2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,646 367 6.2 5.5- 7.1 5,279 93.8 92.9-94.5
GENDER
Male 2,556 155 5.7 4.7- 6.9 2,401 94.3 93.1-95.3
Female 3,090 212 6.7 5.6- 8.0 2,878 93.3 92.0-94.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,622 198 5.3 4.4- 6.3 3,424 94.7 93.7-95.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,032 88 8.0 6.2-10.4 944 92.0 89.6-93.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 21 15.0 9.3-23.4 129 85.0 76.6-90.7
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 13 14.0 7.3-25.3 87 86.0 74.7-92.7
Non-Hispanic Other 110 *** *** *** 105 95.8 84.6-99.0
Hispanic 521 33 6.9 4.7-10.2 488 93.1 89.8-95.3
AGE
18-34 1,137 37 3.9 2.7- 5.7 1,100 96.1 94.3-97.3
35-44 779 31 4.0 2.6- 5.9 748 96.0 94.1-97.4
45-54 899 57 5.9 4.3- 7.9 842 94.1 92.1-95.7
55-64 1,015 77 7.5 5.7- 9.8 938 92.5 90.2-94.3
65-74 1,037 90 9.4 7.3-12.1 947 90.6 87.9-92.7
75+ 665 68 10.6 7.5-14.7 597 89.4 85.3-92.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 513 72 14.4 10.9-18.7 441 85.6 81.3-89.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,432 123 7.5 6.1- 9.4 1,309 92.5 90.6-93.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,561 113 5.7 4.5- 7.1 1,448 94.3 92.9-95.5
College Graduate 2,119 58 2.1 1.5- 2.8 2,061 97.9 97.2-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,645 367 22.7 20.2-25.5 1,278 77.3 74.5-79.8
No 3,960 *** *** *** 3,960 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 737 53 6.1 4.3- 8.8 684 93.9 91.2-95.7
Non-Veteran 4,899 313 6.2 5.4- 7.1 4,586 93.8 92.9-94.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,963 101 3.5 2.7- 4.4 2,862 96.5 95.6-97.3
Unemployed 342 22 6.7 3.9-11.3 320 93.3 88.7-96.1
Retired 1,527 130 9.3 7.4-11.7 1,397 90.7 88.3-92.6
Unable to Work 415 99 22.4 17.8-27.7 316 77.6 72.3-82.2
Other not in Labor Force 358 13 3.3 1.7- 6.3 345 96.7 93.7-98.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 398 75 15.4 11.5-20.3 323 84.6 79.7-88.5
$15,000- 24,999 764 79 9.5 7.2-12.5 685 90.5 87.5-92.8
$25,000- 34,999 465 36 7.6 5.1-11.3 429 92.4 88.7-94.9
$35,000- 49,999 648 28 5.6 3.5- 9.0 620 94.4 91.0-96.5
$50,000-74,999 685 26 4.3 2.7- 6.7 659 95.7 93.3-97.3
$75,000+ 1,555 35 2.2 1.5- 3.3 1,520 97.8 96.7-98.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,131 88 7.3 5.6- 9.5 1,043 92.7 90.5-94.4
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 161 29 16.0 10.2-24.1 132 84.0 75.9-89.8
50% to 100% 515 73 11.3 8.5-14.9 442 88.7 85.1-91.5
101% to 150% 581 56 10.3 7.3-14.3 525 89.7 85.7-92.7
151% to 200% 490 31 6.0 3.7- 9.5 459 94.0 90.5-96.3
More than 200% 2,742 90 3.3 2.5- 4.2 2,652 96.7 95.8-97.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,131 88 7.3 5.6- 9.5 1,043 92.7 90.5-94.4
HOUSING
Own 3,731 209 5.6 4.7- 6.7 3,522 94.4 93.3-95.3
Rent 1,476 122 7.2 5.8- 8.9 1,354 92.8 91.1-94.2
Other arrangement 392 36 8.8 5.9-13.0 356 91.2 87.0-94.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,716 87 5.5 4.3- 7.1 1,629 94.5 92.9-95.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,545 100 5.4 4.3- 6.9 1,445 94.6 93.1-95.7
Rural 2,385 180 7.5 6.2- 9.1 2,205 92.5 90.9-93.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,581 132 7.0 5.7- 8.7 1,449 93.0 91.3-94.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,736 107 6.7 5.3- 8.5 1,629 93.3 91.5-94.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,329 128 5.4 4.4- 6.7 2,201 94.6 93.3-95.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,760 96 5.0 3.9- 6.3 1,664 95.0 93.7-96.1
2nd Quartile 1,500 98 7.0 5.6- 8.8 1,402 93.0 91.2-94.4
3rd Quartile 1,578 103 6.1 4.8- 7.9 1,475 93.9 92.1-95.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 808 70 7.3 5.3-10.0 738 92.7 90.0-94.7

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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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