2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
-MALES 2,629 256 10.0 8.6-11.6 2,373 90.0 88.4-91.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,674 123 8.3 6.7-10.1 1,551 91.7 89.9-93.3
Non-Hispanic Black 434 47 10.8 7.3-15.6 387 89.2 84.4-92.7
Other 73 14 19.2 11.1-31.0 59 80.8 69.0-88.9
AGE
18-34 603 84 13.8 10.8-17.4 519 86.2 82.6-89.2
35-44 368 44 11.0 7.3-16.4 324 89.0 83.6-92.7
45-54 436 50 9.9 7.1-13.5 386 90.1 86.5-92.9
55-64 461 45 8.9 6.1-12.8 416 91.1 87.2-93.9
65-74 455 20 4.5 2.7- 7.5 435 95.5 92.5-97.3
75+ 261 *** *** *** 252 95.8 91.2-98.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 46 20.5 14.4-28.3 211 79.5 71.7-85.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 723 96 11.5 9.0-14.5 627 88.5 85.5-91.0
Some Post-H.S. 681 63 8.5 6.5-11.1 618 91.5 88.9-93.5
College Graduate 953 49 5.1 3.7- 7.0 904 94.9 93.0-96.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 39 25.1 16.7-35.9 138 74.9 64.1-83.3
$15,000- 24,999 331 69 19.1 14.6-24.6 262 80.9 75.4-85.4
$25,000- 34,999 213 23 12.2 7.5-19.1 190 87.8 80.9-92.5
$35,000- 49,999 273 26 11.3 7.3-17.0 247 88.7 83.0-92.7
$50,000- 74,999 350 22 6.0 3.8- 9.5 328 94.0 90.5-96.2
$75,000+ 814 28 3.6 2.2- 5.7 786 96.4 94.3-97.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 105 16.8 13.2-21.1 595 83.2 78.9-86.8
No 1,823 141 7.7 6.4- 9.4 1,682 92.3 90.6-93.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 649 35 5.5 3.5- 8.4 614 94.5 91.6-96.5
Non-Veteran 1,959 221 11.4 9.7-13.3 1,738 88.6 86.7-90.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 851 85 10.3 8.1-13.1 766 89.7 86.9-91.9
Regional City or Suburban County 691 62 9.2 6.8-12.3 629 90.8 87.7-93.2
Rural 1,087 109 10.4 8.0-13.3 978 89.6 86.7-92.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,558 149 9.4 7.8-11.2 1,409 90.6 88.8-92.2
Unemployed 146 *** *** *** 108 75.4 64.0-84.1
Retired 616 22 3.5 2.1- 5.7 594 96.5 94.3-97.9
Unable to Work 183 38 21.8 14.8-30.9 145 78.2 69.1-85.2
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 77 97.7 91.8-99.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 210 52 25.2 17.5-34.8 158 74.8 65.2-82.5
101% to 150% 258 42 16.3 11.5-22.6 216 83.7 77.4-88.5
151% to 200% 199 21 11.7 6.9-19.2 178 88.3 80.8-93.1
More than 200% 1,376 72 5.4 4.1- 7.1 1,304 94.6 92.9-95.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 722 76 9.3 7.0-12.3 646 90.7 87.7-93.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 785 81 11.5 8.8-14.9 704 88.5 85.1-91.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,122 99 9.4 7.4-11.7 1,023 90.6 88.3-92.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 834 70 7.9 6.1-10.3 764 92.1 89.7-93.9
2nd Quartile 697 68 11.2 8.4-14.7 629 88.8 85.3-91.6
3rd Quartile 721 72 10.5 8.0-13.7 649 89.5 86.3-92.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 46 11.2 7.5-16.4 331 88.8 83.6-92.5

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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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