2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
Employer Plan Purchased Plan Medicare Medicaid TRICARE/VA/Military Other Plan
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,078 1,757 48.6 46.7-50.6 387 10.9 9.7-12.2 1,469 28.6 27.0-30.3 189 5.8 4.9- 7.0 223 4.9 4.2- 5.8 53 1.1 0.8- 1.5
GENDER
Male 1,760 797 50.2 47.4-53.1 185 11.9 10.1-14.0 552 25.5 23.2-27.9 41 3.3 2.2- 5.1 165 8.2 6.8- 9.8 20 0.8 0.5- 1.4
Female 2,318 960 47.3 44.8-49.9 202 10.1 8.6-11.8 917 31.2 29.0-33.6 148 7.9 6.5- 9.6 58 2.2 1.6- 3.0 33 1.2 0.8- 1.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,763 1,190 48.4 46.2-50.7 267 11.3 9.8-12.9 1,088 32.3 30.3-34.4 78 3.6 2.7- 4.7 115 3.6 2.9- 4.5 25 0.8 0.5- 1.3
Non-Hispanic Black 804 319 46.5 42.1-51.0 60 8.1 6.0-10.8 270 23.4 20.2-26.9 74 12.5 9.4-16.3 68 8.3 6.3-11.0 13 1.2 0.6- 2.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 30 24.0 16.1-34.3 12 14.9 7.7-26.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 7.3 3.4-15.1 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 186 107 57.8 48.9-66.2 21 11.7 7.2-18.5 20 9.2 5.4-15.1 17 10.3 5.6-18.1 14 6.3 3.3-11.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 602 383 60.9 56.2-65.4 86 14.9 11.9-18.6 13 2.7 1.4- 5.1 80 15.2 11.9-19.2 29 4.5 2.9- 6.7 11 1.8 0.9- 3.5
35-44 489 335 70.0 64.9-74.7 56 13.5 9.9-18.1 24 4.5 2.8- 7.1 29 4.8 3.2- 7.3 35 5.6 3.8- 8.2 *** *** ***
45-54 651 450 72.1 67.7-76.0 92 13.1 10.4-16.4 33 4.9 3.3- 7.2 30 4.4 2.5- 7.6 37 4.5 3.1- 6.5 *** *** ***
55-64 774 435 57.5 53.1-61.8 117 15.9 13.0-19.3 116 14.7 11.8-18.3 39 5.0 3.2- 7.7 55 6.0 4.4- 8.3 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5
65-74 892 88 10.7 8.2-13.8 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5 727 80.8 77.2-84.0 *** *** *** 43 4.8 3.2- 7.0 *** *** ***
75+ 589 21 2.9 1.7- 5.0 *** *** *** 530 91.0 87.5-93.6 *** *** *** 22 4.3 2.4- 7.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 44 18.5 13.1-25.4 20 9.3 5.5-15.2 160 55.0 47.1-62.7 32 15.2 9.9-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 987 336 41.3 37.5-45.3 92 10.5 8.3-13.3 408 31.4 28.1-34.9 85 9.7 7.5-12.5 51 5.8 4.2- 7.9 15 1.3 0.7- 2.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,183 469 47.4 43.9-50.8 120 12.5 10.3-15.1 428 27.5 24.7-30.4 59 5.0 3.7- 6.9 87 6.1 4.7- 7.8 20 1.5 0.9- 2.5
College Graduate 1,637 903 65.1 62.4-67.6 155 10.1 8.4-12.0 471 19.7 17.8-21.8 12 0.7 0.3- 1.3 78 3.8 2.9- 4.9 18 0.7 0.4- 1.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,276 255 22.6 19.7-25.7 87 9.0 7.0-11.6 722 51.0 47.4-54.5 99 9.1 7.1-11.7 96 7.1 5.6- 9.0 17 1.2 0.7- 2.0
No 2,788 1,494 59.4 57.1-61.6 298 11.7 10.3-13.3 743 19.4 17.8-21.1 90 4.5 3.5- 5.8 127 4.1 3.3- 5.0 36 1.0 0.7- 1.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 542 120 26.4 21.8-31.6 21 5.0 2.9- 8.3 211 34.2 29.4-39.3 *** *** *** 180 32.4 27.7-37.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,531 1,633 51.7 49.7-53.8 366 11.8 10.5-13.2 1,257 27.9 26.2-29.6 183 6.4 5.4- 7.7 43 1.1 0.8- 1.6 49 1.1 0.8- 1.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,046 1,466 73.6 71.3-75.8 243 12.5 10.8-14.5 162 5.9 4.9- 7.1 55 3.1 2.3- 4.2 96 3.9 3.1- 5.0 24 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Unemployed 181 50 29.0 21.1-38.5 48 27.0 19.8-35.5 30 12.2 7.8-18.6 35 23.2 15.8-32.7 15 7.9 4.2-14.4 *** *** ***
Retired 1,314 118 9.5 7.6-11.8 42 3.6 2.5- 5.1 1,059 79.6 76.6-82.4 *** *** *** 73 6.2 4.6- 8.4 13 0.5 0.3- 1.0
Unable to Work 325 27 9.5 6.2-14.4 *** *** *** 186 55.3 48.3-62.2 66 22.8 16.8-30.2 30 7.9 5.2-11.9 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 201 85 46.4 38.4-54.7 44 20.7 15.0-27.8 32 11.5 7.5-17.4 24 14.6 9.2-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 259 12 7.3 3.8-13.5 21 9.0 5.4-14.5 156 52.3 44.1-60.3 57 26.9 19.8-35.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 495 70 16.5 12.3-21.7 65 16.9 12.6-22.3 264 46.5 40.7-52.4 58 13.0 9.5-17.6 27 5.1 3.1- 8.3 11 2.0 1.0- 4.2
$25,000- 34,999 327 113 42.3 35.4-49.6 33 10.4 7.0-15.2 137 31.8 25.9-38.3 17 6.3 3.6-10.8 21 7.7 4.5-12.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 469 213 49.1 43.4-54.8 40 9.2 6.3-13.4 161 29.6 24.7-34.9 16 5.3 3.2- 8.8 32 6.1 4.2- 8.8 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 547 293 61.0 56.0-65.7 56 10.8 8.2-14.3 149 21.5 17.8-25.7 *** *** *** 43 6.0 4.2- 8.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,246 821 72.5 69.6-75.3 102 9.6 7.7-12.0 259 13.8 12.0-15.9 *** *** *** 56 3.3 2.5- 4.5 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 735 235 35.5 31.2-39.9 70 11.4 8.8-14.6 343 37.9 33.7-42.3 36 7.5 4.9-11.4 35 5.5 3.6- 8.2 16 2.2 1.2- 3.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 300 37 19.2 12.9-27.5 34 14.4 9.8-20.6 169 47.3 39.9-54.8 47 15.6 10.9-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 402 94 24.9 19.8-30.7 50 12.9 9.2-18.0 179 40.5 34.4-46.9 44 13.4 9.4-18.7 24 5.7 3.4- 9.3 11 2.6 1.3- 5.2
151% to 200% 356 131 41.6 35.1-48.4 44 14.4 10.0-20.4 137 31.3 25.7-37.5 14 5.8 3.2-10.1 25 5.9 3.8- 9.1 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,174 1,236 64.4 62.0-66.7 182 9.6 8.1-11.3 606 20.3 18.5-22.2 *** *** *** 127 4.9 4.0- 6.0 14 0.3 0.2- 0.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 735 235 35.5 31.2-39.9 70 11.4 8.8-14.6 343 37.9 33.7-42.3 36 7.5 4.9-11.4 35 5.5 3.6- 8.2 16 2.2 1.2- 3.9
HOUSING
Own 2,994 1,319 49.8 47.6-52.0 276 10.7 9.3-12.2 1,165 31.9 29.9-33.9 45 2.1 1.4- 3.1 162 4.9 4.1- 6.0 27 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Rent 797 321 44.5 40.2-48.9 73 10.3 7.8-13.3 221 19.7 16.9-22.9 114 17.4 14.1-21.2 51 5.6 4.0- 7.6 17 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Other arrangement 256 103 45.8 38.1-53.6 35 14.7 10.2-20.7 70 16.9 12.3-22.8 30 16.7 10.9-24.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,148 615 58.9 55.4-62.3 124 11.8 9.7-14.4 338 22.3 19.7-25.1 32 4.1 2.7- 6.2 28 2.0 1.2- 3.2 11 0.9 0.4- 1.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,137 471 46.5 42.9-50.1 113 10.5 8.5-12.8 391 28.5 25.5-31.7 55 5.9 4.2- 8.2 90 7.1 5.5- 9.1 17 1.6 0.9- 2.7
Rural 1,793 671 41.6 38.7-44.6 150 10.5 8.7-12.7 740 34.1 31.4-36.9 102 7.2 5.6- 9.2 105 5.8 4.6- 7.2 25 0.8 0.5- 1.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,196 430 39.6 36.1-43.2 115 11.9 9.6-14.7 452 30.3 27.3-33.6 81 8.5 6.4-11.1 102 8.5 6.7-10.8 16 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,308 533 45.2 41.9-48.6 116 10.1 8.1-12.5 520 33.0 30.0-36.2 59 6.3 4.6- 8.6 57 4.3 3.2- 5.7 23 1.1 0.7- 1.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,574 794 56.2 53.2-59.1 156 11.1 9.3-13.2 497 24.1 21.8-26.6 49 4.0 2.9- 5.6 64 3.6 2.6- 4.9 14 0.9 0.5- 1.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,235 570 51.0 47.6-54.3 126 11.6 9.6-14.0 428 27.3 24.5-30.2 42 4.6 3.2- 6.5 59 4.6 3.4- 6.3 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 1,056 484 51.8 48.2-55.4 101 11.1 8.9-13.8 373 26.9 24.0-30.1 39 5.2 3.5- 7.7 44 4.0 2.8- 5.6 15 1.0 0.5- 1.8
3rd Quartile 1,166 478 46.0 42.5-49.6 106 9.8 7.9-12.2 412 30.0 26.9-33.3 63 6.1 4.5- 8.3 87 6.5 5.0- 8.2 20 1.6 0.9- 2.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 621 225 38.7 33.6-44.0 54 11.2 8.0-15.3 256 34.1 29.4-39.2 45 10.5 7.1-15.1 33 5.0 3.3- 7.6 *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who have health care coverage.

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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