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 5,816 477 7.8 7.0- 8.7 5,339 92.2 91.3-93.0
-FEMALES 3,186 326 10.0 8.8-11.4 2,860 90.0 88.6-91.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,030 208 10.2 8.8-11.9 1,822 89.8 88.1-91.2
Non-Hispanic Black 639 75 11.8 8.8-15.6 564 88.2 84.4-91.2
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 581 66 11.1 8.5-14.4 515 88.9 85.6-91.5
35-44 429 54 11.9 8.9-15.9 375 88.1 84.1-91.1
45-54 488 61 11.4 8.4-15.3 427 88.6 84.7-91.6
55-64 580 56 8.2 6.0-11.0 524 91.8 89.0-94.0
65-74 604 51 8.7 6.3-12.0 553 91.3 88.0-93.7
75+ 422 33 7.3 4.9-10.8 389 92.7 89.2-95.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 286 34 10.6 7.1-15.5 252 89.4 84.5-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 751 67 7.8 5.9-10.2 684 92.2 89.8-94.1
Some Post-H.S. 917 110 11.9 9.6-14.7 807 88.1 85.3-90.4
College Graduate 1,225 115 9.5 7.7-11.7 1,110 90.5 88.3-92.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 333 50 14.6 10.2-20.6 283 85.4 79.4-89.8
$15,000- 24,999 439 43 9.0 6.2-12.8 396 91.0 87.2-93.8
$25,000- 34,999 260 27 12.1 7.6-18.7 233 87.9 81.3-92.4
$35,000- 49,999 377 48 14.1 10.3-19.1 329 85.9 80.9-89.7
$50,000- 74,999 336 34 9.6 6.4-14.2 302 90.4 85.8-93.6
$75,000+ 747 64 7.3 5.5- 9.6 683 92.7 90.4-94.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 945 154 16.0 13.3-19.1 791 84.0 80.9-86.7
No 2,123 162 7.8 6.5- 9.4 1,961 92.2 90.6-93.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** 88 92.0 84.4-96.0
Non-Veteran 3,057 312 10.1 8.9-11.5 2,745 89.9 88.5-91.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 922 68 7.6 5.7-10.0 854 92.4 90.0-94.3
Regional City or Suburban County 882 92 9.8 7.8-12.3 790 90.2 87.7-92.2
Rural 1,382 166 12.6 10.5-15.0 1,216 87.4 85.0-89.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,469 153 9.9 8.3-11.9 1,316 90.1 88.1-91.7
Unemployed 201 28 14.0 9.1-20.9 173 86.0 79.1-90.9
Retired 934 62 6.9 5.1- 9.3 872 93.1 90.7-94.9
Unable to Work 240 62 23.7 18.0-30.6 178 76.3 69.4-82.0
Other not in Labor Force 288 16 6.1 3.3-11.2 272 93.9 88.8-96.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 308 41 12.3 8.5-17.5 267 87.7 82.5-91.5
101% to 150% 331 29 7.3 4.7-11.1 302 92.7 88.9-95.3
151% to 200% 292 38 14.9 10.3-21.2 254 85.1 78.8-89.7
More than 200% 1,377 133 9.0 7.3-10.9 1,244 91.0 89.1-92.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 902 117 14.2 11.4-17.5 785 85.8 82.5-88.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,007 93 9.1 7.1-11.4 914 90.9 88.6-92.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,277 116 8.8 7.1-10.8 1,161 91.2 89.2-92.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 980 92 9.3 7.4-11.6 888 90.7 88.4-92.6
2nd Quartile 844 79 9.3 7.1-12.0 765 90.7 88.0-92.9
3rd Quartile 905 95 10.3 8.2-12.8 810 89.7 87.2-91.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 457 60 14.5 10.3-20.0 397 85.5 80.0-89.7

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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