2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,646 367 6.2 5.5- 7.1 5,279 93.8 92.9-94.5
-FEMALES 3,090 212 6.7 5.6- 8.0 2,878 93.3 92.0-94.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,985 121 5.9 4.7- 7.5 1,864 94.1 92.5-95.3
Non-Hispanic Black 619 48 8.4 5.9-11.9 571 91.6 88.1-94.1
Other 79 13 16.2 8.5-28.7 66 83.8 71.3-91.5
AGE
18-34 554 26 5.6 3.7- 8.6 528 94.4 91.4-96.3
35-44 416 18 5.0 3.0- 8.3 398 95.0 91.7-97.0
45-54 478 32 5.5 3.7- 8.1 446 94.5 91.9-96.3
55-64 561 44 7.7 5.3-11.1 517 92.3 88.9-94.7
65-74 594 44 7.1 4.9-10.2 550 92.9 89.8-95.1
75+ 412 42 11.0 6.8-17.3 370 89.0 82.7-93.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 37 15.5 10.4-22.6 233 84.5 77.4-89.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 725 66 8.0 6.0-10.7 659 92.0 89.3-94.0
Some Post-H.S. 894 71 6.3 4.7- 8.4 823 93.7 91.6-95.3
College Graduate 1,194 37 2.5 1.7- 3.7 1,157 97.5 96.3-98.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 54 17.4 12.4-24.0 216 82.6 76.0-87.6
$15,000- 24,999 433 44 9.7 6.5-14.2 389 90.3 85.8-93.5
$25,000- 34,999 253 18 6.9 3.9-11.8 235 93.1 88.2-96.1
$35,000- 49,999 377 15 5.0 2.7- 9.2 362 95.0 90.8-97.3
$50,000- 74,999 334 *** *** *** 324 96.3 92.1-98.3
$75,000+ 744 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 733 99.0 98.0-99.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 943 212 23.5 20.0-27.3 731 76.5 72.7-80.0
No 2,132 *** *** *** 2,132 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** 91 97.8 94.1-99.2
Non-Veteran 2,989 207 6.9 5.7- 8.2 2,782 93.1 91.8-94.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 890 45 5.9 4.1- 8.3 845 94.1 91.7-95.9
Regional City or Suburban County 870 58 5.8 4.3- 7.8 812 94.2 92.2-95.7
Rural 1,330 109 8.2 6.3-10.6 1,221 91.8 89.4-93.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,438 49 3.6 2.6- 5.0 1,389 96.4 95.0-97.4
Unemployed 197 13 8.1 4.1-15.5 184 91.9 84.5-95.9
Retired 920 74 8.6 6.2-11.9 846 91.4 88.1-93.8
Unable to Work 236 62 24.3 18.1-31.8 174 75.7 68.2-81.9
Other not in Labor Force 278 12 4.5 2.3- 8.7 266 95.5 91.3-97.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 113 18 15.2 8.5-25.8 95 84.8 74.2-91.5
50% to 100% 304 52 14.4 10.3-19.7 252 85.6 80.3-89.7
101% to 150% 328 28 9.5 5.8-15.2 300 90.5 84.8-94.2
151% to 200% 290 20 5.8 3.2-10.2 270 94.2 89.8-96.8
More than 200% 1,369 34 2.3 1.5- 3.6 1,335 97.7 96.4-98.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 881 77 6.8 5.1- 8.9 804 93.2 91.1-94.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 965 58 7.1 5.1- 9.8 907 92.9 90.2-94.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,244 77 6.4 4.8- 8.3 1,167 93.6 91.7-95.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 955 61 5.6 4.2- 7.5 894 94.4 92.5-95.8
2nd Quartile 816 51 8.3 6.0-11.3 765 91.7 88.7-94.0
3rd Quartile 876 56 5.6 4.1- 7.6 820 94.4 92.4-95.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 443 44 7.5 5.0-11.1 399 92.5 88.9-95.0

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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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