2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,817 901 21.9 20.4-23.4 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6
-FEMALES 2,674 442 19.1 17.3-21.1 2,232 80.9 78.9-82.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,704 315 22.3 19.9-25.0 1,389 77.7 75.0-80.1
Non-Hispanic Black 548 58 11.5 8.5-15.4 490 88.5 84.6-91.5
Other 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 425 143 32.4 27.5-37.6 282 67.6 62.4-72.5
35-44 364 87 23.5 18.8-28.9 277 76.5 71.1-81.2
45-54 414 74 20.0 15.6-25.3 340 80.0 74.7-84.4
55-64 493 82 17.6 13.5-22.5 411 82.4 77.5-86.5
65-74 539 45 7.7 5.4-10.8 494 92.3 89.2-94.6
75+ 374 *** *** *** 370 99.4 98.4-99.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 247 36 17.7 12.1-25.0 211 82.3 75.0-87.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 649 120 21.7 18.0-26.1 529 78.3 73.9-82.0
Some Post-H.S. 794 173 23.0 19.7-26.7 621 77.0 73.3-80.3
College Graduate 978 111 12.5 10.2-15.3 867 87.5 84.7-89.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 66 27.9 21.4-35.5 175 72.1 64.5-78.6
$15,000- 24,999 390 75 22.3 17.4-28.1 315 77.7 71.9-82.6
$25,000- 34,999 223 46 26.4 19.1-35.2 177 73.6 64.8-80.9
$35,000- 49,999 320 64 22.7 17.4-28.9 256 77.3 71.1-82.6
$50,000- 74,999 283 39 17.4 12.1-24.4 244 82.6 75.6-87.9
$75,000+ 627 87 16.4 13.0-20.5 540 83.6 79.5-87.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 857 180 24.2 20.7-28.2 677 75.8 71.8-79.3
No 1,811 262 17.0 14.9-19.3 1,549 83.0 80.7-85.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,603 431 19.0 17.2-21.1 2,172 81.0 78.9-82.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 722 92 15.3 12.3-18.9 630 84.7 81.1-87.7
Regional City or Suburban County 749 119 19.0 15.6-22.8 630 81.0 77.2-84.4
Rural 1,203 231 22.5 19.5-25.8 972 77.5 74.2-80.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,219 247 22.1 19.3-25.1 972 77.9 74.9-80.7
Unemployed 161 40 26.4 19.1-35.4 121 73.6 64.6-80.9
Retired 831 37 4.1 2.7- 6.1 794 95.9 93.9-97.3
Unable to Work 212 69 36.0 28.2-44.6 143 64.0 55.4-71.8
Other not in Labor Force 235 48 23.2 17.3-30.4 187 76.8 69.6-82.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 268 61 22.2 16.6-28.9 207 77.8 71.1-83.4
101% to 150% 300 77 29.5 23.4-36.4 223 70.5 63.6-76.6
151% to 200% 250 48 24.4 17.8-32.4 202 75.6 67.6-82.2
More than 200% 1,156 158 16.5 13.9-19.6 998 83.5 80.4-86.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 799 137 20.4 17.0-24.4 662 79.6 75.6-83.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 868 149 20.7 17.4-24.5 719 79.3 75.5-82.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,007 156 17.1 14.5-20.2 851 82.9 79.8-85.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 792 132 18.7 15.6-22.3 660 81.3 77.7-84.4
2nd Quartile 697 117 19.3 15.9-23.2 580 80.7 76.8-84.1
3rd Quartile 767 126 19.8 16.5-23.7 641 80.2 76.3-83.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 418 67 18.0 13.3-23.7 351 82.0 76.3-86.7

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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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