2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,722 2,835 61.2 59.5-62.9 1,887 38.8 37.1-40.5
-MALES 2,100 1,249 60.8 58.1-63.3 851 39.2 36.7-41.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,319 810 63.2 60.1-66.3 509 36.8 33.7-39.9
Non-Hispanic Black 364 251 66.3 59.6-72.4 113 33.7 27.6-40.4
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 407 240 60.0 54.2-65.4 167 40.0 34.6-45.8
35-44 297 174 58.8 51.6-65.7 123 41.2 34.3-48.4
45-54 375 244 69.9 64.2-74.9 131 30.1 25.1-35.8
55-64 388 246 66.7 60.9-72.0 142 33.3 28.0-39.1
65-74 377 220 53.2 46.9-59.5 157 46.8 40.5-53.1
75+ 224 102 45.6 37.6-54.0 122 54.4 46.0-62.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 213 63 27.8 20.8-36.1 150 72.2 63.9-79.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 576 291 54.3 49.4-59.2 285 45.7 40.8-50.6
Some Post-H.S. 551 353 68.1 63.5-72.4 198 31.9 27.6-36.5
College Graduate 750 535 76.2 72.7-79.4 215 23.8 20.6-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 277 98 39.3 32.1-47.0 179 60.7 53.0-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 172 74 45.7 36.4-55.4 98 54.3 44.6-63.6
$35,000- 49,999 224 122 56.3 48.2-64.1 102 43.7 35.9-51.8
$50,000- 74,999 308 216 71.9 65.8-77.2 92 28.1 22.8-34.2
$75,000+ 670 520 81.0 77.4-84.1 150 19.0 15.9-22.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 607 317 51.7 46.5-56.9 290 48.3 43.1-53.5
No 1,484 926 64.2 61.2-67.1 558 35.8 32.9-38.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 506 311 63.0 57.5-68.2 195 37.0 31.8-42.5
Non-Veteran 1,590 934 60.1 57.1-63.0 656 39.9 37.0-42.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 627 405 67.3 62.8-71.4 222 32.7 28.6-37.2
Regional City or Suburban County 560 334 61.2 56.2-66.1 226 38.8 33.9-43.8
Rural 913 510 54.9 50.7-59.1 403 45.1 40.9-49.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,255 806 65.7 62.6-68.8 449 34.3 31.2-37.4
Unemployed 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 522 276 51.9 46.4-57.4 246 48.1 42.6-53.6
Unable to Work 150 85 55.5 45.1-65.5 65 44.5 34.5-54.9
Other not in Labor Force 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 174 64 36.8 27.8-46.7 110 63.2 53.3-72.2
101% to 150% 214 87 42.9 34.5-51.7 127 57.1 48.3-65.5
151% to 200% 165 79 50.4 40.9-60.0 86 49.6 40.0-59.1
More than 200% 1,143 821 75.2 72.2-77.9 322 24.8 22.1-27.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 601 352 57.2 52.1-62.3 249 42.8 37.7-47.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 650 375 59.5 54.7-64.2 275 40.5 35.8-45.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 849 522 63.6 59.7-67.3 327 36.4 32.7-40.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 651 388 61.5 57.0-65.9 263 38.5 34.1-43.0
2nd Quartile 534 331 63.1 57.9-68.0 203 36.9 32.0-42.1
3rd Quartile 590 347 60.5 55.7-65.2 243 39.5 34.8-44.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 325 183 52.6 45.3-59.8 142 47.4 40.2-54.7

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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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