2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,948 3,203 81.1 79.6-82.6 745 18.9 17.4-20.4
GENDER
Male 1,870 1,480 78.8 76.4-81.0 390 21.2 19.0-23.6
Female 2,078 1,723 83.4 81.4-85.2 355 16.6 14.8-18.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,362 2,080 87.3 85.6-88.8 282 12.7 11.2-14.4
Non-Hispanic Black 733 623 82.7 78.8-86.0 110 17.3 14.0-21.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 76 *** *** *** 14 19.2 11.0-31.5
Non-Hispanic Other 106 88 85.8 76.0-92.0 18 14.2 8.0-24.0
Hispanic 506 220 41.7 36.5-47.0 286 58.3 53.0-63.5
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
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 362 156 47.4 40.9-53.9 206 52.6 46.1-59.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 994 738 77.4 74.3-80.3 256 22.6 19.7-25.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,083 911 85.1 82.6-87.4 172 14.9 12.6-17.4
College Graduate 1,500 1,393 93.8 92.3-95.0 107 6.2 5.0- 7.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 869 687 78.4 74.6-81.7 182 21.6 18.3-25.4
No 2,927 2,402 82.3 80.6-83.9 525 17.7 16.1-19.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 416 383 90.9 86.5-94.0 33 9.1 6.0-13.5
Non-Veteran 3,500 2,799 80.3 78.6-81.8 701 19.7 18.2-21.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,712 2,242 82.8 81.0-84.4 470 17.2 15.6-19.0
Unemployed 314 197 65.0 58.1-71.3 117 35.0 28.7-41.9
Retired 211 199 95.5 91.5-97.7 12 4.5 2.3- 8.5
Unable to Work 313 277 87.6 81.6-91.9 36 12.4 8.1-18.4
Other not in Labor Force 336 248 78.2 72.7-82.9 88 21.8 17.1-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 356 241 67.8 60.9-74.0 115 32.2 26.0-39.1
$15,000- 24,999 495 312 64.0 58.6-69.0 183 36.0 31.0-41.4
$25,000- 34,999 315 237 73.9 67.3-79.6 78 26.1 20.4-32.7
$35,000- 49,999 443 354 79.5 74.8-83.6 89 20.5 16.4-25.2
$50,000-74,999 481 435 89.5 85.7-92.4 46 10.5 7.6-14.3
$75,000+ 1,203 1,146 94.8 93.0-96.2 57 5.2 3.8- 7.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 655 478 75.3 71.3-79.0 177 24.7 21.0-28.7
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 144 87 63.9 53.9-72.8 57 36.1 27.2-46.1
50% to 100% 383 226 58.5 51.8-64.9 157 41.5 35.1-48.2
101% to 150% 409 287 70.8 65.2-75.8 122 29.2 24.2-34.8
151% to 200% 327 261 78.8 72.7-83.9 66 21.2 16.1-27.3
More than 200% 1,935 1,794 92.4 90.9-93.7 141 7.6 6.3- 9.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 655 478 75.3 71.3-79.0 177 24.7 21.0-28.7
HOUSING
Own 2,323 2,073 87.7 85.8-89.3 250 12.3 10.7-14.2
Rent 1,272 857 67.2 64.1-70.2 415 32.8 29.8-35.9
Other arrangement 338 259 79.8 74.3-84.3 79 20.2 15.7-25.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,294 1,056 82.4 79.9-84.7 238 17.6 15.3-20.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,087 901 82.8 79.9-85.4 186 17.2 14.6-20.1
Rural 1,567 1,246 78.3 75.6-80.9 321 21.7 19.1-24.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,081 880 80.0 76.8-82.9 201 20.0 17.1-23.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,176 949 80.4 77.4-83.2 227 19.6 16.8-22.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,691 1,374 82.1 79.9-84.2 317 17.9 15.8-20.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,219 989 82.5 79.9-84.8 230 17.5 15.2-20.1
2nd Quartile 1,073 880 82.0 79.1-84.6 193 18.0 15.4-20.9
3rd Quartile 1,111 902 79.9 76.8-82.8 209 20.1 17.2-23.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 545 432 77.2 72.1-81.6 113 22.8 18.4-27.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

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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