2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,948 3,203 81.1 79.6-82.6 745 18.9 17.4-20.4
-FEMALES 2,078 1,723 83.4 81.4-85.2 355 16.6 14.8-18.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,238 1,103 89.1 86.8-91.0 135 10.9 9.0-13.2
Non-Hispanic Black 422 371 87.4 83.0-90.8 51 12.6 9.2-17.0
Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
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
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 176 79 53.8 44.8-62.5 97 46.2 37.5-55.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 451 352 82.0 77.5-85.7 99 18.0 14.3-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 594 497 84.1 80.4-87.2 97 15.9 12.8-19.6
College Graduate 853 792 93.8 91.9-95.4 61 6.2 4.6- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 163 77.8 70.5-83.8 60 22.2 16.2-29.5
$15,000- 24,999 271 183 66.2 58.9-72.9 88 33.8 27.1-41.1
$25,000- 34,999 158 126 77.8 68.2-85.1 32 22.2 14.9-31.8
$35,000- 49,999 258 208 81.2 75.0-86.2 50 18.8 13.8-25.0
$50,000- 74,999 243 222 89.5 83.5-93.5 21 10.5 6.5-16.5
$75,000+ 579 563 97.0 94.7-98.4 16 3.0 1.6- 5.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 490 390 79.7 75.0-83.7 100 20.3 16.3-25.0
No 1,510 1,274 84.9 82.6-86.9 236 15.1 13.1-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,978 1,638 83.5 81.4-85.4 340 16.5 14.6-18.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 648 542 83.9 80.3-86.9 106 16.1 13.1-19.7
Regional City or Suburban County 598 500 84.6 80.6-87.8 98 15.4 12.2-19.4
Rural 832 681 81.8 78.4-84.8 151 18.2 15.2-21.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,321 1,137 86.2 83.8-88.4 184 13.8 11.6-16.2
Unemployed 176 121 71.2 62.7-78.4 55 28.8 21.6-37.3
Retired 119 110 93.8 87.0-97.2 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 174 155 90.5 84.3-94.4 19 9.5 5.6-15.7
Other not in Labor Force 258 180 74.8 68.3-80.4 78 25.2 19.6-31.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 103 71 75.8 65.5-83.8 32 24.2 16.2-34.5
50% to 100% 215 144 66.3 57.9-73.9 71 33.7 26.1-42.1
101% to 150% 220 158 70.7 62.7-77.5 62 29.3 22.5-37.3
151% to 200% 186 153 82.3 74.6-88.0 33 17.7 12.0-25.4
More than 200% 963 907 94.1 92.1-95.7 56 5.9 4.3- 7.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 572 475 82.2 78.0-85.8 97 17.8 14.2-22.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 623 511 82.3 78.3-85.7 112 17.7 14.3-21.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 883 737 84.7 81.7-87.2 146 15.3 12.8-18.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 642 537 85.9 82.7-88.5 105 14.1 11.5-17.3
2nd Quartile 566 477 85.0 81.2-88.1 89 15.0 11.9-18.8
3rd Quartile 585 475 79.4 74.9-83.3 110 20.6 16.7-25.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 285 234 81.1 74.6-86.3 51 18.9 13.7-25.4

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 05AUG21.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts