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 have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-FEMALES 3,189 1,071 28.7 26.8-30.6 2,118 71.3 69.4-73.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,030 734 32.7 30.2-35.2 1,296 67.3 64.8-69.8
Non-Hispanic Black 642 226 26.5 22.6-30.8 416 73.5 69.2-77.4
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 584 42 7.1 5.1- 9.8 542 92.9 90.2-94.9
35-44 427 66 16.4 12.6-21.1 361 83.6 78.9-87.4
45-54 488 125 27.3 22.6-32.6 363 72.7 67.4-77.4
55-64 578 231 40.2 35.2-45.5 347 59.8 54.5-64.8
65-74 602 326 52.5 47.5-57.6 276 47.5 42.4-52.5
75+ 427 255 57.4 50.7-63.8 172 42.6 36.2-49.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 286 130 43.9 36.8-51.4 156 56.1 48.6-63.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 750 279 28.3 24.7-32.3 471 71.7 67.7-75.3
Some Post-H.S. 919 343 29.2 26.0-32.7 576 70.8 67.3-74.0
College Graduate 1,227 319 22.0 19.4-24.7 908 78.0 75.3-80.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 150 37.4 31.0-44.3 185 62.6 55.7-69.0
$15,000- 24,999 439 197 36.4 30.9-42.3 242 63.6 57.7-69.1
$25,000- 34,999 260 99 33.8 26.8-41.5 161 66.2 58.5-73.2
$35,000- 49,999 378 134 31.2 25.8-37.1 244 68.8 62.9-74.2
$50,000- 74,999 336 85 22.1 17.2-28.1 251 77.9 71.9-82.8
$75,000+ 749 176 21.6 18.3-25.3 573 78.4 74.7-81.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 944 570 53.6 49.4-57.7 374 46.4 42.3-50.6
No 2,127 472 19.5 17.5-21.6 1,655 80.5 78.4-82.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,061 1,023 28.4 26.5-30.4 2,038 71.6 69.6-73.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 924 230 21.7 18.7-25.0 694 78.3 75.0-81.3
Regional City or Suburban County 886 312 31.0 27.4-34.8 574 69.0 65.2-72.6
Rural 1,379 529 33.4 30.3-36.6 850 66.6 63.4-69.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,468 272 17.0 14.8-19.5 1,196 83.0 80.5-85.2
Unemployed 199 41 19.0 13.5-26.0 158 81.0 74.0-86.5
Retired 939 517 53.3 49.1-57.5 422 46.7 42.5-50.9
Unable to Work 239 175 69.4 61.1-76.6 64 30.6 23.4-38.9
Other not in Labor Force 290 53 16.1 11.8-21.6 237 83.9 78.4-88.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 308 136 38.8 32.1-46.0 172 61.2 54.0-67.9
101% to 150% 331 132 35.5 29.3-42.3 199 64.5 57.7-70.7
151% to 200% 292 122 32.2 26.1-39.0 170 67.8 61.0-73.9
More than 200% 1,380 389 25.0 22.3-27.9 991 75.0 72.1-77.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 903 363 33.1 29.4-37.0 540 66.9 63.0-70.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,008 357 31.4 28.0-35.0 651 68.6 65.0-72.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,278 351 24.4 21.7-27.4 927 75.6 72.6-78.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 982 304 28.6 25.3-32.2 678 71.4 67.8-74.7
2nd Quartile 844 269 27.7 24.3-31.4 575 72.3 68.6-75.7
3rd Quartile 908 306 28.3 24.9-31.9 602 71.7 68.1-75.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 455 192 33.3 27.8-39.2 263 66.7 60.8-72.2

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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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