2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
GENDER
Male 2,629 256 10.0 8.6-11.6 2,373 90.0 88.4-91.4
Female 3,197 378 12.8 11.4-14.3 2,819 87.2 85.7-88.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,034 358 7.1 6.3- 8.0 4,676 92.9 92.0-93.7
No 770 274 36.8 32.6-41.3 496 63.2 58.7-67.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,482 169 11.5 9.7-13.6 1,313 88.5 86.4-90.3
Overweight 1,861 175 10.2 8.5-12.1 1,686 89.8 87.9-91.5
Obese 1,727 202 12.5 10.6-14.8 1,525 87.5 85.2-89.4
Current Smoker
Yes 855 188 22.6 19.1-26.4 667 77.4 73.6-80.9
No 4,719 420 9.4 8.3-10.5 4,299 90.6 89.5-91.7
History of CVD**
Yes 641 87 14.4 11.2-18.3 554 85.6 81.7-88.8
No 5,138 538 11.1 10.0-12.2 4,600 88.9 87.8-90.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 672 85 12.4 9.8-15.7 587 87.6 84.3-90.2
No 4,681 493 11.2 10.0-12.4 4,188 88.8 87.6-90.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 31 13.1 8.7-19.2 270 86.9 80.8-91.3
No 5,044 546 11.3 10.2-12.4 4,498 88.7 87.6-89.8
COPD
Yes 431 66 17.4 13.1-22.7 365 82.6 77.3-86.9
No 5,378 564 11.0 10.0-12.1 4,814 89.0 87.9-90.0
Current Asthma
Yes 477 93 20.4 16.2-25.3 384 79.6 74.7-83.8
No 5,324 541 10.7 9.7-11.9 4,783 89.3 88.1-90.3
Diabetes
Yes 778 89 11.8 9.2-14.8 689 88.2 85.2-90.8
No 5,036 545 11.4 10.3-12.6 4,491 88.6 87.4-89.7
Functional Disability
Yes 1,647 292 19.5 17.1-22.2 1,355 80.5 77.8-82.9
No 3,954 320 8.5 7.5- 9.7 3,634 91.5 90.3-92.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,764 241 15.1 13.0-17.4 1,523 84.9 82.6-87.0
No 4,059 393 10.2 9.0-11.4 3,666 89.8 88.6-91.0

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

^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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