2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
Employer Plan Purchased Plan Medicare Medicaid TRICARE/VA/Military Other Plan
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,078 1,757 48.6 46.7-50.6 387 10.9 9.7-12.2 1,469 28.6 27.0-30.3 189 5.8 4.9- 7.0 223 4.9 4.2- 5.8 53 1.1 0.8- 1.5
-FEMALES 2,318 960 47.3 44.8-49.9 202 10.1 8.6-11.8 917 31.2 29.0-33.6 148 7.9 6.5- 9.6 58 2.2 1.6- 3.0 33 1.2 0.8- 1.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,574 651 46.4 43.4-49.5 137 10.2 8.4-12.3 686 36.2 33.3-39.1 61 4.9 3.6- 6.6 26 1.5 1.0- 2.3 13 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Non-Hispanic Black 483 186 47.6 41.8-53.5 34 7.3 4.8-10.8 171 23.7 19.6-28.3 58 16.1 11.9-21.4 22 3.7 2.2- 6.3 12 1.6 0.7- 3.4
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 324 191 58.3 52.0-64.3 42 12.8 9.2-17.5 *** *** *** 70 22.4 17.6-28.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 276 194 70.1 63.0-76.3 30 13.2 8.6-19.7 14 4.8 2.6- 8.5 23 7.3 4.5-11.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 343 247 75.7 70.1-80.5 36 9.6 6.5-14.0 22 6.2 3.9- 9.8 22 4.7 2.8- 7.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 435 249 57.5 51.4-63.3 67 17.2 13.2-22.0 71 16.0 12.0-21.1 24 6.2 3.5-10.7 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7 *** *** ***
65-74 520 38 8.3 5.6-12.2 15 3.1 1.7- 5.4 448 85.4 81.0-88.9 *** *** *** 11 1.9 0.9- 4.1 *** *** ***
75+ 364 13 2.5 1.3- 4.9 *** *** *** 336 94.6 91.5-96.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 15 14.4 8.1-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 19.9 12.7-29.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 548 160 38.9 33.6-44.5 42 9.0 6.2-12.9 264 36.1 31.4-41.2 63 13.1 9.8-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 699 259 45.1 40.6-49.7 67 11.5 8.8-14.8 285 31.1 27.3-35.1 49 7.1 5.0-10.0 26 3.1 1.9- 4.9 13 2.1 1.1- 3.8
College Graduate 922 524 66.4 62.8-69.8 83 10.1 7.9-12.8 273 19.6 17.1-22.4 *** *** *** 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 193 *** *** *** 19 10.9 6.4-18.1 120 54.8 45.2-64.0 42 25.8 17.9-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 305 45 18.0 12.3-25.5 36 15.2 10.1-22.3 165 45.2 37.7-52.9 45 16.6 11.6-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 196 68 44.3 35.2-53.8 17 9.5 5.5-15.9 87 32.3 24.9-40.7 15 10.6 5.9-18.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 275 132 53.7 46.3-60.9 24 7.8 5.0-11.9 92 26.6 20.8-33.5 15 8.8 5.2-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 265 150 62.0 54.4-68.9 31 12.5 8.4-18.1 72 22.0 16.5-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 610 426 76.3 72.2-80.0 39 8.0 5.6-11.4 124 12.8 10.4-15.6 *** *** *** 16 2.0 1.1- 3.5 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 748 142 21.6 18.0-25.7 54 9.8 7.1-13.4 446 52.4 47.7-57.0 75 11.6 8.8-15.2 22 3.2 2.0- 5.3 *** *** ***
No 1,565 815 58.3 55.3-61.3 148 10.2 8.5-12.2 469 22.2 19.9-24.6 73 6.3 4.8- 8.3 36 1.8 1.2- 2.6 24 1.2 0.7- 2.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,257 940 47.7 45.1-50.3 196 10.1 8.5-11.8 904 31.4 29.1-33.7 146 8.0 6.6- 9.7 38 1.6 1.1- 2.4 33 1.3 0.8- 2.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 624 330 58.8 54.1-63.4 60 10.2 7.6-13.5 197 23.5 19.9-27.5 24 6.0 3.7- 9.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 658 258 44.7 39.9-49.5 69 11.2 8.6-14.6 246 31.7 27.5-36.1 45 7.0 4.9- 9.8 27 3.2 2.0- 4.9 13 2.3 1.2- 4.2
Rural 1,036 372 39.8 36.0-43.9 73 9.1 6.9-11.9 474 37.4 33.7-41.2 79 10.3 7.9-13.2 24 2.6 1.6- 4.3 14 0.8 0.4- 1.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,047 768 75.4 72.1-78.4 108 10.9 8.7-13.5 85 5.2 4.0- 6.8 46 5.2 3.7- 7.1 24 2.0 1.2- 3.2 16 1.3 0.7- 2.4
Unemployed 120 *** *** *** 25 21.4 13.7-31.7 20 13.5 7.8-22.4 29 25.9 17.3-36.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 801 72 9.2 7.0-11.9 27 4.2 2.7- 6.6 668 83.0 79.5-86.0 *** *** *** 18 2.1 1.3- 3.6 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 189 14 7.2 4.0-12.6 *** *** *** 114 57.5 48.2-66.3 45 26.7 18.8-36.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 155 61 44.2 35.0-53.9 33 19.3 13.4-27.1 30 14.9 9.6-22.5 21 16.1 9.7-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 199 19 16.1 8.6-28.1 26 16.1 10.2-24.4 115 48.4 39.1-57.9 33 16.3 10.9-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 241 61 26.6 20.3-34.0 25 9.8 6.3-14.9 109 40.6 32.7-48.9 34 18.2 12.3-26.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 223 84 45.2 36.8-54.0 26 13.5 8.2-21.4 92 29.7 23.1-37.3 13 8.4 4.6-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,103 655 67.5 64.1-70.7 84 8.8 6.9-11.2 315 20.2 17.7-23.0 *** *** *** 31 2.2 1.4- 3.5 11 0.5 0.2- 1.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 691 232 37.3 32.6-42.1 60 11.3 8.5-15.0 293 33.0 28.9-37.5 66 12.2 9.2-16.1 30 4.5 2.9- 6.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 759 297 43.7 39.3-48.2 63 9.7 7.2-13.0 331 36.4 32.3-40.7 45 7.5 5.3-10.5 11 1.7 0.8- 3.3 12 1.0 0.5- 2.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 868 431 55.7 51.6-59.7 79 9.7 7.6-12.4 293 25.9 22.6-29.5 37 6.0 4.1- 8.7 17 1.5 0.8- 2.5 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 693 310 49.2 44.6-53.8 65 10.3 7.9-13.3 257 29.7 25.8-33.8 34 7.2 4.9-10.4 19 2.4 1.4- 4.0 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 609 275 51.7 46.8-56.5 52 9.3 6.7-12.8 236 30.8 26.7-35.3 28 6.0 3.8- 9.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 662 253 43.5 38.8-48.3 60 10.9 8.1-14.4 261 31.8 27.6-36.2 53 8.8 6.4-12.0 22 3.0 1.9- 4.9 13 2.1 1.1- 4.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 354 122 37.3 30.4-44.8 25 9.9 6.1-15.6 163 35.7 29.3-42.6 33 14.3 9.4-21.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who have health care coverage.

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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