2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,750 3,886 65.3 63.7-66.8 383 6.8 6.0- 7.7 591 11.6 10.6-12.8 551 10.3 9.3-11.3 339 6.0 5.3- 6.8
GENDER
Male 2,595 1,915 71.7 69.4-73.8 149 6.1 5.0- 7.3 225 9.9 8.4-11.5 191 7.8 6.6- 9.2 115 4.6 3.7- 5.7
Female 3,155 1,971 59.4 57.2-61.6 234 7.5 6.4- 8.8 366 13.3 11.8-14.9 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 224 7.3 6.2- 8.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,657 2,408 63.0 61.1-64.9 264 7.7 6.6- 8.8 406 12.0 10.8-13.4 354 10.9 9.7-12.2 225 6.4 5.5- 7.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,063 746 68.1 64.3-71.6 62 5.2 3.8- 7.0 94 11.9 9.3-15.0 97 8.9 7.0-11.3 64 5.9 4.3- 8.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 7.7 3.7-15.0 19 15.3 8.9-25.1 11 9.5 4.8-18.1
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 13.9 7.6-24.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 117 86 72.7 61.5-81.7 *** *** *** 11 12.3 6.3-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 542 418 77.8 73.4-81.7 25 4.0 2.6- 6.2 43 8.8 6.2-12.4 40 6.2 4.3- 8.8 16 3.2 1.8- 5.6
AGE
18-34 1,180 636 53.3 50.0-56.6 77 6.5 5.1- 8.3 202 18.4 15.9-21.1 198 16.4 14.1-18.9 67 5.5 4.1- 7.2
35-44 791 503 65.7 61.6-69.5 64 6.7 5.1- 8.8 98 11.9 9.3-15.0 75 9.3 7.1-12.0 51 6.4 4.8- 8.7
45-54 917 588 63.0 59.1-66.8 80 9.4 7.3-12.0 93 10.8 8.6-13.4 91 9.5 7.5-12.0 65 7.3 5.3- 9.9
55-64 1,024 692 68.3 64.6-71.8 73 7.9 5.9-10.5 88 8.8 6.8-11.2 100 8.4 6.6-10.5 71 6.6 4.9- 8.8
65-74 1,043 802 75.8 72.3-79.0 64 6.5 4.7- 8.8 64 5.9 4.4- 7.8 55 5.6 4.1- 7.6 58 6.3 4.5- 8.6
75+ 673 572 85.4 81.7-88.5 19 2.6 1.4- 4.7 39 5.4 3.7- 7.9 23 3.6 2.2- 6.0 20 2.9 1.7- 4.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 529 383 69.1 63.7-74.1 20 4.4 2.5- 7.6 44 11.0 7.6-15.6 36 6.3 4.4- 9.1 46 9.2 6.4-13.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,459 1,012 66.2 63.1-69.2 82 6.0 4.6- 7.8 131 11.0 9.1-13.3 142 10.9 9.0-13.1 92 5.9 4.6- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,577 1,020 62.6 59.7-65.4 86 6.0 4.7- 7.7 173 12.0 10.2-14.2 180 12.1 10.3-14.2 118 7.3 5.9- 8.9
College Graduate 2,161 1,457 65.9 63.5-68.2 191 9.4 8.1-11.0 239 12.0 10.5-13.7 193 9.4 8.0-10.9 81 3.3 2.5- 4.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,615 912 51.8 48.7-55.0 88 6.5 5.0- 8.3 160 11.4 9.3-13.7 253 17.4 15.1-19.9 202 13.0 11.0-15.3
No 3,914 2,798 69.7 67.9-71.5 284 7.0 6.1- 8.1 412 11.7 10.5-13.0 287 7.9 6.9- 9.0 133 3.6 3.0- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 732 519 68.7 64.3-72.9 38 5.4 3.7- 7.8 61 8.0 6.0-10.6 73 11.2 8.4-14.7 41 6.7 4.7- 9.6
Non-Veteran 4,968 3,323 64.6 62.9-66.3 344 7.1 6.2- 8.0 527 12.1 11.0-13.4 478 10.3 9.3-11.3 296 5.9 5.1- 6.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,006 1,999 66.3 64.3-68.3 247 7.4 6.4- 8.5 340 12.1 10.7-13.6 286 10.0 8.8-11.4 134 4.2 3.5- 5.1
Unemployed 344 188 50.6 43.9-57.2 16 4.8 2.8- 8.3 40 13.9 9.4-20.2 64 19.4 14.8-25.1 36 11.2 7.7-16.1
Retired 1,527 1,216 79.5 76.7-82.0 72 5.5 4.0- 7.5 101 5.7 4.5- 7.2 80 5.5 4.2- 7.2 58 3.9 2.8- 5.3
Unable to Work 413 201 45.8 39.7-52.0 20 8.0 4.8-13.2 36 9.0 6.3-12.8 74 16.9 12.9-21.9 82 20.2 15.4-26.0
Other not in Labor Force 364 206 51.9 45.6-58.0 25 7.4 4.7-11.5 65 21.6 16.7-27.5 41 11.5 8.3-15.8 27 7.6 4.8-11.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 501 299 55.9 50.0-61.7 21 5.8 3.4- 9.9 43 11.7 7.8-17.3 75 14.0 10.6-18.1 63 12.6 9.1-17.0
$15,000- 24,999 757 495 62.6 58.1-66.9 32 4.5 2.9- 7.0 81 12.7 9.9-16.0 74 10.0 7.6-12.9 75 10.2 7.8-13.2
$25,000- 34,999 473 318 65.4 59.8-70.7 36 8.2 5.4-12.3 56 12.1 9.0-16.1 38 8.7 6.0-12.5 25 5.5 3.5- 8.5
$35,000- 49,999 645 402 61.0 56.4-65.5 43 5.7 4.0- 8.1 75 13.0 10.2-16.5 87 14.9 11.8-18.8 38 5.3 3.7- 7.6
$50,000-74,999 674 451 64.3 59.7-68.6 51 8.6 6.2-11.8 75 11.8 9.2-15.0 64 10.1 7.5-13.5 33 5.2 3.5- 7.6
$75,000+ 1,556 1,091 69.1 66.3-71.8 142 8.6 7.1-10.3 150 10.3 8.6-12.3 129 9.2 7.6-11.1 44 2.8 2.0- 3.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,144 830 68.8 65.2-72.2 58 5.3 4.0- 7.1 111 11.7 9.4-14.6 84 8.4 6.6-10.7 61 5.8 4.2- 7.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 81 47.6 38.1-57.2 *** *** *** 18 13.4 8.0-21.6 29 17.8 11.8-26.0 28 16.4 10.1-25.5
50% to 100% 510 319 59.3 53.4-65.0 22 5.0 2.9- 8.6 48 11.2 7.5-16.3 57 10.4 7.5-14.3 64 14.1 10.5-18.5
101% to 150% 576 355 60.5 55.4-65.4 32 5.6 3.6- 8.7 71 13.1 10.2-16.8 66 12.4 9.4-16.3 52 8.3 6.0-11.3
151% to 200% 490 320 63.6 58.0-68.8 29 7.0 4.5-10.9 52 11.0 8.0-14.8 65 14.1 10.7-18.4 24 4.3 2.7- 6.9
More than 200% 2,734 1,874 66.6 64.5-68.8 229 8.3 7.1- 9.6 282 11.5 10.1-13.1 243 9.7 8.4-11.2 106 3.8 3.1- 4.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,144 830 68.8 65.2-72.2 58 5.3 4.0- 7.1 111 11.7 9.4-14.6 84 8.4 6.6-10.7 61 5.8 4.2- 7.9
HOUSING
Own 3,785 2,697 69.3 67.4-71.2 261 7.0 6.0- 8.1 352 10.2 9.0-11.5 284 8.2 7.1- 9.4 191 5.3 4.5- 6.3
Rent 1,514 918 57.7 54.6-60.7 87 5.8 4.6- 7.5 185 14.5 12.3-16.9 205 14.8 12.8-17.1 119 7.2 5.8- 8.7
Other arrangement 397 226 51.7 45.5-57.8 30 7.8 5.0-12.0 52 16.3 12.1-21.6 60 15.2 11.4-20.0 29 9.0 5.6-14.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,767 1,152 63.5 60.7-66.1 143 7.6 6.3- 9.1 209 13.4 11.5-15.5 180 10.5 8.9-12.3 83 5.1 3.9- 6.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,559 1,021 63.7 60.7-66.6 105 6.6 5.2- 8.3 176 12.2 10.4-14.4 164 11.6 9.7-13.8 93 5.8 4.6- 7.4
Rural 2,424 1,713 68.4 65.8-70.8 135 6.2 5.0- 7.7 206 9.5 7.9-11.3 207 9.0 7.6-10.5 163 7.0 5.8- 8.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,599 1,119 68.0 64.9-70.9 80 4.9 3.8- 6.4 137 10.1 8.1-12.6 164 11.0 9.2-13.2 99 6.0 4.7- 7.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,771 1,213 66.7 63.8-69.4 131 7.5 6.1- 9.2 157 9.9 8.2-12.0 154 9.2 7.6-11.0 116 6.7 5.4- 8.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,380 1,554 63.0 60.6-65.3 172 7.2 6.1- 8.6 297 13.6 12.0-15.4 233 10.7 9.3-12.3 124 5.5 4.4- 6.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,793 1,192 64.6 61.9-67.2 129 7.3 5.9- 8.9 210 12.5 10.8-14.4 160 9.7 8.2-11.5 102 5.9 4.7- 7.4
2nd Quartile 1,528 1,024 65.5 62.5-68.3 124 7.8 6.3- 9.5 158 11.5 9.7-13.7 138 9.3 7.7-11.2 84 5.9 4.6- 7.6
3rd Quartile 1,610 1,059 62.7 59.7-65.7 103 6.2 4.9- 7.8 164 12.1 10.1-14.4 182 12.6 10.7-14.8 102 6.4 5.1- 8.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 819 611 73.4 68.8-77.6 27 3.9 2.3- 6.5 59 8.3 5.7-12.1 71 8.9 6.6-12.0 51 5.4 3.8- 7.8

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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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