2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 4,950 85.5 84.3-86.6 877 14.5 13.4-15.7
-FEMALES 3,197 2,691 84.6 82.9-86.1 506 15.4 13.9-17.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,038 1,736 84.1 81.9-86.1 302 15.9 13.9-18.1
Non-Hispanic Black 643 527 86.0 82.7-88.8 116 14.0 11.2-17.3
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 584 538 91.1 88.0-93.5 46 8.9 6.5-12.0
35-44 428 381 88.5 84.2-91.7 47 11.5 8.3-15.8
45-54 491 421 88.0 84.4-90.8 70 12.0 9.2-15.6
55-64 580 467 81.0 76.5-84.8 113 19.0 15.2-23.5
65-74 604 484 79.3 74.9-83.1 120 20.7 16.9-25.1
75+ 427 326 68.1 60.9-74.5 101 31.9 25.5-39.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 173 63.2 55.9-70.0 111 36.8 30.0-44.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 754 581 80.8 77.2-84.0 173 19.2 16.0-22.8
Some Post-H.S. 921 764 85.5 82.7-87.9 157 14.5 12.1-17.3
College Graduate 1,229 1,166 95.3 93.6-96.6 63 4.7 3.4- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 213 71.1 65.0-76.6 124 28.9 23.4-35.0
$15,000- 24,999 441 328 74.9 69.2-79.8 113 25.1 20.2-30.8
$25,000- 34,999 258 209 79.9 72.8-85.6 49 20.1 14.4-27.2
$35,000- 49,999 378 333 87.3 82.2-91.1 45 12.7 8.9-17.8
$50,000- 74,999 337 309 89.7 84.1-93.5 28 10.3 6.5-15.9
$75,000+ 750 724 96.2 94.0-97.6 26 3.8 2.4- 6.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 949 587 60.8 56.7-64.8 362 39.2 35.2-43.3
No 2,130 2,000 93.9 92.4-95.1 130 6.1 4.9- 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 83 83.1 72.2-90.3 15 16.9 9.7-27.8
Non-Veteran 3,068 2,582 84.7 83.0-86.2 486 15.3 13.8-17.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 926 826 88.6 85.8-90.9 100 11.4 9.1-14.2
Regional City or Suburban County 886 755 85.5 82.3-88.1 131 14.5 11.9-17.7
Rural 1,385 1,110 80.1 77.1-82.8 275 19.9 17.2-22.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,472 1,366 92.9 91.1-94.4 106 7.1 5.6- 8.9
Unemployed 201 167 81.9 74.6-87.5 34 18.1 12.5-25.4
Retired 940 769 78.0 73.8-81.7 171 22.0 18.3-26.2
Unable to Work 239 84 39.6 31.9-48.0 155 60.4 52.0-68.1
Other not in Labor Force 290 257 87.7 82.1-91.7 33 12.3 8.3-17.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 116 71 69.7 59.2-78.4 45 30.3 21.6-40.8
50% to 100% 311 205 68.7 61.8-74.9 106 31.3 25.1-38.2
101% to 150% 332 245 75.4 68.9-81.0 87 24.6 19.0-31.1
151% to 200% 291 245 84.1 78.3-88.6 46 15.9 11.4-21.7
More than 200% 1,381 1,289 92.9 90.8-94.5 92 7.1 5.5- 9.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 905 717 80.4 76.9-83.6 188 19.6 16.4-23.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,009 835 82.2 78.9-85.1 174 17.8 14.9-21.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,283 1,139 88.4 86.0-90.4 144 11.6 9.6-14.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 984 870 88.4 85.7-90.7 114 11.6 9.3-14.3
2nd Quartile 848 722 84.6 81.3-87.4 126 15.4 12.6-18.7
3rd Quartile 908 752 83.3 80.1-86.0 156 16.7 14.0-19.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 457 347 76.4 70.5-81.4 110 23.6 18.6-29.5

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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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