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 5,665 519 8.1 7.3- 9.0 5,146 91.9 91.0-92.7
-MALES 2,560 303 10.5 9.2-12.0 2,257 89.5 88.0-90.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,637 225 12.5 10.8-14.5 1,412 87.5 85.5-89.2
Non-Hispanic Black 415 31 7.5 4.9-11.3 384 92.5 88.7-95.1
Other 71 17 19.4 11.4-31.1 54 80.6 68.9-88.6
AGE
18-34 584 18 2.6 1.5- 4.5 566 97.4 95.5-98.5
35-44 363 18 5.0 2.9- 8.4 345 95.0 91.6-97.1
45-54 421 27 6.5 4.2-10.0 394 93.5 90.0-95.8
55-64 454 57 13.0 9.5-17.4 397 87.0 82.6-90.5
65-74 446 103 26.0 21.0-31.7 343 74.0 68.3-79.0
75+ 253 77 32.5 25.7-40.0 176 67.5 60.0-74.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 245 47 19.0 13.8-25.7 198 81.0 74.3-86.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 708 99 11.2 8.9-14.0 609 88.8 86.0-91.1
Some Post-H.S. 668 84 10.4 8.1-13.2 584 89.6 86.8-91.9
College Graduate 925 71 5.6 4.3- 7.3 854 94.4 92.7-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 20 14.5 8.6-23.2 108 85.5 76.8-91.4
$15,000- 24,999 331 56 16.8 12.2-22.6 275 83.2 77.4-87.8
$25,000- 34,999 212 29 11.0 6.9-17.1 183 89.0 82.9-93.1
$35,000- 49,999 271 27 9.9 6.4-14.9 244 90.1 85.1-93.6
$50,000- 74,999 351 58 14.5 10.9-19.0 293 85.5 81.0-89.1
$75,000+ 811 57 5.7 4.1- 7.8 754 94.3 92.2-95.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 704 303 40.5 36.0-45.1 401 59.5 54.9-64.0
No 1,828 *** *** *** 1,828 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 642 128 17.4 14.2-21.2 514 82.6 78.8-85.8
Non-Veteran 1,914 175 8.6 7.3-10.3 1,739 91.4 89.7-92.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 827 61 6.6 5.0- 8.8 766 93.4 91.2-95.0
Regional City or Suburban County 676 78 11.0 8.5-14.1 598 89.0 85.9-91.5
Rural 1,057 164 14.0 11.6-16.9 893 86.0 83.1-88.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,526 92 5.6 4.4- 7.1 1,434 94.4 92.9-95.6
Unemployed 145 12 8.0 4.2-14.9 133 92.0 85.1-95.8
Retired 610 153 27.2 22.8-32.1 457 72.8 67.9-77.2
Unable to Work 179 44 22.2 15.9-30.2 135 77.8 69.8-84.1
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 78 97.5 88.7-99.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 24 11.9 7.2-19.1 187 88.1 80.9-92.8
101% to 150% 253 43 14.9 10.5-20.7 210 85.1 79.3-89.5
151% to 200% 200 30 13.3 8.6-20.1 170 86.7 79.9-91.4
More than 200% 1,373 139 8.7 7.2-10.5 1,234 91.3 89.5-92.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 700 110 12.6 10.1-15.7 590 87.4 84.3-89.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 772 85 11.4 8.9-14.5 687 88.6 85.5-91.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,088 108 8.9 7.1-11.1 980 91.1 88.9-92.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 809 97 10.9 8.6-13.8 712 89.1 86.2-91.4
2nd Quartile 683 70 9.3 7.2-12.0 613 90.7 88.0-92.8
3rd Quartile 702 75 10.5 8.0-13.6 627 89.5 86.4-92.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 366 61 13.4 9.7-18.2 305 86.6 81.8-90.3

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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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