2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,078 459 50.3 46.4-54.1 291 25.6 22.4-29.2 328 24.1 21.2-27.2
GENDER
Male 435 207 56.5 50.7-62.1 103 21.2 16.9-26.2 125 22.4 18.3-27.0
Female 643 252 45.1 40.1-50.2 188 29.4 24.8-34.4 203 25.6 21.6-29.9
AGE
18-34 197 139 71.7 63.8-78.5 44 22.6 16.4-30.4 *** *** ***
35-44 152 94 62.8 53.3-71.4 33 23.7 16.5-32.8 25 13.5 8.7-20.5
45-54 177 87 47.9 39.2-56.7 38 19.6 13.7-27.3 52 32.5 24.7-41.4
55-64 210 69 36.6 28.6-45.4 67 33.8 25.4-43.4 74 29.6 22.5-37.7
65-74 218 49 24.2 17.7-32.2 66 27.3 20.1-35.9 103 48.6 40.1-57.1
75+ 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** 27 21.0 13.0-32.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 326 131 50.3 43.4-57.1 88 25.8 20.0-32.7 107 23.9 19.1-29.4
Some Post-H.S. 293 116 46.1 39.1-53.2 78 28.0 21.8-35.0 99 26.0 20.7-32.0
College Graduate 351 176 58.3 52.1-64.3 98 25.2 20.4-30.8 77 16.4 12.6-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 24.9 17.7-33.8
$15,000- 24,999 171 57 40.1 30.7-50.4 36 22.5 14.2-33.9 78 37.3 28.6-46.9
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** 25 15.4 9.4-24.2 37 27.5 18.4-38.9
$35,000- 49,999 134 55 43.4 33.5-53.9 41 31.5 22.7-41.8 38 25.1 17.6-34.6
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 18.7 11.7-28.5
$75,000+ 200 104 61.2 53.0-68.8 58 23.6 17.5-31.1 38 15.2 10.4-21.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 308 64 26.8 20.0-35.0 68 23.5 17.6-30.7 176 49.7 42.1-57.3
No 721 370 58.1 53.5-62.5 209 26.4 22.5-30.7 142 15.5 12.8-18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 42 36.8 27.4-47.5 42 26.4 18.3-36.4 62 36.8 28.1-46.4
Non-Veteran 924 413 52.2 48.1-56.4 247 25.4 21.9-29.2 264 22.4 19.4-25.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 386 194 56.3 50.3-62.1 108 26.7 21.7-32.5 84 17.0 13.2-21.6
Regional City or Suburban County 278 104 43.8 36.3-51.6 76 29.1 22.3-37.2 98 27.0 21.4-33.5
Rural 414 161 46.9 40.3-53.5 107 21.6 17.0-27.1 146 31.5 26.1-37.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 504 305 64.0 58.8-68.8 130 23.8 19.6-28.6 69 12.2 9.3-16.0
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 303 60 22.2 16.5-29.2 100 30.9 24.5-38.2 143 46.9 39.6-54.3
Unable to Work 120 *** *** *** 25 24.5 15.9-35.7 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 45 25.0 16.9-35.4
101% to 150% 145 *** *** *** 29 19.6 12.5-29.4 59 31.5 23.2-41.1
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 26.4 17.4-37.8
More than 200% 434 200 53.4 47.6-59.2 125 25.4 20.7-30.8 109 21.1 16.9-26.1
HOUSING
Own 575 212 44.1 38.8-49.5 174 28.1 23.4-33.3 189 27.8 23.6-32.5
Rent 393 187 56.1 50.0-62.0 87 22.2 17.5-27.7 119 21.7 17.6-26.5
Other arrangement 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 15.3 8.5-25.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 432 165 48.3 42.1-54.6 108 20.4 16.0-25.6 159 31.3 26.1-37.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 120 49.9 42.6-57.3 73 23.3 17.9-29.7 91 26.8 21.2-33.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 362 174 51.9 45.6-58.2 110 31.2 25.4-37.7 78 16.9 13.0-21.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 188 80 45.4 36.9-54.2 63 34.9 26.7-44.2 45 19.6 14.0-26.8
2nd Quartile 273 140 56.3 49.1-63.2 61 22.9 17.3-29.6 72 20.8 15.9-26.8
3rd Quartile 375 150 47.9 41.6-54.3 105 26.2 21.0-32.1 120 25.9 21.2-31.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 242 89 46.6 37.9-55.4 62 20.7 14.5-28.5 91 32.8 25.5-41.0

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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