2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 121 11.7 9.3-14.6 954 88.3 85.4-90.7
GENDER
Male 434 47 10.8 7.3-15.6 387 89.2 84.4-92.7
Female 641 74 12.5 9.5-16.3 567 87.5 83.7-90.5
AGE
18-34 197 28 15.4 10.4-22.1 169 84.6 77.9-89.6
35-44 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 177 34 15.6 10.6-22.2 143 84.4 77.8-89.4
55-64 210 30 10.2 6.5-15.7 180 89.8 84.3-93.5
65-74 217 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 324 44 12.9 8.9-18.2 280 87.1 81.8-91.1
Some Post-H.S. 293 41 13.1 9.1-18.4 252 86.9 81.6-90.9
College Graduate 350 23 6.8 4.3-10.7 327 93.2 89.3-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 169 31 18.1 11.9-26.5 138 81.9 73.5-88.1
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 133 16 15.4 8.9-25.4 117 84.6 74.6-91.1
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 307 58 19.9 14.0-27.6 249 80.1 72.4-86.0
No 719 58 9.2 6.8-12.3 661 90.8 87.7-93.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 922 113 12.8 10.1-16.0 809 87.2 84.0-89.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 385 49 14.0 10.2-18.8 336 86.0 81.2-89.8
Regional City or Suburban County 278 30 7.9 5.2-11.9 248 92.1 88.1-94.8
Rural 412 42 11.5 7.2-17.7 370 88.5 82.3-92.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 503 56 11.6 8.6-15.5 447 88.4 84.5-91.4
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 303 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 118 24 15.7 9.6-24.5 94 84.3 75.5-90.4
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 145 27 19.6 12.5-29.4 118 80.4 70.6-87.5
151% to 200% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 433 27 7.1 4.5-11.1 406 92.9 88.9-95.5
HOUSING
Own 574 39 8.6 5.6-12.9 535 91.4 87.1-94.4
Rent 392 62 15.0 11.1-20.0 330 85.0 80.0-88.9
Other arrangement 102 20 17.4 10.4-27.8 82 82.6 72.2-89.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 432 50 9.9 6.9-14.0 382 90.1 86.0-93.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 28 12.7 7.9-20.0 256 87.3 80.0-92.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 359 43 12.3 8.8-16.9 316 87.7 83.1-91.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 185 21 9.7 6.0-15.4 164 90.3 84.6-94.0
2nd Quartile 273 32 13.7 9.1-20.3 241 86.3 79.7-90.9
3rd Quartile 375 43 11.7 8.3-16.3 332 88.3 83.7-91.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 242 25 9.4 5.4-15.8 217 90.6 84.2-94.6

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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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