2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,074 345 23.6 20.8-26.7 729 76.4 73.3-79.2
GENDER
Male 432 119 20.1 16.3-24.6 313 79.9 75.4-83.7
Female 642 226 26.5 22.6-30.8 416 73.5 69.2-77.4
AGE
18-34 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 151 20 10.6 6.3-17.1 131 89.4 82.9-93.7
45-54 177 49 31.4 23.7-40.3 128 68.6 59.7-76.3
55-64 209 84 31.9 24.6-40.1 125 68.1 59.9-75.4
65-74 217 118 52.7 44.0-61.2 99 47.3 38.8-56.0
75+ 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 325 114 23.5 18.8-28.9 211 76.5 71.1-81.2
Some Post-H.S. 291 104 25.5 20.4-31.4 187 74.5 68.6-79.6
College Graduate 350 82 17.7 13.7-22.6 268 82.3 77.4-86.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 48 20.9 14.6-29.1 91 79.1 70.9-85.4
$15,000- 24,999 170 75 32.7 24.6-42.1 95 67.3 57.9-75.4
$25,000- 34,999 110 38 23.7 15.6-34.2 72 76.3 65.8-84.4
$35,000- 49,999 134 39 24.5 17.1-33.8 95 75.5 66.2-82.9
$50,000- 74,999 111 28 18.3 11.4-28.1 83 81.7 71.9-88.6
$75,000+ 198 45 19.7 14.0-26.8 153 80.3 73.2-86.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 305 177 48.6 41.1-56.2 128 51.4 43.8-58.9
No 720 157 15.4 12.7-18.6 563 84.6 81.4-87.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 61 37.3 28.5-47.0 84 62.7 53.0-71.5
Non-Veteran 921 282 21.8 18.9-25.0 639 78.2 75.0-81.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 386 88 17.0 13.3-21.5 298 83.0 78.5-86.7
Regional City or Suburban County 275 99 27.9 22.2-34.5 176 72.1 65.5-77.8
Rural 413 158 29.4 24.3-35.1 255 70.6 64.9-75.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 504 73 12.4 9.4-16.2 431 87.6 83.8-90.6
Unemployed 95 18 15.4 9.0-25.0 77 84.6 75.0-91.0
Retired 302 168 51.4 43.9-58.7 134 48.6 41.3-56.1
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 43 24.8 16.6-35.2 66 75.2 64.8-83.4
101% to 150% 145 55 28.2 20.3-37.6 90 71.8 62.4-79.7
151% to 200% 97 32 21.8 14.0-32.2 65 78.2 67.8-86.0
More than 200% 432 121 22.5 18.2-27.5 311 77.5 72.5-81.8
HOUSING
Own 572 217 30.2 25.8-34.9 355 69.8 65.1-74.2
Rent 392 108 18.1 14.4-22.5 284 81.9 77.5-85.6
Other arrangement 103 19 9.5 5.3-16.5 84 90.5 83.5-94.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 428 168 29.1 24.2-34.5 260 70.9 65.5-75.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 96 28.1 22.4-34.6 188 71.9 65.4-77.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 362 81 16.4 12.7-21.0 281 83.6 79.0-87.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 188 50 21.4 15.5-28.8 138 78.6 71.2-84.5
2nd Quartile 273 73 20.6 15.9-26.4 200 79.4 73.6-84.1
3rd Quartile 372 122 25.8 21.2-31.1 250 74.2 68.9-78.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 241 100 28.5 22.0-36.2 141 71.5 63.8-78.0

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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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