2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
GENDER
Male 2,620 2,199 82.9 80.9-84.6 96 3.9 3.1- 5.0 126 5.6 4.5- 7.0 112 4.1 3.3- 5.1 87 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Female 3,169 2,467 77.4 75.5-79.2 140 4.6 3.8- 5.6 214 7.6 6.5- 8.9 220 6.3 5.4- 7.4 128 4.1 3.2- 5.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,682 2,933 78.5 76.8-80.1 157 4.6 3.9- 5.5 222 6.7 5.7- 7.7 220 5.7 4.8- 6.6 150 4.5 3.7- 5.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,068 871 80.6 77.3-83.6 38 3.8 2.5- 5.6 64 7.6 5.6-10.2 55 4.9 3.5- 6.8 40 3.2 2.1- 4.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 153 113 69.8 59.2-78.7 *** *** *** 14 11.4 5.6-21.9 12 8.2 4.1-15.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 9.8 4.7-19.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 104 88.6 80.5-93.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 546 475 88.2 84.5-91.1 16 3.1 1.8- 5.4 28 5.0 3.2- 7.9 21 3.0 1.7- 5.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,187 917 77.3 74.5-79.9 73 6.3 4.9- 8.1 113 9.6 7.8-11.6 67 5.4 4.1- 7.0 17 1.4 0.8- 2.6
35-44 795 660 83.9 80.4-86.8 36 4.1 2.8- 6.0 52 6.6 4.6- 9.5 34 3.8 2.4- 5.8 13 1.6 0.9- 2.9
45-54 919 740 81.8 78.6-84.7 31 2.8 1.9- 4.3 49 5.1 3.7- 7.1 63 5.9 4.4- 7.8 36 4.4 2.8- 6.8
55-64 1,034 803 78.2 74.9-81.2 48 4.3 3.1- 5.9 51 5.5 3.9- 7.7 79 6.5 5.0- 8.3 53 5.6 3.9- 7.9
65-74 1,051 878 82.0 78.6-85.0 28 3.0 1.9- 4.7 46 4.3 3.0- 6.3 53 4.9 3.5- 7.0 46 5.7 3.8- 8.3
75+ 678 559 77.7 73.0-81.8 15 2.4 1.3- 4.5 26 5.9 3.7- 9.2 31 5.1 3.3- 7.6 47 8.9 6.2-12.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 537 416 76.2 71.1-80.7 16 3.3 1.9- 5.7 34 7.7 5.0-11.9 23 3.0 1.9- 4.7 48 9.8 6.8-13.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,464 1,180 81.0 78.4-83.3 34 2.1 1.4- 3.2 81 6.6 5.2- 8.5 106 6.5 5.2- 8.1 63 3.7 2.7- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,592 1,260 78.7 76.1-81.0 59 4.7 3.5- 6.2 107 6.8 5.5- 8.4 110 6.5 5.2- 8.1 56 3.4 2.4- 4.6
College Graduate 2,172 1,792 82.5 80.5-84.3 123 6.2 5.1- 7.5 118 6.1 4.9- 7.4 93 3.6 2.8- 4.7 46 1.7 1.2- 2.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,621 1,001 58.6 55.4-61.7 77 5.6 4.3- 7.3 142 10.7 8.7-13.0 217 12.7 10.8-14.8 184 12.5 10.4-14.9
No 3,942 3,457 87.1 85.8-88.4 158 4.1 3.4- 4.9 194 5.5 4.6- 6.4 104 2.6 2.0- 3.3 29 0.7 0.5- 1.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 739 585 78.2 74.2-81.7 24 3.1 1.9- 5.0 42 5.8 4.1- 8.2 55 7.9 5.7-10.8 33 5.0 3.3- 7.5
Non-Veteran 4,999 4,033 80.1 78.6-81.4 212 4.5 3.9- 5.3 298 6.8 6.0- 7.8 274 4.9 4.2- 5.6 182 3.7 3.0- 4.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,023 2,582 85.6 84.0-87.0 148 4.9 4.1- 5.9 165 5.7 4.8- 6.8 93 2.9 2.3- 3.8 35 0.9 0.6- 1.2
Unemployed 345 244 67.8 61.0-73.9 *** *** *** 31 11.2 7.0-17.3 46 12.9 9.3-17.6 14 5.5 2.9-10.2
Retired 1,541 1,282 80.0 77.1-82.7 47 3.4 2.4- 4.7 65 5.0 3.6- 6.7 75 5.3 4.0- 7.1 72 6.3 4.6- 8.5
Unable to Work 413 188 47.1 40.9-53.4 11 2.9 1.5- 5.6 39 9.9 6.9-14.0 89 17.1 13.4-21.7 86 23.0 17.7-29.2
Other not in Labor Force 369 278 76.0 70.5-80.7 20 5.8 3.5- 9.6 38 11.0 7.7-15.4 25 5.3 3.4- 8.2 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 503 335 68.6 62.9-73.8 15 3.4 1.8- 6.4 35 8.4 5.2-13.2 64 9.7 7.2-12.9 54 10.0 7.0-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 765 576 74.3 70.1-78.1 20 3.4 2.0- 5.7 54 8.3 6.0-11.2 67 7.1 5.3- 9.4 48 7.0 4.9-10.0
$25,000- 34,999 474 377 79.6 74.7-83.7 18 3.9 2.2- 6.7 30 6.5 4.3- 9.7 30 6.2 4.1- 9.4 19 3.9 2.1- 6.9
$35,000- 49,999 646 508 78.1 74.0-81.7 27 4.8 3.1- 7.5 51 7.7 5.6-10.5 35 5.1 3.5- 7.3 25 4.3 2.7- 6.9
$50,000-74,999 684 568 82.5 78.7-85.8 28 4.1 2.7- 6.1 37 5.4 3.7- 7.7 34 5.3 3.4- 8.0 17 2.8 1.5- 5.0
$75,000+ 1,561 1,332 85.1 82.9-87.1 94 5.9 4.7- 7.4 69 5.1 3.8- 6.6 42 2.7 1.9- 3.9 24 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,156 970 81.6 78.5-84.4 34 3.2 2.1- 4.6 64 7.2 5.4- 9.5 60 5.2 3.8- 7.1 28 2.8 1.6- 4.8
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 164 98 62.0 52.5-70.7 *** *** *** 18 12.7 7.4-20.7 27 14.2 9.1-21.6 13 5.9 3.0-11.4
50% to 100% 510 362 71.4 65.7-76.5 12 2.5 1.2- 5.2 34 8.2 5.0-13.1 50 7.0 5.0- 9.7 52 10.9 7.7-15.3
101% to 150% 585 431 72.8 68.0-77.1 20 4.0 2.4- 6.6 47 9.1 6.5-12.6 52 7.7 5.6-10.5 35 6.4 4.2- 9.6
151% to 200% 489 388 79.4 74.4-83.6 11 3.2 1.5- 6.8 31 5.7 3.8- 8.5 35 6.4 4.2- 9.6 24 5.2 3.2- 8.6
More than 200% 2,748 2,292 82.9 81.2-84.6 149 5.6 4.7- 6.7 144 5.7 4.7- 6.9 103 3.7 2.9- 4.7 60 2.1 1.5- 2.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,156 970 81.6 78.5-84.4 34 3.2 2.1- 4.6 64 7.2 5.4- 9.5 60 5.2 3.8- 7.1 28 2.8 1.6- 4.8
HOUSING
Own 3,810 3,158 82.4 80.8-83.9 145 3.8 3.1- 4.5 193 5.6 4.7- 6.6 178 4.5 3.8- 5.4 136 3.7 3.0- 4.6
Rent 1,522 1,161 75.3 72.5-77.8 78 6.4 5.0- 8.2 107 8.2 6.6-10.1 119 6.9 5.6- 8.5 57 3.3 2.4- 4.4
Other arrangement 403 297 73.1 67.2-78.2 *** *** *** 40 11.9 8.4-16.5 35 6.8 4.6-10.0 21 5.8 3.1-10.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,770 1,446 80.7 78.4-82.8 96 5.7 4.6- 7.1 104 6.9 5.5- 8.4 77 3.8 3.0- 5.0 47 2.9 2.0- 4.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,570 1,230 78.1 75.5-80.5 74 4.7 3.6- 6.2 101 7.3 5.8- 9.1 105 6.1 4.8- 7.6 60 3.8 2.7- 5.3
Rural 2,449 1,990 80.9 78.6-82.9 66 2.6 1.9- 3.5 135 5.9 4.7- 7.4 150 6.0 4.9- 7.3 108 4.7 3.6- 6.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,612 1,304 81.4 78.8-83.7 45 3.3 2.2- 4.8 91 5.4 4.2- 7.1 106 6.1 4.8- 7.6 66 3.8 2.8- 5.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,780 1,448 80.5 78.0-82.8 53 2.9 2.1- 3.9 92 6.5 5.0- 8.3 108 5.7 4.5- 7.1 79 4.5 3.4- 6.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,397 1,914 79.0 77.0-80.9 138 5.8 4.8- 7.0 157 7.3 6.2- 8.7 118 4.5 3.7- 5.6 70 3.3 2.4- 4.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,812 1,449 79.3 76.9-81.4 98 5.4 4.3- 6.7 108 6.7 5.5- 8.3 99 5.2 4.1- 6.5 58 3.4 2.4- 4.7
2nd Quartile 1,533 1,258 81.4 78.9-83.7 53 3.6 2.7- 4.9 93 6.9 5.4- 8.8 71 4.1 3.1- 5.3 58 4.0 2.8- 5.5
3rd Quartile 1,617 1,282 78.1 75.4-80.5 65 4.8 3.6- 6.4 90 6.3 5.0- 8.0 115 6.9 5.5- 8.6 65 3.9 2.9- 5.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 827 677 82.7 78.8-86.0 20 1.9 1.1- 3.4 49 6.3 4.2- 9.2 47 5.0 3.3- 7.4 34 4.2 2.7- 6.4

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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