2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 5,752 4,224 74.0 72.6-75.4 387 6.6 5.8- 7.4 410 7.1 6.3- 8.0 373 6.2 5.5- 7.1 358 6.0 5.3- 6.9
GENDER
Male 2,599 1,974 75.9 73.8-78.0 173 6.6 5.6- 7.9 163 6.5 5.3- 7.8 135 5.3 4.3- 6.5 154 5.7 4.6- 7.0
Female 3,153 2,250 72.2 70.2-74.1 214 6.5 5.5- 7.6 247 7.8 6.7- 9.0 238 7.1 6.1- 8.4 204 6.4 5.3- 7.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,667 2,664 73.0 71.2-74.7 251 6.8 5.9- 7.8 254 6.8 5.9- 7.9 248 6.4 5.5- 7.4 250 7.0 6.0- 8.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,054 753 72.0 68.3-75.4 80 7.4 5.6- 9.7 82 8.5 6.4-11.2 74 6.9 5.0- 9.5 65 5.1 3.8- 6.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 101 67.3 57.4-76.0 *** *** *** 14 8.6 4.7-15.2 12 8.1 4.0-15.6 14 10.3 5.5-18.7
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 *** *** *** 14 13.0 7.1-22.8 11 7.7 3.7-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 96 79.9 69.6-87.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 538 447 84.1 79.9-87.5 18 2.8 1.7- 4.7 36 6.6 4.4- 9.8 22 4.1 2.4- 6.9 15 2.4 1.3- 4.4
AGE
18-34 1,179 904 76.5 73.5-79.2 102 7.8 6.2- 9.6 98 8.4 6.7-10.4 50 4.9 3.5- 6.7 25 2.5 1.6- 4.0
35-44 797 620 78.5 74.7-81.9 52 6.6 4.8- 9.0 53 6.3 4.3- 9.2 43 5.6 3.9- 7.9 29 3.0 1.9- 4.5
45-54 913 692 75.7 72.1-78.9 51 5.3 3.9- 7.3 69 8.0 6.1-10.5 51 5.3 3.9- 7.2 50 5.7 4.0- 8.1
55-64 1,016 695 70.1 66.4-73.4 66 6.1 4.6- 8.0 74 6.1 4.6- 8.0 90 7.3 5.8- 9.3 91 10.5 8.1-13.5
65-74 1,050 735 69.8 66.1-73.3 73 6.9 5.2- 9.0 72 6.3 4.8- 8.2 84 9.2 6.9-12.1 86 7.9 6.2-10.1
75+ 670 472 66.8 61.9-71.5 34 4.6 3.1- 6.9 39 6.9 4.8- 9.9 52 8.0 5.7-11.1 73 13.7 10.2-18.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 523 355 66.3 60.8-71.5 14 2.9 1.5- 5.6 34 8.3 5.5-12.6 49 9.5 6.8-13.2 71 12.9 9.5-17.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,452 1,046 73.9 71.1-76.6 78 5.3 4.1- 6.9 106 7.5 6.0- 9.3 116 7.1 5.7- 8.7 106 6.1 4.7- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,584 1,136 73.8 71.1-76.2 110 6.8 5.5- 8.4 120 6.9 5.6- 8.5 116 6.7 5.3- 8.5 102 5.8 4.6- 7.2
College Graduate 2,171 1,669 77.5 75.4-79.5 184 9.1 7.7-10.7 148 6.5 5.4- 7.9 92 3.5 2.8- 4.5 78 3.3 2.5- 4.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,606 846 51.0 47.9-54.2 99 5.7 4.5- 7.2 160 11.2 9.2-13.5 236 14.7 12.6-17.0 265 17.4 15.0-20.1
No 3,923 3,202 82.0 80.5-83.5 270 6.9 6.0- 7.9 241 5.9 5.1- 6.9 126 3.2 2.6- 4.1 84 2.0 1.5- 2.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 735 517 69.6 65.2-73.6 42 6.2 4.4- 8.8 55 7.8 5.6-10.6 58 7.0 5.1- 9.5 63 9.4 6.9-12.7
Non-Veteran 4,965 3,665 74.5 72.9-76.0 342 6.6 5.9- 7.5 353 7.1 6.2- 8.1 312 6.2 5.4- 7.1 293 5.6 4.9- 6.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,007 2,406 80.9 79.2-82.5 219 6.9 5.9- 8.0 186 6.1 5.1- 7.2 113 3.5 2.8- 4.3 83 2.6 2.0- 3.4
Unemployed 347 236 65.0 58.1-71.2 24 6.4 4.1- 9.9 35 10.6 6.7-16.5 33 12.1 8.2-17.6 19 5.9 3.4-10.1
Retired 1,525 1,076 68.7 65.5-71.7 100 6.2 4.9- 7.8 117 7.6 6.1- 9.5 112 8.4 6.6-10.6 120 9.1 7.2-11.5
Unable to Work 407 140 36.1 30.2-42.4 14 4.2 2.2- 7.8 42 9.8 6.9-13.8 89 18.7 14.7-23.5 122 31.2 25.5-37.6
Other not in Labor Force 366 283 76.9 71.2-81.7 24 6.7 4.2-10.4 26 7.7 5.0-11.7 22 5.8 3.4- 9.8 11 2.9 1.4- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 491 275 59.6 53.7-65.3 32 6.2 4.0- 9.5 40 9.7 6.3-14.6 65 10.7 7.8-14.6 79 13.7 10.3-18.1
$15,000- 24,999 762 506 66.9 62.5-71.0 43 5.2 3.6- 7.4 56 6.5 4.8- 8.9 76 10.6 8.2-13.7 81 10.7 8.1-14.0
$25,000- 34,999 468 337 73.1 67.7-77.9 32 7.0 4.7-10.3 40 8.4 5.6-12.3 35 6.4 4.2- 9.7 24 5.2 3.0- 8.6
$35,000- 49,999 648 467 71.6 67.1-75.7 44 6.6 4.7- 9.3 63 9.8 7.4-13.0 35 4.2 2.8- 6.1 39 7.8 5.3-11.3
$50,000-74,999 685 517 75.5 71.3-79.3 52 7.2 5.3- 9.8 51 7.1 5.0- 9.9 43 7.3 5.0-10.5 22 2.9 1.7- 4.9
$75,000+ 1,558 1,233 79.5 77.0-81.8 123 8.3 6.7-10.1 88 5.6 4.4- 7.1 62 3.6 2.6- 4.9 52 3.1 2.3- 4.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,140 889 78.2 75.0-81.1 61 4.8 3.5- 6.4 72 6.6 5.0- 8.6 57 5.5 3.9- 7.6 61 5.0 3.5- 7.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 157 86 54.8 44.9-64.3 *** *** *** 14 10.3 5.6-18.0 27 17.7 11.0-27.2 20 12.6 7.4-20.6
50% to 100% 508 308 62.4 56.6-67.9 23 4.9 3.0- 8.0 45 9.5 6.1-14.3 58 9.5 7.1-12.7 74 13.7 10.1-18.2
101% to 150% 581 380 66.7 61.7-71.4 41 6.6 4.6- 9.5 56 9.2 6.7-12.5 52 8.8 6.3-12.1 52 8.7 6.0-12.4
151% to 200% 487 350 71.0 65.5-75.9 27 5.6 3.6- 8.6 41 8.5 5.8-12.4 35 6.8 4.5-10.1 34 8.1 5.4-12.1
More than 200% 2,744 2,103 77.2 75.2-79.1 217 8.0 6.9- 9.4 176 6.2 5.2- 7.4 137 4.7 3.8- 5.8 111 3.9 3.1- 4.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,140 889 78.2 75.0-81.1 61 4.8 3.5- 6.4 72 6.6 5.0- 8.6 57 5.5 3.9- 7.6 61 5.0 3.5- 7.0
HOUSING
Own 3,785 2,815 74.3 72.5-76.1 241 6.2 5.3- 7.2 264 6.8 5.8- 7.9 238 6.4 5.4- 7.4 227 6.3 5.3- 7.4
Rent 1,507 1,083 73.5 70.8-76.1 118 8.3 6.7-10.2 110 7.8 6.2- 9.7 99 5.4 4.3- 6.8 97 5.0 4.0- 6.3
Other arrangement 407 277 71.0 65.1-76.3 25 4.9 3.0- 7.9 36 8.9 6.0-13.0 35 7.5 5.0-11.0 34 7.8 4.7-12.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,768 1,352 76.9 74.5-79.2 132 6.9 5.6- 8.4 120 6.8 5.5- 8.3 81 4.4 3.4- 5.7 83 5.1 3.9- 6.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,554 1,111 71.5 68.7-74.2 122 8.0 6.5- 9.8 121 7.8 6.4- 9.7 112 6.7 5.3- 8.4 88 5.9 4.5- 7.7
Rural 2,430 1,761 73.1 70.7-75.4 133 5.1 4.2- 6.3 169 7.0 5.7- 8.5 180 7.7 6.4- 9.2 187 7.1 5.8- 8.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,588 1,140 73.7 70.9-76.3 93 5.7 4.4- 7.3 115 6.4 5.1- 8.1 124 7.6 6.1- 9.4 116 6.7 5.3- 8.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,778 1,298 72.2 69.5-74.8 111 6.4 5.1- 7.9 128 7.8 6.3- 9.7 125 7.2 5.8- 8.9 116 6.3 5.0- 8.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,386 1,786 75.4 73.3-77.4 183 7.1 6.0- 8.4 167 7.0 5.9- 8.3 124 4.9 4.0- 6.1 126 5.5 4.5- 6.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,807 1,337 75.0 72.6-77.3 123 6.4 5.2- 7.8 134 7.2 6.0- 8.8 101 5.0 4.0- 6.3 112 6.3 5.1- 7.9
2nd Quartile 1,530 1,142 74.6 71.8-77.2 103 6.1 4.9- 7.6 108 7.7 6.1- 9.6 88 6.0 4.7- 7.7 89 5.6 4.3- 7.3
3rd Quartile 1,602 1,152 72.1 69.3-74.8 122 8.1 6.5-10.0 113 6.7 5.3- 8.3 123 7.4 6.0- 9.2 92 5.7 4.4- 7.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 813 593 73.7 69.2-77.7 39 4.9 3.2- 7.4 55 6.3 4.3- 9.2 61 7.6 5.4-10.6 65 7.5 5.4-10.3

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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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