2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 5,752 4,224 74.0 72.6-75.4 387 6.6 5.8- 7.4 410 7.1 6.3- 8.0 373 6.2 5.5- 7.1 358 6.0 5.3- 6.9
-MALES 2,599 1,974 75.9 73.8-78.0 173 6.6 5.6- 7.9 163 6.5 5.3- 7.8 135 5.3 4.3- 6.5 154 5.7 4.6- 7.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,660 1,245 74.9 72.3-77.4 124 7.8 6.4- 9.4 99 5.8 4.6- 7.3 89 5.3 4.2- 6.8 103 6.1 4.8- 7.8
Non-Hispanic Black 422 313 73.2 67.3-78.4 22 5.2 3.1- 8.7 36 10.2 6.7-15.4 22 5.7 3.3- 9.7 29 5.6 3.7- 8.5
Other 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 600 481 80.1 75.9-83.7 52 7.6 5.6-10.4 41 6.9 4.8- 9.7 16 3.4 1.9- 6.0 *** *** ***
35-44 369 301 82.7 76.9-87.2 21 6.1 3.8- 9.8 17 5.3 2.4-11.3 15 3.3 1.9- 5.6 15 2.6 1.5- 4.6
45-54 430 330 75.3 69.8-80.0 22 4.5 2.8- 7.2 33 8.6 5.9-12.6 23 5.4 3.4- 8.4 22 6.2 3.5-10.7
55-64 449 321 71.6 66.2-76.4 26 5.8 3.7- 9.0 30 6.5 4.3- 9.8 30 5.9 3.9- 8.7 42 10.2 7.0-14.6
65-74 451 325 70.2 64.3-75.4 35 8.6 5.9-12.5 25 4.0 2.5- 6.4 28 8.4 5.0-13.7 38 8.9 6.0-12.8
75+ 256 178 63.7 55.9-70.7 14 6.0 3.3-10.6 17 7.9 4.7-13.0 21 10.7 6.5-17.1 26 11.7 7.5-17.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 178 66.9 58.4-74.3 *** *** *** 17 9.3 5.0-16.8 21 9.4 5.5-15.5 27 10.6 6.4-17.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 712 540 77.3 73.4-80.7 40 5.1 3.6- 7.3 46 6.5 4.7- 8.9 43 5.9 4.2- 8.2 43 5.2 3.5- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 677 504 75.4 71.4-79.0 52 7.8 5.7-10.5 44 6.6 4.6- 9.3 30 4.1 2.6- 6.4 47 6.1 4.4- 8.4
College Graduate 947 740 79.2 76.1-82.0 75 8.5 6.6-10.9 55 5.0 3.7- 6.7 41 4.0 2.8- 5.7 36 3.3 2.2- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 104 61.8 51.6-71.1 12 7.2 3.5-14.2 13 11.7 5.4-23.6 16 6.9 3.9-11.9 27 12.3 7.6-19.3
$15,000- 24,999 325 225 69.1 62.5-75.1 19 5.5 3.2- 9.3 19 5.1 2.9- 8.7 26 8.9 5.7-13.6 36 11.4 7.6-16.9
$25,000- 34,999 212 159 74.7 66.6-81.5 14 6.5 3.5-11.8 14 7.4 3.9-13.5 13 6.2 3.1-12.1 12 5.2 2.4-10.7
$35,000- 49,999 272 202 72.9 65.8-79.0 23 8.2 5.2-12.9 21 8.0 4.8-13.2 *** *** *** 18 8.2 4.6-14.2
$50,000- 74,999 348 263 77.3 71.8-82.1 25 6.7 4.3-10.2 28 7.1 4.5-10.9 21 6.9 4.2-11.3 11 2.0 1.0- 3.8
$75,000+ 811 641 79.6 76.1-82.7 58 7.9 5.9-10.5 43 5.2 3.7- 7.4 37 3.6 2.4- 5.2 32 3.7 2.5- 5.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 684 390 54.2 49.3-59.0 44 6.3 4.5- 8.9 61 10.8 7.7-14.8 82 12.3 9.5-15.7 107 16.4 13.0-20.6
No 1,810 1,502 83.3 81.1-85.3 119 6.6 5.4- 8.1 98 5.2 4.0- 6.6 50 3.0 2.1- 4.2 41 2.0 1.3- 2.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 638 450 69.3 64.6-73.7 34 6.4 4.3- 9.2 46 7.3 5.1-10.2 53 7.4 5.4-10.2 55 9.6 6.9-13.3
Non-Veteran 1,940 1,507 77.6 75.2-79.8 137 6.7 5.5- 8.2 116 6.3 5.0- 7.9 81 4.7 3.6- 6.1 99 4.7 3.6- 6.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 848 661 78.9 75.4-82.0 63 6.9 5.1- 9.1 53 6.4 4.7- 8.8 29 3.0 2.0- 4.5 42 4.8 3.3- 7.0
Regional City or Suburban County 681 518 75.4 71.2-79.1 43 7.1 5.0- 9.8 44 6.6 4.7- 9.3 41 6.0 4.0- 8.7 35 5.0 3.3- 7.4
Rural 1,070 795 73.5 69.8-76.9 67 6.1 4.6- 8.0 66 6.3 4.5- 9.0 65 7.0 5.1- 9.4 77 7.1 5.2- 9.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,546 1,273 83.0 80.7-85.1 100 6.2 4.9- 7.7 76 5.0 3.8- 6.5 53 3.2 2.4- 4.3 44 2.6 1.8- 3.8
Unemployed 146 *** *** *** 12 6.4 3.4-11.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 602 423 66.7 61.5-71.5 42 7.5 5.4-10.5 47 7.2 5.1-10.2 43 10.0 6.8-14.3 47 8.6 5.9-12.2
Unable to Work 182 74 39.3 30.7-48.6 *** *** *** 21 11.0 6.6-17.6 26 11.7 7.4-17.9 54 32.4 24.0-42.0
Other not in Labor Force 78 62 82.5 71.7-89.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 208 140 66.8 57.2-75.2 *** *** *** 15 8.1 3.3-18.6 17 6.0 3.5-10.2 26 13.0 7.9-20.7
101% to 150% 253 172 68.1 60.3-74.9 20 7.5 4.5-12.3 21 8.7 5.2-14.1 18 7.5 4.3-12.7 22 8.2 4.5-14.5
151% to 200% 198 152 76.5 68.0-83.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 9.6 5.5-16.4
More than 200% 1,368 1,049 77.4 74.7-79.9 106 8.1 6.5-10.0 85 6.1 4.8- 7.8 69 4.5 3.4- 5.9 59 3.8 2.9- 5.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 703 530 76.4 72.2-80.1 34 4.9 3.2- 7.5 44 5.0 3.5- 7.3 46 6.8 4.8- 9.5 49 6.8 4.8- 9.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 785 590 73.2 68.9-77.2 57 7.2 5.4- 9.6 50 7.3 5.0-10.5 42 6.2 4.2- 9.0 46 6.1 4.1- 9.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,111 854 77.6 74.6-80.4 82 7.1 5.5- 9.0 69 6.5 5.0- 8.5 47 3.9 2.8- 5.4 59 4.9 3.6- 6.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 828 638 77.8 74.3-81.0 60 6.9 5.2- 9.2 45 5.3 3.8- 7.4 38 4.4 3.0- 6.3 47 5.6 3.9- 7.9
2nd Quartile 693 522 75.4 71.2-79.1 45 6.3 4.5- 8.5 51 8.5 6.1-11.9 36 5.2 3.5- 7.6 39 4.7 3.1- 7.0
3rd Quartile 713 534 73.8 69.4-77.7 52 7.6 5.5-10.6 45 6.0 4.2- 8.5 42 6.1 4.2- 8.9 40 6.5 4.4- 9.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 365 280 77.5 71.1-82.8 16 4.7 2.5- 8.7 22 4.4 2.5- 7.6 19 6.2 3.4-10.8 28 7.3 4.4-11.8

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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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