2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 3,886 65.3 63.7-66.8 383 6.8 6.0- 7.7 591 11.6 10.6-12.8 551 10.3 9.3-11.3 339 6.0 5.3- 6.8
-FEMALES 3,155 1,971 59.4 57.2-61.6 234 7.5 6.4- 8.8 366 13.3 11.8-14.9 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 224 7.3 6.2- 8.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,009 1,209 56.2 53.5-58.9 161 8.3 6.9-10.0 248 13.8 12.1-15.8 236 13.6 11.8-15.6 155 8.1 6.7- 9.6
Non-Hispanic Black 636 425 62.7 57.5-67.5 43 6.5 4.4- 9.4 62 13.4 10.0-17.6 66 11.0 8.2-14.5 40 6.5 4.2- 9.9
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 582 272 45.7 41.1-50.4 36 6.4 4.4- 9.1 109 20.6 17.0-24.8 122 19.9 16.6-23.8 43 7.4 5.2-10.4
35-44 425 235 56.8 51.1-62.3 36 6.5 4.4- 9.5 67 14.4 11.1-18.6 48 11.9 8.6-16.4 39 10.3 7.4-14.3
45-54 487 273 56.7 51.4-61.9 55 11.7 8.5-15.7 57 12.2 9.1-16.2 61 12.4 9.3-16.4 41 7.0 5.0- 9.8
55-64 570 340 58.7 53.4-63.8 54 11.6 8.3-15.9 62 12.2 9.0-16.3 66 10.2 7.6-13.5 48 7.4 5.2-10.3
65-74 593 436 72.8 68.0-77.1 36 5.7 3.8- 8.4 43 7.2 5.1-10.2 40 7.4 5.1-10.7 38 6.9 4.7-10.2
75+ 417 355 86.3 81.6-90.0 13 2.7 1.2- 5.9 22 3.7 2.2- 6.0 15 4.1 2.1- 7.8 12 3.2 1.7- 5.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 191 65.2 57.6-72.1 13 7.1 3.7-13.2 24 10.1 6.1-16.3 19 7.0 4.3-11.3 30 10.6 6.9-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 744 473 58.9 54.3-63.4 48 6.7 4.7- 9.6 79 13.8 10.8-17.6 89 13.1 10.4-16.4 55 7.4 5.4- 9.9
Some Post-H.S. 909 543 57.0 53.1-60.9 47 5.4 3.8- 7.6 113 13.8 11.3-16.8 125 14.9 12.3-18.0 81 8.9 6.9-11.4
College Graduate 1,216 759 60.4 57.1-63.7 125 10.8 8.9-13.0 148 13.4 11.3-15.9 127 11.3 9.3-13.7 57 4.0 3.0- 5.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 328 182 51.3 44.1-58.5 15 6.7 3.4-12.7 33 12.1 7.8-18.4 54 15.7 11.5-21.1 44 14.1 9.7-20.3
$15,000- 24,999 433 268 57.6 51.4-63.5 18 4.7 2.5- 8.6 45 13.6 9.9-18.4 47 11.4 8.1-15.8 55 12.7 9.4-17.0
$25,000- 34,999 259 158 55.8 47.8-63.5 23 9.8 5.6-16.6 35 15.7 10.8-22.3 23 9.7 6.0-15.4 20 8.9 5.4-14.4
$35,000- 49,999 375 205 54.2 48.0-60.3 29 5.9 3.7- 9.3 44 12.4 8.9-17.0 71 21.4 16.8-26.9 26 6.0 3.8- 9.3
$50,000- 74,999 332 202 56.6 49.8-63.3 32 10.6 7.0-15.8 43 14.4 10.3-19.8 39 13.3 9.0-19.3 16 5.0 2.9- 8.6
$75,000+ 745 475 61.7 57.4-65.9 84 10.1 7.9-12.8 92 13.3 10.6-16.6 70 11.4 8.8-14.6 24 3.5 2.2- 5.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 931 494 48.4 44.3-52.6 47 6.1 4.1- 8.8 95 11.5 9.1-14.6 168 19.9 16.8-23.4 127 14.1 11.5-17.1
No 2,106 1,387 63.3 60.7-65.8 181 8.2 6.9- 9.8 259 13.7 12.0-15.7 186 10.0 8.5-11.7 93 4.8 3.8- 6.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 16.6 9.3-28.0 15 14.9 8.4-25.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,031 1,898 59.6 57.4-61.8 225 7.6 6.4- 8.9 348 13.1 11.6-14.7 345 12.6 11.2-14.2 215 7.2 6.1- 8.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 918 543 56.9 53.0-60.7 89 8.3 6.6-10.5 122 15.6 12.8-18.7 113 12.6 10.3-15.4 51 6.6 4.7- 9.1
Regional City or Suburban County 874 527 58.1 54.0-62.1 67 7.7 5.7-10.4 109 13.7 11.1-16.8 107 13.5 10.8-16.6 64 7.0 5.3- 9.1
Rural 1,363 901 63.0 59.5-66.3 78 6.5 4.8- 8.8 135 10.7 8.7-13.1 140 11.6 9.5-14.0 109 8.2 6.6-10.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,461 841 56.5 53.4-59.6 148 8.9 7.3-10.8 205 15.7 13.5-18.2 178 13.1 11.1-15.4 89 5.8 4.6- 7.3
Unemployed 199 103 46.9 38.4-55.6 *** *** *** 19 11.4 7.0-18.1 42 22.0 15.7-29.8 25 15.3 9.9-23.0
Retired 922 717 78.1 74.5-81.4 46 5.6 3.7- 8.2 70 6.4 4.8- 8.5 55 6.5 4.7- 8.9 34 3.5 2.4- 5.1
Unable to Work 232 99 38.2 30.6-46.4 11 10.6 5.3-19.8 22 11.0 7.0-16.9 48 19.4 14.1-26.1 52 20.8 15.2-27.9
Other not in Labor Force 287 169 54.7 47.6-61.6 18 6.2 3.5-10.8 44 17.9 13.0-24.1 34 12.9 8.9-18.2 22 8.3 4.9-13.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 13.7 7.4-23.9 23 19.7 12.4-29.9 23 20.5 12.1-32.6
50% to 100% 301 172 53.9 46.4-61.2 13 5.4 2.6-11.2 31 10.2 6.6-15.5 41 13.7 9.5-19.3 44 16.7 12.0-22.8
101% to 150% 325 182 53.6 46.7-60.4 18 5.6 2.9-10.4 41 14.9 10.7-20.3 45 14.7 10.6-20.1 39 11.2 7.8-15.8
151% to 200% 291 173 55.7 48.3-62.9 18 7.1 3.7-13.1 38 13.7 9.7-19.1 48 19.0 13.9-25.4 14 4.4 2.3- 8.2
More than 200% 1,371 860 60.0 56.7-63.2 143 10.0 8.2-12.1 162 13.6 11.5-16.1 145 12.0 10.0-14.5 61 4.3 3.2- 5.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 889 584 61.6 57.3-65.8 55 6.6 4.8- 9.2 82 10.9 8.2-14.3 99 13.4 10.7-16.7 69 7.5 5.6- 9.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 998 645 63.2 59.4-66.9 70 7.2 5.3- 9.7 99 10.6 8.5-13.2 108 11.2 9.0-13.8 76 7.8 6.0-10.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,268 742 55.5 52.1-58.8 109 8.2 6.5-10.2 185 16.5 14.1-19.2 153 13.1 11.0-15.5 79 6.8 5.2- 8.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 971 580 57.6 53.8-61.4 82 8.0 6.1-10.4 131 14.8 12.3-17.8 111 12.5 10.2-15.2 67 7.1 5.4- 9.2
2nd Quartile 841 528 60.2 56.1-64.1 72 8.4 6.4-11.0 98 13.1 10.6-16.2 92 11.4 9.0-14.2 51 6.9 5.0- 9.5
3rd Quartile 892 544 57.6 53.4-61.6 61 6.6 4.8- 9.0 100 13.2 10.5-16.5 118 14.4 11.8-17.6 69 8.2 6.3-10.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 451 319 67.5 60.9-73.4 19 5.5 2.9-10.3 37 9.0 5.7-13.9 39 11.2 7.5-16.4 37 6.8 4.4-10.3

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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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