2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,327 1,959 84.3 82.4-86.0 368 15.7 14.0-17.6
GENDER
Male 1,153 942 81.9 79.1-84.4 211 18.1 15.6-20.9
Female 1,174 1,017 86.8 84.2-89.0 157 13.2 11.0-15.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,398 1,274 90.7 88.7-92.4 124 9.3 7.6-11.3
Non-Hispanic Black 426 371 84.2 79.4-88.1 55 15.8 11.9-20.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 70 61 88.9 77.1-95.0 *** *** ***
Hispanic 306 142 44.1 37.5-51.0 164 55.9 49.0-62.5
AGE
18-34 764 608 79.2 75.6-82.4 156 20.8 17.6-24.4
35-44 542 434 82.1 78.1-85.5 108 17.9 14.5-21.9
45-54 562 498 90.7 87.6-93.2 64 9.3 6.8-12.4
55-64 459 419 91.3 87.4-94.0 40 8.7 6.0-12.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 168 59 43.9 34.5-53.6 109 56.1 46.4-65.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 510 392 79.3 74.9-83.1 118 20.7 16.9-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 593 507 86.0 82.5-88.9 86 14.0 11.1-17.5
College Graduate 1,051 998 96.0 94.6-97.0 53 4.0 3.0- 5.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 319 248 79.3 73.7-84.0 71 20.7 16.0-26.3
No 1,941 1,660 85.4 83.3-87.2 281 14.6 12.8-16.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 252 238 93.8 89.0-96.6 14 6.2 3.4-11.0
Non-Veteran 2,074 1,720 83.2 81.2-85.1 354 16.8 14.9-18.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,327 1,959 84.3 82.4-86.0 368 15.7 14.0-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 210 115 57.2 49.0-65.1 95 42.8 34.9-51.0
$25,000- 34,999 187 140 73.5 64.8-80.7 47 26.5 19.3-35.2
$35,000- 49,999 312 258 81.4 75.7-86.1 54 18.6 13.9-24.3
$50,000-74,999 333 307 91.9 87.6-94.8 26 8.1 5.2-12.4
$75,000+ 878 851 96.4 94.5-97.7 27 3.6 2.3- 5.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 318 239 76.6 70.8-81.6 79 23.4 18.4-29.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 149 70 48.2 38.3-58.3 79 51.8 41.7-61.7
101% to 150% 192 129 68.2 59.6-75.7 63 31.8 24.3-40.4
151% to 200% 208 169 79.2 71.3-85.4 39 20.8 14.6-28.7
More than 200% 1,382 1,304 94.0 92.4-95.4 78 6.0 4.6- 7.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 318 239 76.6 70.8-81.6 79 23.4 18.4-29.2
HOUSING
Own 1,426 1,323 91.2 89.0-92.9 103 8.8 7.1-11.0
Rent 746 515 69.2 65.1-73.0 231 30.8 27.0-34.9
Other arrangement 149 115 78.2 69.1-85.2 34 21.8 14.8-30.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 812 677 83.8 80.6-86.6 135 16.2 13.4-19.4
Regional City or Suburban County 638 551 87.1 83.7-90.0 87 12.9 10.0-16.3
Rural 877 731 82.3 78.9-85.3 146 17.7 14.7-21.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 597 499 80.8 76.3-84.6 98 19.2 15.4-23.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 685 582 85.5 82.0-88.5 103 14.5 11.5-18.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,045 878 85.0 82.3-87.3 167 15.0 12.7-17.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 727 609 84.9 81.7-87.7 118 15.1 12.3-18.3
2nd Quartile 633 550 86.4 83.0-89.3 83 13.6 10.7-17.0
3rd Quartile 668 562 84.2 80.6-87.2 106 15.8 12.8-19.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 299 238 74.6 67.1-81.0 61 25.4 19.0-32.9

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages 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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