2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 4,950 85.5 84.3-86.6 877 14.5 13.4-15.7
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 885 85.2 82.6-87.6 190 14.8 12.4-17.4
GENDER
Male 432 358 84.2 79.7-87.9 74 15.8 12.1-20.3
Female 643 527 86.0 82.7-88.8 116 14.0 11.2-17.3
AGE
18-34 196 173 90.0 84.7-93.6 23 10.0 6.4-15.3
35-44 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 177 150 87.9 81.7-92.2 27 12.1 7.8-18.3
55-64 210 166 82.7 75.5-88.1 44 17.3 11.9-24.5
65-74 218 167 77.8 70.3-83.8 51 22.2 16.2-29.7
75+ 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 65 72.8 62.1-81.5 41 27.2 18.5-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 325 255 83.0 77.8-87.2 70 17.0 12.8-22.2
Some Post-H.S. 293 244 86.5 81.3-90.4 49 13.5 9.6-18.7
College Graduate 350 321 94.0 90.9-96.1 29 6.0 3.9- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 100 79.3 70.7-85.8 40 20.7 14.2-29.3
$15,000- 24,999 171 124 76.9 68.2-83.7 47 23.1 16.3-31.8
$25,000- 34,999 109 88 83.8 73.8-90.5 21 16.2 9.5-26.2
$35,000- 49,999 134 120 89.0 80.7-94.0 14 11.0 6.0-19.3
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 306 187 63.8 56.4-70.5 119 36.2 29.5-43.6
No 721 658 92.9 90.5-94.7 63 7.1 5.3- 9.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 144 122 83.4 74.3-89.7 22 16.6 10.3-25.7
Non-Veteran 923 755 85.3 82.4-87.8 168 14.7 12.2-17.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 386 342 89.4 85.4-92.4 44 10.6 7.6-14.6
Regional City or Suburban County 278 224 83.7 77.9-88.2 54 16.3 11.8-22.1
Rural 411 319 80.7 75.5-85.1 92 19.3 14.9-24.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 504 463 92.4 89.1-94.7 41 7.6 5.3-10.9
Unemployed 96 81 85.9 76.5-91.9 15 14.1 8.1-23.5
Retired 302 232 75.2 68.1-81.1 70 24.8 18.9-31.9
Unable to Work 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 111 78 80.6 71.4-87.4 33 19.4 12.6-28.6
101% to 150% 145 103 76.3 67.0-83.7 42 23.7 16.3-33.0
151% to 200% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 434 388 90.4 86.4-93.3 46 9.6 6.7-13.6
HOUSING
Own 574 490 86.7 82.9-89.7 84 13.3 10.3-17.1
Rent 392 311 83.5 78.9-87.2 81 16.5 12.8-21.1
Other arrangement 103 78 83.0 73.5-89.6 25 17.0 10.4-26.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 430 333 81.0 76.0-85.1 97 19.0 14.9-24.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 235 83.5 77.6-88.1 49 16.5 11.9-22.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 361 317 89.6 85.7-92.6 44 10.4 7.4-14.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 159 85.5 78.5-90.5 28 14.5 9.5-21.5
2nd Quartile 273 235 88.7 83.9-92.2 38 11.3 7.8-16.1
3rd Quartile 375 309 84.9 80.3-88.7 66 15.1 11.3-19.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 240 182 78.1 70.4-84.2 58 21.9 15.8-29.6

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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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