2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,068 871 80.6 77.3-83.6 38 3.8 2.5- 5.6 64 7.6 5.6-10.2 55 4.9 3.5- 6.8 40 3.2 2.1- 4.7
GENDER
Male 430 358 82.1 76.6-86.5 *** *** *** 22 7.8 4.7-12.9 20 4.3 2.5- 7.2 19 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Female 638 513 79.4 75.0-83.2 27 4.3 2.7- 6.9 42 7.4 5.2-10.4 35 5.3 3.5- 8.2 21 3.5 2.0- 6.1
AGE
18-34 197 159 80.4 73.3-86.0 *** *** *** 14 6.8 3.9-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 151 122 77.4 66.9-85.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 176 141 83.3 76.2-88.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 208 166 82.3 74.9-87.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 214 186 87.3 80.8-91.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 320 265 83.3 77.8-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 5.9 3.4-10.0 17 3.8 2.2- 6.4
Some Post-H.S. 292 239 80.1 73.8-85.2 *** *** *** 21 7.2 4.4-11.5 17 6.2 3.4-10.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 351 287 82.1 76.7-86.4 19 5.6 3.3- 9.4 20 7.0 4.3-11.4 16 3.3 1.9- 5.8 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 170 140 82.6 73.8-88.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 98 69.6 59.3-78.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 109 87 83.0 72.5-90.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 200 170 86.7 80.0-91.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 300 191 57.2 49.3-64.8 16 6.4 3.5-11.3 25 14.4 8.8-22.7 34 11.2 7.3-16.6 34 10.8 7.1-16.3
No 719 634 87.8 84.5-90.6 21 3.1 1.8- 5.2 39 5.8 4.0- 8.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 144 105 72.3 62.4-80.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 12.4 7.0-20.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 916 758 81.5 77.9-84.7 32 3.9 2.5- 5.9 58 7.9 5.7-10.9 39 3.8 2.5- 5.8 29 2.8 1.7- 4.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 386 321 81.9 76.8-86.1 18 5.7 3.4- 9.3 21 6.0 3.7- 9.4 16 3.8 2.1- 6.6 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 275 216 77.3 70.1-83.2 *** *** *** 18 8.4 5.0-13.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 407 334 81.2 74.8-86.3 *** *** *** 25 9.3 5.2-15.9 20 4.2 2.4- 7.3 18 3.6 2.1- 6.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 504 435 85.7 81.6-89.1 23 4.9 3.1- 7.8 28 5.6 3.7- 8.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 298 251 81.5 74.6-86.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 14.7 8.1-25.0 18 13.4 7.9-21.8
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 144 113 77.5 67.6-85.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 432 355 82.8 78.0-86.8 22 4.8 2.9- 8.0 26 6.6 4.3-10.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 569 469 81.8 77.0-85.8 19 2.9 1.7- 5.0 32 7.6 4.8-11.9 29 5.3 3.3- 8.4 20 2.4 1.5- 4.1
Rent 391 315 79.5 74.0-84.1 19 6.5 3.8-11.1 23 6.0 3.8- 9.5 19 4.4 2.5- 7.8 15 3.5 1.9- 6.2
Other arrangement 101 80 77.1 65.3-85.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 425 347 81.6 76.2-85.9 *** *** *** 24 6.3 3.7-10.3 25 5.0 3.1- 8.1 19 4.2 2.5- 7.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 282 234 80.3 73.0-86.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 361 290 80.1 74.6-84.7 18 5.0 2.9- 8.4 24 7.5 4.9-11.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 149 80.8 73.3-86.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 272 223 80.5 73.6-85.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 372 307 80.3 74.6-85.0 *** *** *** 20 7.4 4.6-11.7 19 6.0 3.4-10.2 15 3.1 1.8- 5.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 237 192 81.2 73.5-87.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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