2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
GENDER
Male 2,639 1,294 53.9 51.6-56.3 645 23.5 21.6-25.5 700 22.6 20.8-24.5
Female 3,200 1,226 41.7 39.6-43.9 905 28.6 26.6-30.6 1,069 29.7 27.8-31.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,718 1,459 42.4 40.5-44.4 1,022 27.5 25.8-29.3 1,237 30.1 28.3-31.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,078 459 50.3 46.4-54.1 291 25.6 22.4-29.2 328 24.1 21.2-27.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 46 33.1 24.3-43.4 40 24.7 17.1-34.2 66 42.2 32.6-52.5
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 81 73.8 63.7-81.9 27 19.0 12.2-28.4 11 7.2 3.4-14.4
Hispanic 546 378 73.7 69.1-77.8 111 18.4 14.8-22.7 57 7.9 5.7-10.7
AGE
18-34 1,191 819 68.4 65.3-71.4 284 24.3 21.6-27.3 88 7.3 5.7- 9.2
35-44 800 494 63.0 58.9-66.9 192 24.3 20.9-28.1 114 12.6 10.3-15.4
45-54 926 464 48.8 44.9-52.6 239 26.7 23.4-30.3 223 24.5 21.3-28.1
55-64 1,042 340 32.5 29.2-36.1 312 29.6 26.2-33.2 390 37.9 34.3-41.7
65-74 1,061 221 20.8 17.9-24.0 305 27.8 24.5-31.4 535 51.4 47.6-55.2
75+ 690 111 16.0 12.6-20.1 191 25.8 21.9-30.1 388 58.2 53.3-63.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 544 210 41.5 36.2-46.9 120 20.7 16.8-25.2 214 37.8 32.8-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,483 624 48.2 45.0-51.3 385 25.7 23.0-28.7 474 26.1 23.6-28.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,606 597 43.2 40.3-46.2 456 29.0 26.4-31.7 553 27.8 25.4-30.3
College Graduate 2,183 1,077 54.8 52.4-57.3 584 25.6 23.6-27.8 522 19.5 17.7-21.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,654 282 20.4 17.9-23.3 382 23.7 21.1-26.4 990 55.9 52.8-59.0
No 3,958 2,111 57.0 55.1-58.9 1,107 27.3 25.7-29.1 740 15.7 14.4-17.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 748 268 41.7 37.2-46.3 175 21.2 17.9-25.0 305 37.1 33.0-41.4
Non-Veteran 5,039 2,224 48.3 46.6-50.0 1,364 26.8 25.3-28.4 1,451 24.8 23.4-26.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,035 1,715 59.1 57.0-61.2 833 26.7 24.9-28.6 487 14.2 12.8-15.7
Unemployed 350 162 46.6 40.1-53.3 96 29.5 23.8-36.1 92 23.8 18.9-29.6
Retired 1,557 317 19.7 17.3-22.3 449 28.0 25.2-30.9 791 52.3 49.1-55.5
Unable to Work 426 29 8.8 5.8-13.1 77 19.4 14.9-25.0 320 71.8 65.7-77.1
Other not in Labor Force 370 232 65.7 59.6-71.2 81 23.0 18.1-28.8 57 11.3 8.4-15.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 516 165 39.5 33.8-45.4 130 24.9 20.2-30.2 221 35.7 30.6-41.1
$15,000- 24,999 774 272 36.5 32.3-41.0 186 25.7 21.8-30.0 316 37.8 33.5-42.2
$25,000- 34,999 475 198 49.2 43.4-55.0 114 23.2 18.8-28.4 163 27.6 23.0-32.7
$35,000- 49,999 651 260 44.2 39.5-49.0 184 27.5 23.5-31.8 207 28.3 24.4-32.6
$50,000-74,999 687 311 48.4 43.9-53.0 180 26.7 22.8-31.1 196 24.9 21.3-28.9
$75,000+ 1,564 794 55.1 52.2-58.0 431 26.6 24.1-29.3 339 18.2 16.2-20.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,172 520 48.8 45.2-52.4 325 26.4 23.4-29.6 327 24.8 21.8-28.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 165 52 36.0 27.3-45.7 47 29.4 21.2-39.1 66 34.6 26.5-43.8
50% to 100% 524 192 40.7 35.1-46.6 115 23.5 18.8-29.0 217 35.8 30.7-41.2
101% to 150% 591 230 42.9 37.9-48.1 148 24.4 20.4-29.0 213 32.6 28.1-37.6
151% to 200% 492 190 43.5 38.0-49.2 119 25.0 20.5-30.2 183 31.5 26.7-36.7
More than 200% 2,758 1,256 50.1 47.8-52.3 763 27.2 25.2-29.2 739 22.8 21.0-24.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,172 520 48.8 45.2-52.4 325 26.4 23.4-29.6 327 24.8 21.8-28.0
HOUSING
Own 3,839 1,506 43.4 41.5-45.4 1,062 27.2 25.4-29.0 1,271 29.4 27.7-31.2
Rent 1,536 777 55.6 52.6-58.6 360 23.4 21.0-26.1 399 21.0 18.8-23.4
Other arrangement 410 203 57.0 50.9-62.9 116 25.6 20.7-31.2 91 17.4 13.2-22.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,780 909 55.2 52.4-57.9 458 25.5 23.2-28.0 413 19.3 17.3-21.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,582 670 45.3 42.3-48.4 416 26.2 23.6-29.0 496 28.4 25.9-31.2
Rural 2,477 941 42.1 39.5-44.6 676 26.6 24.5-28.9 860 31.3 29.0-33.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,629 638 44.6 41.4-47.7 415 24.8 22.2-27.6 576 30.6 27.9-33.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,801 739 44.6 41.7-47.5 478 25.5 23.1-28.0 584 29.9 27.4-32.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,409 1,143 51.2 48.8-53.6 657 27.2 25.1-29.4 609 21.6 19.7-23.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,820 813 48.5 45.7-51.2 507 27.7 25.2-30.2 500 23.9 21.7-26.3
2nd Quartile 1,551 712 50.3 47.3-53.3 385 23.8 21.3-26.4 454 25.9 23.5-28.6
3rd Quartile 1,632 681 44.8 41.8-47.8 440 28.0 25.4-30.8 511 27.2 24.7-29.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 836 314 43.4 38.7-48.1 218 24.7 20.8-29.0 304 32.0 27.9-36.3

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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