2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 5,752 4,224 74.0 72.6-75.4 387 6.6 5.8- 7.4 410 7.1 6.3- 8.0 373 6.2 5.5- 7.1 358 6.0 5.3- 6.9
-FEMALES 3,153 2,250 72.2 70.2-74.1 214 6.5 5.5- 7.6 247 7.8 6.7- 9.0 238 7.1 6.1- 8.4 204 6.4 5.3- 7.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,007 1,419 71.1 68.6-73.5 127 5.9 4.9- 7.2 155 7.8 6.5- 9.3 159 7.4 6.2- 8.9 147 7.8 6.4- 9.5
Non-Hispanic Black 632 440 70.9 66.1-75.4 58 9.2 6.7-12.6 46 7.1 5.1-10.0 52 7.9 5.3-11.6 36 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.2 6.1-23.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 579 423 72.8 68.4-76.8 50 7.9 5.8-10.6 57 9.9 7.5-13.1 34 6.4 4.3- 9.3 15 3.1 1.7- 5.4
35-44 428 319 74.6 69.2-79.3 31 7.0 4.5-10.7 36 7.2 5.0-10.4 28 7.8 5.0-12.0 14 3.3 1.8- 6.0
45-54 483 362 76.1 71.3-80.2 29 6.2 4.1- 9.2 36 7.3 5.0-10.7 28 5.1 3.3- 8.0 28 5.3 3.5- 7.9
55-64 567 374 68.7 63.7-73.3 40 6.3 4.4- 8.8 44 5.7 4.0- 8.1 60 8.7 6.5-11.5 49 10.7 7.4-15.1
65-74 599 410 69.5 64.7-73.9 38 5.3 3.5- 8.0 47 8.2 5.9-11.4 56 9.9 7.1-13.6 48 7.1 5.2- 9.6
75+ 414 294 69.1 62.4-75.0 20 3.6 2.1- 6.3 22 6.2 3.7-10.4 31 6.0 3.8- 9.3 47 15.1 10.3-21.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 274 177 65.8 58.4-72.6 *** *** *** 17 7.4 4.3-12.4 28 9.7 6.3-14.5 44 15.2 10.3-21.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 740 506 70.1 65.8-74.1 38 5.6 3.8- 8.1 60 8.7 6.5-11.7 73 8.4 6.4-11.1 63 7.1 5.2- 9.8
Some Post-H.S. 907 632 72.5 68.9-75.8 58 6.0 4.5- 8.0 76 7.2 5.6- 9.3 86 8.8 6.7-11.4 55 5.5 4.0- 7.5
College Graduate 1,224 929 76.1 73.0-78.8 109 9.6 7.7-11.9 93 7.9 6.2- 9.9 51 3.1 2.3- 4.4 42 3.3 2.3- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 171 58.2 50.9-65.2 20 5.6 3.3- 9.3 27 8.4 5.4-12.8 49 13.2 9.0-18.8 52 14.7 10.2-20.7
$15,000- 24,999 437 281 65.1 59.1-70.7 24 4.9 3.0- 8.0 37 7.7 5.2-11.3 50 12.1 8.6-16.6 45 10.2 7.0-14.6
$25,000- 34,999 256 178 71.4 63.9-77.9 18 7.4 4.4-12.3 26 9.3 5.6-15.2 22 6.7 4.0-10.8 12 5.1 2.4-10.5
$35,000- 49,999 376 265 70.4 64.4-75.8 21 5.3 3.1- 8.8 42 11.4 8.1-15.7 27 5.6 3.6- 8.6 21 7.4 4.3-12.2
$50,000- 74,999 337 254 73.6 66.9-79.3 27 7.7 4.9-11.9 23 7.1 4.2-11.7 22 7.7 4.5-13.1 11 3.8 1.8- 8.0
$75,000+ 747 592 79.4 75.6-82.6 65 8.7 6.5-11.5 45 6.0 4.3- 8.3 25 3.5 2.1- 5.9 20 2.4 1.4- 3.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 922 456 48.4 44.2-52.5 55 5.2 3.8- 7.1 99 11.5 9.2-14.4 154 16.7 13.9-20.0 158 18.2 15.0-21.9
No 2,113 1,700 80.8 78.7-82.8 151 7.1 5.8- 8.5 143 6.6 5.4- 8.0 76 3.5 2.6- 4.7 43 2.0 1.4- 2.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,025 2,158 72.1 70.1-74.1 205 6.6 5.6- 7.7 237 7.7 6.6- 8.9 231 7.3 6.2- 8.5 194 6.4 5.3- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 920 691 75.0 71.5-78.2 69 6.9 5.2- 9.0 67 7.1 5.4- 9.2 52 5.7 4.1- 7.9 41 5.3 3.7- 7.6
Regional City or Suburban County 873 593 68.2 64.2-72.0 79 8.9 6.9-11.4 77 8.9 6.8-11.5 71 7.3 5.4- 9.8 53 6.7 4.7- 9.5
Rural 1,360 966 72.8 69.7-75.7 66 4.2 3.1- 5.8 103 7.5 5.9- 9.6 115 8.4 6.7-10.4 110 7.1 5.6- 9.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,461 1,133 78.5 75.8-80.9 119 7.8 6.3- 9.5 110 7.4 5.9- 9.1 60 3.8 2.8- 5.3 39 2.6 1.8- 3.7
Unemployed 201 130 61.9 53.3-69.8 12 6.5 3.5-11.9 24 9.1 5.8-14.2 24 14.8 9.6-22.1 11 7.7 3.8-14.8
Retired 923 653 70.2 66.1-74.0 58 5.3 3.9- 7.2 70 7.9 5.9-10.4 69 7.2 5.3- 9.7 73 9.5 6.9-12.8
Unable to Work 225 66 32.7 25.2-41.2 *** *** *** 21 8.5 5.2-13.8 63 25.9 19.6-33.4 68 30.1 22.8-38.6
Other not in Labor Force 288 221 74.6 67.8-80.3 17 6.2 3.7-10.4 20 8.3 5.1-13.2 19 6.8 3.7-12.1 11 4.1 2.0- 8.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.0 6.5-24.4
50% to 100% 300 168 58.7 51.4-65.7 13 4.0 2.2- 7.4 30 10.6 6.8-15.9 41 12.5 8.7-17.5 48 14.2 9.8-20.2
101% to 150% 328 208 65.5 58.8-71.7 21 5.8 3.5- 9.6 35 9.6 6.4-14.1 34 10.0 6.6-14.8 30 9.1 5.6-14.3
151% to 200% 289 198 66.9 59.7-73.4 18 6.8 3.9-11.5 31 11.6 7.6-17.3 26 7.7 5.0-11.7 16 7.0 3.9-12.4
More than 200% 1,376 1,054 77.0 74.1-79.6 111 8.0 6.4- 9.9 91 6.3 5.0- 8.0 68 4.9 3.5- 6.7 52 3.9 2.8- 5.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 885 610 71.1 67.1-74.8 59 6.4 4.6- 8.7 71 7.7 5.7-10.4 78 8.3 6.3-10.9 67 6.5 4.8- 8.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 993 708 71.4 67.7-74.7 54 5.6 4.1- 7.8 78 8.3 6.4-10.7 83 8.1 6.3-10.4 70 6.6 4.9- 8.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,275 932 73.4 70.3-76.2 101 7.2 5.8- 9.0 98 7.4 5.9- 9.2 77 5.9 4.4- 7.8 67 6.2 4.6- 8.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 979 699 72.4 68.9-75.6 63 5.9 4.5- 7.7 89 9.1 7.2-11.4 63 5.6 4.2- 7.5 65 7.1 5.3- 9.4
2nd Quartile 837 620 73.9 70.1-77.4 58 6.0 4.4- 8.0 57 6.9 5.1- 9.2 52 6.8 4.9- 9.3 50 6.5 4.5- 9.2
3rd Quartile 889 618 70.7 66.9-74.3 70 8.4 6.3-11.1 68 7.3 5.5- 9.6 81 8.6 6.6-11.1 52 5.0 3.6- 6.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 448 313 69.8 63.4-75.5 23 5.0 2.8- 8.8 33 8.3 5.1-13.4 42 9.2 6.1-13.5 37 7.7 5.0-11.7

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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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