2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,615 1,655 27.7 26.2-29.1 3,960 72.3 70.9-73.8
-MALES 2,532 704 26.4 24.3-28.6 1,828 73.6 71.4-75.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,621 454 26.5 24.0-29.1 1,167 73.5 70.9-76.0
Non-Hispanic Black 411 123 28.6 23.3-34.5 288 71.4 65.5-76.7
Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 573 82 15.3 12.1-19.3 491 84.7 80.7-87.9
35-44 362 60 17.0 12.3-23.1 302 83.0 76.9-87.7
45-54 419 95 22.4 17.7-27.9 324 77.6 72.1-82.3
55-64 449 146 33.2 28.0-38.8 303 66.8 61.2-72.0
65-74 439 179 44.8 39.1-50.8 260 55.2 49.2-60.9
75+ 253 133 53.0 45.3-60.6 120 47.0 39.4-54.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 242 109 46.0 38.1-54.2 133 54.0 45.8-61.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 701 231 30.5 26.6-34.7 470 69.5 65.3-73.4
Some Post-H.S. 662 198 25.1 21.6-29.0 464 74.9 71.0-78.4
College Graduate 914 163 13.7 11.6-16.2 751 86.3 83.8-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 328 123 37.7 31.4-44.5 205 62.3 55.5-68.6
$25,000- 34,999 210 73 33.3 25.9-41.7 137 66.7 58.3-74.1
$35,000- 49,999 268 71 29.4 22.9-36.9 197 70.6 63.1-77.1
$50,000- 74,999 349 107 27.3 22.3-33.0 242 72.7 67.0-77.7
$75,000+ 804 130 13.2 10.8-16.1 674 86.8 83.9-89.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 704 704 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 1,828 *** *** *** 1,828 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 640 258 37.6 33.0-42.4 382 62.4 57.6-67.0
Non-Veteran 1,890 446 23.3 21.0-25.7 1,444 76.7 74.3-79.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 813 174 20.1 17.1-23.5 639 79.9 76.5-82.9
Regional City or Suburban County 668 193 26.6 22.8-30.8 475 73.4 69.2-77.2
Rural 1,051 337 32.3 28.6-36.2 714 67.7 63.8-71.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,510 246 16.0 13.9-18.4 1,264 84.0 81.6-86.1
Unemployed 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 607 279 48.7 43.7-53.8 328 51.3 46.2-56.3
Unable to Work 176 129 75.4 66.6-82.5 47 24.6 17.5-33.4
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** 69 91.6 82.8-96.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 210 85 43.9 35.0-53.3 125 56.1 46.7-65.0
101% to 150% 249 98 40.5 33.0-48.5 151 59.5 51.5-67.0
151% to 200% 200 63 29.7 22.6-37.8 137 70.3 62.2-77.4
More than 200% 1,361 306 19.6 17.3-22.2 1,055 80.4 77.8-82.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 694 236 31.5 27.4-36.0 458 68.5 64.0-72.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 765 214 29.5 25.5-34.0 551 70.5 66.0-74.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,073 254 21.7 19.0-24.7 819 78.3 75.3-81.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 799 203 23.6 20.3-27.3 596 76.4 72.7-79.7
2nd Quartile 676 192 26.7 22.8-31.0 484 73.3 69.0-77.2
3rd Quartile 694 195 27.6 23.7-31.9 499 72.4 68.1-76.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 363 114 30.6 24.5-37.4 249 69.4 62.6-75.5

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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