2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,639 893 14.0 12.9-15.2 4,746 86.0 84.8-87.1
GENDER
Male 2,549 324 11.7 10.2-13.4 2,225 88.3 86.6-89.8
Female 3,090 569 16.2 14.7-17.9 2,521 83.8 82.1-85.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,617 582 15.3 13.9-16.9 3,035 84.7 83.1-86.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,030 198 15.0 12.4-18.0 832 85.0 82.0-87.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 149 39 23.2 16.0-32.4 110 76.8 67.6-84.0
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 19 13.5 7.3-23.7 81 86.5 76.3-92.7
Non-Hispanic Other 109 *** *** *** 104 97.5 93.7-99.1
Hispanic 521 34 5.6 3.8- 8.3 487 94.4 91.7-96.2
AGE
18-34 1,131 42 4.4 3.1- 6.2 1,089 95.6 93.8-96.9
35-44 778 46 6.8 4.6- 9.8 732 93.2 90.2-95.4
45-54 899 113 12.2 9.8-15.2 786 87.8 84.8-90.2
55-64 1,018 213 20.4 17.4-23.8 805 79.6 76.2-82.6
65-74 1,037 247 24.4 21.1-28.0 790 75.6 72.0-78.9
75+ 662 224 34.6 29.9-39.7 438 65.4 60.3-70.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 513 158 29.7 24.8-35.2 355 70.3 64.8-75.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,429 263 14.9 12.9-17.2 1,166 85.1 82.8-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,561 285 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,276 85.8 83.8-87.6
College Graduate 2,116 184 6.3 5.3- 7.4 1,932 93.7 92.6-94.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,651 893 51.1 48.0-54.2 758 48.9 45.8-52.0
No 3,960 *** *** *** 3,960 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 735 150 19.5 16.2-23.4 585 80.5 76.6-83.8
Non-Veteran 4,893 743 13.3 12.1-14.6 4,150 86.7 85.4-87.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,958 172 5.0 4.2- 6.0 2,786 95.0 94.0-95.8
Unemployed 341 45 13.1 8.6-19.5 296 86.9 80.5-91.4
Retired 1,526 403 27.9 24.9-31.1 1,123 72.1 68.9-75.1
Unable to Work 414 252 59.9 53.7-65.8 162 40.1 34.2-46.3
Other not in Labor Force 358 20 5.3 3.1- 8.8 338 94.7 91.2-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 399 145 33.6 27.6-40.3 254 66.4 59.7-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 760 182 22.7 19.0-26.9 578 77.3 73.1-81.0
$25,000- 34,999 467 108 20.4 16.3-25.3 359 79.6 74.7-83.7
$35,000- 49,999 646 102 13.9 11.0-17.3 544 86.1 82.7-89.0
$50,000-74,999 684 82 11.2 8.6-14.4 602 88.8 85.6-91.4
$75,000+ 1,551 106 5.3 4.2- 6.7 1,445 94.7 93.3-95.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,132 168 12.8 10.6-15.5 964 87.2 84.5-89.4
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 40 23.6 16.6-32.6 122 76.4 67.4-83.4
50% to 100% 515 152 26.2 21.3-31.7 363 73.8 68.3-78.7
101% to 150% 579 138 23.4 19.2-28.3 441 76.6 71.7-80.8
151% to 200% 489 93 16.3 12.7-20.6 396 83.7 79.4-87.3
More than 200% 2,736 298 9.0 7.9-10.4 2,438 91.0 89.6-92.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,132 168 12.8 10.6-15.5 964 87.2 84.5-89.4
HOUSING
Own 3,727 586 14.8 13.4-16.3 3,141 85.2 83.7-86.6
Rent 1,470 237 12.6 10.9-14.7 1,233 87.4 85.3-89.1
Other arrangement 393 70 13.1 9.3-18.1 323 86.9 81.9-90.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,715 183 9.3 7.8-11.0 1,532 90.7 89.0-92.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,540 242 14.4 12.4-16.7 1,298 85.6 83.3-87.6
Rural 2,384 468 18.3 16.3-20.5 1,916 81.7 79.5-83.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,576 319 17.2 15.1-19.5 1,257 82.8 80.5-84.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,733 291 16.6 14.4-19.1 1,442 83.4 80.9-85.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,330 283 10.7 9.3-12.3 2,047 89.3 87.7-90.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,762 239 11.7 10.1-13.6 1,523 88.3 86.4-89.9
2nd Quartile 1,498 226 14.1 12.0-16.5 1,272 85.9 83.5-88.0
3rd Quartile 1,573 257 15.2 13.2-17.6 1,316 84.8 82.4-86.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 806 171 17.5 14.4-21.1 635 82.5 78.9-85.6

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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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