2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
GENDER
Male 2,595 250 10.2 8.8-11.8 2,345 89.8 88.2-91.2
Female 3,155 465 15.3 13.8-17.0 2,690 84.7 83.0-86.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,657 464 13.8 12.4-15.2 3,193 86.2 84.8-87.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,063 132 11.6 9.4-14.3 931 88.4 85.7-90.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 25 22.4 14.5-32.9 125 77.6 67.1-85.5
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 21 23.9 15.0-35.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 117 *** *** *** 107 91.2 81.2-96.2
Hispanic 542 41 6.8 4.8- 9.6 501 93.2 90.4-95.2
AGE
18-34 1,180 204 16.9 14.6-19.5 976 83.1 80.5-85.4
35-44 791 101 12.6 10.1-15.6 690 87.4 84.4-89.9
45-54 917 123 13.2 10.7-16.3 794 86.8 83.7-89.3
55-64 1,024 137 11.9 9.7-14.4 887 88.1 85.6-90.3
65-74 1,043 96 9.7 7.6-12.2 947 90.3 87.8-92.4
75+ 673 39 5.4 3.7- 7.9 634 94.6 92.1-96.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 529 71 13.3 10.1-17.5 458 86.7 82.5-89.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,459 189 13.1 11.1-15.4 1,270 86.9 84.6-88.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,577 247 15.9 13.9-18.2 1,330 84.1 81.8-86.1
College Graduate 2,161 206 9.0 7.7-10.6 1,955 91.0 89.4-92.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,615 394 25.4 22.8-28.3 1,221 74.6 71.7-77.2
No 3,914 308 8.6 7.5- 9.7 3,606 91.4 90.3-92.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 732 96 15.3 12.1-19.2 636 84.7 80.8-87.9
Non-Veteran 4,968 617 12.6 11.5-13.8 4,351 87.4 86.2-88.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,006 318 10.8 9.5-12.2 2,688 89.2 87.8-90.5
Unemployed 344 80 25.5 20.1-31.6 264 74.5 68.4-79.9
Retired 1,527 112 7.1 5.6- 8.9 1,415 92.9 91.1-94.4
Unable to Work 413 142 32.8 27.2-39.0 271 67.2 61.0-72.8
Other not in Labor Force 364 55 15.1 11.2-20.1 309 84.9 79.9-88.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 501 121 22.1 17.7-27.1 380 77.9 72.9-82.3
$15,000- 24,999 757 127 17.4 14.2-21.0 630 82.6 79.0-85.8
$25,000- 34,999 473 52 11.6 8.5-15.7 421 88.4 84.3-91.5
$35,000- 49,999 645 94 15.1 12.1-18.8 551 84.9 81.2-87.9
$50,000-74,999 674 74 11.8 9.0-15.3 600 88.2 84.7-91.0
$75,000+ 1,556 121 8.2 6.7-10.0 1,435 91.8 90.0-93.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,144 126 12.1 9.8-14.9 1,018 87.9 85.1-90.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 49 28.3 20.3-37.8 113 71.7 62.2-79.7
50% to 100% 510 109 21.8 17.5-26.8 401 78.2 73.2-82.5
101% to 150% 576 99 17.4 13.8-21.5 477 82.6 78.5-86.2
151% to 200% 490 69 14.0 10.7-18.2 421 86.0 81.8-89.3
More than 200% 2,734 254 9.6 8.4-11.1 2,480 90.4 88.9-91.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,144 126 12.1 9.8-14.9 1,018 87.9 85.1-90.2
HOUSING
Own 3,785 376 10.7 9.5-12.0 3,409 89.3 88.0-90.5
Rent 1,514 266 17.6 15.4-19.9 1,248 82.4 80.1-84.6
Other arrangement 397 71 18.8 14.2-24.3 326 81.2 75.7-85.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,767 197 11.7 10.0-13.6 1,570 88.3 86.4-90.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,559 205 14.1 12.1-16.4 1,354 85.9 83.6-87.9
Rural 2,424 313 13.0 11.4-14.9 2,111 87.0 85.1-88.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,599 218 13.6 11.6-15.9 1,381 86.4 84.1-88.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,771 224 13.3 11.4-15.4 1,547 86.7 84.6-88.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,380 273 12.2 10.7-14.0 2,107 87.8 86.0-89.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,793 207 12.1 10.4-14.1 1,586 87.9 85.9-89.6
2nd Quartile 1,528 176 11.9 10.0-14.0 1,352 88.1 86.0-90.0
3rd Quartile 1,610 226 15.4 13.3-17.8 1,384 84.6 82.2-86.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 819 106 11.8 9.2-15.0 713 88.2 85.0-90.8

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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