2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
-MALES 2,639 1,294 53.9 51.6-56.3 645 23.5 21.6-25.5 700 22.6 20.8-24.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,679 759 49.2 46.4-52.1 437 25.7 23.3-28.2 483 25.1 22.7-27.6
Non-Hispanic Black 435 207 56.5 50.7-62.1 103 21.2 16.9-26.2 125 22.4 18.3-27.0
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 606 469 76.4 72.1-80.2 112 19.4 15.9-23.5 25 4.2 2.6- 6.7
35-44 371 261 73.2 67.7-78.0 72 19.6 15.3-24.8 38 7.3 5.1-10.2
45-54 437 244 53.6 47.9-59.2 108 24.9 20.4-29.9 85 21.6 17.0-27.0
55-64 462 157 34.6 29.6-39.9 145 30.8 26.0-36.0 160 34.6 29.5-40.1
65-74 456 88 21.4 16.9-26.7 133 26.2 21.6-31.3 235 52.4 46.7-58.1
75+ 262 44 16.1 11.0-22.8 70 27.0 20.8-34.1 148 57.0 49.3-64.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 122 51.5 43.7-59.2 58 20.4 15.1-26.8 77 28.2 21.8-35.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 729 361 53.7 49.3-57.9 176 25.0 21.3-29.1 192 21.3 18.2-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 684 291 50.4 45.9-54.9 185 24.6 21.1-28.5 208 25.0 21.5-28.8
College Graduate 954 512 59.5 55.9-63.0 223 21.9 19.1-25.0 219 18.6 16.0-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 76 51.6 42.0-61.2 52 27.0 19.6-36.0 50 21.4 15.1-29.2
$15,000- 24,999 333 138 43.1 36.6-49.8 86 27.2 21.5-33.7 109 29.8 24.1-36.1
$25,000- 34,999 215 99 53.7 45.3-61.9 50 21.9 15.9-29.5 66 24.3 18.3-31.6
$35,000- 49,999 273 127 51.7 44.5-58.8 61 20.9 15.9-27.0 85 27.4 21.7-33.9
$50,000- 74,999 350 162 50.9 44.6-57.1 87 24.6 19.5-30.5 101 24.6 19.9-30.0
$75,000+ 815 438 58.7 54.7-62.6 200 23.1 19.9-26.7 177 18.1 15.3-21.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 703 163 27.2 22.9-31.9 162 23.1 19.4-27.3 378 49.7 45.0-54.5
No 1,828 1,063 62.4 59.8-65.0 457 23.9 21.7-26.3 308 13.6 12.0-15.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 650 236 42.1 37.4-47.0 150 20.8 17.3-24.9 264 37.1 32.6-41.7
Non-Veteran 1,968 1,044 57.0 54.3-59.6 490 24.2 22.0-26.6 434 18.8 16.9-20.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 854 470 60.5 56.6-64.2 210 23.1 20.0-26.6 174 16.4 13.8-19.3
Regional City or Suburban County 695 348 52.3 47.9-56.8 161 23.0 19.4-27.0 186 24.7 21.1-28.6
Rural 1,090 476 48.8 45.0-52.6 274 24.2 21.1-27.5 340 27.1 23.9-30.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,563 987 66.1 63.3-68.8 369 22.3 20.0-24.8 207 11.5 9.9-13.4
Unemployed 148 74 56.7 46.5-66.2 39 24.6 17.3-33.8 35 18.7 12.8-26.6
Retired 616 122 18.7 15.1-22.9 167 27.6 23.3-32.4 327 53.7 48.7-58.7
Unable to Work 186 19 12.6 7.5-20.5 46 25.1 18.1-33.8 121 62.3 53.0-70.7
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 16 20.2 12.1-31.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 213 101 52.7 43.7-61.5 54 24.6 17.9-32.9 58 22.7 16.4-30.4
101% to 150% 259 121 52.6 44.9-60.1 62 22.7 17.1-29.5 76 24.7 19.1-31.4
151% to 200% 200 89 47.3 38.8-56.0 43 21.9 15.4-30.1 68 30.8 23.7-39.0
More than 200% 1,377 666 53.4 50.3-56.5 346 24.3 21.7-27.1 365 22.3 19.9-24.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 723 336 52.1 47.5-56.7 159 21.0 17.5-25.0 228 26.9 23.2-31.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 790 364 50.3 46.0-54.6 203 24.1 20.7-27.7 223 25.7 22.2-29.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,126 594 57.3 53.9-60.7 283 24.3 21.4-27.4 249 18.4 16.0-21.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 835 426 55.8 51.8-59.7 212 24.7 21.4-28.3 197 19.5 16.6-22.8
2nd Quartile 703 364 56.9 52.5-61.1 163 21.3 18.0-25.0 176 21.9 18.6-25.6
3rd Quartile 723 344 50.0 45.5-54.4 181 25.5 21.8-29.6 198 24.5 21.0-28.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 378 160 48.9 42.1-55.7 89 22.1 17.0-28.2 129 29.0 23.6-35.2

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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