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 5,816 477 7.8 7.0- 8.7 5,339 92.2 91.3-93.0
GENDER
Male 2,630 151 5.3 4.4- 6.4 2,479 94.7 93.6-95.6
Female 3,186 326 10.0 8.8-11.4 2,860 90.0 88.6-91.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,705 296 7.7 6.8- 8.8 3,409 92.3 91.2-93.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,071 107 9.3 7.3-11.7 964 90.7 88.3-92.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 19 14.9 8.8-24.3 133 85.1 75.7-91.2
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 12 11.8 6.1-21.8 90 88.2 78.2-93.9
Non-Hispanic Other 118 *** *** *** 112 94.7 86.9-97.9
Hispanic 546 23 3.5 2.2- 5.6 523 96.5 94.4-97.8
AGE
18-34 1,184 93 7.8 6.2- 9.8 1,091 92.2 90.2-93.8
35-44 799 75 8.6 6.6-11.0 724 91.4 89.0-93.4
45-54 924 89 8.9 7.0-11.3 835 91.1 88.7-93.0
55-64 1,041 84 7.1 5.5- 9.0 957 92.9 91.0-94.5
65-74 1,059 81 7.4 5.7- 9.6 978 92.6 90.4-94.3
75+ 683 48 6.4 4.6- 9.0 635 93.6 91.0-95.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 543 53 9.1 6.6-12.5 490 90.9 87.5-93.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,479 103 6.0 4.8- 7.5 1,376 94.0 92.5-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,600 151 9.0 7.5-10.8 1,449 91.0 89.2-92.5
College Graduate 2,172 170 7.6 6.4- 9.0 2,002 92.4 91.0-93.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,645 207 11.6 9.9-13.6 1,438 88.4 86.4-90.1
No 3,947 259 6.5 5.6- 7.5 3,688 93.5 92.5-94.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 746 32 3.6 2.4- 5.4 714 96.4 94.6-97.6
Non-Veteran 5,019 441 8.4 7.5- 9.4 4,578 91.6 90.6-92.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,027 228 7.0 6.0- 8.1 2,799 93.0 91.9-94.0
Unemployed 348 38 10.9 7.5-15.4 310 89.1 84.6-92.5
Retired 1,548 101 6.0 4.7- 7.6 1,447 94.0 92.4-95.3
Unable to Work 426 83 17.7 13.9-22.3 343 82.3 77.7-86.1
Other not in Labor Force 368 19 5.4 3.1- 9.2 349 94.6 90.8-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 510 57 10.3 7.4-14.3 453 89.7 85.7-92.6
$15,000- 24,999 772 65 7.8 5.8-10.3 707 92.2 89.7-94.2
$25,000- 34,999 474 43 9.4 6.6-13.3 431 90.6 86.7-93.4
$35,000- 49,999 649 65 10.7 8.1-14.0 584 89.3 86.0-91.9
$50,000-74,999 686 50 7.3 5.3-10.0 636 92.7 90.0-94.7
$75,000+ 1,557 105 5.9 4.7- 7.4 1,452 94.1 92.6-95.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 92 7.2 5.7- 9.1 1,076 92.8 90.9-94.3
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 25 16.8 10.3-26.2 137 83.2 73.8-89.7
50% to 100% 519 51 8.5 6.1-11.7 468 91.5 88.3-93.9
101% to 150% 590 45 6.8 4.8- 9.5 545 93.2 90.5-95.2
151% to 200% 491 51 11.0 7.9-15.0 440 89.0 85.0-92.1
More than 200% 2,749 207 7.1 6.1- 8.4 2,542 92.9 91.6-93.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 92 7.2 5.7- 9.1 1,076 92.8 90.9-94.3
HOUSING
Own 3,824 283 6.8 5.9- 7.9 3,541 93.2 92.1-94.1
Rent 1,533 150 9.7 8.0-11.6 1,383 90.3 88.4-92.0
Other arrangement 407 42 10.5 7.4-14.7 365 89.5 85.3-92.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,773 127 7.3 5.9- 8.9 1,646 92.7 91.1-94.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,573 125 7.0 5.8- 8.6 1,448 93.0 91.4-94.2
Rural 2,470 225 8.8 7.5-10.3 2,245 91.2 89.7-92.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,621 159 9.8 8.1-11.8 1,462 90.2 88.2-91.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,796 135 7.0 5.8- 8.6 1,661 93.0 91.4-94.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,399 183 7.4 6.3- 8.7 2,216 92.6 91.3-93.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,814 137 7.3 6.0- 8.7 1,677 92.7 91.3-94.0
2nd Quartile 1,544 112 6.7 5.4- 8.4 1,432 93.3 91.6-94.6
3rd Quartile 1,624 145 8.8 7.3-10.7 1,479 91.2 89.3-92.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 834 83 10.1 7.6-13.4 751 89.9 86.6-92.4

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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