2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
GENDER
Male 2,624 670 21.9 20.1-23.8 1,954 78.1 76.2-79.9
Female 3,189 1,071 28.7 26.8-30.6 2,118 71.3 69.4-73.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,701 1,198 29.0 27.3-30.8 2,503 71.0 69.2-72.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,074 345 23.6 20.8-26.7 729 76.4 73.3-79.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 63 39.9 30.4-50.2 89 60.1 49.8-69.6
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 117 12 5.6 2.9-10.5 105 94.4 89.5-97.1
Hispanic 545 55 8.0 5.8-11.1 490 92.0 88.9-94.2
AGE
18-34 1,187 60 4.8 3.7- 6.4 1,127 95.2 93.6-96.3
35-44 797 100 12.0 9.6-14.9 697 88.0 85.1-90.4
45-54 925 223 25.1 21.8-28.8 702 74.9 71.2-78.2
55-64 1,037 394 38.4 34.8-42.2 643 61.6 57.8-65.2
65-74 1,054 551 52.4 48.6-56.2 503 47.6 43.8-51.4
75+ 686 378 53.6 48.5-58.5 308 46.4 41.5-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 541 205 35.0 30.1-40.2 336 65.0 59.8-69.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,475 456 24.0 21.6-26.6 1,019 76.0 73.4-78.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,599 549 27.3 24.9-29.8 1,050 72.7 70.2-75.1
College Graduate 2,176 528 20.4 18.5-22.3 1,648 79.6 77.7-81.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,640 910 49.9 46.8-53.0 730 50.1 47.0-53.2
No 3,949 780 16.8 15.5-18.2 3,169 83.2 81.8-84.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 743 269 33.5 29.5-37.7 474 66.5 62.3-70.5
Non-Veteran 5,019 1,458 24.3 23.0-25.8 3,561 75.7 74.2-77.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,025 507 15.1 13.7-16.7 2,518 84.9 83.3-86.3
Unemployed 347 67 16.2 12.3-21.0 280 83.8 79.0-87.7
Retired 1,550 811 52.1 48.9-55.4 739 47.9 44.6-51.1
Unable to Work 422 281 61.5 55.2-67.5 141 38.5 32.5-44.8
Other not in Labor Force 370 56 12.1 8.9-16.2 314 87.9 83.8-91.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 512 202 31.7 26.9-36.9 310 68.3 63.1-73.1
$15,000- 24,999 768 298 33.5 29.4-37.8 470 66.5 62.2-70.6
$25,000- 34,999 474 156 27.5 22.8-32.7 318 72.5 67.3-77.2
$35,000- 49,999 650 208 27.7 23.8-31.9 442 72.3 68.1-76.2
$50,000-74,999 685 186 24.0 20.4-28.0 499 76.0 72.0-79.6
$75,000+ 1,559 356 20.3 18.1-22.8 1,203 79.7 77.2-81.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,165 335 23.2 20.4-26.1 830 76.8 73.9-79.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 164 61 31.1 23.4-40.2 103 68.9 59.8-76.6
50% to 100% 520 187 30.5 25.7-35.7 333 69.5 64.3-74.3
101% to 150% 589 207 31.6 27.1-36.4 382 68.4 63.6-72.9
151% to 200% 490 175 28.5 24.0-33.4 315 71.5 66.6-76.0
More than 200% 2,750 750 23.8 22.0-25.8 2,000 76.2 74.2-78.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,165 335 23.2 20.4-26.1 830 76.8 73.9-79.6
HOUSING
Own 3,823 1,304 30.1 28.3-31.8 2,519 69.9 68.2-71.7
Rent 1,530 343 16.9 14.9-19.0 1,187 83.1 81.0-85.1
Other arrangement 407 85 13.0 9.9-16.8 322 87.0 83.2-90.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,774 387 18.3 16.4-20.4 1,387 81.7 79.6-83.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,575 491 27.7 25.2-30.4 1,084 72.3 69.6-74.8
Rural 2,464 863 30.5 28.2-32.8 1,601 69.5 67.2-71.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,618 570 29.2 26.5-31.9 1,048 70.8 68.1-73.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,795 583 28.9 26.5-31.5 1,212 71.1 68.5-73.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,400 588 21.1 19.3-23.0 1,812 78.9 77.0-80.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,814 509 25.0 22.7-27.4 1,305 75.0 72.6-77.3
2nd Quartile 1,545 426 23.4 21.1-25.9 1,119 76.6 74.1-78.9
3rd Quartile 1,623 496 26.6 24.1-29.2 1,127 73.4 70.8-75.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 831 310 30.1 26.3-34.3 521 69.9 65.7-73.7

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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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