2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,665 519 8.1 7.3- 9.0 5,146 91.9 91.0-92.7
GENDER
Male 2,560 303 10.5 9.2-12.0 2,257 89.5 88.0-90.8
Female 3,105 216 5.9 5.0- 6.9 2,889 94.1 93.1-95.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,629 379 9.5 8.4-10.6 3,250 90.5 89.4-91.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,038 66 5.3 3.9- 7.2 972 94.7 92.8-96.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 20 11.7 6.9-19.0 130 88.3 81.0-93.1
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 13 13.5 6.9-24.7 88 86.5 75.3-93.1
Non-Hispanic Other 111 *** *** *** 105 95.3 86.9-98.4
Hispanic 523 25 5.0 3.2- 7.6 498 95.0 92.4-96.8
AGE
18-34 1,141 32 2.6 1.8- 3.9 1,109 97.4 96.1-98.2
35-44 779 31 4.2 2.7- 6.4 748 95.8 93.6-97.3
45-54 901 41 4.5 3.1- 6.4 860 95.5 93.6-96.9
55-64 1,019 93 9.5 7.4-12.1 926 90.5 87.9-92.6
65-74 1,042 161 17.4 14.6-20.6 881 82.6 79.4-85.4
75+ 668 153 22.9 19.0-27.2 515 77.1 72.8-81.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 517 82 14.6 11.3-18.7 435 85.4 81.3-88.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,437 161 9.4 7.8-11.3 1,276 90.6 88.7-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,567 153 7.7 6.4- 9.3 1,414 92.3 90.7-93.6
College Graduate 2,123 121 4.3 3.5- 5.3 2,002 95.7 94.7-96.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,655 519 29.6 26.9-32.5 1,136 70.4 67.5-73.1
No 3,960 *** *** *** 3,960 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 738 136 16.5 13.5-20.0 602 83.5 80.0-86.5
Non-Veteran 4,917 383 7.0 6.2- 7.9 4,534 93.0 92.1-93.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,969 133 4.4 3.6- 5.4 2,836 95.6 94.6-96.4
Unemployed 343 19 5.2 3.1- 8.6 324 94.8 91.4-96.9
Retired 1,534 272 18.4 16.0-21.1 1,262 81.6 78.9-84.0
Unable to Work 417 89 20.0 15.8-25.2 328 80.0 74.8-84.2
Other not in Labor Force 361 *** *** *** 356 98.7 96.5-99.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 400 61 11.9 8.7-16.1 339 88.1 83.9-91.3
$15,000- 24,999 766 93 11.5 8.9-14.7 673 88.5 85.3-91.1
$25,000- 34,999 469 48 9.1 6.4-13.0 421 90.9 87.0-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 648 52 7.8 5.7-10.6 596 92.2 89.4-94.3
$50,000-74,999 686 79 9.7 7.5-12.4 607 90.3 87.6-92.5
$75,000+ 1,556 74 4.1 3.1- 5.3 1,482 95.9 94.7-96.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,140 112 9.0 7.1-11.2 1,028 91.0 88.8-92.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 18 9.2 5.2-15.9 144 90.8 84.1-94.8
50% to 100% 518 65 11.0 8.0-14.8 453 89.0 85.2-92.0
101% to 150% 582 65 10.3 7.7-13.6 517 89.7 86.4-92.3
151% to 200% 491 57 10.2 7.4-13.9 434 89.8 86.1-92.6
More than 200% 2,745 200 6.3 5.3- 7.4 2,545 93.7 92.6-94.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,140 112 9.0 7.1-11.2 1,028 91.0 88.8-92.9
HOUSING
Own 3,741 363 9.0 7.9-10.1 3,378 91.0 89.9-92.1
Rent 1,480 119 6.3 5.0- 7.8 1,361 93.7 92.2-95.0
Other arrangement 397 33 6.1 4.0- 9.2 364 93.9 90.8-96.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,723 101 5.3 4.2- 6.6 1,622 94.7 93.4-95.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,548 148 8.9 7.4-10.7 1,400 91.1 89.3-92.6
Rural 2,394 270 10.2 8.8-11.8 2,124 89.8 88.2-91.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,587 183 9.9 8.3-11.7 1,404 90.1 88.3-91.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,740 155 8.3 6.9-10.0 1,585 91.7 90.0-93.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,338 181 7.1 6.0- 8.5 2,157 92.9 91.5-94.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,769 158 8.3 6.9-10.0 1,611 91.7 90.0-93.1
2nd Quartile 1,501 123 7.3 5.9- 8.9 1,378 92.7 91.1-94.1
3rd Quartile 1,583 144 8.0 6.5- 9.7 1,439 92.0 90.3-93.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 812 94 10.4 8.0-13.4 718 89.6 86.6-92.0

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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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