2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,615 1,655 27.7 26.2-29.1 3,960 72.3 70.9-73.8
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,029 308 26.5 23.2-30.1 721 73.5 69.9-76.8
GENDER
Male 411 123 28.6 23.3-34.5 288 71.4 65.5-76.7
Female 618 185 24.8 20.8-29.3 433 75.2 70.7-79.2
AGE
18-34 184 31 18.4 12.6-26.0 153 81.6 74.0-87.4
35-44 142 23 19.1 11.5-30.2 119 80.9 69.8-88.5
45-54 169 47 23.9 17.2-32.1 122 76.1 67.9-82.8
55-64 202 75 33.5 25.7-42.4 127 66.5 57.6-74.3
65-74 213 76 37.1 29.0-46.0 137 62.9 54.0-71.0
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 306 109 26.4 21.0-32.7 197 73.6 67.3-79.0
Some Post-H.S. 286 93 25.7 20.3-32.0 193 74.3 68.0-79.7
College Graduate 336 54 12.8 9.4-17.3 282 87.2 82.7-90.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 166 63 33.4 24.7-43.4 103 66.6 56.6-75.3
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 132 37 25.9 18.0-35.8 95 74.1 64.2-82.0
$50,000- 74,999 111 23 19.9 12.3-30.7 88 80.1 69.3-87.7
$75,000+ 199 21 10.6 6.4-17.2 178 89.4 82.8-93.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 308 308 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 721 *** *** *** 721 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 142 53 34.8 26.0-44.8 89 65.2 55.2-74.0
Non-Veteran 887 255 25.3 21.7-29.2 632 74.7 70.8-78.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 368 87 21.7 17.2-27.2 281 78.3 72.8-82.8
Regional City or Suburban County 272 96 27.7 21.8-34.5 176 72.3 65.5-78.2
Rural 389 125 32.0 25.7-39.0 264 68.0 61.0-74.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 488 73 14.3 10.9-18.6 415 85.7 81.4-89.1
Unemployed 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 297 116 39.6 32.5-47.1 181 60.4 52.9-67.5
Unable to Work 115 84 72.8 61.7-81.6 31 27.2 18.4-38.3
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 140 52 32.7 23.7-43.1 88 67.3 56.9-76.3
151% to 200% 97 26 17.8 10.9-27.8 71 82.2 72.2-89.1
More than 200% 431 86 19.2 14.9-24.3 345 80.8 75.7-85.1
HOUSING
Own 553 141 24.0 19.6-29.0 412 76.0 71.0-80.4
Rent 372 130 29.9 24.5-35.9 242 70.1 64.1-75.5
Other arrangement 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 414 156 34.3 28.6-40.5 258 65.7 59.5-71.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 272 80 30.9 24.0-38.7 192 69.1 61.3-76.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 343 72 17.5 13.4-22.7 271 82.5 77.3-86.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 177 47 21.7 15.6-29.4 130 78.3 70.6-84.4
2nd Quartile 260 65 23.4 17.6-30.5 195 76.6 69.5-82.4
3rd Quartile 362 120 30.2 24.8-36.3 242 69.8 63.7-75.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 76 31.6 23.7-40.7 154 68.4 59.3-76.3

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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