2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,827 4,950 85.5 84.3-86.6 877 14.5 13.4-15.7
GENDER
Male 2,630 2,259 86.5 84.7-88.0 371 13.5 12.0-15.3
Female 3,197 2,691 84.6 82.9-86.1 506 15.4 13.9-17.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,713 3,202 85.5 83.9-86.9 511 14.5 13.1-16.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,075 885 85.2 82.6-87.6 190 14.8 12.4-17.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 102 69.2 59.5-77.5 50 30.8 22.5-40.5
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 120 116 95.5 85.1-98.7 *** *** ***
Hispanic 543 451 84.1 80.0-87.5 92 15.9 12.5-20.0
AGE
18-34 1,187 1,101 91.9 89.8-93.6 86 8.1 6.4-10.2
35-44 800 721 90.7 88.1-92.8 79 9.3 7.2-11.9
45-54 927 790 85.6 82.5-88.3 137 14.4 11.7-17.5
55-64 1,041 845 81.3 78.1-84.1 196 18.7 15.9-21.9
65-74 1,059 846 78.8 75.3-81.8 213 21.2 18.2-24.7
75+ 686 531 71.5 66.3-76.2 155 28.5 23.8-33.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 542 355 68.7 63.6-73.4 187 31.3 26.6-36.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,478 1,173 82.5 80.1-84.7 305 17.5 15.3-19.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,603 1,343 85.6 83.5-87.5 260 14.4 12.5-16.5
College Graduate 2,181 2,060 95.6 94.5-96.5 121 4.4 3.5- 5.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,647 1,063 64.2 61.1-67.2 584 35.8 32.8-38.9
No 3,955 3,689 93.3 92.2-94.2 266 6.7 5.8- 7.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 744 617 82.6 78.8-85.8 127 17.4 14.2-21.2
Non-Veteran 5,031 4,287 85.9 84.6-87.0 744 14.1 13.0-15.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,032 2,805 92.7 91.4-93.7 227 7.3 6.3- 8.6
Unemployed 349 288 82.8 77.6-87.0 61 17.2 13.0-22.4
Retired 1,553 1,261 77.9 74.8-80.8 292 22.1 19.2-25.2
Unable to Work 424 176 45.7 39.6-51.9 248 54.3 48.1-60.4
Other not in Labor Force 369 330 89.6 85.2-92.8 39 10.4 7.2-14.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 513 335 73.4 68.6-77.7 178 26.6 22.3-31.4
$15,000- 24,999 773 585 75.8 71.6-79.5 188 24.2 20.5-28.4
$25,000- 34,999 472 382 80.4 75.4-84.7 90 19.6 15.3-24.6
$35,000- 49,999 650 571 87.2 83.7-90.1 79 12.8 9.9-16.3
$50,000-74,999 686 615 88.2 84.5-91.0 71 11.8 9.0-15.5
$75,000+ 1,565 1,482 95.0 93.5-96.1 83 5.0 3.9- 6.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 980 83.9 80.9-86.5 188 16.1 13.5-19.1
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 164 101 70.6 62.1-77.9 63 29.4 22.1-37.9
50% to 100% 522 365 73.0 67.9-77.6 157 27.0 22.4-32.1
101% to 150% 590 444 77.1 72.6-81.1 146 22.9 18.9-27.4
151% to 200% 489 407 82.6 77.9-86.5 82 17.4 13.5-22.1
More than 200% 2,757 2,531 91.7 90.3-92.9 226 8.3 7.1- 9.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,168 980 83.9 80.9-86.5 188 16.1 13.5-19.1
HOUSING
Own 3,833 3,316 86.1 84.6-87.4 517 13.9 12.6-15.4
Rent 1,531 1,253 84.0 81.7-86.0 278 16.0 14.0-18.3
Other arrangement 411 332 84.5 79.6-88.4 79 15.5 11.6-20.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,780 1,601 89.9 88.0-91.4 179 10.1 8.6-12.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,578 1,352 86.1 83.9-88.1 226 13.9 11.9-16.1
Rural 2,469 1,997 80.8 78.6-82.8 472 19.2 17.2-21.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,623 1,302 81.4 78.9-83.7 321 18.6 16.3-21.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,797 1,509 83.4 81.0-85.5 288 16.6 14.5-19.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,407 2,139 88.9 87.3-90.4 268 11.1 9.6-12.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,819 1,603 88.1 86.0-89.8 216 11.9 10.2-14.0
2nd Quartile 1,547 1,333 86.2 84.0-88.2 214 13.8 11.8-16.0
3rd Quartile 1,630 1,373 84.4 82.1-86.5 257 15.6 13.5-17.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 831 641 78.1 74.0-81.8 190 21.9 18.2-26.0

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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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