2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,740 3,935 81.4 79.9-82.8 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 499 11.4 10.3-12.7
-MALES 2,102 1,703 79.2 76.8-81.3 138 7.7 6.3- 9.4 261 13.1 11.4-15.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,322 1,162 85.4 82.7-87.8 67 6.8 5.1- 9.1 93 7.8 6.2- 9.7
Non-Hispanic Black 366 302 78.4 72.1-83.7 38 10.9 7.6-15.5 26 10.6 6.6-16.7
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 401 257 66.7 61.1-71.8 51 11.7 8.7-15.7 93 21.6 17.2-26.7
35-44 298 202 68.8 61.7-75.1 27 9.9 6.2-15.3 69 21.3 16.0-27.9
45-54 373 294 78.7 72.7-83.6 25 8.2 4.8-13.7 54 13.2 9.6-17.8
55-64 390 332 84.7 79.8-88.6 21 7.0 4.2-11.4 37 8.3 5.8-11.8
65-74 380 366 96.8 94.0-98.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 228 225 99.3 97.5-99.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 110 50.8 42.1-59.4 18 12.5 7.3-20.7 87 36.7 28.9-45.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 572 421 74.3 69.8-78.4 42 7.6 5.4-10.7 109 18.0 14.6-22.1
Some Post-H.S. 554 469 84.8 80.9-88.0 42 8.1 5.7-11.3 43 7.2 5.2- 9.9
College Graduate 752 697 92.6 90.1-94.4 36 5.1 3.6- 7.3 19 2.3 1.4- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 279 175 65.8 58.7-72.3 30 10.2 6.5-15.6 74 24.0 18.6-30.4
$25,000- 34,999 170 126 70.9 61.2-78.9 11 7.2 3.3-15.1 33 22.0 15.0-31.0
$35,000- 49,999 224 181 75.1 67.1-81.6 23 15.2 9.9-22.7 20 9.7 5.9-15.5
$50,000- 74,999 308 270 86.2 81.0-90.2 20 8.0 5.0-12.5 18 5.7 3.4- 9.5
$75,000+ 675 621 91.9 89.1-94.0 28 4.1 2.7- 6.3 26 4.0 2.6- 6.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 610 515 80.4 75.2-84.7 32 7.3 4.6-11.4 63 12.3 8.9-16.8
No 1,482 1,180 78.8 76.1-81.2 104 7.6 6.1- 9.5 198 13.6 11.6-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 508 476 92.8 89.1-95.4 20 4.3 2.4- 7.6 12 2.9 1.5- 5.5
Non-Veteran 1,589 1,222 75.5 72.7-78.1 118 8.6 7.0-10.7 249 15.9 13.7-18.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 630 494 78.4 74.3-82.0 51 8.6 6.3-11.7 85 13.0 10.2-16.4
Regional City or Suburban County 558 457 79.9 75.3-83.8 40 8.4 5.8-11.9 61 11.7 8.8-15.5
Rural 914 752 79.2 75.3-82.7 47 6.5 4.4- 9.4 115 14.3 11.4-17.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,250 958 76.2 73.3-78.9 84 7.7 6.0- 9.7 208 16.1 13.9-18.7
Unemployed 108 *** *** *** 26 18.1 11.5-27.4 *** *** ***
Retired 525 509 97.4 95.3-98.6 11 1.8 0.9- 3.8 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 154 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 172 92 50.9 40.7-60.9 20 13.6 7.9-22.4 60 35.6 26.1-46.2
101% to 150% 216 148 70.2 62.4-77.0 25 9.9 6.3-15.3 43 19.8 14.2-26.9
151% to 200% 166 124 69.8 59.6-78.4 16 13.8 7.7-23.5 26 16.4 10.3-25.2
More than 200% 1,146 1,037 89.4 87.1-91.4 59 6.1 4.6- 8.1 50 4.5 3.3- 6.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 599 497 80.9 76.4-84.7 37 7.1 4.8-10.5 65 12.0 9.0-15.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 653 530 78.1 73.4-82.2 41 8.5 5.8-12.2 82 13.5 10.2-17.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 850 676 79.1 75.6-82.1 60 7.5 5.6- 9.9 114 13.5 11.0-16.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 652 523 80.1 76.1-83.5 43 7.0 4.9- 9.8 86 12.9 10.2-16.3
2nd Quartile 535 432 76.6 71.5-81.0 38 9.5 6.6-13.4 65 14.0 10.5-18.4
3rd Quartile 586 483 82.5 78.5-85.8 35 6.1 4.2- 8.8 68 11.4 8.8-14.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 329 265 76.5 69.4-82.4 22 8.5 5.0-14.2 42 15.0 10.3-21.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

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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