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?

Not including kidney stones, bladder infection or incontinence, were you (Ever told) you have kidney disease?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,824 235 3.1 2.6- 3.6 5,589 96.9 96.4-97.4
-MALES 2,632 111 3.5 2.8- 4.4 2,521 96.5 95.6-97.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,677 70 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,607 96.5 95.3-97.4
Non-Hispanic Black 434 25 4.5 2.8- 7.1 409 95.5 92.9-97.2
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 606 *** *** *** 604 99.6 97.3-99.9
35-44 371 *** *** *** 367 99.4 98.1-99.8
45-54 436 20 5.0 3.0- 8.1 416 95.0 91.9-97.0
55-64 459 28 4.5 2.9- 7.0 431 95.5 93.0-97.1
65-74 454 32 6.9 4.4-10.8 422 93.1 89.2-95.6
75+ 262 25 11.6 7.3-17.9 237 88.4 82.1-92.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 256 19 6.5 3.8-11.0 237 93.5 89.0-96.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 725 26 2.8 1.7- 4.6 699 97.2 95.4-98.3
Some Post-H.S. 683 28 2.8 1.8- 4.4 655 97.2 95.6-98.2
College Graduate 953 37 3.4 2.3- 4.9 916 96.6 95.1-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 *** *** *** 168 95.1 88.7-97.9
$15,000- 24,999 332 20 6.0 3.4-10.5 312 94.0 89.5-96.6
$25,000- 34,999 214 13 4.0 1.9- 8.0 201 96.0 92.0-98.1
$35,000- 49,999 273 *** *** *** 264 96.3 92.2-98.2
$50,000- 74,999 349 17 3.3 1.9- 5.8 332 96.7 94.2-98.1
$75,000+ 814 26 2.8 1.8- 4.3 788 97.2 95.7-98.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 59 7.3 5.3- 9.9 641 92.7 90.1-94.7
No 1,825 50 2.2 1.6- 3.2 1,775 97.8 96.8-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 649 43 5.7 3.9- 8.3 606 94.3 91.7-96.1
Non-Veteran 1,963 68 2.9 2.2- 3.9 1,895 97.1 96.1-97.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 851 25 2.4 1.5- 3.8 826 97.6 96.2-98.5
Regional City or Suburban County 693 25 3.3 2.0- 5.3 668 96.7 94.7-98.0
Rural 1,088 61 4.7 3.4- 6.4 1,027 95.3 93.6-96.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,560 27 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,533 98.9 98.3-99.3
Unemployed 147 *** *** *** 142 95.3 87.2-98.4
Retired 615 51 8.8 6.2-12.4 564 91.2 87.6-93.8
Unable to Work 185 28 13.5 8.8-20.2 157 86.5 79.8-91.2
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 80 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 14 6.4 3.0-13.0 197 93.6 87.0-97.0
101% to 150% 259 *** *** *** 251 97.5 94.6-98.9
151% to 200% 199 11 6.4 3.1-12.5 188 93.6 87.5-96.9
More than 200% 1,375 55 3.1 2.3- 4.3 1,320 96.9 95.7-97.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 722 49 5.3 3.8- 7.4 673 94.7 92.6-96.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 29 2.8 1.8- 4.2 759 97.2 95.8-98.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,122 33 3.1 2.0- 4.7 1,089 96.9 95.3-98.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 833 25 3.4 2.0- 5.6 808 96.6 94.4-98.0
2nd Quartile 700 20 2.5 1.5- 4.1 680 97.5 95.9-98.5
3rd Quartile 722 35 3.2 2.2- 4.7 687 96.8 95.3-97.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 31 7.2 4.7-11.1 346 92.8 88.9-95.3

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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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