.9 12.4-25.2 178 82.1 74.8-87.6

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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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