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 5,639 893 14.0 12.9-15.2 4,746 86.0 84.8-87.1
-MALES 2,549 324 11.7 10.2-13.4 2,225 88.3 86.6-89.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,631 202 12.1 10.2-14.2 1,429 87.9 85.8-89.8
Non-Hispanic Black 411 72 14.7 10.7-19.9 339 85.3 80.1-89.3
Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 580 19 3.9 2.3- 6.4 561 96.1 93.6-97.7
35-44 362 20 6.0 3.0-11.5 342 94.0 88.5-97.0
45-54 421 47 11.7 8.1-16.6 374 88.3 83.4-91.9
55-64 453 86 18.4 14.3-23.3 367 81.6 76.7-85.7
65-74 441 82 19.9 15.2-25.4 359 80.1 74.6-84.8
75+ 253 67 27.7 21.4-34.9 186 72.3 65.1-78.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 243 58 23.0 16.5-31.2 185 77.0 68.8-83.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 705 96 11.8 9.3-14.8 609 88.2 85.2-90.7
Some Post-H.S. 666 100 12.3 9.7-15.4 566 87.7 84.6-90.3
College Graduate 922 69 5.6 4.2- 7.3 853 94.4 92.7-95.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 329 65 19.8 14.8-25.8 264 80.2 74.2-85.2
$25,000- 34,999 212 41 19.0 13.2-26.6 171 81.0 73.4-86.8
$35,000- 49,999 269 36 12.5 8.5-17.9 233 87.5 82.1-91.5
$50,000- 74,999 350 40 10.3 7.2-14.7 310 89.7 85.3-92.8
$75,000+ 807 60 5.6 4.2- 7.5 747 94.4 92.5-95.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 703 324 44.7 40.0-49.5 379 55.3 50.5-60.0
No 1,828 *** *** *** 1,828 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 640 130 19.3 15.7-23.4 510 80.7 76.6-84.3
Non-Veteran 1,904 194 9.6 8.0-11.5 1,710 90.4 88.5-92.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 823 71 7.3 5.6- 9.5 752 92.7 90.5-94.4
Regional City or Suburban County 672 78 10.7 8.2-13.9 594 89.3 86.1-91.8
Rural 1,054 175 16.7 13.7-20.2 879 83.3 79.8-86.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,520 84 4.6 3.5- 5.9 1,436 95.4 94.1-96.5
Unemployed 145 14 12.0 5.2-25.1 131 88.0 74.9-94.8
Retired 606 132 23.3 19.1-28.1 474 76.7 71.9-80.9
Unable to Work 177 93 55.1 45.7-64.2 84 44.9 35.8-54.3
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 79 98.7 91.2-99.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 51 26.2 18.2-36.1 160 73.8 63.9-81.8
101% to 150% 251 51 18.9 13.7-25.5 200 81.1 74.5-86.3
151% to 200% 200 26 13.7 8.7-20.9 174 86.3 79.1-91.3
More than 200% 1,366 143 8.7 7.2-10.5 1,223 91.3 89.5-92.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 697 110 14.2 11.4-17.6 587 85.8 82.4-88.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 767 110 14.7 11.5-18.6 657 85.3 81.4-88.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,085 104 8.4 6.6-10.6 981 91.6 89.4-93.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 805 84 9.2 7.1-11.9 721 90.8 88.1-92.9
2nd Quartile 683 83 11.3 8.5-14.9 600 88.7 85.1-91.5
3rd Quartile 697 93 13.8 10.9-17.4 604 86.2 82.6-89.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 364 64 14.8 10.8-20.0 300 85.2 80.0-89.2

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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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