2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,740 3,935 81.4 79.9-82.8 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 499 11.4 10.3-12.7
GENDER
Male 2,102 1,703 79.2 76.8-81.3 138 7.7 6.3- 9.4 261 13.1 11.4-15.1
Female 2,638 2,232 83.4 81.5-85.1 168 6.7 5.6- 7.9 238 9.9 8.6-11.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,012 2,679 87.3 85.7-88.8 153 6.1 5.0- 7.3 180 6.6 5.6- 7.8
Non-Hispanic Black 901 775 82.5 78.7-85.6 74 9.3 7.2-12.1 52 8.2 5.9-11.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 140 *** *** *** 19 15.9 9.5-25.5 14 14.7 7.6-26.5
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 85 68 84.1 73.0-91.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 433 163 33.9 28.7-39.4 41 9.7 6.8-13.7 229 56.4 50.7-62.0
AGE
18-34 819 548 68.4 64.6-71.9 104 11.7 9.5-14.3 167 19.9 16.9-23.3
35-44 659 459 72.8 68.5-76.8 67 9.8 7.3-13.0 133 17.3 14.1-21.1
45-54 787 625 79.8 76.1-83.1 54 7.6 5.4-10.6 108 12.5 10.1-15.5
55-64 875 752 86.7 83.7-89.2 47 5.4 3.8- 7.7 76 7.9 6.0-10.2
65-74 906 877 97.0 95.5-98.0 21 2.2 1.3- 3.7 *** *** ***
75+ 597 585 98.4 96.8-99.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 453 252 57.6 51.7-63.3 34 8.9 5.8-13.3 167 33.5 28.3-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,212 948 78.9 76.0-81.6 82 6.9 5.3- 8.8 182 14.2 12.0-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,338 1,120 83.0 80.4-85.2 117 9.1 7.4-11.1 101 7.9 6.4- 9.9
College Graduate 1,722 1,605 93.1 91.5-94.4 72 4.4 3.3- 5.7 45 2.5 1.8- 3.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,452 1,222 81.4 78.4-84.0 104 8.0 6.3-10.2 126 10.6 8.5-13.1
No 3,272 2,699 81.5 79.7-83.0 200 6.7 5.7- 7.9 373 11.8 10.5-13.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 573 533 91.9 88.2-94.5 24 4.5 2.7- 7.5 16 3.6 2.0- 6.5
Non-Veteran 4,158 3,394 80.1 78.5-81.6 281 7.5 6.5- 8.6 483 12.4 11.2-13.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,457 1,950 79.0 77.0-80.8 171 7.6 6.4- 9.0 336 13.5 11.9-15.2
Unemployed 266 154 62.3 54.6-69.4 55 16.7 12.4-22.2 57 21.0 15.0-28.5
Retired 1,342 1,303 97.5 96.3-98.3 26 1.7 1.0- 2.8 13 0.8 0.5- 1.5
Unable to Work 363 316 83.9 77.2-89.0 27 9.6 5.6-15.9 20 6.5 3.7-11.2
Other not in Labor Force 288 196 71.2 64.7-76.9 26 9.3 6.0-14.2 66 19.5 14.8-25.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 242 68.4 60.7-75.2 31 9.6 6.2-14.7 62 22.0 15.9-29.6
$15,000- 24,999 661 457 68.0 63.3-72.3 69 10.5 8.0-13.8 135 21.5 17.8-25.7
$25,000- 34,999 391 305 74.3 68.1-79.6 32 9.3 6.1-14.1 54 16.4 12.1-21.8
$35,000- 49,999 542 439 77.8 73.1-81.9 51 12.0 8.9-16.0 52 10.2 7.5-13.8
$50,000-74,999 588 527 87.4 83.6-90.5 33 7.1 4.8-10.2 28 5.5 3.6- 8.3
$75,000+ 1,299 1,219 93.3 91.4-94.8 44 3.5 2.5- 4.9 36 3.2 2.2- 4.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 924 746 79.6 76.1-82.8 46 5.5 3.8- 8.0 132 14.8 12.2-17.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 138 83 63.2 52.9-72.5 14 7.9 4.3-14.1 41 28.9 20.5-39.0
50% to 100% 435 277 59.4 52.9-65.5 44 11.4 7.9-16.1 114 29.3 23.6-35.7
101% to 150% 512 365 70.5 65.3-75.1 63 12.0 9.0-15.8 84 17.5 13.8-22.0
151% to 200% 412 328 76.4 70.5-81.4 40 12.4 8.6-17.5 44 11.2 7.8-15.8
More than 200% 2,295 2,115 91.1 89.5-92.4 99 5.0 4.0- 6.2 81 3.9 3.0- 5.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 924 746 79.6 76.1-82.8 46 5.5 3.8- 8.0 132 14.8 12.2-17.9
HOUSING
Own 3,233 2,930 88.2 86.6-89.6 131 5.0 4.1- 6.1 172 6.8 5.7- 8.2
Rent 1,142 728 62.0 58.5-65.4 139 13.0 10.8-15.5 275 25.0 22.1-28.2
Other arrangement 328 242 73.3 66.8-79.0 35 11.1 7.2-16.7 51 15.5 11.3-21.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,346 1,099 80.9 78.2-83.3 100 7.6 6.1- 9.5 147 11.5 9.6-13.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,297 1,097 83.6 81.0-86.0 80 6.7 5.1- 8.6 120 9.7 7.9-11.9
Rural 2,097 1,739 80.1 77.7-82.4 126 7.2 5.8- 8.9 232 12.7 10.8-14.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,381 1,159 80.9 78.0-83.5 92 7.7 6.0- 9.8 130 11.4 9.4-13.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,513 1,262 81.4 78.6-83.8 84 6.9 5.4- 8.9 167 11.7 9.7-14.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,846 1,514 81.7 79.5-83.7 130 7.1 5.8- 8.6 202 11.2 9.6-13.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,435 1,189 83.1 80.6-85.2 95 6.6 5.3- 8.3 151 10.3 8.6-12.3
2nd Quartile 1,227 1,022 81.1 78.1-83.7 78 7.6 5.9- 9.8 127 11.3 9.2-13.8
3rd Quartile 1,341 1,115 81.3 78.5-83.7 86 6.8 5.3- 8.6 140 11.9 9.9-14.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 737 609 78.3 73.7-82.3 47 8.2 5.6-11.8 81 13.5 10.4-17.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

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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