2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Inadequate Sleep

Getting recommended hours of sleep*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,647 3,673 65.2 63.7-66.8 1,974 34.8 33.2-36.3
-MALES 2,571 1,672 64.2 61.9-66.5 899 35.8 33.5-38.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,658 1,110 66.7 63.9-69.3 548 33.3 30.7-36.1
Non-Hispanic Black 419 207 49.2 43.2-55.2 212 50.8 44.8-56.8
Other 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 604 409 67.7 63.2-71.9 195 32.3 28.1-36.8
35-44 370 250 67.3 60.9-73.0 120 32.7 27.0-39.1
45-54 435 302 65.6 59.8-70.9 133 34.4 29.1-40.2
55-64 452 280 60.2 54.6-65.5 172 39.8 34.5-45.4
65-74 451 279 61.0 55.2-66.5 172 39.0 33.5-44.8
75+ 259 152 54.0 46.3-61.5 107 46.0 38.5-53.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 157 57.5 49.2-65.4 89 42.5 34.6-50.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 717 449 61.5 57.2-65.7 268 38.5 34.3-42.8
Some Post-H.S. 672 424 64.6 60.3-68.7 248 35.4 31.3-39.7
College Graduate 927 635 69.6 66.1-72.9 292 30.4 27.1-33.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 174 112 61.2 50.8-70.7 62 38.8 29.3-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 327 206 60.4 53.5-66.9 121 39.6 33.1-46.5
$25,000- 34,999 214 125 60.0 51.6-67.9 89 40.0 32.1-48.4
$35,000- 49,999 273 174 60.0 52.5-66.9 99 40.0 33.1-47.5
$50,000- 74,999 344 219 63.5 57.3-69.2 125 36.5 30.8-42.7
$75,000+ 809 554 68.2 64.3-71.9 255 31.8 28.1-35.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 683 359 48.8 44.0-53.7 324 51.2 46.3-56.0
No 1,789 1,245 69.3 66.6-71.8 544 30.7 28.2-33.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 639 339 50.3 45.4-55.1 300 49.7 44.9-54.6
Non-Veteran 1,915 1,320 67.9 65.3-70.5 595 32.1 29.5-34.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 830 581 68.8 64.9-72.5 249 31.2 27.5-35.1
Regional City or Suburban County 681 409 62.9 58.5-67.1 272 37.1 32.9-41.5
Rural 1,060 682 60.6 56.7-64.4 378 39.4 35.6-43.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,526 1,039 66.5 63.6-69.3 487 33.5 30.7-36.4
Unemployed 147 90 62.1 51.3-71.8 57 37.9 28.2-48.7
Retired 606 366 58.5 53.4-63.5 240 41.5 36.5-46.6
Unable to Work 173 86 45.5 36.3-55.0 87 54.5 45.0-63.7
Other not in Labor Force 79 62 79.5 67.8-87.8 17 20.5 12.2-32.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 209 142 64.0 54.2-72.8 67 36.0 27.2-45.8
101% to 150% 256 157 59.1 51.2-66.6 99 40.9 33.4-48.8
151% to 200% 198 111 53.9 45.2-62.4 87 46.1 37.6-54.8
More than 200% 1,365 901 65.6 62.6-68.6 464 34.4 31.4-37.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 704 441 61.6 57.0-66.1 263 38.4 33.9-43.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 771 484 59.2 54.7-63.5 287 40.8 36.5-45.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,096 747 68.8 65.5-72.0 349 31.2 28.0-34.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 816 561 69.1 65.2-72.7 255 30.9 27.3-34.8
2nd Quartile 681 424 62.8 58.3-67.1 257 37.2 32.9-41.7
3rd Quartile 707 439 59.8 55.4-64.2 268 40.2 35.8-44.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 367 248 64.7 57.7-71.1 119 35.3 28.9-42.3

Back to Inadequate Sleep.

*Recommended sleep by Age:
18–60 years 7 or more hours per night
61–64 years 7–9 hours
65 years and older 7–8 hours
https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep.html

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 respondent’s 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 respondent’s 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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