2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-MALES 2,595 250 10.2 8.8-11.8 2,345 89.8 88.2-91.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,648 151 10.4 8.6-12.4 1,497 89.6 87.6-91.4
Non-Hispanic Black 427 48 9.9 7.2-13.6 379 90.1 86.4-92.8
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 598 78 13.2 10.3-16.7 520 86.8 83.3-89.7
35-44 366 30 6.9 4.6-10.4 336 93.1 89.6-95.4
45-54 430 45 11.6 8.0-16.5 385 88.4 83.5-92.0
55-64 454 45 9.9 6.9-13.9 409 90.1 86.1-93.1
65-74 450 32 8.2 5.4-12.2 418 91.8 87.8-94.6
75+ 256 15 5.3 2.8- 9.8 241 94.7 90.2-97.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 28 12.1 7.6-18.7 224 87.9 81.3-92.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 715 71 10.8 8.2-14.1 644 89.2 85.9-91.8
Some Post-H.S. 668 80 11.9 9.4-15.0 588 88.1 85.0-90.6
College Graduate 945 70 6.9 5.3- 9.0 875 93.1 91.0-94.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 35 18.5 12.1-27.1 138 81.5 72.9-87.9
$15,000- 24,999 324 39 13.0 9.0-18.5 285 87.0 81.5-91.0
$25,000- 34,999 214 15 6.8 3.8-11.9 199 93.2 88.1-96.2
$35,000- 49,999 270 22 9.2 5.5-14.9 248 90.8 85.1-94.5
$50,000- 74,999 342 37 11.0 7.6-15.6 305 89.0 84.4-92.4
$75,000+ 811 57 7.0 5.2- 9.3 754 93.0 90.7-94.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 684 141 22.8 18.9-27.4 543 77.2 72.6-81.1
No 1,808 104 6.1 4.9- 7.5 1,704 93.9 92.5-95.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 638 81 15.0 11.5-19.2 557 85.0 80.8-88.5
Non-Veteran 1,937 169 9.0 7.6-10.7 1,768 91.0 89.3-92.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 849 73 9.0 7.0-11.6 776 91.0 88.4-93.0
Regional City or Suburban County 685 71 11.6 8.8-15.0 614 88.4 85.0-91.2
Rural 1,061 106 10.3 8.1-13.1 955 89.7 86.9-91.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,545 116 7.9 6.4- 9.6 1,429 92.1 90.4-93.6
Unemployed 145 29 19.6 13.0-28.6 116 80.4 71.4-87.0
Retired 605 44 7.6 5.2-11.1 561 92.4 88.9-94.8
Unable to Work 181 50 30.4 22.0-40.4 131 69.6 59.6-78.0
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** 69 90.5 81.1-95.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 209 32 15.9 10.3-23.9 177 84.1 76.1-89.7
101% to 150% 251 29 13.2 8.5-19.9 222 86.8 80.1-91.5
151% to 200% 199 21 7.8 4.8-12.6 178 92.2 87.4-95.2
More than 200% 1,363 110 8.4 6.8-10.3 1,253 91.6 89.7-93.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 710 81 11.2 8.6-14.4 629 88.8 85.6-91.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 773 69 10.1 7.5-13.3 704 89.9 86.7-92.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,112 100 9.8 7.9-12.2 1,012 90.2 87.8-92.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 822 71 9.7 7.4-12.6 751 90.3 87.4-92.6
2nd Quartile 687 64 9.6 7.3-12.7 623 90.4 87.3-92.7
3rd Quartile 718 77 12.0 9.2-15.4 641 88.0 84.6-90.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 368 38 9.2 6.1-13.5 330 90.8 86.5-93.9

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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