2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,827 1,236 22.3 21.0-23.6 1,994 34.0 32.5-35.5 1,720 29.2 27.8-30.7 644 10.9 9.9-11.9 233 3.6 3.1- 4.3
GENDER
Male 2,630 579 23.4 21.4-25.4 912 34.0 31.8-36.2 768 29.1 27.0-31.3 269 9.9 8.6-11.5 102 3.6 2.8- 4.6
Female 3,197 657 21.2 19.5-23.1 1,082 34.0 32.0-36.1 952 29.3 27.3-31.4 375 11.8 10.4-13.3 131 3.7 2.9- 4.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,713 835 22.9 21.3-24.6 1,395 37.2 35.4-39.1 972 25.3 23.7-27.0 378 10.8 9.6-12.1 133 3.7 3.0- 4.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 179 18.9 16.0-22.1 306 29.7 26.4-33.3 400 36.6 32.9-40.5 134 11.1 9.1-13.6 56 3.6 2.6- 5.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 17 13.7 7.9-22.7 39 25.4 17.6-35.2 46 30.1 21.4-40.4 31 16.7 11.1-24.6 19 14.1 8.2-23.0
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 24.1 15.3-35.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 120 24 20.6 13.1-30.9 *** *** *** 41 34.7 25.0-45.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 543 120 24.2 19.9-29.1 138 22.3 18.6-26.6 193 37.5 32.6-42.8 77 13.5 10.4-17.3 15 2.4 1.3- 4.6
AGE
18-34 1,187 367 30.5 27.6-33.6 432 35.0 31.9-38.1 302 26.4 23.5-29.5 75 6.8 5.3- 8.7 11 1.3 0.7- 2.6
35-44 800 207 26.4 22.9-30.3 284 34.8 30.9-38.8 230 29.6 25.7-33.7 67 8.2 6.2-10.8 12 1.1 0.6- 2.0
45-54 927 189 19.7 17.0-22.8 346 37.7 34.0-41.5 255 28.2 24.8-31.9 100 11.1 8.7-14.1 37 3.3 2.2- 4.8
55-64 1,041 181 17.3 14.6-20.3 347 34.0 30.5-37.6 317 30.0 26.6-33.7 141 13.3 11.0-16.2 55 5.4 3.8- 7.6
65-74 1,059 175 14.7 12.4-17.3 324 30.7 27.3-34.2 347 33.4 29.9-37.2 144 14.8 12.2-17.9 69 6.4 4.8- 8.6
75+ 686 90 12.8 10.0-16.3 214 28.1 23.9-32.7 227 30.6 26.3-35.2 108 19.0 15.0-23.6 47 9.5 6.5-13.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 542 61 11.2 8.4-15.0 87 16.6 13.1-21.0 207 40.9 35.6-46.3 125 20.9 17.0-25.5 62 10.3 7.4-14.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,478 249 19.4 16.9-22.1 442 31.4 28.5-34.4 482 31.8 28.9-34.8 220 13.3 11.3-15.5 85 4.2 3.2- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,603 288 20.6 18.3-23.2 567 35.9 33.1-38.7 488 29.1 26.5-31.9 205 11.7 10.0-13.7 55 2.7 1.9- 3.7
College Graduate 2,181 634 31.8 29.5-34.1 892 42.1 39.7-44.6 534 21.7 19.8-23.8 93 3.3 2.5- 4.2 28 1.1 0.7- 1.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,647 133 8.6 7.1-10.6 387 22.7 20.2-25.4 543 32.8 30.0-35.8 387 24.4 21.7-27.2 197 11.4 9.6-13.6
No 3,955 1,047 27.3 25.6-29.0 1,541 38.2 36.4-40.1 1,101 27.8 26.1-29.6 236 6.0 5.2- 7.0 30 0.7 0.4- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 744 147 23.0 19.3-27.2 246 31.5 27.6-35.8 224 28.1 24.3-32.2 94 12.3 9.6-15.6 33 5.1 3.3- 7.7
Non-Veteran 5,031 1,078 22.2 20.8-23.7 1,730 34.2 32.6-35.9 1,479 29.4 27.8-31.0 546 10.7 9.7-11.9 198 3.4 2.8- 4.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,032 783 26.2 24.3-28.1 1,173 38.6 36.5-40.7 849 27.9 26.0-29.9 198 6.5 5.5- 7.6 29 0.9 0.6- 1.4
Unemployed 349 72 22.5 17.6-28.3 107 27.3 22.1-33.2 109 33.0 26.6-40.1 50 14.6 10.8-19.5 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1
Retired 1,553 229 13.6 11.7-15.8 498 30.4 27.6-33.3 534 33.9 31.0-37.0 209 16.2 13.6-19.0 83 5.9 4.4- 7.9
Unable to Work 424 25 7.8 4.8-12.5 49 11.2 8.1-15.5 102 26.6 21.5-32.5 149 33.3 27.8-39.2 99 21.1 16.6-26.4
Other not in Labor Force 369 98 27.4 22.3-33.2 135 35.4 29.9-41.4 97 26.8 21.5-32.8 33 8.3 5.5-12.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 513 61 14.3 10.6-19.0 116 25.0 20.2-30.4 158 34.2 28.7-40.1 105 15.7 12.5-19.6 73 10.8 8.0-14.4
$15,000- 24,999 773 107 14.0 11.2-17.3 204 27.8 23.9-32.1 274 34.0 29.8-38.4 144 18.4 15.1-22.2 44 5.9 3.9- 8.7
$25,000- 34,999 472 78 18.0 13.8-23.0 146 29.0 24.2-34.4 158 33.5 28.1-39.3 70 15.3 11.6-20.0 20 4.2 2.4- 7.4
$35,000- 49,999 650 104 16.2 13.0-19.9 247 36.3 31.9-40.9 220 34.8 30.3-39.5 65 10.7 8.0-14.0 14 2.1 1.2- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 686 151 22.6 19.0-26.6 259 36.6 32.3-41.0 205 29.0 25.0-33.3 56 9.5 6.9-12.9 15 2.4 1.3- 4.3
$75,000+ 1,565 485 31.8 29.1-34.6 659 42.2 39.4-45.2 338 20.9 18.6-23.4 66 4.2 3.1- 5.6 17 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 250 23.1 20.3-26.3 363 30.3 27.2-33.6 367 30.5 27.3-33.9 138 12.1 9.8-14.8 50 4.0 2.7- 5.8
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 164 18 15.0 9.0-23.8 32 19.4 13.0-28.0 51 36.3 27.3-46.4 41 19.0 13.3-26.3 22 10.4 6.1-17.1
50% to 100% 522 69 14.6 11.0-19.2 124 23.5 19.0-28.7 172 34.9 29.4-40.8 98 18.0 14.2-22.5 59 9.0 6.4-12.5
101% to 150% 590 94 16.0 12.6-20.0 161 29.0 24.6-33.9 189 32.2 27.5-37.2 120 18.6 15.0-22.8 26 4.3 2.5- 7.3
151% to 200% 489 76 15.9 12.2-20.6 165 33.3 28.4-38.7 166 33.4 28.3-38.9 57 12.0 8.8-16.1 25 5.4 3.2- 8.7
More than 200% 2,757 695 26.4 24.5-28.5 1,109 39.9 37.7-42.1 727 25.4 23.4-27.4 179 6.7 5.6- 8.1 47 1.6 1.1- 2.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 250 23.1 20.3-26.3 363 30.3 27.2-33.6 367 30.5 27.3-33.9 138 12.1 9.8-14.8 50 4.0 2.7- 5.8
HOUSING
Own 3,833 836 22.2 20.7-23.9 1,382 35.3 33.5-37.2 1,098 28.5 26.7-30.4 383 10.4 9.2-11.7 134 3.5 2.8- 4.4
Rent 1,531 286 20.0 17.7-22.6 466 31.9 29.1-34.8 501 32.1 29.3-35.0 208 12.6 10.7-14.7 70 3.4 2.6- 4.6
Other arrangement 411 99 27.9 22.6-33.8 128 31.3 26.0-37.1 105 25.4 20.4-31.1 51 10.1 6.9-14.6 28 5.4 3.4- 8.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,780 466 26.2 23.9-28.7 660 37.2 34.5-39.9 475 26.5 24.1-29.0 142 8.1 6.6- 9.7 37 2.1 1.4- 3.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,578 354 24.0 21.5-26.8 539 32.8 30.1-35.7 459 29.3 26.5-32.2 177 11.0 9.3-13.1 49 2.9 2.0- 4.0
Rural 2,469 416 17.0 15.2-19.0 795 31.9 29.6-34.3 786 31.8 29.5-34.3 325 13.5 11.8-15.4 147 5.7 4.6- 7.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,623 266 18.4 16.0-21.0 507 31.3 28.5-34.3 529 31.8 28.9-34.8 241 14.2 12.1-16.5 80 4.4 3.3- 5.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,797 358 20.0 17.8-22.3 612 33.3 30.7-36.0 539 30.1 27.5-32.9 205 12.4 10.5-14.5 83 4.2 3.2- 5.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,407 612 25.8 23.7-27.9 875 35.8 33.6-38.1 652 27.3 25.2-29.6 198 8.2 7.0- 9.7 70 2.8 2.1- 3.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,819 448 24.8 22.4-27.2 651 35.9 33.3-38.5 504 27.5 25.0-30.0 156 8.9 7.3-10.7 60 3.1 2.2- 4.2
2nd Quartile 1,547 362 24.0 21.5-26.6 545 33.6 30.8-36.4 426 28.7 25.9-31.6 164 10.6 8.9-12.6 50 3.2 2.2- 4.5
3rd Quartile 1,630 310 19.5 17.3-22.0 548 34.2 31.4-37.1 515 30.6 28.0-33.5 191 11.9 10.0-14.0 66 3.7 2.8- 5.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 831 116 16.3 13.0-20.2 250 29.3 25.4-33.6 275 32.5 28.2-37.1 133 15.3 12.2-19.0 57 6.6 4.6- 9.5

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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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