2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 3,886 65.3 63.7-66.8 383 6.8 6.0- 7.7 591 11.6 10.6-12.8 551 10.3 9.3-11.3 339 6.0 5.3- 6.8
-MALES 2,595 1,915 71.7 69.4-73.8 149 6.1 5.0- 7.3 225 9.9 8.4-11.5 191 7.8 6.6- 9.2 115 4.6 3.7- 5.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,648 1,199 70.4 67.6-73.0 103 7.0 5.6- 8.7 158 10.0 8.4-11.9 118 7.9 6.5- 9.6 70 4.7 3.5- 6.3
Non-Hispanic Black 427 321 74.7 69.0-79.6 19 3.6 2.1- 6.2 32 10.1 6.5-15.3 31 6.4 4.2- 9.6 24 5.2 3.3- 8.1
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 16.2 8.5-28.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 598 364 60.8 56.1-65.3 41 6.6 4.7- 9.2 93 16.1 12.9-20.0 76 12.9 10.1-16.4 24 3.6 2.3- 5.5
35-44 366 268 75.1 69.2-80.2 28 6.9 4.6-10.3 31 9.2 5.6-14.6 27 6.5 4.2-10.0 12 2.3 1.3- 4.3
45-54 430 315 69.5 63.8-74.8 25 7.0 4.5-10.7 36 9.3 6.5-13.2 30 6.6 4.4- 9.9 24 7.6 4.5-12.4
55-64 454 352 79.0 74.1-83.2 19 3.9 2.3- 6.6 26 5.0 3.1- 7.7 34 6.3 4.2- 9.4 23 5.8 3.5- 9.6
65-74 450 366 79.3 74.0-83.8 28 7.4 4.6-11.7 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0 15 3.5 1.9- 6.1 20 5.5 3.2- 9.3
75+ 256 217 84.1 77.8-88.9 *** *** *** 17 7.9 4.6-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 192 73.1 64.9-79.9 *** *** *** 20 11.8 6.9-19.5 17 5.6 3.2- 9.6 16 7.8 4.1-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 715 539 72.5 68.3-76.4 34 5.3 3.6- 7.7 52 8.6 6.3-11.6 53 9.0 6.6-12.2 37 4.6 3.1- 6.6
Some Post-H.S. 668 477 69.7 65.4-73.7 39 6.7 4.7- 9.5 60 9.8 7.3-13.0 55 8.5 6.4-11.3 37 5.2 3.7- 7.5
College Graduate 945 698 72.5 69.1-75.7 66 7.9 6.0-10.2 91 10.3 8.3-12.7 66 7.0 5.3- 9.1 24 2.3 1.5- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 117 63.3 52.6-72.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 11.1 6.3-18.8 19 10.0 5.7-17.2
$15,000- 24,999 324 227 68.9 62.3-74.9 14 4.4 2.3- 8.0 36 11.4 7.8-16.5 27 8.2 5.3-12.4 20 7.1 4.1-12.0
$25,000- 34,999 214 160 75.2 67.6-81.5 13 6.6 3.5-12.2 21 8.4 5.1-13.6 15 7.7 4.3-13.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 270 197 69.1 61.9-75.5 14 5.5 3.1- 9.5 31 13.7 9.4-19.5 16 7.3 3.9-13.3 12 4.5 2.5- 8.0
$50,000- 74,999 342 249 71.4 65.4-76.8 19 6.7 3.9-11.3 32 9.3 6.4-13.4 25 7.1 4.5-11.0 17 5.4 3.1- 9.1
$75,000+ 811 616 75.4 71.7-78.7 58 7.2 5.4- 9.6 58 7.8 5.8-10.4 59 7.4 5.6- 9.7 20 2.2 1.4- 3.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 684 418 55.8 50.9-60.6 41 7.0 4.9- 9.8 65 11.1 8.1-15.1 85 14.3 11.2-18.3 75 11.7 8.8-15.5
No 1,808 1,411 76.5 74.0-78.8 103 5.8 4.7- 7.3 153 9.6 8.0-11.5 101 5.7 4.6- 7.1 40 2.4 1.7- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 638 471 71.9 67.1-76.1 29 4.8 3.1- 7.3 46 6.6 4.7- 9.1 58 10.5 7.6-14.4 34 6.2 4.1- 9.3
Non-Veteran 1,937 1,425 71.3 68.8-73.8 119 6.4 5.2- 7.9 179 10.9 9.1-12.9 133 7.2 5.9- 8.7 81 4.2 3.2- 5.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 849 609 70.3 66.5-73.8 54 6.8 5.1- 9.1 87 11.1 8.8-14.0 67 8.2 6.3-10.7 32 3.5 2.4- 5.2
Regional City or Suburban County 685 494 70.0 65.7-74.0 38 5.3 3.7- 7.6 67 10.5 8.1-13.6 57 9.5 7.0-12.7 29 4.6 3.0- 7.0
Rural 1,061 812 74.3 70.5-77.8 57 5.9 4.3- 8.0 71 8.1 5.8-11.2 67 6.1 4.5- 8.1 54 5.7 4.0- 8.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,545 1,158 74.9 72.3-77.3 99 6.1 4.9- 7.6 135 8.9 7.4-10.7 108 7.3 5.9- 9.0 45 2.9 2.1- 3.9
Unemployed 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 17.3 9.5-29.6 22 16.0 9.9-24.9 11 5.7 2.9-10.9
Retired 605 499 81.4 76.9-85.1 26 5.4 3.3- 8.8 31 4.7 3.1- 7.0 25 4.1 2.5- 6.8 24 4.4 2.6- 7.4
Unable to Work 181 102 53.4 44.0-62.6 *** *** *** 14 7.1 4.0-12.3 26 14.5 9.0-22.5 30 19.5 12.4-29.4
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 209 147 65.8 56.0-74.4 *** *** *** 17 12.2 6.3-22.6 16 6.6 3.3-12.6 20 10.9 6.3-18.1
101% to 150% 251 173 68.2 60.7-75.0 14 5.6 3.0-10.3 30 11.2 7.5-16.4 21 9.9 5.9-16.2 13 5.0 2.6- 9.6
151% to 200% 199 147 74.5 66.5-81.1 11 6.9 3.7-12.6 14 7.1 3.7-13.4 17 7.3 4.1-12.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,363 1,014 72.7 69.8-75.4 86 6.8 5.3- 8.6 120 9.6 7.9-11.7 98 7.6 6.1- 9.4 45 3.3 2.4- 4.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 710 535 74.6 70.1-78.6 25 3.1 2.0- 4.9 55 9.3 6.5-13.2 65 8.5 6.3-11.4 30 4.5 2.9- 6.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 773 568 70.7 66.4-74.7 61 7.9 5.9-10.5 58 9.2 6.6-12.6 46 6.8 4.9- 9.5 40 5.4 3.6- 8.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,112 812 70.9 67.6-74.0 63 6.2 4.7- 8.2 112 10.6 8.7-12.9 80 8.2 6.4-10.3 45 4.1 2.9- 5.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 822 612 71.9 68.1-75.5 47 6.5 4.7- 8.9 79 10.1 7.9-12.7 49 6.9 5.0- 9.3 35 4.6 3.1- 7.0
2nd Quartile 687 496 71.4 67.1-75.3 52 7.1 5.2- 9.6 60 9.7 7.2-13.0 46 7.0 5.1- 9.5 33 4.8 3.2- 7.3
3rd Quartile 718 515 68.5 64.1-72.7 42 5.7 4.0- 8.2 64 10.8 8.0-14.3 64 10.5 7.9-14.0 33 4.4 3.0- 6.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 368 292 79.4 72.8-84.7 *** *** *** 22 7.7 4.1-14.1 32 6.6 4.2-10.3 14 4.1 2.1- 7.8

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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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