2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,063 132 11.6 9.4-14.3 931 88.4 85.7-90.6
GENDER
Male 427 48 9.9 7.2-13.6 379 90.1 86.4-92.8
Female 636 84 13.0 9.8-17.0 552 87.0 83.0-90.2
AGE
18-34 195 30 12.5 8.0-19.0 165 87.5 81.0-92.0
35-44 151 23 15.6 9.7-24.1 128 84.4 75.9-90.3
45-54 174 25 13.0 8.3-19.7 149 87.0 80.3-91.7
55-64 208 28 9.1 5.9-13.8 180 90.9 86.2-94.1
65-74 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 322 40 11.4 7.9-16.2 282 88.6 83.8-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 290 47 15.1 10.6-21.0 243 84.9 79.0-89.4
College Graduate 348 34 8.0 5.4-11.6 314 92.0 88.4-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 31 20.1 12.5-30.8 105 79.9 69.2-87.5
$15,000- 24,999 170 21 9.6 5.8-15.7 149 90.4 84.3-94.2
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 20 12.2 7.5-19.3 114 87.8 80.7-92.5
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 199 14 8.3 4.7-14.4 185 91.7 85.6-95.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 303 64 19.7 14.6-26.1 239 80.3 73.9-85.4
No 714 64 8.9 6.5-12.0 650 91.1 88.0-93.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 24 17.1 10.8-26.1 116 82.9 73.9-89.2
Non-Veteran 916 108 11.0 8.6-13.9 808 89.0 86.1-91.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 382 47 12.2 8.7-16.9 335 87.8 83.1-91.3
Regional City or Suburban County 272 39 13.4 9.0-19.5 233 86.6 80.5-91.0
Rural 409 46 9.5 6.6-13.5 363 90.5 86.5-93.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 502 56 9.8 7.1-13.2 446 90.2 86.8-92.9
Unemployed 94 18 20.0 11.8-31.9 76 80.0 68.1-88.2
Retired 298 22 6.4 3.8-10.5 276 93.6 89.5-96.2
Unable to Work 116 28 20.1 13.2-29.6 88 79.9 70.4-86.8
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 20 12.9 7.7-20.9 89 87.1 79.1-92.3
101% to 150% 143 17 9.4 5.3-16.0 126 90.6 84.0-94.7
151% to 200% 97 14 11.5 6.3-19.9 83 88.5 80.1-93.7
More than 200% 432 43 8.9 6.1-12.8 389 91.1 87.2-93.9
HOUSING
Own 564 56 10.0 7.1-13.8 508 90.0 86.2-92.9
Rent 389 60 13.1 9.7-17.4 329 86.9 82.6-90.3
Other arrangement 103 16 15.5 8.4-26.8 87 84.5 73.2-91.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 425 54 9.9 7.1-13.5 371 90.1 86.5-92.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 280 32 11.9 8.0-17.3 248 88.1 82.7-92.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 358 46 12.7 8.9-17.8 312 87.3 82.2-91.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 186 26 12.2 7.9-18.3 160 87.8 81.7-92.1
2nd Quartile 268 32 12.9 8.6-18.9 236 87.1 81.1-91.4
3rd Quartile 371 46 11.4 8.1-15.8 325 88.6 84.2-91.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 238 28 8.5 5.1-13.9 210 91.5 86.1-94.9

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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