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?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-MALES 2,624 670 21.9 20.1-23.8 1,954 78.1 76.2-79.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,671 464 25.0 22.7-27.5 1,207 75.0 72.5-77.3
Non-Hispanic Black 432 119 20.1 16.3-24.6 313 79.9 75.4-83.7
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 603 18 2.6 1.6- 4.4 585 97.4 95.6-98.4
35-44 370 34 7.5 5.1-10.9 336 92.5 89.1-94.9
45-54 437 98 22.9 18.6-28.0 339 77.1 72.0-81.4
55-64 459 163 36.4 31.3-41.9 296 63.6 58.1-68.7
65-74 452 225 52.3 46.6-58.0 227 47.7 42.0-53.4
75+ 259 123 48.0 40.6-55.6 136 52.0 44.4-59.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 255 75 25.8 19.9-32.8 180 74.2 67.2-80.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 725 177 20.2 17.2-23.7 548 79.8 76.3-82.8
Some Post-H.S. 680 206 24.9 21.4-28.7 474 75.1 71.3-78.6
College Graduate 949 209 18.5 15.9-21.3 740 81.5 78.7-84.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 52 22.5 16.1-30.6 125 77.5 69.4-83.9
$15,000- 24,999 329 101 29.8 24.0-36.3 228 70.2 63.7-76.0
$25,000- 34,999 214 57 21.1 15.5-28.1 157 78.9 71.9-84.5
$35,000- 49,999 272 74 23.6 18.4-29.7 198 76.4 70.3-81.6
$50,000- 74,999 349 101 25.7 20.8-31.4 248 74.3 68.6-79.2
$75,000+ 810 180 19.3 16.4-22.5 630 80.7 77.5-83.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 696 340 45.5 40.8-50.2 356 54.5 49.8-59.2
No 1,822 308 13.9 12.3-15.8 1,514 86.1 84.2-87.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 646 231 33.2 29.0-37.7 415 66.8 62.3-71.0
Non-Veteran 1,958 435 18.9 17.0-21.0 1,523 81.1 79.0-83.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 850 157 14.8 12.4-17.5 693 85.2 82.5-87.6
Regional City or Suburban County 689 179 24.0 20.5-27.9 510 76.0 72.1-79.5
Rural 1,085 334 27.3 24.2-30.6 751 72.7 69.4-75.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,557 235 13.4 11.7-15.4 1,322 86.6 84.6-88.3
Unemployed 148 26 12.5 8.0-19.1 122 87.5 80.9-92.0
Retired 611 294 50.6 45.5-55.6 317 49.4 44.4-54.5
Unable to Work 183 106 53.5 44.1-62.6 77 46.5 37.4-55.9
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 77 97.6 91.0-99.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 212 51 20.5 14.5-28.2 161 79.5 71.8-85.5
101% to 150% 258 75 27.2 21.1-34.2 183 72.8 65.8-78.9
151% to 200% 198 53 23.2 17.1-30.8 145 76.8 69.2-82.9
More than 200% 1,370 361 22.8 20.4-25.4 1,009 77.2 74.6-79.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 715 207 25.0 21.4-28.9 508 75.0 71.1-78.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 787 226 26.0 22.5-29.7 561 74.0 70.3-77.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,122 237 17.6 15.3-20.2 885 82.4 79.8-84.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 832 205 21.2 18.2-24.5 627 78.8 75.5-81.8
2nd Quartile 701 157 18.8 15.8-22.1 544 81.2 77.9-84.2
3rd Quartile 715 190 24.6 21.0-28.5 525 75.4 71.5-79.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 376 118 27.1 21.9-33.1 258 72.9 66.9-78.1

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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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