2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,722 2,835 61.2 59.5-62.9 1,887 38.8 37.1-40.5
-FEMALES 2,622 1,586 61.6 59.2-64.0 1,036 38.4 36.0-40.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,677 1,008 60.7 57.8-63.6 669 39.3 36.4-42.2
Non-Hispanic Black 537 386 74.5 69.3-79.1 151 25.5 20.9-30.7
Other 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 409 267 65.6 60.2-70.7 142 34.4 29.3-39.8
35-44 361 224 63.8 57.6-69.6 137 36.2 30.4-42.4
45-54 413 282 68.8 63.2-73.9 131 31.2 26.1-36.8
55-64 484 311 64.6 58.8-70.0 173 35.4 30.0-41.2
65-74 526 278 50.9 45.5-56.3 248 49.1 43.7-54.5
75+ 366 182 47.0 39.8-54.3 184 53.0 45.7-60.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 238 87 38.4 30.6-46.7 151 61.6 53.3-69.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 632 327 56.5 51.5-61.4 305 43.5 38.6-48.5
Some Post-H.S. 783 475 62.2 58.0-66.2 308 37.8 33.8-42.0
College Graduate 963 693 75.3 72.1-78.3 270 24.7 21.7-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 110 49.4 40.9-57.9 121 50.6 42.1-59.1
$15,000- 24,999 383 173 44.2 37.7-50.9 210 55.8 49.1-62.3
$25,000- 34,999 220 128 56.1 47.3-64.6 92 43.9 35.4-52.7
$35,000- 49,999 314 182 59.8 52.9-66.3 132 40.2 33.7-47.1
$50,000- 74,999 280 203 72.9 66.1-78.8 77 27.1 21.2-33.9
$75,000+ 623 492 81.5 77.7-84.8 131 18.5 15.2-22.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 839 445 53.2 48.8-57.6 394 46.8 42.4-51.2
No 1,777 1,136 65.2 62.3-67.9 641 34.8 32.1-37.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,551 1,537 61.4 59.0-63.8 1,014 38.6 36.2-41.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 714 491 71.8 67.7-75.6 223 28.2 24.4-32.3
Regional City or Suburban County 732 451 59.2 54.6-63.6 281 40.8 36.4-45.4
Rural 1,176 644 54.9 51.1-58.6 532 45.1 41.4-48.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,204 844 71.0 67.8-74.0 360 29.0 26.0-32.2
Unemployed 159 93 61.4 51.3-70.6 66 38.6 29.4-48.7
Retired 813 428 50.4 45.8-55.0 385 49.6 45.0-54.2
Unable to Work 204 108 51.9 43.2-60.4 96 48.1 39.6-56.8
Other not in Labor Force 229 105 49.3 41.5-57.1 124 50.7 42.9-58.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 257 114 39.9 32.5-47.8 143 60.1 52.2-67.5
101% to 150% 297 143 50.0 42.7-57.2 154 50.0 42.8-57.3
151% to 200% 244 139 55.7 47.5-63.6 105 44.3 36.4-52.5
More than 200% 1,146 842 76.2 73.2-79.0 304 23.8 21.0-26.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 780 471 61.5 57.0-65.7 309 38.5 34.3-43.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 852 506 59.3 55.0-63.4 346 40.7 36.6-45.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 990 609 63.7 59.9-67.3 381 36.3 32.7-40.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 778 471 63.3 59.1-67.3 307 36.7 32.7-40.9
2nd Quartile 687 425 62.4 57.9-66.8 262 37.6 33.2-42.1
3rd Quartile 748 461 59.6 55.1-64.0 287 40.4 36.0-44.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 409 229 59.5 53.0-65.8 180 40.5 34.2-47.0

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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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