2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,817 1,201 20.8 19.6-22.2 4,616 79.2 77.8-80.4
GENDER
Male 2,628 396 15.2 13.6-17.0 2,232 84.8 83.0-86.4
Female 3,189 805 26.1 24.2-28.0 2,384 73.9 72.0-75.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,706 839 23.6 21.9-25.3 2,867 76.4 74.7-78.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,074 180 16.7 14.1-19.8 894 83.3 80.2-85.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 42 31.1 22.7-41.1 110 68.9 58.9-77.3
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 118 14 12.1 6.4-21.7 104 87.9 78.3-93.6
Hispanic 543 70 11.0 8.3-14.4 473 89.0 85.6-91.7
AGE
18-34 1,187 257 22.0 19.3-24.9 930 78.0 75.1-80.7
35-44 800 169 20.2 17.1-23.6 631 79.8 76.4-82.9
45-54 923 192 19.7 16.9-22.9 731 80.3 77.1-83.1
55-64 1,040 254 24.1 21.0-27.6 786 75.9 72.4-79.0
65-74 1,055 212 21.6 18.5-25.0 843 78.4 75.0-81.5
75+ 688 102 14.4 11.3-18.2 586 85.6 81.8-88.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 543 120 22.3 18.2-27.0 423 77.7 73.0-81.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,478 301 20.3 17.8-22.9 1,177 79.7 77.1-82.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,600 387 24.4 22.0-27.1 1,213 75.6 72.9-78.0
College Graduate 2,173 388 16.5 14.8-18.4 1,785 83.5 81.6-85.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,647 637 41.7 38.6-44.8 1,010 58.3 55.2-61.4
No 3,945 537 13.4 12.1-14.7 3,408 86.6 85.3-87.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 744 175 24.1 20.5-28.2 569 75.9 71.8-79.5
Non-Veteran 5,022 1,017 20.4 19.0-21.8 4,005 79.6 78.2-81.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,026 505 16.1 14.6-17.8 2,521 83.9 82.2-85.4
Unemployed 349 95 29.5 23.9-35.8 254 70.5 64.2-76.1
Retired 1,553 280 19.1 16.5-21.9 1,273 80.9 78.1-83.5
Unable to Work 421 227 55.7 49.5-61.7 194 44.3 38.3-50.5
Other not in Labor Force 369 80 21.4 16.8-26.8 289 78.6 73.2-83.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 514 173 31.8 26.8-37.3 341 68.2 62.7-73.2
$15,000- 24,999 769 219 30.5 26.4-34.9 550 69.5 65.1-73.6
$25,000- 34,999 472 87 17.7 13.8-22.4 385 82.3 77.6-86.2
$35,000- 49,999 651 142 20.8 17.3-24.7 509 79.2 75.3-82.7
$50,000-74,999 683 135 19.1 15.8-23.0 548 80.9 77.0-84.2
$75,000+ 1,563 258 15.9 13.9-18.2 1,305 84.1 81.8-86.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,165 187 18.8 16.0-22.0 978 81.2 78.0-84.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 165 73 40.9 32.0-50.4 92 59.1 49.6-68.0
50% to 100% 521 166 32.1 27.1-37.5 355 67.9 62.5-72.9
101% to 150% 589 155 25.9 21.8-30.5 434 74.1 69.5-78.2
151% to 200% 487 112 22.9 18.5-28.1 375 77.1 71.9-81.5
More than 200% 2,753 491 17.2 15.6-18.9 2,262 82.8 81.1-84.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,165 187 18.8 16.0-22.0 978 81.2 78.0-84.0
HOUSING
Own 3,828 721 19.5 17.9-21.1 3,107 80.5 78.9-82.1
Rent 1,526 378 23.9 21.4-26.5 1,148 76.1 73.5-78.6
Other arrangement 410 99 25.1 20.2-30.8 311 74.9 69.2-79.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,771 326 18.7 16.6-20.9 1,445 81.3 79.1-83.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,579 361 23.5 21.0-26.1 1,218 76.5 73.9-79.0
Rural 2,467 514 20.9 18.9-23.0 1,953 79.1 77.0-81.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,621 332 20.0 17.7-22.6 1,289 80.0 77.4-82.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,797 392 22.1 19.8-24.6 1,405 77.9 75.4-80.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,399 477 20.3 18.4-22.4 1,922 79.7 77.6-81.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,815 369 20.1 18.0-22.4 1,446 79.9 77.6-82.0
2nd Quartile 1,542 315 20.6 18.3-23.2 1,227 79.4 76.8-81.7
3rd Quartile 1,626 365 23.1 20.6-25.7 1,261 76.9 74.3-79.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 834 152 18.1 14.7-22.1 682 81.9 77.9-85.3

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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 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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