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 5,816 477 7.8 7.0- 8.7 5,339 92.2 91.3-93.0
-MALES 2,630 151 5.3 4.4- 6.4 2,479 94.7 93.6-95.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,675 88 5.0 3.9- 6.4 1,587 95.0 93.6-96.1
Non-Hispanic Black 432 32 6.2 4.2- 9.1 400 93.8 90.9-95.8
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 603 27 4.5 2.9- 7.0 576 95.5 93.0-97.1
35-44 370 21 5.0 3.1- 8.1 349 95.0 91.9-96.9
45-54 436 28 6.4 4.2- 9.5 408 93.6 90.5-95.8
55-64 461 28 5.8 3.8- 8.8 433 94.2 91.2-96.2
65-74 455 30 5.9 3.8- 9.1 425 94.1 90.9-96.2
75+ 261 15 5.1 2.7- 9.6 246 94.9 90.4-97.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 19 7.6 4.4-12.9 238 92.4 87.1-95.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 728 36 4.5 3.1- 6.5 692 95.5 93.5-96.9
Some Post-H.S. 683 41 5.4 3.8- 7.5 642 94.6 92.5-96.2
College Graduate 947 55 5.3 3.9- 7.1 892 94.7 92.9-96.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 *** *** *** 170 96.6 92.3-98.5
$15,000- 24,999 333 22 6.3 3.9- 9.9 311 93.7 90.1-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 214 16 6.7 3.9-11.4 198 93.3 88.6-96.1
$35,000- 49,999 272 17 6.6 3.8-11.3 255 93.4 88.7-96.2
$50,000- 74,999 350 16 5.2 3.1- 8.7 334 94.8 91.3-96.9
$75,000+ 810 41 4.7 3.2- 6.9 769 95.3 93.1-96.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 53 6.5 4.8- 8.8 647 93.5 91.2-95.2
No 1,824 97 5.2 4.1- 6.6 1,727 94.8 93.4-95.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 648 22 2.8 1.7- 4.7 626 97.2 95.3-98.3
Non-Veteran 1,962 129 6.1 5.0- 7.4 1,833 93.9 92.6-95.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 851 59 7.0 5.2- 9.4 792 93.0 90.6-94.8
Regional City or Suburban County 691 33 3.9 2.7- 5.7 658 96.1 94.3-97.3
Rural 1,088 59 4.8 3.5- 6.5 1,029 95.2 93.5-96.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,558 75 4.4 3.4- 5.6 1,483 95.6 94.4-96.6
Unemployed 147 *** *** *** 137 93.3 87.1-96.6
Retired 614 39 4.7 3.2- 6.9 575 95.3 93.1-96.8
Unable to Work 186 21 11.6 7.2-18.2 165 88.4 81.8-92.8
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 77 96.5 89.6-98.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 *** *** *** 201 96.2 92.3-98.1
101% to 150% 259 16 6.3 3.6-10.7 243 93.7 89.3-96.4
151% to 200% 199 13 5.6 3.0-10.2 186 94.4 89.8-97.0
More than 200% 1,372 74 5.5 4.2- 7.1 1,298 94.5 92.9-95.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 719 42 5.1 3.6- 7.4 677 94.9 92.6-96.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 789 42 4.7 3.2- 6.7 747 95.3 93.3-96.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,122 67 5.9 4.5- 7.7 1,055 94.1 92.3-95.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 834 45 5.1 3.7- 7.0 789 94.9 93.0-96.3
2nd Quartile 700 33 4.0 2.7- 5.8 667 96.0 94.2-97.3
3rd Quartile 719 50 7.2 5.1-10.1 669 92.8 89.9-94.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 23 5.8 3.5- 9.6 354 94.2 90.4-96.5

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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