2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,823 721 12.3 11.3-13.4 5,102 87.7 86.6-88.7
GENDER
Male 2,632 269 10.1 8.8-11.5 2,363 89.9 88.5-91.2
Female 3,191 452 14.4 12.9-16.0 2,739 85.6 84.0-87.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,708 444 12.2 11.0-13.5 3,264 87.8 86.5-89.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 156 14.5 12.0-17.4 919 85.5 82.6-88.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 29 21.6 14.3-31.3 123 78.4 68.7-85.7
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 21 21.6 13.2-33.2 81 78.4 66.8-86.8
Non-Hispanic Other 118 *** *** *** 109 93.5 86.1-97.1
Hispanic 546 42 6.7 4.7- 9.4 504 93.3 90.6-95.3
AGE
18-34 1,189 173 14.6 12.4-17.1 1,016 85.4 82.9-87.6
35-44 799 106 12.9 10.4-15.8 693 87.1 84.2-89.6
45-54 925 119 11.7 9.5-14.3 806 88.3 85.7-90.5
55-64 1,041 118 10.7 8.6-13.1 923 89.3 86.9-91.4
65-74 1,059 121 11.4 9.2-13.9 938 88.6 86.1-90.8
75+ 684 74 9.8 7.5-12.8 610 90.2 87.2-92.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 543 75 13.3 10.2-17.2 468 86.7 82.8-89.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,481 181 12.2 10.4-14.4 1,300 87.8 85.6-89.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,602 207 12.5 10.7-14.6 1,395 87.5 85.4-89.3
College Graduate 2,175 258 11.8 10.3-13.5 1,917 88.2 86.5-89.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,646 294 17.3 15.2-19.7 1,352 82.7 80.3-84.8
No 3,953 409 10.7 9.6-12.0 3,544 89.3 88.0-90.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 747 62 7.4 5.6- 9.9 685 92.6 90.1-94.4
Non-Veteran 5,025 653 13.0 11.9-14.2 4,372 87.0 85.8-88.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,030 354 11.6 10.3-13.0 2,676 88.4 87.0-89.7
Unemployed 349 55 15.7 11.6-20.7 294 84.3 79.3-88.4
Retired 1,549 154 9.4 7.8-11.3 1,395 90.6 88.7-92.2
Unable to Work 426 114 25.3 20.6-30.7 312 74.7 69.3-79.4
Other not in Labor Force 370 34 9.5 6.4-13.9 336 90.5 86.1-93.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 513 85 15.9 12.2-20.5 428 84.1 79.5-87.8
$15,000- 24,999 773 102 13.0 10.3-16.2 671 87.0 83.8-89.7
$25,000- 34,999 474 64 13.9 10.3-18.4 410 86.1 81.6-89.7
$35,000- 49,999 649 98 16.2 13.0-20.0 551 83.8 80.0-87.0
$50,000-74,999 686 77 12.1 9.4-15.4 609 87.9 84.6-90.6
$75,000+ 1,560 164 10.1 8.5-12.1 1,396 89.9 87.9-91.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 131 10.6 8.8-12.9 1,037 89.4 87.1-91.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 165 36 24.0 16.3-33.7 129 76.0 66.3-83.7
50% to 100% 520 76 13.4 10.3-17.3 444 86.6 82.7-89.7
101% to 150% 590 76 12.7 9.8-16.3 514 87.3 83.7-90.2
151% to 200% 491 77 16.9 13.0-21.6 414 83.1 78.4-87.0
More than 200% 2,752 313 11.4 10.0-12.9 2,439 88.6 87.1-90.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 131 10.6 8.8-12.9 1,037 89.4 87.1-91.2
HOUSING
Own 3,828 418 10.6 9.5-11.9 3,410 89.4 88.1-90.5
Rent 1,533 232 15.6 13.6-18.0 1,301 84.4 82.0-86.4
Other arrangement 410 68 17.3 13.3-22.2 342 82.7 77.8-86.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,773 209 12.3 10.6-14.3 1,564 87.7 85.7-89.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,576 193 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,383 88.4 86.5-90.1
Rural 2,474 319 12.9 11.3-14.7 2,155 87.1 85.3-88.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,626 227 14.6 12.5-17.0 1,399 85.4 83.0-87.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,797 212 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,585 88.4 86.5-90.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,400 282 11.8 10.3-13.4 2,118 88.2 86.6-89.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,815 209 11.3 9.7-13.1 1,606 88.7 86.9-90.3
2nd Quartile 1,545 187 11.7 9.9-13.8 1,358 88.3 86.2-90.1
3rd Quartile 1,628 212 13.5 11.6-15.6 1,416 86.5 84.4-88.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 835 113 14.4 11.3-18.2 722 85.6 81.8-88.7

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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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