2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,327 1,959 84.3 82.4-86.0 368 15.7 14.0-17.6
-FEMALES 1,174 1,017 86.8 84.2-89.0 157 13.2 11.0-15.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 711 646 90.6 87.6-93.0 65 9.4 7.0-12.4
Non-Hispanic Black 251 224 87.7 81.4-92.0 27 12.3 8.0-18.6
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 352 298 84.1 79.1-88.1 54 15.9 11.9-20.9
35-44 284 230 83.4 77.5-88.0 54 16.6 12.0-22.5
45-54 283 255 92.2 88.1-95.0 28 7.8 5.0-11.9
55-64 255 234 91.0 85.1-94.7 21 9.0 5.3-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 203 166 83.8 76.7-89.0 37 16.2 11.0-23.3
Some Post-H.S. 321 272 85.5 80.4-89.4 49 14.5 10.6-19.6
College Graduate 589 557 95.3 93.2-96.8 32 4.7 3.2- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 183 155 84.4 77.2-89.7 28 15.6 10.3-22.8
$50,000- 74,999 170 156 90.4 83.2-94.7 14 9.6 5.3-16.8
$75,000+ 419 409 97.3 94.2-98.7 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 169 134 81.6 73.9-87.4 35 18.4 12.6-26.1
No 975 858 87.9 85.1-90.2 117 12.1 9.8-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,128 973 86.5 83.9-88.8 155 13.5 11.2-16.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 382 334 87.0 82.3-90.7 48 13.0 9.3-17.7
Regional City or Suburban County 336 293 87.4 82.4-91.2 43 12.6 8.8-17.6
Rural 456 390 86.0 81.7-89.4 66 14.0 10.6-18.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,174 1,017 86.8 84.2-89.0 157 13.2 11.0-15.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 123 102 82.5 72.6-89.4 21 17.5 10.6-27.4
More than 200% 685 651 94.7 92.3-96.4 34 5.3 3.6- 7.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 307 261 83.2 77.3-87.8 46 16.8 12.2-22.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 343 300 87.8 82.7-91.5 43 12.2 8.5-17.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 524 456 87.7 83.9-90.7 68 12.3 9.3-16.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 367 318 88.5 84.4-91.7 49 11.5 8.3-15.6
2nd Quartile 319 288 89.3 84.4-92.9 31 10.7 7.1-15.6
3rd Quartile 336 286 84.0 78.3-88.4 50 16.0 11.6-21.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 152 125 80.2 70.4-87.3 27 19.8 12.7-29.6

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages 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.

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