2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
-FEMALES 3,197 378 12.8 11.4-14.3 2,819 87.2 85.7-88.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,037 212 11.4 9.8-13.2 1,825 88.6 86.8-90.2
Non-Hispanic Black 641 74 12.5 9.5-16.3 567 87.5 83.7-90.5
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 583 110 19.0 15.6-22.9 473 81.0 77.1-84.4
35-44 428 67 13.6 10.3-17.7 361 86.4 82.3-89.7
45-54 491 81 14.7 11.5-18.8 410 85.3 81.2-88.5
55-64 580 67 11.5 8.6-15.4 513 88.5 84.6-91.4
65-74 604 30 5.4 3.5- 8.1 574 94.6 91.9-96.5
75+ 427 11 3.0 1.1- 8.0 416 97.0 92.0-98.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 54 18.1 13.2-24.2 233 81.9 75.8-86.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 752 106 14.0 11.1-17.4 646 86.0 82.6-88.9
Some Post-H.S. 920 129 15.1 12.4-18.1 791 84.9 81.9-87.6
College Graduate 1,229 89 6.9 5.5- 8.8 1,140 93.1 91.2-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 338 76 20.1 15.3-25.9 262 79.9 74.1-84.7
$15,000- 24,999 440 88 24.5 19.5-30.3 352 75.5 69.7-80.5
$25,000- 34,999 260 34 14.2 9.2-21.1 226 85.8 78.9-90.8
$35,000- 49,999 376 56 16.7 12.6-21.7 320 83.3 78.3-87.4
$50,000- 74,999 336 33 10.4 7.1-15.1 303 89.6 84.9-92.9
$75,000+ 750 27 4.5 2.8- 7.2 723 95.5 92.8-97.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 947 187 21.8 18.6-25.5 760 78.2 74.5-81.4
No 2,131 179 9.2 7.8-10.9 1,952 90.8 89.1-92.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 11 10.5 5.1-20.3 87 89.5 79.7-94.9
Non-Veteran 3,068 364 12.8 11.4-14.4 2,704 87.2 85.6-88.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 927 104 12.7 10.3-15.7 823 87.3 84.3-89.7
Regional City or Suburban County 886 114 13.4 10.8-16.4 772 86.6 83.6-89.2
Rural 1,384 160 12.3 10.2-14.7 1,224 87.7 85.3-89.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,472 189 13.6 11.5-15.9 1,283 86.4 84.1-88.5
Unemployed 202 52 22.4 16.4-29.8 150 77.6 70.2-83.6
Retired 940 35 4.3 2.7- 6.7 905 95.7 93.3-97.3
Unable to Work 239 56 22.2 16.4-29.4 183 77.8 70.6-83.6
Other not in Labor Force 289 35 12.0 8.1-17.3 254 88.0 82.7-91.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 33 25.0 17.0-35.0 84 75.0 65.0-83.0
50% to 100% 310 72 21.1 16.0-27.3 238 78.9 72.7-84.0
101% to 150% 332 72 27.2 21.3-34.1 260 72.8 65.9-78.7
151% to 200% 292 45 17.0 12.3-23.1 247 83.0 76.9-87.7
More than 200% 1,379 84 6.6 5.1- 8.6 1,295 93.4 91.4-94.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 906 118 12.8 10.4-15.7 788 87.2 84.3-89.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,011 112 13.0 10.5-16.0 899 87.0 84.0-89.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,280 148 12.5 10.4-14.9 1,132 87.5 85.1-89.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 981 110 12.0 9.7-14.7 871 88.0 85.3-90.3
2nd Quartile 849 102 13.2 10.6-16.3 747 86.8 83.7-89.4
3rd Quartile 908 115 13.9 11.3-17.0 793 86.1 83.0-88.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 459 51 10.5 7.4-14.7 408 89.5 85.3-92.6

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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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