2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
-FEMALES 3,200 1,226 41.7 39.6-43.9 905 28.6 26.6-30.6 1,069 29.7 27.8-31.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,039 700 36.1 33.6-38.7 585 29.2 26.9-31.7 754 34.6 32.1-37.2
Non-Hispanic Black 643 252 45.1 40.1-50.2 188 29.4 24.8-34.4 203 25.6 21.6-29.9
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 585 350 60.2 55.6-64.7 172 29.3 25.3-33.8 63 10.4 7.9-13.6
35-44 429 233 53.4 47.6-59.0 120 28.9 23.9-34.4 76 17.8 13.9-22.4
45-54 489 220 44.0 38.9-49.2 131 28.6 23.9-33.8 138 27.4 22.9-32.4
55-64 580 183 30.7 26.2-35.5 167 28.5 23.8-33.6 230 40.9 35.8-46.1
65-74 605 133 20.3 16.8-24.2 172 29.2 24.7-34.2 300 50.5 45.5-55.5
75+ 428 67 15.9 11.6-21.4 121 25.0 20.2-30.6 240 59.1 52.6-65.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 88 31.6 25.3-38.8 62 21.0 15.6-27.6 137 47.4 40.1-54.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 754 263 41.7 37.2-46.4 209 26.6 22.7-30.9 282 31.7 27.8-35.9
Some Post-H.S. 922 306 37.5 33.7-41.4 271 32.5 28.8-36.3 345 30.1 26.8-33.5
College Graduate 1,229 565 50.9 47.6-54.3 361 28.7 25.8-31.8 303 20.3 17.9-23.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 338 89 31.9 25.5-39.0 78 23.5 17.8-30.4 171 44.6 37.8-51.7
$15,000- 24,999 441 134 31.2 25.9-37.1 100 24.5 19.4-30.5 207 44.2 38.2-50.4
$25,000- 34,999 260 99 44.7 36.9-52.7 64 24.5 18.4-31.9 97 30.8 24.2-38.3
$35,000- 49,999 378 133 37.9 32.0-44.1 123 33.1 27.4-39.2 122 29.1 23.9-34.9
$50,000- 74,999 337 149 45.8 39.2-52.5 93 29.0 23.2-35.6 95 25.2 19.9-31.4
$75,000+ 749 356 50.9 46.6-55.2 231 30.7 26.9-34.9 162 18.4 15.4-21.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 951 119 14.8 12.0-18.1 220 24.1 20.7-27.8 612 61.1 57.0-65.1
No 2,130 1,048 51.8 49.2-54.4 650 30.6 28.2-33.1 432 17.6 15.8-19.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** 25 23.8 15.0-35.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,071 1,180 41.8 39.6-44.0 874 28.8 26.8-30.9 1,017 29.4 27.4-31.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 926 439 50.1 46.3-54.0 248 27.8 24.4-31.5 239 22.1 19.1-25.3
Regional City or Suburban County 887 322 39.1 35.2-43.2 255 29.1 25.4-33.1 310 31.8 28.1-35.7
Rural 1,387 465 35.9 32.6-39.3 402 28.9 25.9-32.1 520 35.2 32.0-38.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,472 728 51.0 47.9-54.1 464 31.7 28.9-34.7 280 17.3 15.1-19.7
Unemployed 202 88 39.2 31.4-47.6 57 33.2 25.2-42.3 57 27.6 20.7-35.8
Retired 941 195 20.5 17.4-23.9 282 28.2 24.7-32.0 464 51.3 47.1-55.5
Unable to Work 240 *** *** *** 31 13.8 8.6-21.2 199 81.3 73.6-87.1
Other not in Labor Force 290 173 61.9 55.0-68.5 65 24.2 18.4-31.0 52 13.9 10.2-18.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 34 30.4 21.0-41.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 311 91 30.7 24.4-37.8 61 22.6 16.4-30.3 159 46.7 39.5-54.0
101% to 150% 332 109 34.3 28.2-41.0 86 26.0 20.5-32.3 137 39.7 33.2-46.7
151% to 200% 292 101 40.7 33.6-48.2 76 27.3 21.3-34.4 115 32.0 25.8-38.8
More than 200% 1,381 590 46.3 43.1-49.6 417 30.4 27.5-33.5 374 23.3 20.7-26.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 906 302 37.4 33.3-41.6 256 28.5 24.8-32.5 348 34.1 30.3-38.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,011 375 39.7 35.9-43.6 275 26.8 23.5-30.3 361 33.5 30.0-37.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,283 549 45.4 42.1-48.7 374 30.0 26.9-33.3 360 24.6 21.9-27.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 985 387 41.4 37.8-45.2 295 30.5 27.0-34.2 303 28.1 24.8-31.6
2nd Quartile 848 348 44.3 40.3-48.4 222 26.0 22.6-29.8 278 29.7 26.1-33.5
3rd Quartile 909 337 40.3 36.3-44.4 259 30.1 26.5-34.0 313 29.6 26.2-33.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 458 154 37.7 31.6-44.1 129 27.4 21.9-33.6 175 35.0 29.3-41.2

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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