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 had any other types of cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,822 478 6.5 5.8- 7.3 5,344 93.5 92.7-94.2
-FEMALES 3,194 290 7.8 6.7- 9.0 2,904 92.2 91.0-93.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,034 213 9.8 8.3-11.5 1,821 90.2 88.5-91.7
Non-Hispanic Black 643 50 5.4 3.8- 7.5 593 94.6 92.5-96.2
Other 80 12 14.6 7.3-27.1 68 85.4 72.9-92.7
AGE
18-34 584 *** *** *** 578 98.9 97.3-99.6
35-44 429 14 3.3 1.8- 5.9 415 96.7 94.1-98.2
45-54 487 31 5.5 3.7- 8.0 456 94.5 92.0-96.3
55-64 579 59 10.6 7.6-14.6 520 89.4 85.4-92.4
65-74 605 91 15.4 12.2-19.3 514 84.6 80.7-87.8
75+ 427 84 22.7 17.2-29.3 343 77.3 70.7-82.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 27 9.0 5.5-14.5 260 91.0 85.5-94.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 754 63 8.1 5.9-10.9 691 91.9 89.1-94.1
Some Post-H.S. 920 102 9.2 7.3-11.5 818 90.8 88.5-92.7
College Graduate 1,225 97 5.5 4.3- 6.9 1,128 94.5 93.1-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 338 38 11.3 7.2-17.3 300 88.7 82.7-92.8
$15,000- 24,999 441 47 9.7 6.5-14.3 394 90.3 85.7-93.5
$25,000- 34,999 258 23 6.0 3.7- 9.5 235 94.0 90.5-96.3
$35,000- 49,999 376 37 8.7 5.9-12.7 339 91.3 87.3-94.1
$50,000- 74,999 337 22 5.3 3.3- 8.6 315 94.7 91.4-96.7
$75,000+ 749 53 5.0 3.7- 6.8 696 95.0 93.2-96.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 947 139 12.9 10.5-15.9 808 87.1 84.1-89.5
No 2,129 141 5.6 4.5- 6.8 1,988 94.4 93.2-95.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 11 8.6 4.4-16.1 87 91.4 83.9-95.6
Non-Veteran 3,065 276 7.8 6.7- 9.0 2,789 92.2 91.0-93.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 923 77 6.3 4.8- 8.2 846 93.7 91.8-95.2
Regional City or Suburban County 886 83 9.4 7.2-12.2 803 90.6 87.8-92.8
Rural 1,385 130 7.9 6.3- 9.9 1,255 92.1 90.1-93.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,471 87 5.1 3.9- 6.5 1,384 94.9 93.5-96.1
Unemployed 201 12 4.6 2.5- 8.4 189 95.4 91.6-97.5
Retired 940 137 15.1 12.1-18.6 803 84.9 81.4-87.9
Unable to Work 238 39 16.5 11.2-23.8 199 83.5 76.2-88.8
Other not in Labor Force 290 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 279 97.5 95.2-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 12 6.4 3.4-11.7 105 93.6 88.3-96.6
50% to 100% 311 30 8.7 5.1-14.5 281 91.3 85.5-94.9
101% to 150% 332 22 8.1 4.7-13.6 310 91.9 86.4-95.3
151% to 200% 292 32 8.4 5.3-13.1 260 91.6 86.9-94.7
More than 200% 1,377 117 6.4 5.1- 7.9 1,260 93.6 92.1-94.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 904 75 6.9 5.1- 9.1 829 93.1 90.9-94.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,011 119 10.2 8.1-12.7 892 89.8 87.3-91.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,279 96 6.4 5.0- 8.3 1,183 93.6 91.7-95.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 984 78 6.4 4.8- 8.4 906 93.6 91.6-95.2
2nd Quartile 847 78 8.9 6.8-11.5 769 91.1 88.5-93.2
3rd Quartile 906 96 8.8 6.8-11.3 810 91.2 88.7-93.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 457 38 5.4 3.6- 8.1 419 94.6 91.9-96.4

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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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