2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,825 432 6.5 5.7- 7.3 5,393 93.5 92.7-94.3
GENDER
Male 2,632 175 5.9 4.9- 7.2 2,457 94.1 92.8-95.1
Female 3,193 257 6.9 6.0- 8.1 2,936 93.1 91.9-94.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,710 313 7.9 6.9- 9.1 3,397 92.1 90.9-93.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,078 67 3.9 2.9- 5.2 1,011 96.1 94.8-97.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 151 23 22.3 14.1-33.6 128 77.7 66.4-85.9
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 11 10.5 4.9-21.0 90 89.5 79.0-95.1
Non-Hispanic Other 118 *** *** *** 117 99.8 98.6- 100
Hispanic 544 *** *** *** 535 98.3 96.6-99.2
AGE
18-34 1,188 16 1.7 1.0- 2.8 1,172 98.3 97.2-99.0
35-44 798 20 2.1 1.2- 3.4 778 97.9 96.6-98.8
45-54 926 57 6.6 4.7- 9.1 869 93.4 90.9-95.3
55-64 1,039 120 11.3 9.0-14.2 919 88.7 85.8-91.0
65-74 1,061 138 13.7 11.3-16.6 923 86.3 83.4-88.7
75+ 686 73 10.1 7.6-13.2 613 89.9 86.8-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 539 62 10.8 7.8-14.7 477 89.2 85.3-92.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,479 138 6.5 5.3- 7.9 1,341 93.5 92.1-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,606 153 8.0 6.6- 9.6 1,453 92.0 90.4-93.4
College Graduate 2,178 77 2.8 2.1- 3.7 2,101 97.2 96.3-97.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,649 287 16.4 14.2-18.8 1,362 83.6 81.2-85.8
No 3,951 134 3.0 2.4- 3.6 3,817 97.0 96.4-97.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 746 75 9.4 7.1-12.3 671 90.6 87.7-92.9
Non-Veteran 5,028 354 6.1 5.3- 7.0 4,674 93.9 93.0-94.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,029 93 2.5 2.0- 3.2 2,936 97.5 96.8-98.0
Unemployed 349 21 5.5 3.3- 8.9 328 94.5 91.1-96.7
Retired 1,553 178 11.5 9.6-13.7 1,375 88.5 86.3-90.4
Unable to Work 425 124 30.2 24.7-36.4 301 69.8 63.6-75.3
Other not in Labor Force 370 13 3.4 1.7- 6.7 357 96.6 93.3-98.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 512 80 11.5 8.5-15.3 432 88.5 84.7-91.5
$15,000- 24,999 771 90 11.7 9.0-15.0 681 88.3 85.0-91.0
$25,000- 34,999 475 50 9.6 6.9-13.2 425 90.4 86.8-93.1
$35,000- 49,999 650 40 5.5 3.8- 7.8 610 94.5 92.2-96.2
$50,000-74,999 686 36 4.8 3.3- 6.9 650 95.2 93.1-96.7
$75,000+ 1,563 53 2.9 2.1- 4.0 1,510 97.1 96.0-97.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 83 5.9 4.4- 8.0 1,085 94.1 92.0-95.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 165 21 12.0 7.0-19.8 144 88.0 80.2-93.0
50% to 100% 519 88 13.6 10.4-17.7 431 86.4 82.3-89.6
101% to 150% 590 49 7.8 5.4-11.1 541 92.2 88.9-94.6
151% to 200% 491 52 10.0 7.3-13.7 439 90.0 86.3-92.7
More than 200% 2,755 134 4.3 3.5- 5.2 2,621 95.7 94.8-96.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 83 5.9 4.4- 8.0 1,085 94.1 92.0-95.6
HOUSING
Own 3,831 269 6.6 5.7- 7.6 3,562 93.4 92.4-94.3
Rent 1,531 134 6.5 5.2- 7.9 1,397 93.5 92.1-94.8
Other arrangement 410 28 6.3 3.6-10.8 382 93.7 89.2-96.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,775 82 4.2 3.3- 5.5 1,693 95.8 94.5-96.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,579 131 7.4 6.0- 9.1 1,448 92.6 90.9-94.0
Rural 2,471 219 7.9 6.6- 9.4 2,252 92.1 90.6-93.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,622 139 6.3 5.1- 7.7 1,483 93.7 92.3-94.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,799 153 8.4 6.9-10.2 1,646 91.6 89.8-93.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,404 140 5.1 4.2- 6.3 2,264 94.9 93.7-95.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,819 124 6.2 5.0- 7.6 1,695 93.8 92.4-95.0
2nd Quartile 1,546 104 6.1 4.8- 7.7 1,442 93.9 92.3-95.2
3rd Quartile 1,628 129 7.1 5.7- 8.8 1,499 92.9 91.2-94.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 832 75 6.9 5.2- 9.1 757 93.1 90.9-94.8

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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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