2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
-FEMALES 3,169 2,467 77.4 75.5-79.2 140 4.6 3.8- 5.6 214 7.6 6.5- 8.9 220 6.3 5.4- 7.4 128 4.1 3.2- 5.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,017 1,551 75.5 73.1-77.7 86 4.8 3.7- 6.0 138 8.0 6.6- 9.6 148 6.9 5.7- 8.3 94 4.9 3.8- 6.3
Non-Hispanic Black 638 513 79.4 75.0-83.2 27 4.3 2.7- 6.9 42 7.4 5.2-10.4 35 5.3 3.5- 8.2 21 3.5 2.0- 6.1
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 583 417 71.6 67.3-75.6 38 6.8 4.9- 9.6 69 11.7 9.1-14.8 50 8.2 6.0-11.1 *** *** ***
35-44 427 345 82.1 77.4-86.0 22 4.0 2.4- 6.6 33 7.5 5.1-10.9 21 4.8 2.7- 8.1 *** *** ***
45-54 486 369 79.3 75.0-83.0 25 4.6 2.9- 7.1 29 5.1 3.3- 7.9 39 6.6 4.6- 9.3 24 4.4 2.8- 7.0
55-64 575 427 74.0 69.1-78.3 28 4.9 3.2- 7.3 37 7.7 5.1-11.4 55 7.5 5.6-10.0 28 6.0 3.6- 9.7
65-74 597 491 82.4 78.2-86.0 19 3.5 2.0- 6.0 29 4.5 2.7- 7.2 33 5.1 3.3- 7.7 25 4.6 2.8- 7.4
75+ 420 346 79.2 72.9-84.3 *** *** *** 14 4.8 2.5- 9.0 18 3.7 2.1- 6.4 35 10.8 6.9-16.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 283 212 77.8 71.4-83.2 *** *** *** 20 5.6 3.2- 9.8 16 4.1 2.4- 7.1 28 10.2 6.4-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 744 566 76.1 72.0-79.7 21 2.6 1.5- 4.4 47 7.9 5.7-10.9 72 8.7 6.6-11.2 38 4.7 3.1- 7.1
Some Post-H.S. 912 698 75.6 72.1-78.8 36 5.3 3.7- 7.5 72 8.4 6.5-10.9 71 7.1 5.3- 9.3 35 3.6 2.4- 5.3
College Graduate 1,221 985 80.4 77.5-82.9 74 6.4 5.0- 8.2 75 7.2 5.6- 9.3 61 4.5 3.3- 6.1 26 1.6 1.0- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 330 208 67.8 61.2-73.8 12 3.7 1.8- 7.3 26 7.2 4.6-11.3 49 12.0 8.5-16.5 35 9.3 6.1-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 435 309 68.8 62.8-74.3 12 3.2 1.6- 6.2 40 11.2 7.8-15.8 42 8.5 5.9-12.1 32 8.3 5.2-12.9
$25,000- 34,999 259 201 78.4 71.6-83.9 *** *** *** 15 5.5 3.0- 9.9 21 7.4 4.5-12.0 12 4.3 2.1- 8.6
$35,000- 49,999 375 282 74.7 68.9-79.7 16 5.2 2.9- 9.2 37 9.4 6.5-13.5 25 6.1 4.0- 9.4 15 4.6 2.4- 8.8
$50,000- 74,999 337 274 80.6 74.6-85.4 17 4.9 2.8- 8.5 20 6.1 3.6-10.1 18 6.1 3.2-11.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 748 633 83.1 79.5-86.2 51 6.5 4.8- 8.8 34 6.7 4.6- 9.6 21 2.8 1.6- 4.8 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 929 533 55.3 51.1-59.4 50 6.5 4.7- 9.0 91 11.4 9.0-14.4 140 13.4 11.1-16.2 115 13.3 10.6-16.7
No 2,121 1,825 85.1 83.1-86.9 89 4.1 3.2- 5.2 121 6.5 5.3- 8.0 74 3.7 2.7- 4.9 12 0.6 0.3- 1.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 67 74.3 63.0-83.1 *** *** *** 11 10.7 5.4-20.1 11 8.8 4.6-16.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,043 2,372 77.3 75.3-79.1 136 4.8 3.9- 5.8 203 7.6 6.5- 8.9 207 6.2 5.3- 7.4 125 4.1 3.3- 5.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 921 723 77.2 73.8-80.3 53 6.0 4.5- 8.1 60 7.6 5.8- 9.9 53 4.9 3.6- 6.7 32 4.2 2.8- 6.4
Regional City or Suburban County 880 661 74.5 70.8-78.0 52 5.8 4.3- 8.0 64 8.7 6.6-11.5 66 6.9 5.1- 9.4 37 3.9 2.6- 5.9
Rural 1,368 1,083 79.8 77.0-82.4 35 2.3 1.5- 3.5 90 6.7 5.2- 8.6 101 7.1 5.6- 9.0 59 4.0 2.9- 5.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,466 1,197 81.4 78.9-83.7 87 6.0 4.7- 7.6 102 7.6 6.1- 9.4 62 4.2 3.1- 5.7 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Unemployed 200 132 63.1 54.5-71.0 *** *** *** 21 10.2 6.3-15.9 29 15.1 10.1-21.9 11 8.7 4.4-16.4
Retired 929 779 82.1 78.5-85.3 26 3.1 1.9- 4.9 38 4.7 3.1- 7.2 43 4.2 2.9- 6.1 43 5.8 3.9- 8.6
Unable to Work 232 92 42.9 34.8-51.3 *** *** *** 25 11.9 7.6-18.1 60 20.1 15.0-26.4 48 21.6 15.3-29.5
Other not in Labor Force 289 219 76.8 70.7-82.0 13 4.2 2.3- 7.5 27 9.8 6.4-14.7 22 6.5 4.0-10.3 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 10.4 5.4-19.0 21 16.4 9.9-26.0 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 302 199 67.4 60.4-73.6 *** *** *** 24 9.4 5.9-14.6 38 9.8 6.7-14.1 34 11.3 7.5-16.6
101% to 150% 329 226 66.7 59.9-72.9 12 3.8 2.0- 7.2 31 10.5 6.9-15.6 37 10.5 7.3-14.9 23 8.4 4.9-14.1
151% to 200% 290 223 76.5 69.9-82.1 *** *** *** 25 8.2 5.2-12.7 21 7.3 4.3-12.1 13 4.3 2.2- 8.2
More than 200% 1,377 1,131 81.4 78.7-83.8 82 6.1 4.8- 7.8 78 6.8 5.2- 8.8 56 3.8 2.7- 5.3 30 2.0 1.2- 3.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 896 706 78.4 74.6-81.7 31 4.3 2.8- 6.6 58 6.3 4.5- 8.7 68 7.6 5.7-10.1 33 3.4 2.1- 5.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 997 790 79.8 76.7-82.7 25 2.4 1.5- 3.7 60 6.8 5.1- 9.0 73 6.3 4.8- 8.3 49 4.6 3.3- 6.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,276 971 75.0 72.0-77.8 84 6.5 5.1- 8.3 96 8.8 7.1-11.0 79 5.7 4.4- 7.4 46 4.0 2.7- 5.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 978 736 74.3 70.8-77.5 60 5.8 4.3- 7.7 73 9.2 7.1-11.8 70 6.7 5.1- 8.7 39 4.1 2.7- 6.1
2nd Quartile 838 678 80.6 77.1-83.6 31 3.8 2.6- 5.7 53 6.6 4.9- 9.0 38 4.2 2.9- 6.2 38 4.7 3.2- 7.0
3rd Quartile 900 695 76.3 72.7-79.5 36 5.0 3.5- 7.2 55 7.3 5.4- 9.7 80 8.3 6.4-10.6 34 3.2 2.1- 4.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 453 358 78.8 72.9-83.8 13 2.8 1.3- 5.6 33 7.0 4.2-11.4 32 7.2 4.4-11.5 17 4.2 2.1- 8.1

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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