2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
GENDER
Male 2,629 256 10.0 8.6-11.6 2,373 90.0 88.4-91.4
Female 3,197 378 12.8 11.4-14.3 2,819 87.2 85.7-88.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,711 335 9.9 8.8-11.2 3,376 90.1 88.8-91.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 121 11.7 9.3-14.6 954 88.3 85.4-90.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 153 25 17.6 11.4-26.2 128 82.4 73.8-88.6
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 13 13.8 7.5-24.1 89 86.2 75.9-92.5
Non-Hispanic Other 119 14 12.1 6.5-21.4 105 87.9 78.6-93.5
Hispanic 543 106 20.0 16.1-24.6 437 80.0 75.4-83.9
AGE
18-34 1,186 194 16.4 14.1-19.0 992 83.6 81.0-85.9
35-44 796 111 12.3 9.7-15.5 685 87.7 84.5-90.3
45-54 927 131 12.3 10.1-14.9 796 87.7 85.1-89.9
55-64 1,041 112 10.3 8.2-12.9 929 89.7 87.1-91.8
65-74 1,059 50 5.0 3.6- 6.9 1,009 95.0 93.1-96.4
75+ 688 20 3.5 1.9- 6.5 668 96.5 93.5-98.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 544 100 19.3 15.2-24.1 444 80.7 75.9-84.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,475 202 12.6 10.7-14.8 1,273 87.4 85.2-89.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,601 192 12.2 10.4-14.2 1,409 87.8 85.8-89.6
College Graduate 2,182 138 6.1 5.0- 7.4 2,044 93.9 92.6-95.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,647 292 19.5 17.1-22.2 1,355 80.5 77.8-82.9
No 3,954 320 8.5 7.5- 9.7 3,634 91.5 90.3-92.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 747 46 6.2 4.3- 8.9 701 93.8 91.1-95.7
Non-Veteran 5,027 585 12.2 11.1-13.4 4,442 87.8 86.6-88.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,030 338 11.3 10.0-12.8 2,692 88.7 87.2-90.0
Unemployed 348 90 23.3 18.1-29.6 258 76.7 70.4-81.9
Retired 1,556 57 4.0 2.8- 5.5 1,499 96.0 94.5-97.2
Unable to Work 422 94 22.0 17.3-27.6 328 78.0 72.4-82.7
Other not in Labor Force 369 38 9.1 6.3-13.1 331 90.9 86.9-93.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 515 115 22.0 17.5-27.4 400 78.0 72.6-82.5
$15,000- 24,999 771 157 22.1 18.6-26.1 614 77.9 73.9-81.4
$25,000- 34,999 473 57 13.2 9.6-17.8 416 86.8 82.2-90.4
$35,000- 49,999 649 82 14.2 11.2-17.8 567 85.8 82.2-88.8
$50,000-74,999 686 55 8.2 6.1-10.9 631 91.8 89.1-93.9
$75,000+ 1,564 55 4.0 2.9- 5.6 1,509 96.0 94.4-97.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 113 9.7 7.8-12.0 1,055 90.3 88.0-92.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 165 47 26.1 19.0-34.7 118 73.9 65.3-81.0
50% to 100% 520 124 22.9 18.3-28.4 396 77.1 71.6-81.7
101% to 150% 590 114 22.1 18.0-26.7 476 77.9 73.3-82.0
151% to 200% 491 66 14.8 11.2-19.3 425 85.2 80.7-88.8
More than 200% 2,755 156 6.0 5.0- 7.2 2,599 94.0 92.8-95.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 113 9.7 7.8-12.0 1,055 90.3 88.0-92.2
HOUSING
Own 3,833 277 8.4 7.3- 9.7 3,556 91.6 90.3-92.7
Rent 1,531 295 19.9 17.5-22.5 1,236 80.1 77.5-82.5
Other arrangement 408 62 13.0 9.7-17.2 346 87.0 82.8-90.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,778 189 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,589 88.4 86.5-90.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,577 176 11.4 9.6-13.5 1,401 88.6 86.5-90.4
Rural 2,471 269 11.4 9.8-13.2 2,202 88.6 86.8-90.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,628 194 11.1 9.4-13.1 1,434 88.9 86.9-90.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,796 193 12.3 10.4-14.5 1,603 87.7 85.5-89.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,402 247 11.0 9.5-12.6 2,155 89.0 87.4-90.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,815 180 10.0 8.5-11.8 1,635 90.0 88.2-91.5
2nd Quartile 1,546 170 12.3 10.3-14.5 1,376 87.7 85.5-89.7
3rd Quartile 1,629 187 12.3 10.4-14.5 1,442 87.7 85.5-89.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 836 97 10.8 8.3-14.0 739 89.2 86.0-91.7

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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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