2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,615 1,655 27.7 26.2-29.1 3,960 72.3 70.9-73.8
-FEMALES 3,083 951 28.8 26.9-30.9 2,132 71.2 69.1-73.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,983 630 31.0 28.5-33.6 1,353 69.0 66.4-71.5
Non-Hispanic Black 618 185 24.8 20.8-29.3 433 75.2 70.7-79.2
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 551 111 22.3 18.5-26.6 440 77.7 73.4-81.5
35-44 415 77 20.7 16.3-25.9 338 79.3 74.1-83.7
45-54 476 121 22.1 18.0-26.7 355 77.9 73.3-82.0
55-64 563 182 31.5 26.7-36.7 381 68.5 63.3-73.3
65-74 595 221 37.0 32.2-42.0 374 63.0 58.0-67.8
75+ 410 224 53.9 47.1-60.6 186 46.1 39.4-52.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 140 53.3 45.8-60.8 130 46.7 39.2-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 268 31.4 27.4-35.7 456 68.6 64.3-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 892 326 30.9 27.5-34.5 566 69.1 65.5-72.5
College Graduate 1,191 215 14.6 12.5-16.9 976 85.4 83.1-87.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 159 52.0 44.1-59.8 113 48.0 40.2-55.9
$15,000- 24,999 432 193 43.8 37.7-50.1 239 56.2 49.9-62.3
$25,000- 34,999 253 99 35.0 27.9-42.9 154 65.0 57.1-72.1
$35,000- 49,999 377 114 27.7 22.5-33.6 263 72.3 66.4-77.5
$50,000- 74,999 334 72 22.0 16.9-28.1 262 78.0 71.9-83.1
$75,000+ 742 89 11.3 8.8-14.3 653 88.7 85.7-91.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 951 951 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 2,132 *** *** *** 2,132 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,983 915 28.6 26.6-30.7 2,068 71.4 69.3-73.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 888 213 23.7 20.4-27.3 675 76.3 72.7-79.6
Regional City or Suburban County 868 267 29.2 25.6-33.1 601 70.8 66.9-74.4
Rural 1,327 471 33.4 30.2-36.8 856 66.6 63.2-69.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,434 228 15.5 13.4-17.9 1,206 84.5 82.1-86.6
Unemployed 197 66 33.0 25.4-41.7 131 67.0 58.3-74.6
Retired 917 396 43.9 39.6-48.3 521 56.1 51.7-60.4
Unable to Work 238 200 83.1 76.0-88.3 38 16.9 11.7-24.0
Other not in Labor Force 277 57 22.3 16.8-29.0 220 77.7 71.0-83.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 304 161 47.5 40.2-55.0 143 52.5 45.0-59.8
101% to 150% 328 138 41.2 34.5-48.3 190 58.8 51.7-65.5
151% to 200% 289 109 31.8 25.7-38.7 180 68.2 61.3-74.3
More than 200% 1,368 264 17.8 15.4-20.5 1,104 82.2 79.5-84.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 877 326 33.0 29.2-37.0 551 67.0 63.0-70.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 964 300 31.4 27.7-35.3 664 68.6 64.7-72.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,242 325 24.9 22.1-28.0 917 75.1 72.0-77.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 953 274 27.2 23.9-30.7 679 72.8 69.3-76.1
2nd Quartile 816 233 28.3 24.6-32.3 583 71.7 67.7-75.4
3rd Quartile 873 281 30.3 26.6-34.2 592 69.7 65.8-73.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 441 163 31.8 26.3-37.9 278 68.2 62.1-73.7

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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