2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,819 5,047 85.3 84.1-86.4 772 14.7 13.6-15.9
-FEMALES 3,188 2,823 87.4 85.9-88.8 365 12.6 11.2-14.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,034 1,897 92.3 90.7-93.6 137 7.7 6.4- 9.3
Non-Hispanic Black 639 586 89.9 86.4-92.6 53 10.1 7.4-13.6
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 580 459 79.1 75.0-82.6 121 20.9 17.4-25.0
35-44 429 330 81.4 76.8-85.3 99 18.6 14.7-23.2
45-54 490 412 84.7 80.6-88.1 78 15.3 11.9-19.4
55-64 579 522 91.1 87.9-93.6 57 8.9 6.4-12.1
65-74 602 596 99.0 97.5-99.6 *** *** ***
75+ 426 425 99.9 99.4- 100 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 183 68.3 61.4-74.5 99 31.7 25.5-38.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 750 647 86.8 83.6-89.5 103 13.2 10.5-16.4
Some Post-H.S. 919 819 88.0 85.1-90.3 100 12.0 9.7-14.9
College Graduate 1,229 1,167 95.0 93.5-96.3 62 5.0 3.7- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 334 272 82.4 76.6-87.1 62 17.6 12.9-23.4
$15,000- 24,999 438 348 75.7 70.0-80.6 90 24.3 19.4-30.0
$25,000- 34,999 260 228 83.6 76.1-89.1 32 16.4 10.9-23.9
$35,000- 49,999 378 327 85.4 80.5-89.3 51 14.6 10.7-19.5
$50,000- 74,999 337 316 91.7 86.9-94.9 21 8.3 5.1-13.1
$75,000+ 749 733 97.5 95.5-98.6 16 2.5 1.4- 4.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 947 843 87.0 83.9-89.6 104 13.0 10.4-16.1
No 2,127 1,885 87.9 86.1-89.6 242 12.1 10.4-13.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 89 87.1 75.2-93.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,060 2,711 87.6 86.1-89.0 349 12.4 11.0-13.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 924 816 87.2 84.3-89.6 108 12.8 10.4-15.7
Regional City or Suburban County 885 783 88.0 84.9-90.5 102 12.0 9.5-15.1
Rural 1,379 1,224 87.3 84.8-89.4 155 12.7 10.6-15.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,471 1,284 87.1 84.9-89.1 187 12.9 10.9-15.1
Unemployed 201 146 73.7 65.8-80.3 55 26.3 19.7-34.2
Retired 938 925 98.7 97.5-99.3 13 1.3 0.7- 2.5
Unable to Work 240 220 92.1 87.1-95.3 20 7.9 4.7-12.9
Other not in Labor Force 287 209 76.1 69.9-81.4 78 23.9 18.6-30.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 84 77.5 67.9-84.9 32 22.5 15.1-32.1
50% to 100% 310 237 73.4 66.4-79.3 73 26.6 20.7-33.6
101% to 150% 330 267 78.5 72.2-83.7 63 21.5 16.3-27.8
151% to 200% 291 257 86.4 80.4-90.8 34 13.6 9.2-19.6
More than 200% 1,381 1,324 95.3 93.7-96.6 57 4.7 3.4- 6.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 903 804 86.8 83.6-89.4 99 13.2 10.6-16.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,005 891 87.4 84.4-89.8 114 12.6 10.2-15.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,280 1,128 87.8 85.5-89.8 152 12.2 10.2-14.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 981 872 89.3 86.9-91.3 109 10.7 8.7-13.1
2nd Quartile 845 752 88.4 85.5-90.8 93 11.6 9.2-14.5
3rd Quartile 905 795 84.8 81.3-87.8 110 15.2 12.2-18.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 457 404 85.6 80.6-89.5 53 14.4 10.5-19.4

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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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