2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Inadequate Sleep

On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-5 hrs. 6 hrs. 7-8 hrs. 9+ hrs.
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,775 603 10.8 9.8-11.9 1,189 20.7 19.5-22.1 3,518 60.5 58.9-62.1 465 7.9 7.1- 8.8
-MALES 2,615 261 11.3 9.8-13.0 550 21.2 19.3-23.2 1,602 59.7 57.4-62.1 202 7.8 6.6- 9.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,674 135 9.1 7.6-11.0 347 20.8 18.6-23.2 1,070 62.9 60.1-65.7 122 7.1 5.8- 8.8
Non-Hispanic Black 421 70 18.3 13.8-23.8 126 28.2 23.3-33.6 181 42.2 36.4-48.2 44 11.4 8.0-15.9
Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 604 58 11.2 8.4-14.8 137 21.1 17.7-24.9 373 60.7 56.1-65.2 36 7.0 4.8-10.0
35-44 370 39 11.5 7.6-17.1 81 21.2 16.6-26.7 230 61.6 55.2-67.6 20 5.6 3.3- 9.4
45-54 435 37 10.1 7.0-14.2 96 24.4 19.6-29.8 280 61.0 55.3-66.4 22 4.5 2.8- 7.3
55-64 452 67 15.6 12.0-20.0 100 22.9 18.4-28.1 260 56.0 50.4-61.4 25 5.5 3.5- 8.6
65-74 451 41 9.6 6.6-13.8 84 18.6 14.5-23.6 279 61.0 55.2-66.5 47 10.7 7.6-14.9
75+ 259 16 7.7 4.1-14.0 41 15.4 10.9-21.3 152 54.0 46.3-61.5 50 22.9 16.7-30.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 247 34 15.5 10.2-23.1 43 21.8 15.6-29.6 145 52.9 44.8-60.8 25 9.8 6.0-15.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 95 15.4 12.3-19.1 150 20.5 17.4-24.1 417 56.6 52.3-60.9 58 7.4 5.4-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 680 74 10.9 8.5-13.9 148 20.9 17.6-24.7 400 59.6 55.1-63.8 58 8.6 6.4-11.5
College Graduate 953 57 5.3 4.0- 7.1 208 22.3 19.3-25.6 628 66.0 62.4-69.4 60 6.4 4.7- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 25 17.9 10.4-29.1 32 19.1 12.6-27.8 105 57.6 47.4-67.1 14 5.4 3.0- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 328 40 14.3 10.0-20.1 66 20.2 15.1-26.3 188 54.6 47.8-61.3 34 10.9 7.1-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 214 37 18.0 12.4-25.5 45 19.1 13.7-26.0 120 56.9 48.4-65.0 12 5.9 2.9-11.7
$35,000- 49,999 273 25 12.2 7.8-18.6 60 23.0 17.3-29.8 164 55.7 48.3-62.8 24 9.2 5.7-14.5
$50,000- 74,999 348 35 10.4 7.3-14.7 73 22.1 17.3-27.7 209 59.6 53.4-65.6 31 7.9 5.4-11.5
$75,000+ 815 57 7.4 5.5- 9.8 175 22.0 18.8-25.6 528 63.7 59.7-67.5 55 6.9 5.0- 9.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 692 127 21.6 17.6-26.2 149 23.7 19.7-28.2 346 46.2 41.5-51.0 70 8.5 6.4-11.1
No 1,817 126 7.9 6.5- 9.6 381 20.5 18.4-22.7 1,184 64.1 61.3-66.7 126 7.6 6.1- 9.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 647 86 15.1 11.8-19.2 160 25.9 21.9-30.4 329 48.1 43.3-52.9 72 10.9 8.1-14.5
Non-Veteran 1,947 173 10.2 8.6-12.2 388 20.0 17.9-22.2 1,256 62.8 60.1-65.4 130 7.0 5.7- 8.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 848 70 10.1 7.7-13.0 158 18.6 15.8-21.8 558 63.2 59.2-67.0 62 8.1 6.0-10.8
Regional City or Suburban County 690 85 12.9 10.1-16.3 159 20.3 17.1-23.9 392 58.9 54.5-63.2 54 7.9 5.8-10.6
Rural 1,077 106 11.3 8.8-14.3 233 24.4 21.1-28.0 652 56.9 53.0-60.8 86 7.4 5.7- 9.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,556 136 10.0 8.3-12.0 348 22.6 20.3-25.2 999 62.1 59.2-65.0 73 5.3 4.0- 6.8
Unemployed 148 21 18.9 10.8-30.9 35 17.7 12.1-25.2 *** *** *** 15 8.1 4.5-14.3
Retired 612 50 9.2 6.5-12.8 109 17.7 14.2-21.8 367 58.2 53.1-63.2 86 15.0 11.6-19.1
Unable to Work 175 49 27.4 20.0-36.2 34 24.7 16.6-35.1 75 39.6 30.9-48.9 17 8.4 4.9-14.1
Other not in Labor Force 79 *** *** *** 15 16.5 9.5-27.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 210 30 15.4 9.0-25.1 34 20.0 13.4-28.8 127 57.9 48.4-66.8 19 6.7 3.8-11.5
101% to 150% 256 32 16.3 11.0-23.6 58 21.1 15.5-28.1 146 54.4 46.6-62.1 20 8.1 4.6-13.9
151% to 200% 199 36 20.9 14.5-29.2 40 18.7 13.2-25.7 104 48.8 40.3-57.4 19 11.6 6.7-19.2
More than 200% 1,374 112 8.7 7.1-10.7 297 22.2 19.7-24.9 860 61.6 58.5-64.6 105 7.5 6.0- 9.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 712 70 10.3 7.8-13.6 168 24.4 20.6-28.6 416 56.8 52.1-61.4 58 8.5 6.1-11.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 781 98 15.0 11.8-18.8 159 22.1 18.6-26.1 467 56.1 51.7-60.4 57 6.8 5.0- 9.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,122 93 9.3 7.4-11.6 223 19.0 16.5-21.8 719 63.6 60.2-66.9 87 8.1 6.3-10.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 833 63 8.2 6.2-10.7 162 19.5 16.5-22.9 540 64.5 60.5-68.3 68 7.8 5.8-10.4
2nd Quartile 697 78 12.7 9.8-16.3 157 21.0 17.7-24.8 409 58.5 54.0-62.8 53 7.8 5.8-10.5
3rd Quartile 714 95 15.3 12.1-19.2 153 22.2 18.8-26.0 422 55.9 51.4-60.2 44 6.6 4.5- 9.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 371 25 6.4 3.8-10.5 78 24.0 18.3-30.7 231 59.3 52.2-65.9 37 10.4 6.9-15.4

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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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