2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
dysthymia, or minor depression?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,817 1,201 20.8 19.6-22.2 4,616 79.2 77.8-80.4
-MALES 2,628 396 15.2 13.6-17.0 2,232 84.8 83.0-86.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,675 262 16.2 14.1-18.5 1,413 83.8 81.5-85.9
Non-Hispanic Black 432 65 15.2 11.4-19.8 367 84.8 80.2-88.6
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 605 86 15.1 12.0-19.0 519 84.9 81.0-88.0
35-44 371 50 11.8 8.6-16.1 321 88.2 83.9-91.4
45-54 436 59 14.5 10.9-18.9 377 85.5 81.1-89.1
55-64 461 85 17.8 13.8-22.7 376 82.2 77.3-86.2
65-74 453 81 19.6 15.1-25.0 372 80.4 75.0-84.9
75+ 261 30 10.8 7.0-16.2 231 89.2 83.8-93.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 256 37 15.5 10.6-22.0 219 84.5 78.0-89.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 726 109 15.3 12.3-18.9 617 84.7 81.1-87.7
Some Post-H.S. 682 127 18.4 15.1-22.1 555 81.6 77.9-84.9
College Graduate 949 120 11.2 9.2-13.6 829 88.8 86.4-90.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 46 26.2 18.7-35.5 131 73.8 64.5-81.3
$15,000- 24,999 328 67 20.9 15.8-27.2 261 79.1 72.8-84.2
$25,000- 34,999 215 30 16.2 10.8-23.6 185 83.8 76.4-89.2
$35,000- 49,999 273 43 13.1 9.3-18.1 230 86.9 81.9-90.7
$50,000- 74,999 348 56 15.2 11.2-20.3 292 84.8 79.7-88.8
$75,000+ 814 100 11.5 9.1-14.3 714 88.5 85.7-90.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 698 219 33.3 29.0-38.0 479 66.7 62.0-71.0
No 1,823 168 9.1 7.6-10.9 1,655 90.9 89.1-92.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 646 133 20.9 17.2-25.2 513 79.1 74.8-82.8
Non-Veteran 1,962 260 13.6 11.8-15.6 1,702 86.4 84.4-88.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 850 126 14.8 12.2-17.8 724 85.2 82.2-87.8
Regional City or Suburban County 692 103 15.9 12.8-19.7 589 84.1 80.3-87.2
Rural 1,086 167 15.1 12.5-18.1 919 84.9 81.9-87.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,559 159 9.7 8.1-11.5 1,400 90.3 88.5-91.9
Unemployed 148 33 19.9 13.6-28.2 115 80.1 71.8-86.4
Retired 613 102 18.9 14.9-23.7 511 81.1 76.3-85.1
Unable to Work 183 80 45.3 36.3-54.6 103 54.7 45.4-63.7
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 45 22.2 15.5-30.6 166 77.8 69.4-84.5
101% to 150% 259 47 16.6 12.0-22.5 212 83.4 77.5-88.0
151% to 200% 195 34 19.1 12.7-27.6 161 80.9 72.4-87.3
More than 200% 1,375 192 13.3 11.3-15.5 1,183 86.7 84.5-88.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 720 107 14.0 11.1-17.5 613 86.0 82.5-88.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 787 126 16.2 13.2-19.7 661 83.8 80.3-86.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,121 163 15.1 12.7-17.9 958 84.9 82.1-87.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 832 121 14.0 11.4-17.1 711 86.0 82.9-88.6
2nd Quartile 698 105 15.5 12.6-19.0 593 84.5 81.0-87.4
3rd Quartile 720 118 17.2 13.9-20.9 602 82.8 79.1-86.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 378 52 13.0 8.9-18.5 326 87.0 81.5-91.1

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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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