2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 1,236 22.3 21.0-23.6 1,994 34.0 32.5-35.5 1,720 29.2 27.8-30.7 644 10.9 9.9-11.9 233 3.6 3.1- 4.3
-FEMALES 3,197 657 21.2 19.5-23.1 1,082 34.0 32.0-36.1 952 29.3 27.3-31.4 375 11.8 10.4-13.3 131 3.7 2.9- 4.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,038 448 22.0 19.9-24.3 761 37.3 34.8-40.0 527 24.7 22.5-27.1 218 11.6 10.0-13.6 84 4.2 3.2- 5.6
Non-Hispanic Black 643 96 17.1 13.6-21.2 182 29.8 25.4-34.6 249 39.2 34.2-44.3 89 11.3 8.7-14.4 27 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 15.0 7.9-26.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 584 167 27.3 23.4-31.6 214 35.1 30.8-39.6 157 28.7 24.5-33.3 43 8.3 6.0-11.3 *** *** ***
35-44 428 110 27.0 22.1-32.4 146 32.6 27.5-38.1 125 29.0 24.0-34.4 42 10.5 7.4-14.8 *** *** ***
45-54 491 96 19.5 15.8-23.9 190 40.9 35.7-46.2 135 27.5 23.0-32.6 50 9.2 6.7-12.6 20 2.8 1.8- 4.5
55-64 580 104 17.7 14.1-21.9 192 33.8 29.1-38.9 171 29.5 24.8-34.7 82 13.1 10.1-16.9 31 5.9 3.7- 9.4
65-74 604 115 17.1 13.9-20.8 175 30.7 26.2-35.5 194 31.5 26.9-36.5 86 15.6 12.2-19.7 34 5.1 3.5- 7.5
75+ 427 51 11.1 7.9-15.4 133 27.7 22.4-33.8 142 29.3 23.9-35.3 65 19.8 14.6-26.4 36 12.1 7.7-18.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 28 9.6 6.1-14.7 39 15.3 10.6-21.7 106 38.3 31.3-45.8 74 25.2 19.5-32.0 37 11.5 7.4-17.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 754 113 17.1 13.8-21.0 215 30.2 26.1-34.5 253 33.5 29.3-38.0 123 14.8 11.9-18.2 50 4.5 3.2- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 921 159 19.9 16.9-23.3 320 35.8 32.2-39.7 285 29.7 26.3-33.5 127 11.9 9.7-14.4 30 2.6 1.7- 4.1
College Graduate 1,229 355 30.9 27.9-34.1 506 42.6 39.3-46.0 305 21.8 19.2-24.7 51 3.8 2.6- 5.4 12 0.9 0.5- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 32 10.9 7.1-16.3 71 22.7 17.0-29.6 110 37.6 30.7-44.9 74 18.1 13.7-23.4 50 10.8 7.6-15.1
$15,000- 24,999 441 58 12.9 9.3-17.6 118 29.1 23.8-35.0 152 32.9 27.3-39.0 93 20.1 15.8-25.2 20 5.0 2.6- 9.4
$25,000- 34,999 258 39 14.8 10.2-21.2 81 32.0 25.1-39.8 89 33.1 25.9-41.1 39 16.7 11.5-23.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 378 59 17.5 13.1-23.0 145 36.0 30.4-42.0 129 33.8 28.2-39.9 39 11.5 7.9-16.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 337 80 23.1 18.2-28.9 129 37.3 31.1-43.9 100 29.3 23.4-35.9 24 8.5 5.1-13.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 750 247 32.6 28.7-36.8 321 43.5 39.3-47.8 156 20.1 16.8-23.9 21 3.2 1.9- 5.3 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 949 60 5.9 4.4- 8.1 208 21.7 18.5-25.4 319 33.2 29.4-37.1 247 27.5 23.9-31.4 115 11.7 9.2-14.7
No 2,130 569 27.3 25.0-29.7 842 39.2 36.7-41.8 589 27.4 25.0-29.8 117 5.7 4.6- 7.2 13 0.4 0.2- 0.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** 36 29.2 20.1-40.4 22 18.5 11.0-29.6 11 11.1 5.8-20.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,068 625 20.8 19.1-22.6 1,038 34.2 32.1-36.3 919 29.7 27.6-31.8 361 11.8 10.4-13.3 125 3.5 2.8- 4.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 926 236 24.4 21.3-27.7 347 38.7 35.0-42.5 243 25.6 22.3-29.2 82 9.7 7.5-12.4 18 1.7 1.0- 3.0
Regional City or Suburban County 886 182 21.5 18.3-25.1 310 34.0 30.2-37.9 263 30.0 26.2-34.0 107 12.2 9.8-15.2 24 2.3 1.4- 3.7
Rural 1,385 239 18.1 15.6-20.9 425 29.7 26.7-32.9 446 32.3 29.2-35.7 186 13.3 11.2-15.9 89 6.6 4.9- 8.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,472 375 26.1 23.5-28.9 584 39.5 36.5-42.6 407 27.3 24.6-30.2 92 6.3 4.9- 8.1 14 0.8 0.4- 1.3
Unemployed 201 39 20.1 14.3-27.5 56 24.5 18.1-32.4 72 37.3 29.1-46.3 31 16.7 11.3-24.0 *** *** ***
Retired 940 152 14.5 12.0-17.3 297 30.9 27.2-34.8 320 32.7 28.9-36.7 123 16.1 12.9-20.0 48 5.8 3.9- 8.7
Unable to Work 239 *** *** *** 22 10.7 6.4-17.3 53 23.8 17.6-31.4 96 37.6 30.3-45.4 59 22.8 16.6-30.5
Other not in Labor Force 290 68 22.9 17.6-29.2 107 35.9 29.6-42.7 82 28.9 22.8-35.8 28 9.9 6.4-14.9 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 *** *** *** 23 20.9 12.9-32.0 *** *** *** 30 20.8 13.8-30.2 15 9.5 4.9-17.5
50% to 100% 311 38 12.3 8.2-18.0 70 22.3 16.8-28.9 97 34.2 27.3-41.8 70 23.2 17.6-29.9 36 8.1 5.4-11.9
101% to 150% 332 51 15.0 11.0-20.1 89 29.9 24.0-36.6 105 30.6 24.6-37.2 73 19.3 14.7-25.1 14 5.2 2.4-11.0
151% to 200% 291 38 14.6 9.8-21.3 103 35.2 28.6-42.3 104 34.3 27.7-41.6 35 12.5 8.5-17.8 11 3.4 1.6- 7.1
More than 200% 1,381 365 27.2 24.4-30.2 559 40.6 37.5-43.8 365 25.0 22.3-28.0 75 6.0 4.5- 7.9 17 1.1 0.6- 2.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 905 135 16.6 13.6-20.1 276 29.6 26.0-33.6 306 34.2 30.2-38.4 146 15.6 12.8-18.9 42 3.9 2.6- 5.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,009 212 21.4 18.4-24.7 325 32.0 28.5-35.7 298 28.8 25.4-32.5 119 12.4 10.1-15.3 55 5.3 3.7- 7.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,283 310 23.4 20.7-26.2 481 37.7 34.5-40.9 348 27.4 24.4-30.6 110 9.4 7.5-11.6 34 2.2 1.5- 3.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 984 240 23.7 20.6-27.0 358 37.1 33.5-40.8 272 27.7 24.3-31.3 84 9.5 7.3-12.2 30 2.1 1.4- 3.1
2nd Quartile 848 187 22.5 19.3-26.0 299 34.2 30.5-38.2 236 27.9 24.3-31.8 93 11.2 8.9-14.1 33 4.2 2.7- 6.5
3rd Quartile 908 172 19.0 16.1-22.4 291 32.6 28.8-36.5 289 31.6 27.9-35.6 118 12.8 10.3-15.7 38 4.0 2.7- 5.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 457 58 15.6 11.3-21.0 134 27.8 22.6-33.7 155 33.1 27.2-39.5 80 17.8 13.3-23.4 30 5.8 3.5- 9.5

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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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