2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
-MALES 2,620 2,199 82.9 80.9-84.6 96 3.9 3.1- 5.0 126 5.6 4.5- 7.0 112 4.1 3.3- 5.1 87 3.5 2.7- 4.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,665 1,382 81.8 79.3-84.0 71 4.5 3.5- 5.9 84 5.3 4.1- 6.7 72 4.3 3.3- 5.7 56 4.1 2.9- 5.8
Non-Hispanic Black 430 358 82.1 76.6-86.5 11 3.1 1.5- 6.3 22 7.8 4.7-12.9 20 4.3 2.5- 7.2 19 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Other 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 604 500 82.9 79.1-86.1 35 5.8 4.0- 8.3 44 7.5 5.4-10.4 17 2.7 1.6- 4.5 *** *** ***
35-44 368 315 85.7 80.1-89.9 14 4.2 2.3- 7.3 19 5.7 2.8-11.3 13 2.7 1.3- 5.5 *** *** ***
45-54 433 371 84.4 79.3-88.4 *** *** *** 20 5.1 3.1- 8.2 24 5.2 3.2- 8.2 12 4.3 2.0- 9.1
55-64 459 376 82.8 78.2-86.6 20 3.6 2.1- 6.0 14 3.1 1.6- 5.8 24 5.3 3.3- 8.4 25 5.1 3.1- 8.5
65-74 454 387 81.6 75.8-86.2 *** *** *** 17 4.2 2.3- 7.4 20 4.8 2.7- 8.5 21 7.0 3.9-12.1
75+ 258 213 75.6 67.9-81.9 *** *** *** 12 7.5 3.9-13.8 13 7.1 3.9-12.5 12 6.2 3.3-11.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 254 204 74.6 66.3-81.4 *** *** *** 14 9.9 5.3-17.5 *** *** *** 20 9.3 5.2-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 614 85.2 81.8-88.0 13 1.7 0.8- 3.4 34 5.5 3.8- 7.9 34 4.7 3.2- 6.9 25 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Some Post-H.S. 680 562 82.5 78.8-85.7 23 3.9 2.5- 6.2 35 4.8 3.2- 7.1 39 5.8 4.0- 8.3 21 3.1 1.8- 5.1
College Graduate 951 807 84.9 82.1-87.4 49 5.9 4.4- 7.9 43 4.7 3.3- 6.6 32 2.6 1.8- 3.9 20 1.8 1.1- 3.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 127 69.9 59.0-78.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 6.0 3.2-10.9 19 10.9 6.0-19.2
$15,000- 24,999 330 267 81.0 75.0-85.9 *** *** *** 14 4.7 2.4- 8.8 25 5.3 3.2- 8.5 16 5.4 3.0- 9.8
$25,000- 34,999 215 176 80.7 73.3-86.5 *** *** *** 15 7.5 4.3-12.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 271 226 82.0 76.0-86.9 11 4.5 2.3- 8.6 14 5.7 3.2-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 347 294 84.3 79.2-88.3 11 3.3 1.7- 6.1 17 4.7 2.8- 7.8 16 4.6 2.6- 7.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 813 699 86.8 83.9-89.2 43 5.4 3.9- 7.5 35 3.6 2.4- 5.4 21 2.6 1.6- 4.3 15 1.6 0.9- 2.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 692 468 62.4 57.5-67.2 27 4.5 2.9- 6.9 51 9.8 6.9-13.8 77 11.8 9.0-15.2 69 11.5 8.5-15.3
No 1,821 1,632 89.3 87.5-90.9 69 4.0 3.1- 5.3 73 4.3 3.3- 5.7 30 1.5 1.0- 2.2 17 0.9 0.4- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 643 518 78.8 74.5-82.6 20 3.3 2.0- 5.5 31 5.0 3.4- 7.5 44 7.7 5.3-11.0 30 5.1 3.3- 7.9
Non-Veteran 1,956 1,661 83.8 81.6-85.8 76 4.2 3.2- 5.4 95 5.8 4.5- 7.5 67 3.1 2.4- 4.1 57 3.1 2.2- 4.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 849 723 84.3 81.2-87.0 43 5.4 3.9- 7.4 44 6.1 4.4- 8.5 24 2.7 1.7- 4.3 15 1.5 0.8- 2.6
Regional City or Suburban County 690 569 82.1 78.4-85.4 22 3.5 2.1- 5.6 37 5.7 3.9- 8.2 39 5.0 3.5- 7.2 23 3.7 2.2- 6.1
Rural 1,081 907 82.0 78.4-85.1 31 2.8 1.8- 4.5 45 5.0 3.3- 7.7 49 4.7 3.3- 6.6 49 5.4 3.7- 7.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,557 1,385 89.2 87.3-90.9 61 4.0 3.0- 5.3 63 4.0 3.0- 5.3 31 1.9 1.2- 2.8 17 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Unemployed 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 10.0 5.8-16.7 *** *** ***
Retired 612 503 77.1 72.1-81.5 21 3.7 2.2- 6.2 27 5.3 3.3- 8.3 32 6.8 4.5-10.3 29 7.0 4.4-11.1
Unable to Work 181 96 51.4 42.0-60.6 *** *** *** 14 7.8 4.2-14.1 29 14.2 9.1-21.4 38 24.4 16.6-34.5
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 13.7 7.2-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 208 163 76.3 66.1-84.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 3.7 1.9- 7.2 18 10.5 5.7-18.6
101% to 150% 256 205 79.5 72.8-84.9 *** *** *** 16 7.5 4.3-12.8 15 4.6 2.5- 8.3 12 4.1 2.2- 7.5
151% to 200% 199 165 83.3 75.5-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 5.2 2.7- 9.7 11 6.6 3.1-13.4
More than 200% 1,371 1,161 84.4 82.0-86.5 67 5.1 3.9- 6.6 66 4.7 3.6- 6.2 47 3.7 2.6- 5.1 30 2.2 1.4- 3.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 716 598 84.5 80.9-87.6 14 2.2 0.9- 4.9 33 4.6 3.0- 7.0 38 4.4 3.0- 6.5 33 4.3 2.9- 6.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 783 658 81.2 77.1-84.7 28 3.4 2.2- 5.3 32 6.0 3.8- 9.4 35 4.9 3.3- 7.3 30 4.4 2.7- 7.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,121 943 83.2 80.4-85.6 54 5.2 3.9- 6.8 61 5.8 4.4- 7.7 39 3.3 2.3- 4.7 24 2.5 1.5- 4.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 834 713 84.5 81.3-87.3 38 5.0 3.5- 7.0 35 4.2 2.9- 6.0 29 3.7 2.4- 5.6 19 2.7 1.5- 4.8
2nd Quartile 695 580 82.3 78.4-85.7 22 3.4 2.2- 5.3 40 7.3 4.9-10.5 33 3.9 2.6- 5.7 20 3.1 1.7- 5.6
3rd Quartile 717 587 80.1 76.1-83.6 29 4.6 2.9- 7.2 35 5.2 3.5- 7.6 35 5.3 3.6- 7.9 31 4.8 3.1- 7.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 374 319 86.5 81.3-90.4 *** *** *** 16 5.5 2.9-10.2 15 2.8 1.4- 5.4 17 4.1 2.4- 7.1

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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