2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,740 3,935 81.4 79.9-82.8 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 499 11.4 10.3-12.7
-Non-Hispanic Black 901 775 82.5 78.7-85.6 74 9.3 7.2-12.1 52 8.2 5.9-11.4
GENDER
Male 366 302 78.4 72.1-83.7 38 10.9 7.6-15.5 26 10.6 6.6-16.7
Female 535 473 85.8 81.4-89.3 36 8.0 5.4-11.6 26 6.2 3.9- 9.7
AGE
18-34 144 101 68.5 59.2-76.5 26 16.9 11.2-24.7 17 14.6 8.9-23.0
35-44 129 104 79.0 67.2-87.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 152 123 79.8 71.0-86.4 14 10.8 6.1-18.4 15 9.5 5.2-16.5
55-64 182 162 90.0 83.9-93.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 185 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 264 221 79.8 72.7-85.5 20 8.9 5.3-14.6 23 11.3 7.1-17.5
Some Post-H.S. 257 217 81.8 75.2-87.0 26 11.5 7.5-17.3 14 6.7 3.7-11.7
College Graduate 294 266 89.0 83.9-92.6 23 8.6 5.6-13.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 147 121 79.1 68.7-86.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 105 82.6 72.1-89.7 12 12.1 6.6-21.1 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 180 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 274 237 82.5 73.9-88.7 23 8.8 5.3-14.1 *** *** ***
No 625 536 82.4 78.2-85.9 51 9.6 7.0-12.9 38 8.0 5.6-11.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 777 660 81.0 76.9-84.5 67 9.9 7.5-12.9 50 9.1 6.5-12.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 307 256 80.8 74.8-85.7 31 11.0 7.4-16.0 20 8.2 5.0-13.1
Regional City or Suburban County 240 214 88.1 82.1-92.2 17 7.6 4.4-12.8 *** *** ***
Rural 354 305 80.1 72.6-86.0 26 8.6 5.4-13.5 23 11.2 6.5-18.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 433 350 77.0 71.6-81.6 49 12.7 9.3-17.2 34 10.3 7.1-14.6
Unemployed 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 267 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 128 104 77.9 66.7-86.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 377 350 90.6 86.0-93.8 22 7.0 4.4-10.9 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 503 463 88.6 83.6-92.3 28 6.4 4.2- 9.8 *** *** ***
Rent 312 249 76.3 69.7-81.9 39 14.8 10.3-20.7 24 8.9 5.6-14.0
Other arrangement 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 370 322 83.1 77.1-87.8 31 9.8 6.4-14.7 17 7.1 4.1-12.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 249 217 82.2 74.0-88.3 14 7.3 4.1-12.7 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 282 236 82.1 76.1-86.9 29 10.7 7.1-15.7 17 7.2 4.3-12.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 153 130 84.7 77.1-90.1 16 10.7 6.4-17.6 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 215 181 79.1 70.9-85.5 17 9.8 5.9-15.9 17 11.0 6.2-18.9
3rd Quartile 324 285 86.4 81.1-90.3 23 7.1 4.5-11.0 16 6.6 3.8-11.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 209 179 79.9 70.7-86.8 18 10.9 6.1-18.7 *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

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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