2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,740 3,935 81.4 79.9-82.8 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 499 11.4 10.3-12.7
-FEMALES 2,638 2,232 83.4 81.5-85.1 168 6.7 5.6- 7.9 238 9.9 8.6-11.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,690 1,517 89.0 87.0-90.6 86 5.4 4.3- 6.8 87 5.6 4.4- 7.1
Non-Hispanic Black 535 473 85.8 81.4-89.3 36 8.0 5.4-11.6 26 6.2 3.9- 9.7
Other 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 418 291 70.1 64.8-74.8 53 11.7 8.7-15.5 74 18.3 14.4-23.0
35-44 361 257 76.5 71.3-81.1 40 9.7 6.7-13.9 64 13.7 10.4-17.9
45-54 414 331 81.0 76.2-85.0 29 7.1 4.8-10.5 54 11.9 8.7-16.0
55-64 485 420 88.6 84.8-91.5 26 3.9 2.5- 6.1 39 7.5 5.0-11.0
65-74 526 511 97.2 95.1-98.4 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1 *** *** ***
75+ 369 360 97.8 95.1-99.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 238 142 64.5 56.8-71.4 16 5.2 3.0- 8.9 80 30.3 23.8-37.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 640 527 83.7 80.0-86.8 40 6.1 4.2- 8.8 73 10.2 7.8-13.3
Some Post-H.S. 784 651 81.6 78.1-84.7 75 9.9 7.7-12.6 58 8.5 6.3-11.3
College Graduate 970 908 93.6 91.4-95.2 36 3.7 2.5- 5.7 26 2.7 1.7- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 180 77.4 70.3-83.2 21 8.9 5.3-14.4 37 13.7 9.4-19.7
$15,000- 24,999 382 282 69.6 63.3-75.3 39 10.8 7.5-15.2 61 19.6 14.8-25.4
$25,000- 34,999 221 179 77.4 69.1-83.9 21 11.2 6.7-18.2 21 11.4 6.8-18.5
$35,000- 49,999 318 258 80.0 74.2-84.8 28 9.3 6.2-13.7 32 10.6 7.1-15.6
$50,000- 74,999 280 257 88.9 82.7-93.0 13 5.9 3.1-11.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 624 598 94.9 92.1-96.8 16 2.8 1.6- 5.0 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 842 707 82.2 78.7-85.3 72 8.6 6.6-11.1 63 9.2 6.9-12.2
No 1,790 1,519 83.9 81.6-85.9 96 5.9 4.6- 7.4 175 10.3 8.6-12.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,569 2,172 83.4 81.5-85.1 163 6.7 5.6- 8.0 234 10.0 8.6-11.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 716 605 83.2 79.5-86.3 49 6.7 4.8- 9.2 62 10.2 7.7-13.4
Regional City or Suburban County 739 640 86.8 83.6-89.5 40 5.2 3.6- 7.3 59 8.0 5.9-10.7
Rural 1,183 987 80.9 77.8-83.6 79 7.9 6.1-10.1 117 11.2 9.1-13.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,207 992 82.0 79.2-84.5 87 7.4 5.8- 9.5 128 10.6 8.6-12.9
Unemployed 158 104 70.0 61.2-77.6 29 15.7 10.4-22.9 25 14.3 9.1-21.7
Retired 817 794 97.5 96.0-98.5 15 1.6 0.8- 3.0 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 209 181 88.0 82.1-92.1 17 7.4 4.2-12.7 11 4.6 2.4- 8.5
Other not in Labor Force 233 151 67.0 59.5-73.7 19 7.8 4.8-12.6 63 25.2 19.1-32.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 102 66 71.5 60.5-80.4 12 9.9 5.1-18.2 24 18.6 11.7-28.3
50% to 100% 263 185 66.1 58.2-73.3 24 9.6 5.9-15.1 54 24.3 18.0-31.9
101% to 150% 296 217 70.6 63.6-76.8 38 13.7 9.4-19.4 41 15.7 11.1-21.8
151% to 200% 246 204 81.1 74.1-86.6 24 11.4 7.2-17.6 18 7.5 4.3-12.8
More than 200% 1,149 1,078 92.9 90.8-94.6 40 3.8 2.7- 5.5 31 3.3 2.1- 4.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 782 662 81.0 77.0-84.4 55 8.2 5.9-11.2 65 10.9 8.3-14.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 860 732 84.1 80.8-86.9 43 5.7 4.1- 7.9 85 10.2 8.0-13.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 996 838 84.1 81.1-86.6 70 6.7 5.1- 8.8 88 9.2 7.2-11.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 783 666 85.8 82.8-88.4 52 6.3 4.7- 8.5 65 7.9 6.0-10.3
2nd Quartile 692 590 84.8 81.4-87.8 40 6.1 4.3- 8.6 62 9.1 6.8-12.0
3rd Quartile 755 632 80.3 76.3-83.7 51 7.4 5.4-10.0 72 12.3 9.5-15.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 408 344 80.1 73.9-85.1 25 7.8 4.6-13.0 39 12.1 8.3-17.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

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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