2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,819 5,047 85.3 84.1-86.4 772 14.7 13.6-15.9
-MALES 2,631 2,224 83.0 81.0-84.7 407 17.0 15.3-19.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,673 1,518 88.8 86.7-90.7 155 11.2 9.3-13.3
Non-Hispanic Black 433 373 81.3 75.6-85.9 60 18.7 14.1-24.4
Other 73 59 80.8 69.2-88.8 14 19.2 11.2-30.8
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
65-74 455 447 98.6 96.8-99.4 *** *** ***
75+ 261 257 99.1 97.4-99.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 145 55.4 47.6-63.0 113 44.6 37.0-52.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 721 557 78.3 74.5-81.6 164 21.7 18.4-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 684 606 88.9 86.0-91.3 78 11.1 8.7-14.0
College Graduate 954 906 95.0 93.2-96.4 48 5.0 3.6- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 121 60.5 50.2-70.0 57 39.5 30.0-49.8
$15,000- 24,999 332 232 71.0 64.8-76.6 100 29.0 23.4-35.2
$25,000- 34,999 215 168 75.9 67.8-82.5 47 24.1 17.5-32.2
$35,000- 49,999 273 233 83.2 77.1-87.9 40 16.8 12.1-22.9
$50,000- 74,999 351 324 91.6 87.4-94.5 27 8.4 5.5-12.6
$75,000+ 815 772 93.9 91.4-95.7 43 6.1 4.3- 8.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 698 611 85.0 80.7-88.5 87 15.0 11.5-19.3
No 1,825 1,526 82.6 80.3-84.7 299 17.4 15.3-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 650 621 94.7 91.8-96.7 29 5.3 3.3- 8.2
Non-Veteran 1,960 1,586 79.9 77.5-82.0 374 20.1 18.0-22.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 853 715 83.7 80.5-86.4 138 16.3 13.6-19.5
Regional City or Suburban County 692 602 84.8 81.0-88.0 90 15.2 12.0-19.0
Rural 1,086 907 80.8 77.3-83.9 179 19.2 16.1-22.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,559 1,266 81.0 78.6-83.3 293 19.0 16.7-21.4
Unemployed 148 84 58.7 48.1-68.6 64 41.3 31.4-51.9
Retired 615 606 98.9 97.9-99.4 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 184 166 87.1 78.0-92.8 18 12.9 7.2-22.0
Other not in Labor Force 79 69 86.0 74.0-93.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 213 126 57.7 48.4-66.5 87 42.3 33.5-51.6
101% to 150% 259 197 76.5 69.8-82.0 62 23.5 18.0-30.2
151% to 200% 199 164 80.1 71.7-86.5 35 19.9 13.5-28.3
More than 200% 1,378 1,287 92.5 90.6-94.1 91 7.5 5.9- 9.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 720 613 82.6 78.5-86.1 107 17.4 13.9-21.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 670 83.1 79.3-86.4 118 16.9 13.6-20.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,123 941 83.0 80.2-85.5 182 17.0 14.5-19.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 833 697 82.8 79.5-85.7 136 17.2 14.3-20.5
2nd Quartile 702 596 82.8 79.0-86.1 106 17.2 13.9-21.0
3rd Quartile 719 618 84.4 80.7-87.6 101 15.6 12.4-19.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 313 80.2 73.9-85.3 64 19.8 14.7-26.1

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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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