2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 3,886 65.3 63.7-66.8 383 6.8 6.0- 7.7 591 11.6 10.6-12.8 551 10.3 9.3-11.3 339 6.0 5.3- 6.8
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,063 746 68.1 64.3-71.6 62 5.2 3.8- 7.0 94 11.9 9.3-15.0 97 8.9 7.0-11.3 64 5.9 4.3- 8.1
GENDER
Male 427 321 74.7 69.0-79.6 19 3.6 2.1- 6.2 32 10.1 6.5-15.3 31 6.4 4.2- 9.6 24 5.2 3.3- 8.1
Female 636 425 62.7 57.5-67.5 43 6.5 4.4- 9.4 62 13.4 10.0-17.6 66 11.0 8.2-14.5 40 6.5 4.2- 9.9
AGE
18-34 195 120 61.2 52.9-68.8 *** *** *** 27 17.2 11.6-24.7 26 9.5 6.2-14.2 *** *** ***
35-44 151 91 57.1 47.1-66.6 *** *** *** 25 18.7 11.5-28.9 17 13.6 7.9-22.4 *** *** ***
45-54 174 115 65.9 57.1-73.7 16 7.8 4.5-13.2 14 10.5 5.9-18.2 16 9.5 5.5-15.9 *** *** ***
55-64 208 154 81.2 74.6-86.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 7.0 4.2-11.5 *** *** ***
65-74 214 168 79.9 72.6-85.6 16 6.3 3.5-11.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 109 91 80.7 68.6-88.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 322 234 71.7 65.0-77.6 *** *** *** 24 9.3 5.6-15.0 27 9.2 6.0-13.9 21 5.4 3.3- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 290 190 63.4 56.2-70.0 *** *** *** 29 12.9 8.7-18.7 34 10.7 7.1-15.7 22 7.7 4.5-13.0
College Graduate 348 248 70.5 64.5-75.9 23 5.7 3.6- 9.0 33 11.6 8.1-16.4 30 8.5 5.6-12.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 9.8 5.5-17.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 170 128 77.4 69.1-84.1 *** *** *** 14 9.2 5.0-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 83 58.3 48.0-68.0 *** *** *** 18 18.0 11.1-27.9 16 12.4 7.3-20.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 199 147 73.6 65.7-80.3 18 6.3 3.6-11.0 15 8.6 4.9-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 303 180 54.3 46.5-61.9 *** *** *** 31 16.3 10.3-24.9 47 14.9 10.5-20.8 28 9.6 6.0-15.0
No 714 531 73.2 68.9-77.1 43 5.4 3.7- 7.7 58 9.6 7.2-12.7 47 7.0 5.0- 9.7 35 4.8 3.1- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 95 68.8 58.8-77.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 11.2 6.1-19.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 916 646 68.2 64.1-72.1 56 5.4 3.9- 7.4 80 12.0 9.2-15.4 81 8.7 6.7-11.3 53 5.7 4.0- 8.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 382 258 64.9 58.8-70.5 23 5.3 3.2- 8.7 41 13.6 9.7-18.6 39 9.4 6.7-13.1 21 6.8 4.0-11.3
Regional City or Suburban County 272 184 68.7 61.4-75.3 18 5.1 3.0- 8.3 23 10.3 6.5-16.1 30 10.8 6.7-16.9 17 5.1 3.0- 8.4
Rural 409 304 71.9 65.1-77.9 21 5.1 2.9- 8.9 30 10.8 6.4-17.5 28 6.9 4.3-10.9 26 5.3 3.3- 8.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 502 342 68.4 63.3-73.0 34 5.6 3.7- 8.4 52 12.1 8.9-16.1 47 9.6 6.9-13.3 27 4.3 2.8- 6.7
Unemployed 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 15.2 8.6-25.5 *** *** ***
Retired 298 240 82.3 76.1-87.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 5.2 2.9- 9.1 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 13.9 8.1-22.9
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 143 105 74.4 64.8-82.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 13.9 8.0-23.0 *** *** ***
More than 200% 432 303 68.9 63.2-74.1 31 6.2 4.0- 9.5 42 11.9 8.5-16.5 37 8.8 5.9-12.9 19 4.1 2.4- 6.9
HOUSING
Own 564 411 71.4 66.0-76.2 35 5.3 3.5- 7.8 52 11.1 7.7-15.8 37 7.0 4.7-10.4 29 5.2 3.2- 8.3
Rent 389 264 67.3 61.2-72.8 22 4.6 2.7- 7.8 29 10.8 7.2-15.9 45 11.2 8.0-15.4 29 6.1 3.9- 9.4
Other arrangement 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 425 313 73.7 67.7-79.0 22 5.5 3.2- 9.4 24 7.9 4.6-13.2 44 9.2 6.4-13.1 22 3.6 2.2- 5.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 280 193 65.5 57.9-72.4 17 5.5 3.1- 9.7 34 15.5 10.1-22.9 17 6.6 3.8-11.1 19 6.9 4.1-11.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 358 240 65.7 59.4-71.5 23 4.7 2.8- 7.7 36 12.3 8.6-17.2 36 10.4 7.2-14.8 23 6.9 4.1-11.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 186 125 70.0 61.9-77.0 *** *** *** 16 8.8 5.1-14.7 18 10.4 6.3-16.7 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 268 180 62.7 55.2-69.6 17 5.7 3.2- 9.9 32 15.5 10.4-22.4 20 7.6 4.6-12.3 19 8.5 5.1-14.0
3rd Quartile 371 258 68.5 62.3-74.1 21 4.4 2.8- 7.0 34 12.5 8.5-17.9 38 9.9 6.9-14.2 20 4.7 2.8- 7.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 238 183 76.8 68.0-83.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 8.4 4.7-14.4 *** *** ***

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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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