2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,327 1,959 84.3 82.4-86.0 368 15.7 14.0-17.6
-MALES 1,153 942 81.9 79.1-84.4 211 18.1 15.6-20.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 687 628 90.8 88.0-93.0 59 9.2 7.0-12.0
Non-Hispanic Black 175 147 80.2 72.0-86.4 28 19.8 13.6-28.0
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 412 310 75.0 69.7-79.6 102 25.0 20.4-30.3
35-44 258 204 80.8 75.0-85.5 54 19.2 14.5-25.0
45-54 279 243 89.3 84.2-92.9 36 10.7 7.1-15.8
55-64 204 185 91.6 85.9-95.1 19 8.4 4.9-14.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 307 226 76.4 70.5-81.4 81 23.6 18.6-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 272 235 86.7 81.4-90.6 37 13.3 9.4-18.6
College Graduate 462 441 96.7 94.7-98.0 21 3.3 2.0- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 129 103 77.6 67.7-85.2 26 22.4 14.8-32.3
$50,000- 74,999 163 151 93.4 87.4-96.7 12 6.6 3.3-12.6
$75,000+ 459 442 95.7 92.8-97.4 17 4.3 2.6- 7.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 150 114 76.9 68.1-83.8 36 23.1 16.2-31.9
No 966 802 83.0 79.9-85.6 164 17.0 14.4-20.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 206 194 93.2 87.6-96.4 12 6.8 3.6-12.4
Non-Veteran 946 747 79.6 76.4-82.4 199 20.4 17.6-23.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 430 343 81.1 76.5-84.9 87 18.9 15.1-23.5
Regional City or Suburban County 302 258 86.8 81.6-90.7 44 13.2 9.3-18.4
Rural 421 341 78.8 73.4-83.3 80 21.2 16.7-26.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,153 942 81.9 79.1-84.4 211 18.1 15.6-20.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 697 653 93.4 90.9-95.3 44 6.6 4.7- 9.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 290 238 78.6 71.7-84.1 52 21.4 15.9-28.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 342 282 83.3 78.1-87.6 60 16.7 12.4-21.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 521 422 82.4 78.4-85.8 99 17.6 14.2-21.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 360 291 81.6 76.5-85.9 69 18.4 14.1-23.5
2nd Quartile 314 262 83.7 78.5-87.8 52 16.3 12.2-21.5
3rd Quartile 332 276 84.4 79.6-88.3 56 15.6 11.7-20.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages are included.

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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