2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
dysthymia, or minor depression?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,817 1,201 20.8 19.6-22.2 4,616 79.2 77.8-80.4
-FEMALES 3,189 805 26.1 24.2-28.0 2,384 73.9 72.0-75.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,031 577 30.4 28.0-33.0 1,454 69.6 67.0-72.0
Non-Hispanic Black 642 115 18.0 14.4-22.3 527 82.0 77.7-85.6
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 582 171 29.1 25.0-33.5 411 70.9 66.5-75.0
35-44 429 119 28.1 23.3-33.5 310 71.9 66.5-76.7
45-54 487 133 25.0 20.8-29.7 354 75.0 70.3-79.2
55-64 579 169 29.8 25.2-34.9 410 70.2 65.1-74.8
65-74 602 131 23.3 19.2-27.9 471 76.7 72.1-80.8
75+ 427 72 16.8 12.5-22.3 355 83.2 77.7-87.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 83 29.0 22.8-36.1 204 71.0 63.9-77.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 752 192 26.0 22.2-30.1 560 74.0 69.9-77.8
Some Post-H.S. 918 260 29.3 25.9-33.0 658 70.7 67.0-74.1
College Graduate 1,224 268 21.1 18.5-23.9 956 78.9 76.1-81.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 127 35.3 29.0-42.2 210 64.7 57.8-71.0
$15,000- 24,999 441 152 38.1 32.3-44.2 289 61.9 55.8-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 257 57 19.2 14.1-25.7 200 80.8 74.3-85.9
$35,000- 49,999 378 99 27.3 22.1-33.2 279 72.7 66.8-77.9
$50,000- 74,999 335 79 23.4 18.3-29.5 256 76.6 70.5-81.7
$75,000+ 749 158 21.1 17.8-24.8 591 78.9 75.2-82.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 949 418 48.6 44.5-52.8 531 51.4 47.2-55.5
No 2,122 369 17.4 15.6-19.5 1,753 82.6 80.5-84.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,060 757 25.5 23.6-27.5 2,303 74.5 72.5-76.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 921 200 22.4 19.3-25.9 721 77.6 74.1-80.7
Regional City or Suburban County 887 258 30.1 26.4-33.9 629 69.9 66.1-73.6
Rural 1,381 347 26.3 23.4-29.4 1,034 73.7 70.6-76.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,467 346 23.6 21.1-26.3 1,121 76.4 73.7-78.9
Unemployed 201 62 36.7 28.7-45.4 139 63.3 54.6-71.3
Retired 940 178 19.2 16.1-22.7 762 80.8 77.3-83.9
Unable to Work 238 147 66.0 58.0-73.2 91 34.0 26.8-42.0
Other not in Labor Force 289 63 21.5 16.4-27.6 226 78.5 72.4-83.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 310 121 40.3 33.4-47.6 189 59.7 52.4-66.6
101% to 150% 330 108 34.3 28.1-41.1 222 65.7 58.9-71.9
151% to 200% 292 78 25.7 19.9-32.4 214 74.3 67.6-80.1
More than 200% 1,378 299 21.5 19.0-24.3 1,079 78.5 75.7-81.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 901 225 25.8 22.3-29.6 676 74.2 70.4-77.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,010 266 27.2 23.9-30.8 744 72.8 69.2-76.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,278 314 25.3 22.5-28.4 964 74.7 71.6-77.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 983 248 25.9 22.8-29.4 735 74.1 70.6-77.2
2nd Quartile 844 210 25.2 21.8-29.0 634 74.8 71.0-78.2
3rd Quartile 906 247 28.2 24.7-32.0 659 71.8 68.0-75.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 456 100 23.3 18.2-29.4 356 76.7 70.6-81.8

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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 U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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