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 5,620 389 6.4 5.7- 7.3 5,231 93.6 92.7-94.3
-FEMALES 3,080 279 8.3 7.2- 9.6 2,801 91.7 90.4-92.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,979 184 9.6 8.0-11.3 1,795 90.4 88.7-92.0
Non-Hispanic Black 617 62 7.2 5.3- 9.8 555 92.8 90.2-94.7
Other 79 16 16.6 9.0-28.6 63 83.4 71.4-91.0
AGE
18-34 550 25 4.7 3.0- 7.1 525 95.3 92.9-97.0
35-44 416 24 6.7 4.3-10.2 392 93.3 89.8-95.7
45-54 475 37 6.7 4.6- 9.7 438 93.3 90.3-95.4
55-64 561 47 8.7 6.0-12.4 514 91.3 87.6-94.0
65-74 595 62 9.7 7.3-12.9 533 90.3 87.1-92.7
75+ 409 81 20.8 15.7-27.1 328 79.2 72.9-84.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 51 16.0 11.3-22.2 219 84.0 77.8-88.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 88 9.9 7.7-12.6 636 90.1 87.4-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 891 95 9.0 7.0-11.4 796 91.0 88.6-93.0
College Graduate 1,189 45 3.2 2.3- 4.4 1,144 96.8 95.6-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 72 23.6 17.9-30.4 200 76.4 69.6-82.1
$15,000- 24,999 430 63 13.7 10.0-18.5 367 86.3 81.5-90.0
$25,000- 34,999 252 24 9.4 5.9-14.8 228 90.6 85.2-94.1
$35,000- 49,999 377 23 5.7 3.5- 9.3 354 94.3 90.7-96.5
$50,000- 74,999 333 17 5.0 3.0- 8.2 316 95.0 91.8-97.0
$75,000+ 743 18 2.6 1.5- 4.7 725 97.4 95.3-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 944 279 28.9 25.3-32.8 665 71.1 67.2-74.7
No 2,132 *** *** *** 2,132 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 12 15.6 8.4-27.1 83 84.4 72.9-91.6
Non-Veteran 2,981 267 8.1 6.9- 9.3 2,714 91.9 90.7-93.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 886 52 6.1 4.4- 8.3 834 93.9 91.7-95.6
Regional City or Suburban County 866 78 8.2 6.3-10.7 788 91.8 89.3-93.7
Rural 1,328 149 10.4 8.5-12.7 1,179 89.6 87.3-91.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,434 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 1,401 98.1 97.1-98.7
Unemployed 197 16 10.2 5.9-16.9 181 89.8 83.1-94.1
Retired 916 113 12.2 9.6-15.4 803 87.8 84.6-90.4
Unable to Work 237 101 43.4 35.6-51.6 136 56.6 48.4-64.4
Other not in Labor Force 276 16 6.7 3.8-11.4 260 93.3 88.6-96.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 114 19 15.4 8.9-25.3 95 84.6 74.7-91.1
50% to 100% 304 63 17.6 13.1-23.3 241 82.4 76.7-86.9
101% to 150% 326 52 16.2 11.7-22.1 274 83.8 77.9-88.3
151% to 200% 288 31 9.2 5.9-14.1 257 90.8 85.9-94.1
More than 200% 1,367 51 3.5 2.5- 4.9 1,316 96.5 95.1-97.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 876 108 11.4 9.0-14.2 768 88.6 85.8-91.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 963 85 8.8 6.7-11.4 878 91.2 88.6-93.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,241 86 6.5 5.1- 8.3 1,155 93.5 91.7-94.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 953 72 7.1 5.5- 9.2 881 92.9 90.8-94.5
2nd Quartile 816 59 7.6 5.6-10.3 757 92.4 89.7-94.4
3rd Quartile 871 89 9.0 7.0-11.5 782 91.0 88.5-93.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 440 59 12.6 9.0-17.3 381 87.4 82.7-91.0

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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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