2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,819 5,047 85.3 84.1-86.4 772 14.7 13.6-15.9
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,072 959 86.0 82.8-88.7 113 14.0 11.3-17.2
GENDER
Male 433 373 81.3 75.6-85.9 60 18.7 14.1-24.4
Female 639 586 89.9 86.4-92.6 53 10.1 7.4-13.6
AGE
18-34 195 154 76.6 69.1-82.8 41 23.4 17.2-30.9
35-44 152 128 82.9 72.5-89.9 24 17.1 10.1-27.5
45-54 177 150 84.2 76.6-89.7 27 15.8 10.3-23.4
55-64 209 191 91.8 86.7-95.1 18 8.2 4.9-13.3
65-74 216 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 109 109 100 . - . *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 322 277 80.9 74.4-86.0 45 19.1 14.0-25.6
Some Post-H.S. 292 262 88.1 82.8-92.0 30 11.9 8.0-17.2
College Graduate 351 326 91.6 87.4-94.5 25 8.4 5.5-12.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 171 147 81.3 72.0-88.1 24 18.7 11.9-28.0
$25,000- 34,999 110 98 81.7 69.2-89.9 12 18.3 10.1-30.8
$35,000- 49,999 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 305 282 87.8 79.5-93.1 23 12.2 6.9-20.5
No 718 638 85.9 82.3-89.0 80 14.1 11.0-17.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 918 814 85.0 81.4-88.0 104 15.0 12.0-18.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 383 332 85.3 80.5-89.1 51 14.7 10.9-19.5
Regional City or Suburban County 277 255 90.8 85.5-94.3 22 9.2 5.7-14.5
Rural 412 372 83.5 76.5-88.7 40 16.5 11.3-23.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 504 439 84.1 79.6-87.7 65 15.9 12.3-20.4
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 301 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 145 123 79.6 69.5-87.1 22 20.4 12.9-30.5
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 434 415 94.1 90.4-96.4 19 5.9 3.6- 9.6
HOUSING
Own 574 545 91.9 87.4-94.9 29 8.1 5.1-12.6
Rent 391 330 81.0 75.5-85.5 61 19.0 14.5-24.5
Other arrangement 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 430 391 86.4 80.8-90.6 39 13.6 9.4-19.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 282 255 85.8 78.2-91.0 27 14.2 9.0-21.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 360 313 85.9 81.1-89.6 47 14.1 10.4-18.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 160 83.4 76.0-88.8 27 16.6 11.2-24.0
2nd Quartile 271 241 85.4 78.7-90.3 30 14.6 9.7-21.3
3rd Quartile 373 341 89.3 84.3-92.9 32 10.7 7.1-15.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 241 217 84.4 76.1-90.2 24 15.6 9.8-23.9

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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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