2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,630 580 11.3 10.3-12.4 5,050 88.7 87.6-89.7
GENDER
Male 2,545 233 10.4 8.9-12.0 2,312 89.6 88.0-91.1
Female 3,085 347 12.1 10.7-13.7 2,738 87.9 86.3-89.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,616 370 11.5 10.2-12.9 3,246 88.5 87.1-89.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,031 109 11.3 9.0-14.1 922 88.7 85.9-91.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 149 20 15.6 9.4-24.8 129 84.4 75.2-90.6
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 12 14.1 7.0-26.4 88 85.9 73.6-93.0
Non-Hispanic Other 108 *** *** *** 101 92.4 82.0-97.0
Hispanic 516 51 10.5 7.6-14.4 465 89.5 85.6-92.4
AGE
18-34 1,131 124 12.4 10.3-14.9 1,007 87.6 85.1-89.7
35-44 776 74 9.9 7.6-12.8 702 90.1 87.2-92.4
45-54 895 95 10.4 8.1-13.4 800 89.6 86.6-91.9
55-64 1,018 118 11.7 9.4-14.5 900 88.3 85.5-90.6
65-74 1,037 86 10.2 7.9-13.1 951 89.8 86.9-92.1
75+ 661 72 12.1 8.8-16.3 589 87.9 83.7-91.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 512 93 21.1 16.7-26.3 419 78.9 73.7-83.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,424 188 13.3 11.3-15.7 1,236 86.7 84.3-88.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,561 188 11.5 9.8-13.4 1,373 88.5 86.6-90.2
College Graduate 2,115 108 4.8 3.8- 5.9 2,007 95.2 94.1-96.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,644 580 41.2 38.1-44.4 1,064 58.8 55.6-61.9
No 3,960 *** *** *** 3,960 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 733 95 13.1 10.4-16.4 638 86.9 83.6-89.6
Non-Veteran 4,887 484 11.0 9.9-12.3 4,403 89.0 87.7-90.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,955 179 6.6 5.6- 7.9 2,776 93.4 92.1-94.4
Unemployed 340 58 20.6 15.6-26.6 282 79.4 73.4-84.4
Retired 1,523 133 10.4 8.3-12.9 1,390 89.6 87.1-91.7
Unable to Work 414 169 42.4 36.3-48.7 245 57.6 51.3-63.7
Other not in Labor Force 357 38 11.6 8.1-16.3 319 88.4 83.7-91.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 398 103 25.7 20.5-31.7 295 74.3 68.3-79.5
$15,000- 24,999 763 115 17.4 14.1-21.3 648 82.6 78.7-85.9
$25,000- 34,999 463 62 14.2 10.5-19.0 401 85.8 81.0-89.5
$35,000- 49,999 646 54 10.5 7.7-14.3 592 89.5 85.7-92.3
$50,000-74,999 682 56 8.2 6.1-10.9 626 91.8 89.1-93.9
$75,000+ 1,553 53 3.2 2.3- 4.5 1,500 96.8 95.5-97.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,125 137 14.4 11.8-17.5 988 85.6 82.5-88.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 46 28.0 20.2-37.4 116 72.0 62.6-79.8
50% to 100% 512 100 20.8 16.5-25.9 412 79.2 74.1-83.5
101% to 150% 579 84 16.4 12.8-20.7 495 83.6 79.3-87.2
151% to 200% 490 63 12.9 9.6-17.1 427 87.1 82.9-90.4
More than 200% 2,736 149 5.7 4.7- 6.8 2,587 94.3 93.2-95.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,125 137 14.4 11.8-17.5 988 85.6 82.5-88.2
HOUSING
Own 3,722 299 9.0 7.8-10.3 3,423 91.0 89.7-92.2
Rent 1,468 209 15.2 13.0-17.6 1,259 84.8 82.4-87.0
Other arrangement 392 70 19.6 14.8-25.5 322 80.4 74.5-85.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,713 150 9.7 8.1-11.6 1,563 90.3 88.4-91.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,537 164 11.5 9.6-13.7 1,373 88.5 86.3-90.4
Rural 2,380 266 12.6 10.9-14.6 2,114 87.4 85.4-89.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,572 182 11.9 10.0-14.2 1,390 88.1 85.8-90.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,731 181 12.0 10.1-14.2 1,550 88.0 85.8-89.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,327 217 10.5 9.0-12.2 2,110 89.5 87.8-91.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,758 176 11.2 9.5-13.2 1,582 88.8 86.8-90.5
2nd Quartile 1,497 157 12.0 10.1-14.3 1,340 88.0 85.7-89.9
3rd Quartile 1,571 156 10.0 8.3-12.0 1,415 90.0 88.0-91.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 804 91 12.4 9.4-16.1 713 87.6 83.9-90.6

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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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