2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-FEMALES 3,155 465 15.3 13.8-17.0 2,690 84.7 83.0-86.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,009 313 16.9 14.9-19.0 1,696 83.1 81.0-85.1
Non-Hispanic Black 636 84 13.0 9.8-17.0 552 87.0 83.0-90.2
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 582 126 20.7 17.2-24.7 456 79.3 75.3-82.8
35-44 425 71 18.0 14.0-22.8 354 82.0 77.2-86.0
45-54 487 78 14.8 11.5-18.9 409 85.2 81.1-88.5
55-64 570 92 13.6 10.7-17.2 478 86.4 82.8-89.3
65-74 593 64 11.0 8.1-14.6 529 89.0 85.4-91.9
75+ 417 24 5.5 3.4- 8.7 393 94.5 91.3-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 43 14.6 10.3-20.2 234 85.4 79.8-89.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 744 118 15.7 12.8-19.1 626 84.3 80.9-87.2
Some Post-H.S. 909 167 19.1 16.2-22.5 742 80.9 77.5-83.8
College Graduate 1,216 136 10.8 8.9-13.1 1,080 89.2 86.9-91.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 328 86 24.3 18.8-30.8 242 75.7 69.2-81.2
$15,000- 24,999 433 88 20.8 16.4-26.0 345 79.2 74.0-83.6
$25,000- 34,999 259 37 16.3 11.3-23.0 222 83.7 77.0-88.7
$35,000- 49,999 375 72 20.2 15.8-25.5 303 79.8 74.5-84.2
$50,000- 74,999 332 37 12.6 8.4-18.4 295 87.4 81.6-91.6
$75,000+ 745 64 9.7 7.3-12.7 681 90.3 87.3-92.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 931 253 27.6 24.2-31.4 678 72.4 68.6-75.8
No 2,106 204 10.9 9.3-12.8 1,902 89.1 87.2-90.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 15 17.4 10.0-28.8 79 82.6 71.2-90.0
Non-Veteran 3,031 448 15.3 13.8-17.0 2,583 84.7 83.0-86.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 918 124 14.2 11.7-17.3 794 85.8 82.7-88.3
Regional City or Suburban County 874 134 16.4 13.5-19.7 740 83.6 80.3-86.5
Rural 1,363 207 15.5 13.2-18.1 1,156 84.5 81.9-86.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,461 202 14.1 12.1-16.4 1,259 85.9 83.6-87.9
Unemployed 199 51 29.8 22.4-38.4 148 70.2 61.6-77.6
Retired 922 68 6.7 5.0- 8.8 854 93.3 91.2-95.0
Unable to Work 232 92 35.1 28.1-43.0 140 64.9 57.0-71.9
Other not in Labor Force 287 47 17.4 12.6-23.5 240 82.6 76.5-87.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 301 77 26.8 20.9-33.5 224 73.2 66.5-79.1
101% to 150% 325 70 21.1 16.3-26.9 255 78.9 73.1-83.7
151% to 200% 291 48 18.5 13.5-24.9 243 81.5 75.1-86.5
More than 200% 1,371 144 11.0 9.1-13.2 1,227 89.0 86.8-90.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 889 137 15.9 13.1-19.2 752 84.1 80.8-86.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 998 155 16.0 13.4-18.9 843 84.0 81.1-86.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,268 173 14.5 12.3-17.1 1,095 85.5 82.9-87.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 971 136 14.4 12.0-17.3 835 85.6 82.7-88.0
2nd Quartile 841 112 13.9 11.2-17.0 729 86.1 83.0-88.8
3rd Quartile 892 149 18.4 15.4-21.8 743 81.6 78.2-84.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 451 68 14.5 10.5-19.5 383 85.5 80.5-89.5

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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