2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,823 721 12.3 11.3-13.4 5,102 87.7 86.6-88.7
-MALES 2,632 269 10.1 8.8-11.5 2,363 89.9 88.5-91.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,676 154 9.5 7.9-11.3 1,522 90.5 88.7-92.1
Non-Hispanic Black 433 55 12.2 9.1-16.3 378 87.8 83.7-90.9
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 604 68 11.3 8.7-14.6 536 88.7 85.4-91.3
35-44 370 38 9.5 6.6-13.3 332 90.5 86.7-93.4
45-54 437 47 10.4 7.6-14.0 390 89.6 86.0-92.4
55-64 461 43 9.1 6.5-12.7 418 90.9 87.3-93.5
65-74 455 47 10.4 7.4-14.3 408 89.6 85.7-92.6
75+ 261 23 7.7 4.7-12.5 238 92.3 87.5-95.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 26 10.0 6.3-15.5 231 90.0 84.5-93.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 728 72 10.6 8.1-13.6 656 89.4 86.4-91.9
Some Post-H.S. 683 69 9.5 7.3-12.2 614 90.5 87.8-92.7
College Graduate 949 102 10.4 8.4-12.9 847 89.6 87.1-91.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 14 6.2 3.4-10.8 163 93.8 89.2-96.6
$15,000- 24,999 333 38 11.9 8.3-16.7 295 88.1 83.3-91.7
$25,000- 34,999 214 29 13.6 8.8-20.4 185 86.4 79.6-91.2
$35,000- 49,999 272 35 13.4 9.3-18.9 237 86.6 81.1-90.7
$50,000- 74,999 350 32 10.9 7.5-15.6 318 89.1 84.4-92.5
$75,000+ 812 77 9.2 7.1-11.9 735 90.8 88.1-92.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 85 11.4 8.9-14.4 615 88.6 85.6-91.1
No 1,826 181 10.0 8.5-11.9 1,645 90.0 88.1-91.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 649 48 6.6 4.8- 9.1 601 93.4 90.9-95.2
Non-Veteran 1,963 221 11.1 9.6-12.9 1,742 88.9 87.1-90.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 851 96 11.5 9.2-14.3 755 88.5 85.7-90.8
Regional City or Suburban County 692 71 9.6 7.4-12.3 621 90.4 87.7-92.6
Rural 1,089 102 9.0 7.2-11.3 987 91.0 88.7-92.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,560 153 10.0 8.4-11.9 1,407 90.0 88.1-91.6
Unemployed 147 19 11.0 6.6-17.6 128 89.0 82.4-93.4
Retired 614 58 7.8 5.7-10.5 556 92.2 89.5-94.3
Unable to Work 186 29 16.0 10.6-23.4 157 84.0 76.6-89.4
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 73 94.3 87.7-97.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 18 7.3 4.2-12.3 193 92.7 87.7-95.8
101% to 150% 259 34 14.1 9.6-20.1 225 85.9 79.9-90.4
151% to 200% 199 27 14.5 9.3-21.8 172 85.5 78.2-90.7
More than 200% 1,374 133 10.0 8.2-12.0 1,241 90.0 88.0-91.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 720 76 10.9 8.3-14.2 644 89.1 85.8-91.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 790 78 9.2 7.1-11.9 712 90.8 88.1-92.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,122 115 10.2 8.4-12.5 1,007 89.8 87.5-91.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 834 81 9.7 7.6-12.2 753 90.3 87.8-92.4
2nd Quartile 700 70 8.8 6.8-11.4 630 91.2 88.6-93.2
3rd Quartile 721 80 11.9 9.2-15.2 641 88.1 84.8-90.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 38 10.9 7.1-16.3 339 89.1 83.7-92.9

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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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