2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health Insurance Coverage - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,948 3,203 81.1 79.6-82.6 745 18.9 17.4-20.4
-MALES 1,870 1,480 78.8 76.4-81.0 390 21.2 19.0-23.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,124 977 85.5 82.8-87.9 147 14.5 12.1-17.2
Non-Hispanic Black 311 252 77.2 70.4-82.8 59 22.8 17.2-29.6
Other 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 601 439 73.1 68.7-77.1 162 26.9 22.9-31.3
35-44 371 275 74.6 68.5-79.8 96 25.4 20.2-31.5
45-54 437 359 84.2 79.8-87.8 78 15.8 12.2-20.2
55-64 461 407 88.7 84.7-91.7 54 11.3 8.3-15.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 186 77 41.6 32.7-51.0 109 58.4 49.0-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 543 386 74.1 69.6-78.1 157 25.9 21.9-30.4
Some Post-H.S. 489 414 86.4 82.7-89.4 75 13.6 10.6-17.3
College Graduate 647 601 93.7 91.4-95.5 46 6.3 4.5- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 224 129 61.2 53.4-68.5 95 38.8 31.5-46.6
$25,000- 34,999 157 111 70.3 60.8-78.3 46 29.7 21.7-39.2
$35,000- 49,999 185 146 77.5 69.6-83.8 39 22.5 16.2-30.4
$50,000- 74,999 238 213 89.5 84.1-93.2 25 10.5 6.8-15.9
$75,000+ 624 583 92.9 90.0-95.1 41 7.1 4.9-10.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 379 297 76.8 70.4-82.1 82 23.2 17.9-29.6
No 1,417 1,128 79.7 77.1-82.1 289 20.3 17.9-22.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 337 312 92.0 87.3-95.0 25 8.0 5.0-12.7
Non-Veteran 1,522 1,161 76.5 73.7-79.0 361 23.5 21.0-26.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 646 514 80.9 77.2-84.1 132 19.1 15.9-22.8
Regional City or Suburban County 489 401 80.9 76.2-84.9 88 19.1 15.1-23.8
Rural 735 565 74.9 70.5-78.8 170 25.1 21.2-29.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,391 1,105 79.8 77.2-82.2 286 20.2 17.8-22.8
Unemployed 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 92 89 97.7 92.7-99.3 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 139 122 84.8 74.0-91.7 17 15.2 8.3-26.0
Other not in Labor Force 78 68 85.9 73.9-93.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 168 82 49.8 39.7-59.9 86 50.2 40.1-60.3
101% to 150% 189 129 70.9 62.9-77.8 60 29.1 22.2-37.1
151% to 200% 141 108 74.0 63.6-82.3 33 26.0 17.7-36.4
More than 200% 972 887 90.8 88.4-92.8 85 9.2 7.2-11.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 509 405 77.8 72.7-82.2 104 22.2 17.8-27.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 553 438 78.4 73.6-82.5 115 21.6 17.5-26.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 808 637 79.6 76.2-82.6 171 20.4 17.4-23.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 577 452 79.1 74.9-82.7 125 20.9 17.3-25.1
2nd Quartile 507 403 79.0 74.4-83.0 104 21.0 17.0-25.6
3rd Quartile 526 427 80.5 75.9-84.4 99 19.5 15.6-24.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 260 198 73.3 65.3-80.1 62 26.7 19.9-34.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 are included.

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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