2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,823 721 12.3 11.3-13.4 5,102 87.7 86.6-88.7
-FEMALES 3,191 452 14.4 12.9-16.0 2,739 85.6 84.0-87.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,032 290 14.7 12.9-16.7 1,742 85.3 83.3-87.1
Non-Hispanic Black 642 101 16.4 12.9-20.6 541 83.6 79.4-87.1
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 585 105 18.0 14.6-21.8 480 82.0 78.2-85.4
35-44 429 68 16.1 12.4-20.6 361 83.9 79.4-87.6
45-54 488 72 12.9 9.8-16.9 416 87.1 83.1-90.2
55-64 580 75 12.1 9.2-15.7 505 87.9 84.3-90.8
65-74 604 74 12.3 9.4-15.8 530 87.7 84.2-90.6
75+ 423 51 11.3 8.2-15.4 372 88.7 84.6-91.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 286 49 16.6 12.0-22.5 237 83.4 77.5-88.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 753 109 14.2 11.4-17.5 644 85.8 82.5-88.6
Some Post-H.S. 919 138 14.9 12.3-18.0 781 85.1 82.0-87.7
College Graduate 1,226 156 13.0 10.9-15.5 1,070 87.0 84.5-89.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 336 71 22.0 16.6-28.7 265 78.0 71.3-83.4
$15,000- 24,999 440 64 13.9 10.3-18.4 376 86.1 81.6-89.7
$25,000- 34,999 260 35 14.2 9.4-20.8 225 85.8 79.2-90.6
$35,000- 49,999 377 63 18.6 14.2-24.0 314 81.4 76.0-85.8
$50,000- 74,999 336 45 13.3 9.4-18.5 291 86.7 81.5-90.6
$75,000+ 748 87 11.2 8.8-14.2 661 88.8 85.8-91.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 946 209 22.4 19.2-25.9 737 77.6 74.1-80.8
No 2,127 228 11.3 9.7-13.1 1,899 88.7 86.9-90.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 14 12.3 6.8-21.4 84 87.7 78.6-93.2
Non-Veteran 3,062 432 14.5 13.0-16.1 2,630 85.5 83.9-87.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 922 113 13.1 10.6-16.0 809 86.9 84.0-89.4
Regional City or Suburban County 884 122 13.3 10.9-16.2 762 86.7 83.8-89.1
Rural 1,385 217 16.5 14.1-19.2 1,168 83.5 80.8-85.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,470 201 13.4 11.5-15.6 1,269 86.6 84.4-88.5
Unemployed 202 36 19.1 13.3-26.7 166 80.9 73.3-86.7
Retired 935 96 10.6 8.3-13.4 839 89.4 86.6-91.7
Unable to Work 240 85 34.6 27.5-42.5 155 65.4 57.5-72.5
Other not in Labor Force 290 27 11.2 7.1-17.0 263 88.8 83.0-92.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 309 58 18.3 13.6-24.3 251 81.7 75.7-86.4
101% to 150% 331 42 11.4 8.0-16.0 289 88.6 84.0-92.0
151% to 200% 292 50 18.6 13.4-25.2 242 81.4 74.8-86.6
More than 200% 1,378 180 13.0 10.9-15.3 1,198 87.0 84.7-89.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 906 151 18.0 14.9-21.6 755 82.0 78.4-85.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,007 134 13.6 11.2-16.4 873 86.4 83.6-88.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,278 167 13.3 11.2-15.7 1,111 86.7 84.3-88.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 981 128 12.8 10.6-15.4 853 87.2 84.6-89.4
2nd Quartile 845 117 14.4 11.7-17.6 728 85.6 82.4-88.3
3rd Quartile 907 132 14.9 12.3-17.8 775 85.1 82.2-87.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 458 75 18.0 13.4-23.7 383 82.0 76.3-86.6

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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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