2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 4,950 85.5 84.3-86.6 877 14.5 13.4-15.7
-MALES 2,630 2,259 86.5 84.7-88.0 371 13.5 12.0-15.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,675 1,466 87.0 84.7-88.9 209 13.0 11.1-15.3
Non-Hispanic Black 432 358 84.2 79.7-87.9 74 15.8 12.1-20.3
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 603 563 92.6 89.5-94.8 40 7.4 5.2-10.5
35-44 372 340 93.1 89.6-95.4 32 6.9 4.6-10.4
45-54 436 369 83.3 78.0-87.5 67 16.7 12.5-22.0
55-64 461 378 81.6 76.8-85.7 83 18.4 14.3-23.2
65-74 455 362 78.2 72.6-83.0 93 21.8 17.0-27.4
75+ 259 205 76.5 69.1-82.6 54 23.5 17.4-30.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 182 74.2 67.0-80.3 76 25.8 19.7-33.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 592 84.0 80.7-86.9 132 16.0 13.1-19.3
Some Post-H.S. 682 579 85.7 82.3-88.6 103 14.3 11.4-17.7
College Graduate 952 894 96.0 94.5-97.1 58 4.0 2.9- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 122 77.1 69.0-83.6 54 22.9 16.4-31.0
$15,000- 24,999 332 257 76.9 70.5-82.2 75 23.1 17.8-29.5
$25,000- 34,999 214 173 81.0 73.3-86.9 41 19.0 13.1-26.7
$35,000- 49,999 272 238 87.1 81.8-91.1 34 12.9 8.9-18.2
$50,000- 74,999 349 306 86.7 81.5-90.7 43 13.3 9.3-18.5
$75,000+ 815 758 93.9 91.6-95.5 57 6.1 4.5- 8.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 698 476 68.2 63.6-72.5 222 31.8 27.5-36.4
No 1,825 1,689 92.7 91.0-94.1 136 7.3 5.9- 9.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 646 534 82.5 78.4-86.0 112 17.5 14.0-21.6
Non-Veteran 1,963 1,705 87.4 85.5-89.1 258 12.6 10.9-14.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 854 775 91.2 88.7-93.2 79 8.8 6.8-11.3
Regional City or Suburban County 692 597 86.8 83.5-89.6 95 13.2 10.4-16.5
Rural 1,084 887 81.5 78.2-84.4 197 18.5 15.6-21.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,560 1,439 92.4 90.7-93.9 121 7.6 6.1- 9.3
Unemployed 148 121 83.9 76.2-89.5 27 16.1 10.5-23.8
Retired 613 492 77.8 72.8-82.1 121 22.2 17.9-27.2
Unable to Work 185 92 51.8 42.5-60.9 93 48.2 39.1-57.5
Other not in Labor Force 79 73 94.4 84.9-98.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 160 78.3 70.3-84.6 51 21.7 15.4-29.7
101% to 150% 258 199 79.1 72.5-84.4 59 20.9 15.6-27.5
151% to 200% 198 162 80.6 72.3-86.9 36 19.4 13.1-27.7
More than 200% 1,376 1,242 90.6 88.5-92.3 134 9.4 7.7-11.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 718 585 82.5 78.7-85.7 133 17.5 14.3-21.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 674 84.7 81.1-87.8 114 15.3 12.2-18.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,124 1,000 89.5 87.2-91.5 124 10.5 8.5-12.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 835 733 87.7 84.5-90.2 102 12.3 9.8-15.5
2nd Quartile 699 611 88.1 84.9-90.6 88 11.9 9.4-15.1
3rd Quartile 722 621 85.7 82.1-88.7 101 14.3 11.3-17.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 374 294 79.8 73.7-84.7 80 20.2 15.3-26.3

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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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