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 5,639 893 14.0 12.9-15.2 4,746 86.0 84.8-87.1
-FEMALES 3,090 569 16.2 14.7-17.9 2,521 83.8 82.1-85.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,986 380 18.3 16.3-20.6 1,606 81.7 79.4-83.7
Non-Hispanic Black 619 126 15.2 12.1-18.9 493 84.8 81.1-87.9
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 551 23 5.0 3.1- 7.8 528 95.0 92.2-96.9
35-44 416 26 7.5 4.9-11.2 390 92.5 88.8-95.1
45-54 478 66 12.8 9.7-16.7 412 87.2 83.3-90.3
55-64 565 127 22.2 18.0-27.1 438 77.8 72.9-82.0
65-74 596 165 28.3 23.9-33.2 431 71.7 66.8-76.1
75+ 409 157 39.3 32.8-46.2 252 60.7 53.8-67.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 100 36.5 29.5-44.2 170 63.5 55.8-70.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 167 18.6 15.4-22.2 557 81.4 77.8-84.6
Some Post-H.S. 895 185 15.7 13.2-18.5 710 84.3 81.5-86.8
College Graduate 1,194 115 6.9 5.6- 8.6 1,079 93.1 91.4-94.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 103 34.3 27.5-41.9 168 65.7 58.1-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 431 117 25.1 20.0-31.0 314 74.9 69.0-80.0
$25,000- 34,999 255 67 21.8 16.2-28.6 188 78.2 71.4-83.8
$35,000- 49,999 377 66 15.0 11.2-19.9 311 85.0 80.1-88.8
$50,000- 74,999 334 42 12.1 8.3-17.3 292 87.9 82.7-91.7
$75,000+ 744 46 5.0 3.4- 7.3 698 95.0 92.7-96.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 948 569 56.4 52.3-60.5 379 43.6 39.5-47.7
No 2,132 *** *** *** 2,132 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 20 21.0 13.0-32.2 75 79.0 67.8-87.0
Non-Veteran 2,989 549 16.1 14.5-17.8 2,440 83.9 82.2-85.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 892 112 11.2 8.9-13.9 780 88.8 86.1-91.1
Regional City or Suburban County 868 164 17.7 14.8-21.1 704 82.3 78.9-85.2
Rural 1,330 293 19.8 17.1-22.8 1,037 80.2 77.2-82.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,438 88 5.5 4.3- 7.0 1,350 94.5 93.0-95.7
Unemployed 196 31 13.9 8.8-21.4 165 86.1 78.6-91.2
Retired 920 271 31.2 27.2-35.5 649 68.8 64.5-72.8
Unable to Work 237 159 64.5 56.2-71.9 78 35.5 28.1-43.8
Other not in Labor Force 278 19 7.0 4.1-11.8 259 93.0 88.2-95.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 114 29 26.4 17.4-37.8 85 73.6 62.2-82.6
50% to 100% 304 101 26.2 20.7-32.4 203 73.8 67.6-79.3
101% to 150% 328 87 27.4 21.3-34.4 241 72.6 65.6-78.7
151% to 200% 289 67 18.2 13.6-23.9 222 81.8 76.1-86.4
More than 200% 1,370 155 9.4 7.7-11.5 1,215 90.6 88.5-92.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 879 209 20.0 17.0-23.4 670 80.0 76.6-83.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 966 181 18.2 15.3-21.6 785 81.8 78.4-84.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,245 179 12.9 10.8-15.3 1,066 87.1 84.7-89.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 957 155 14.1 11.7-16.9 802 85.9 83.1-88.3
2nd Quartile 815 143 16.7 13.8-20.2 672 83.3 79.8-86.2
3rd Quartile 876 164 16.5 13.7-19.7 712 83.5 80.3-86.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 442 107 20.4 16.0-25.7 335 79.6 74.3-84.0

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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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