2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

History of Any Cardiovascular Diseases (heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,794 644 9.4 8.6-10.4 5,150 90.6 89.6-91.4
-MALES 2,616 319 10.4 9.1-11.8 2,297 89.6 88.2-90.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,668 221 11.1 9.5-12.9 1,447 88.9 87.1-90.5
Non-Hispanic Black 433 60 10.7 7.9-14.3 373 89.3 85.7-92.1
Other 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 600 *** *** *** 591 98.1 96.0-99.1
35-44 369 13 2.8 1.6- 4.9 356 97.2 95.1-98.4
45-54 434 37 9.3 6.5-13.2 397 90.7 86.8-93.5
55-64 457 63 13.2 9.9-17.5 394 86.8 82.5-90.1
65-74 453 117 26.7 21.9-32.0 336 73.3 68.0-78.1
75+ 259 78 29.7 23.4-36.9 181 70.3 63.1-76.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 255 39 14.4 10.0-20.4 216 85.6 79.6-90.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 723 95 10.7 8.5-13.3 628 89.3 86.7-91.5
Some Post-H.S. 678 93 11.0 8.7-13.9 585 89.0 86.1-91.3
College Graduate 945 90 7.3 5.8- 9.1 855 92.7 90.9-94.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 20 8.1 4.8-13.4 153 91.9 86.6-95.2
$15,000- 24,999 329 44 11.6 8.1-16.4 285 88.4 83.6-91.9
$25,000- 34,999 212 32 12.5 8.1-18.8 180 87.5 81.2-91.9
$35,000- 49,999 272 47 13.9 10.0-18.9 225 86.1 81.1-90.0
$50,000- 74,999 348 48 13.2 9.6-17.7 300 86.8 82.3-90.4
$75,000+ 810 71 7.2 5.5- 9.4 739 92.8 90.6-94.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 695 177 23.4 19.8-27.4 518 76.6 72.6-80.2
No 1,815 134 6.1 4.9- 7.4 1,681 93.9 92.6-95.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 645 122 16.4 13.3-20.0 523 83.6 80.0-86.7
Non-Veteran 1,951 197 8.8 7.5-10.4 1,754 91.2 89.6-92.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 847 82 8.0 6.2-10.2 765 92.0 89.8-93.8
Regional City or Suburban County 688 78 9.8 7.6-12.5 610 90.2 87.5-92.4
Rural 1,081 159 13.1 10.9-15.7 922 86.9 84.3-89.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,553 83 5.0 3.9- 6.4 1,470 95.0 93.6-96.1
Unemployed 145 *** *** *** 135 94.5 89.1-97.3
Retired 612 163 26.1 22.0-30.6 449 73.9 69.4-78.0
Unable to Work 181 61 30.8 23.3-39.4 120 69.2 60.6-76.7
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 80 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 209 25 8.0 5.1-12.4 184 92.0 87.6-94.9
101% to 150% 255 33 10.7 7.1-15.9 222 89.3 84.1-92.9
151% to 200% 199 31 15.6 10.3-23.0 168 84.4 77.0-89.7
More than 200% 1,369 165 10.2 8.6-12.1 1,204 89.8 87.9-91.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 716 100 12.9 10.2-16.2 616 87.1 83.8-89.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 786 110 12.2 9.8-15.2 676 87.8 84.8-90.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,114 109 7.9 6.3- 9.7 1,005 92.1 90.3-93.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 826 79 7.6 5.9- 9.7 747 92.4 90.3-94.1
2nd Quartile 695 91 11.0 8.7-13.8 604 89.0 86.2-91.3
3rd Quartile 721 89 11.2 8.7-14.2 632 88.8 85.8-91.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 374 60 14.3 10.5-19.2 314 85.7 80.8-89.5

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*Data for this table were derived from the cardiovascular disease history questions.

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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