2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 5,752 4,224 74.0 72.6-75.4 387 6.6 5.8- 7.4 410 7.1 6.3- 8.0 373 6.2 5.5- 7.1 358 6.0 5.3- 6.9
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,054 753 72.0 68.3-75.4 80 7.4 5.6- 9.7 82 8.5 6.4-11.2 74 6.9 5.0- 9.5 65 5.1 3.8- 6.9
GENDER
Male 422 313 73.2 67.3-78.4 22 5.2 3.1- 8.7 36 10.2 6.7-15.4 22 5.7 3.3- 9.7 29 5.6 3.7- 8.5
Female 632 440 70.9 66.1-75.4 58 9.2 6.7-12.6 46 7.1 5.1-10.0 52 7.9 5.3-11.6 36 4.8 3.1- 7.3
AGE
18-34 195 146 74.2 66.1-80.8 17 8.2 4.9-13.6 16 7.3 4.2-12.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 117 74.0 63.2-82.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 173 121 70.7 62.1-78.0 *** *** *** 22 12.4 7.7-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 205 141 74.0 65.8-80.8 *** *** *** 19 9.0 5.1-15.6 18 4.7 2.8- 7.9 *** *** ***
65-74 213 149 69.9 61.5-77.2 23 8.5 5.3-13.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 7.0 4.0-12.1
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 17.4 9.9-28.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 317 228 75.8 69.7-80.9 21 6.9 4.1-11.4 20 5.8 3.5- 9.7 24 6.3 3.8-10.1 24 5.2 3.2- 8.3
Some Post-H.S. 286 203 71.5 64.6-77.5 15 6.7 3.8-11.5 26 8.1 5.2-12.4 27 9.0 5.3-14.7 15 4.8 2.7- 8.4
College Graduate 349 259 75.4 69.4-80.5 38 11.2 7.5-16.5 25 7.7 4.9-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 166 107 63.9 53.8-72.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 14.8 8.8-23.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 88 80.6 69.9-88.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 132 90 69.7 59.7-78.2 *** *** *** 14 11.1 6.4-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 198 154 78.0 70.1-84.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 294 147 48.3 40.6-56.1 20 6.5 3.8-11.0 33 15.6 9.9-23.8 47 14.3 9.9-20.2 47 15.3 10.7-21.3
No 713 571 79.9 75.7-83.5 55 7.6 5.4-10.5 46 6.1 4.3- 8.5 26 4.7 2.7- 8.0 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 138 94 67.7 57.5-76.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 10.2 5.7-17.8
Non-Veteran 908 654 72.6 68.6-76.3 69 7.5 5.6-10.0 70 8.1 6.0-11.0 63 7.2 5.1-10.0 52 4.5 3.2- 6.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 385 290 76.3 70.8-81.0 31 7.9 5.3-11.7 25 6.4 4.1- 9.8 *** *** *** 21 4.9 2.9- 8.3
Regional City or Suburban County 266 170 62.4 54.3-69.8 23 9.9 5.8-16.4 29 12.6 8.3-18.6 28 9.5 5.2-16.7 16 5.6 3.2- 9.7
Rural 403 293 72.9 66.3-78.7 26 4.9 3.0- 8.1 28 8.5 4.7-15.0 28 8.5 5.4-13.3 28 5.1 3.3- 7.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 501 400 80.0 75.3-83.9 35 7.4 5.0-10.8 35 6.6 4.5- 9.7 20 4.2 2.4- 7.2 *** *** ***
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 291 201 68.5 61.1-75.0 25 6.9 4.3-11.0 20 8.5 5.1-14.0 *** *** *** 25 8.2 5.1-12.8
Unable to Work 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 13.2 8.2-20.8 24 22.6 14.2-33.8
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 140 93 65.7 55.1-74.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 12.7 7.0-21.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 96 76 81.1 70.1-88.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 429 315 74.5 69.0-79.4 35 8.0 5.2-12.0 35 8.2 5.5-12.0 *** *** *** 22 5.0 3.1- 8.0
HOUSING
Own 560 402 70.5 65.0-75.4 43 7.6 5.3-10.9 42 8.6 5.6-12.9 37 7.8 5.0-12.2 36 5.5 3.7- 8.0
Rent 386 270 72.5 66.7-77.6 33 9.0 5.8-13.6 32 8.7 5.9-12.7 29 5.6 3.5- 8.8 22 4.2 2.6- 6.8
Other arrangement 102 75 76.0 64.2-84.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 416 292 72.5 66.6-77.8 26 5.5 3.1- 9.6 32 7.8 5.0-11.9 37 7.5 4.9-11.4 29 6.8 4.4-10.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 279 201 69.3 61.5-76.2 19 8.0 4.7-13.3 26 11.0 6.4-18.1 20 8.5 4.8-14.5 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 359 260 73.4 67.5-78.6 35 8.4 5.7-12.3 24 7.3 4.7-11.2 *** *** *** 23 5.4 3.2- 8.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 126 69.9 61.7-77.0 17 6.9 3.9-11.7 19 11.2 6.9-17.8 *** *** *** 15 6.9 3.8-12.2
2nd Quartile 269 201 72.9 65.5-79.3 21 7.7 4.8-12.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 365 262 71.6 65.4-77.1 26 8.9 5.5-14.1 28 7.3 4.7-11.0 33 7.5 4.9-11.3 16 4.8 2.7- 8.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 233 164 72.7 64.2-79.8 *** *** *** 19 8.6 4.7-15.1 *** *** *** 19 7.1 4.1-12.0

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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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