2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,819 5,047 85.3 84.1-86.4 772 14.7 13.6-15.9
GENDER
Male 2,631 2,224 83.0 81.0-84.7 407 17.0 15.3-19.0
Female 3,188 2,823 87.4 85.9-88.8 365 12.6 11.2-14.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,707 3,415 90.6 89.3-91.8 292 9.4 8.2-10.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,072 959 86.0 82.8-88.7 113 14.0 11.3-17.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 153 127 79.9 69.6-87.4 26 20.1 12.6-30.4
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 86 83.9 73.4-90.8 15 16.1 9.2-26.6
Non-Hispanic Other 120 100 86.0 76.8-91.9 20 14.0 8.1-23.2
Hispanic 545 251 43.7 38.7-48.9 294 56.3 51.1-61.3
AGE
18-34 1,181 898 76.0 73.1-78.8 283 24.0 21.2-26.9
35-44 800 605 78.1 74.3-81.4 195 21.9 18.6-25.7
45-54 927 771 84.5 81.5-87.0 156 15.5 13.0-18.5
55-64 1,040 929 90.0 87.5-92.0 111 10.0 8.0-12.5
65-74 1,057 1,043 98.8 97.8-99.3 14 1.2 0.7- 2.2
75+ 687 682 99.6 98.9-99.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 540 328 61.8 56.5-66.9 212 38.2 33.1-43.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,471 1,204 82.2 79.8-84.5 267 17.8 15.5-20.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,603 1,425 88.4 86.4-90.1 178 11.6 9.9-13.6
College Graduate 2,183 2,073 95.0 93.9-96.0 110 5.0 4.0- 6.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,645 1,454 86.1 83.6-88.3 191 13.9 11.7-16.4
No 3,952 3,411 85.3 83.9-86.7 541 14.7 13.3-16.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 748 710 93.6 90.7-95.7 38 6.4 4.3- 9.3
Non-Veteran 5,020 4,297 84.3 82.9-85.5 723 15.7 14.5-17.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,030 2,550 83.9 82.2-85.4 480 16.1 14.6-17.8
Unemployed 349 230 67.3 60.7-73.2 119 32.7 26.8-39.3
Retired 1,553 1,531 98.8 98.0-99.2 22 1.2 0.8- 2.0
Unable to Work 424 386 89.6 84.7-93.1 38 10.4 6.9-15.3
Other not in Labor Force 366 278 79.0 73.7-83.5 88 21.0 16.5-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 512 393 73.9 68.2-79.0 119 26.1 21.0-31.8
$15,000- 24,999 770 580 73.6 69.5-77.4 190 26.4 22.6-30.5
$25,000- 34,999 475 396 79.8 74.4-84.2 79 20.2 15.8-25.6
$35,000- 49,999 651 560 84.4 80.7-87.5 91 15.6 12.5-19.3
$50,000-74,999 688 640 91.7 88.7-93.9 48 8.3 6.1-11.3
$75,000+ 1,564 1,505 95.5 94.0-96.7 59 4.5 3.3- 6.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,159 973 83.0 80.1-85.5 186 17.0 14.5-19.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 164 106 66.3 56.9-74.5 58 33.7 25.5-43.1
50% to 100% 523 363 66.3 60.5-71.6 160 33.7 28.4-39.5
101% to 150% 589 464 77.5 73.1-81.4 125 22.5 18.6-26.9
151% to 200% 490 421 83.7 78.9-87.6 69 16.3 12.4-21.1
More than 200% 2,759 2,611 93.8 92.6-94.9 148 6.2 5.1- 7.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,159 973 83.0 80.1-85.5 186 17.0 14.5-19.9
HOUSING
Own 3,836 3,573 91.1 89.7-92.3 263 8.9 7.7-10.3
Rent 1,527 1,100 70.1 67.2-72.9 427 29.9 27.1-32.8
Other arrangement 407 326 80.9 75.8-85.2 81 19.1 14.8-24.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,777 1,531 85.5 83.4-87.3 246 14.5 12.7-16.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,577 1,385 86.5 84.1-88.5 192 13.5 11.5-15.9
Rural 2,465 2,131 84.2 82.1-86.0 334 15.8 14.0-17.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,623 1,417 84.8 82.2-87.0 206 15.2 13.0-17.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,793 1,561 85.4 83.0-87.5 232 14.6 12.5-17.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,403 2,069 85.5 83.7-87.1 334 14.5 12.9-16.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,814 1,569 86.2 84.1-88.0 245 13.8 12.0-15.9
2nd Quartile 1,547 1,348 85.7 83.4-87.8 199 14.3 12.2-16.6
3rd Quartile 1,624 1,413 84.6 82.1-86.8 211 15.4 13.2-17.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 834 717 82.9 78.9-86.2 117 17.1 13.8-21.1

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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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