2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,722 2,835 61.2 59.5-62.9 1,887 38.8 37.1-40.5
GENDER
Male 2,100 1,249 60.8 58.1-63.3 851 39.2 36.7-41.9
Female 2,622 1,586 61.6 59.2-64.0 1,036 38.4 36.0-40.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,996 1,818 61.9 59.7-64.0 1,178 38.1 36.0-40.3
Non-Hispanic Black 901 637 70.7 66.6-74.6 264 29.3 25.4-33.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 436 144 30.8 25.8-36.3 292 69.2 63.7-74.2
AGE
18-34 816 507 62.8 58.9-66.6 309 37.2 33.4-41.1
35-44 658 398 61.4 56.7-66.0 260 38.6 34.0-43.3
45-54 788 526 69.3 65.4-73.0 262 30.7 27.0-34.6
55-64 872 557 65.6 61.5-69.4 315 34.4 30.6-38.5
65-74 903 498 51.9 47.8-56.0 405 48.1 44.0-52.2
75+ 590 284 46.5 41.0-52.0 306 53.5 48.0-59.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 451 150 33.0 27.7-38.9 301 67.0 61.1-72.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,208 618 55.4 51.8-58.8 590 44.6 41.2-48.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,334 828 64.7 61.6-67.7 506 35.3 32.3-38.4
College Graduate 1,713 1,228 75.7 73.4-77.9 485 24.3 22.1-26.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,446 762 52.5 49.1-55.9 684 47.5 44.1-50.9
No 3,261 2,062 64.7 62.6-66.7 1,199 35.3 33.3-37.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 573 357 63.6 58.4-68.5 216 36.4 31.5-41.6
Non-Veteran 4,141 2,471 60.9 59.0-62.7 1,670 39.1 37.3-41.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,459 1,650 68.2 66.0-70.4 809 31.8 29.6-34.0
Unemployed 267 131 50.3 42.6-58.1 136 49.7 41.9-57.4
Retired 1,335 704 51.0 47.5-54.6 631 49.0 45.4-52.5
Unable to Work 354 193 53.7 46.9-60.3 161 46.3 39.7-53.1
Other not in Labor Force 284 144 55.5 48.5-62.2 140 44.5 37.8-51.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 329 156 46.0 38.8-53.5 173 54.0 46.5-61.2
$15,000- 24,999 660 271 42.1 37.2-47.1 389 57.9 52.9-62.8
$25,000- 34,999 392 202 51.2 44.8-57.6 190 48.8 42.4-55.2
$35,000- 49,999 538 304 58.2 53.0-63.3 234 41.8 36.7-47.0
$50,000-74,999 588 419 72.3 67.9-76.4 169 27.7 23.6-32.1
$75,000+ 1,293 1,012 81.2 78.7-83.5 281 18.8 16.5-21.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 922 471 50.6 46.5-54.6 451 49.4 45.4-53.5
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 431 178 38.5 32.6-44.6 253 61.5 55.4-67.4
101% to 150% 511 230 46.8 41.3-52.4 281 53.2 47.6-58.7
151% to 200% 409 218 53.5 47.3-59.6 191 46.5 40.4-52.7
More than 200% 2,289 1,663 75.7 73.6-77.7 626 24.3 22.3-26.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 922 471 50.6 46.5-54.6 451 49.4 45.4-53.5
HOUSING
Own 3,233 2,030 63.0 60.8-65.1 1,203 37.0 34.9-39.2
Rent 1,128 583 53.6 50.0-57.1 545 46.4 42.9-50.0
Other arrangement 325 197 64.8 58.2-70.9 128 35.2 29.1-41.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,341 896 69.6 66.7-72.5 445 30.4 27.5-33.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,292 785 60.1 56.7-63.4 507 39.9 36.6-43.3
Rural 2,089 1,154 54.9 52.1-57.7 935 45.1 42.3-47.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,381 823 59.4 56.1-62.7 558 40.6 37.3-43.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,502 881 59.4 56.2-62.5 621 40.6 37.5-43.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,839 1,131 63.6 60.9-66.2 708 36.4 33.8-39.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,429 859 62.4 59.4-65.4 570 37.6 34.6-40.6
2nd Quartile 1,221 756 62.8 59.3-66.0 465 37.2 34.0-40.7
3rd Quartile 1,338 808 60.0 56.7-63.2 530 40.0 36.8-43.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 734 412 56.1 51.1-60.9 322 43.9 39.1-48.9

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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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