2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,620 389 6.4 5.7- 7.3 5,231 93.6 92.7-94.3
GENDER
Male 2,540 110 4.4 3.5- 5.5 2,430 95.6 94.5-96.5
Female 3,080 279 8.3 7.2- 9.6 2,801 91.7 90.4-92.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,605 244 6.9 5.9- 8.1 3,361 93.1 91.9-94.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,026 86 6.3 4.9- 8.2 940 93.7 91.8-95.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 149 21 14.1 8.4-22.9 128 85.9 77.1-91.6
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 99 *** *** *** 91 92.3 81.8-97.0
Non-Hispanic Other 109 *** *** *** 106 98.2 94.0-99.5
Hispanic 520 19 3.4 2.0- 5.9 501 96.6 94.1-98.0
AGE
18-34 1,128 36 3.5 2.4- 5.0 1,092 96.5 95.0-97.6
35-44 776 36 4.8 3.4- 6.9 740 95.2 93.1-96.6
45-54 895 58 5.7 4.2- 7.7 837 94.3 92.3-95.8
55-64 1,013 72 7.1 5.3- 9.5 941 92.9 90.5-94.7
65-74 1,033 85 8.3 6.4-10.7 948 91.7 89.3-93.6
75+ 662 97 16.3 12.7-20.7 565 83.7 79.3-87.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 511 82 14.1 10.8-18.2 429 85.9 81.8-89.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,427 124 7.1 5.8- 8.8 1,303 92.9 91.2-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,555 121 6.5 5.2- 8.0 1,434 93.5 92.0-94.8
College Graduate 2,108 61 2.4 1.8- 3.2 2,047 97.6 96.8-98.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,644 389 23.4 20.9-26.1 1,255 76.6 73.9-79.1
No 3,960 *** *** *** 3,960 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 732 43 6.9 4.9- 9.7 689 93.1 90.3-95.1
Non-Veteran 4,879 346 6.4 5.6- 7.3 4,533 93.6 92.7-94.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,950 50 1.5 1.1- 2.0 2,900 98.5 98.0-98.9
Unemployed 340 22 6.6 4.0-10.6 318 93.4 89.4-96.0
Retired 1,520 142 9.8 7.9-12.1 1,378 90.2 87.9-92.1
Unable to Work 414 157 38.6 32.8-44.8 257 61.4 55.2-67.2
Other not in Labor Force 356 18 5.2 3.1- 8.8 338 94.8 91.2-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 399 95 21.4 16.7-27.1 304 78.6 72.9-83.3
$15,000- 24,999 759 87 11.0 8.5-14.2 672 89.0 85.8-91.5
$25,000- 34,999 464 38 8.7 6.0-12.6 426 91.3 87.4-94.0
$35,000- 49,999 645 32 4.9 3.2- 7.3 613 95.1 92.7-96.8
$50,000-74,999 682 28 3.8 2.5- 5.6 654 96.2 94.4-97.5
$75,000+ 1,550 31 2.0 1.3- 3.1 1,519 98.0 96.9-98.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,121 78 5.9 4.4- 7.7 1,043 94.1 92.3-95.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 26 14.4 9.1-22.1 136 85.6 77.9-90.9
50% to 100% 514 84 14.4 11.0-18.7 430 85.6 81.3-89.0
101% to 150% 577 74 13.2 10.1-17.2 503 86.8 82.8-89.9
151% to 200% 488 43 8.2 5.6-12.0 445 91.8 88.0-94.4
More than 200% 2,731 83 2.8 2.2- 3.6 2,648 97.2 96.4-97.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,121 78 5.9 4.4- 7.7 1,043 94.1 92.3-95.6
HOUSING
Own 3,714 229 6.2 5.3- 7.3 3,485 93.8 92.7-94.7
Rent 1,464 118 6.9 5.6- 8.6 1,346 93.1 91.4-94.4
Other arrangement 394 41 7.1 4.8-10.3 353 92.9 89.7-95.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,707 78 4.5 3.4- 5.8 1,629 95.5 94.2-96.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,534 110 6.8 5.4- 8.6 1,424 93.2 91.4-94.6
Rural 2,379 201 8.0 6.7- 9.5 2,178 92.0 90.5-93.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,570 146 8.6 7.0-10.4 1,424 91.4 89.6-93.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,728 114 6.5 5.2- 8.1 1,614 93.5 91.9-94.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,322 129 5.4 4.4- 6.6 2,193 94.6 93.4-95.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,755 104 5.8 4.6- 7.2 1,651 94.2 92.8-95.4
2nd Quartile 1,495 89 5.9 4.6- 7.6 1,406 94.1 92.4-95.4
3rd Quartile 1,567 117 6.8 5.4- 8.4 1,450 93.2 91.6-94.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 803 79 9.1 6.8-12.1 724 90.9 87.9-93.2

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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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