2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,646 367 6.2 5.5- 7.1 5,279 93.8 92.9-94.5
-MALES 2,556 155 5.7 4.7- 6.9 2,401 94.3 93.1-95.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,637 77 4.6 3.5- 6.0 1,560 95.4 94.0-96.5
Non-Hispanic Black 413 40 7.6 5.2-10.9 373 92.4 89.1-94.8
Other 71 *** *** *** 63 86.5 74.0-93.6
AGE
18-34 583 11 2.3 1.1- 4.7 572 97.7 95.3-98.9
35-44 363 13 2.9 1.5- 5.6 350 97.1 94.4-98.5
45-54 421 25 6.2 3.9- 9.8 396 93.8 90.2-96.1
55-64 454 33 7.4 5.0-10.8 421 92.6 89.2-95.0
65-74 443 46 12.1 8.6-16.9 397 87.9 83.1-91.4
75+ 253 26 10.0 6.4-15.2 227 90.0 84.8-93.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 243 35 13.2 9.0-18.9 208 86.8 81.1-91.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 707 57 7.1 5.1- 9.8 650 92.9 90.2-94.9
Some Post-H.S. 667 42 4.9 3.4- 7.0 625 95.1 93.0-96.6
College Graduate 925 21 1.5 0.9- 2.5 904 98.5 97.5-99.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 21 11.9 6.9-19.8 107 88.1 80.2-93.1
$15,000- 24,999 331 35 9.2 6.2-13.4 296 90.8 86.6-93.8
$25,000- 34,999 212 18 8.4 4.7-14.6 194 91.6 85.4-95.3
$35,000- 49,999 271 13 6.4 3.1-12.6 258 93.6 87.4-96.9
$50,000- 74,999 351 16 4.7 2.7- 8.2 335 95.3 91.8-97.3
$75,000+ 811 24 3.2 2.0- 5.1 787 96.8 94.9-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 702 155 21.8 18.2-25.9 547 78.2 74.1-81.8
No 1,828 *** *** *** 1,828 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 642 49 6.8 4.6- 9.8 593 93.2 90.2-95.4
Non-Veteran 1,910 106 5.4 4.3- 6.7 1,804 94.6 93.3-95.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 826 42 5.2 3.6- 7.4 784 94.8 92.6-96.4
Regional City or Suburban County 675 42 5.0 3.4- 7.2 633 95.0 92.8-96.6
Rural 1,055 71 6.7 5.0- 8.9 984 93.3 91.1-95.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,525 52 3.3 2.4- 4.7 1,473 96.7 95.3-97.6
Unemployed 145 *** *** *** 136 95.1 88.8-97.9
Retired 607 56 10.3 7.5-14.0 551 89.7 86.0-92.5
Unable to Work 179 37 20.4 14.2-28.4 142 79.6 71.6-85.8
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 79 99.5 96.4-99.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 21 7.7 4.5-12.7 190 92.3 87.3-95.5
101% to 150% 253 28 11.2 6.9-17.7 225 88.8 82.3-93.1
151% to 200% 200 11 6.3 2.9-13.0 189 93.7 87.0-97.1
More than 200% 1,373 56 4.1 3.0- 5.6 1,317 95.9 94.4-97.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 700 55 7.3 5.3-10.0 645 92.7 90.0-94.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 771 49 6.3 4.4- 8.9 722 93.7 91.1-95.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,085 51 4.5 3.2- 6.1 1,034 95.5 93.9-96.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 805 35 4.3 2.9- 6.3 770 95.7 93.7-97.1
2nd Quartile 684 47 5.7 4.1- 7.8 637 94.3 92.2-95.9
3rd Quartile 702 47 6.8 4.6- 9.8 655 93.2 90.2-95.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 365 26 7.1 4.3-11.5 339 92.9 88.5-95.7

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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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