2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,817 1,201 20.8 19.6-22.2 4,616 79.2 77.8-80.4
-Non-Hispanic White 3,706 839 23.6 21.9-25.3 2,867 76.4 74.7-78.1
GENDER
Male 1,675 262 16.2 14.1-18.5 1,413 83.8 81.5-85.9
Female 2,031 577 30.4 28.0-33.0 1,454 69.6 67.0-72.0
AGE
18-34 669 177 27.9 24.2-32.0 492 72.1 68.0-75.8
35-44 413 102 22.0 17.9-26.8 311 78.0 73.2-82.1
45-54 564 122 20.5 17.0-24.6 442 79.5 75.4-83.0
55-64 721 188 27.0 23.1-31.3 533 73.0 68.7-76.9
65-74 750 162 23.5 19.8-27.8 588 76.5 72.2-80.2
75+ 529 84 15.1 11.5-19.5 445 84.9 80.5-88.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 71 31.4 24.4-39.3 140 68.6 60.7-75.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 870 200 23.5 20.2-27.1 670 76.5 72.9-79.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,070 274 26.7 23.6-30.0 796 73.3 70.0-76.4
College Graduate 1,549 291 17.8 15.7-20.1 1,258 82.2 79.9-84.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 102 40.6 33.1-48.6 143 59.4 51.4-66.9
$15,000- 24,999 390 134 37.4 31.4-43.9 256 62.6 56.1-68.6
$25,000- 34,999 264 63 26.0 19.8-33.4 201 74.0 66.6-80.2
$35,000- 49,999 420 96 22.4 18.1-27.5 324 77.6 72.5-81.9
$50,000- 74,999 493 102 20.9 16.9-25.5 391 79.1 74.5-83.1
$75,000+ 1,208 213 17.6 15.2-20.3 995 82.4 79.7-84.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,080 436 44.6 40.9-48.4 644 55.4 51.6-59.1
No 2,512 387 15.5 13.9-17.3 2,125 84.5 82.7-86.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 497 105 21.6 17.4-26.5 392 78.4 73.5-82.6
Non-Veteran 3,187 730 23.8 22.0-25.7 2,457 76.2 74.3-78.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,025 214 21.7 18.9-24.9 811 78.3 75.1-81.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,058 256 25.6 22.5-29.0 802 74.4 71.0-77.5
Rural 1,623 369 23.4 20.8-26.1 1,254 76.6 73.9-79.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,894 353 18.6 16.6-20.8 1,541 81.4 79.2-83.4
Unemployed 180 59 35.5 27.8-44.1 121 64.5 55.9-72.2
Retired 1,136 217 20.1 17.1-23.4 919 79.9 76.6-82.9
Unable to Work 232 142 63.7 55.4-71.3 90 36.3 28.7-44.6
Other not in Labor Force 221 63 27.8 21.4-35.1 158 72.2 64.9-78.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 104 47.4 39.4-55.6 128 52.6 44.4-60.6
101% to 150% 310 99 34.5 28.2-41.4 211 65.5 58.6-71.8
151% to 200% 314 82 26.1 20.3-32.8 232 73.9 67.2-79.7
More than 200% 2,041 382 18.6 16.7-20.7 1,659 81.4 79.3-83.3
HOUSING
Own 2,755 540 21.1 19.2-23.1 2,215 78.9 76.9-80.8
Rent 704 234 33.8 29.8-38.1 470 66.2 61.9-70.2
Other arrangement 220 64 27.3 21.0-34.6 156 72.7 65.4-79.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 885 199 23.1 19.8-26.8 686 76.9 73.2-80.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,222 295 24.6 21.8-27.7 927 75.4 72.3-78.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,599 345 23.0 20.5-25.6 1,254 77.0 74.4-79.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,335 286 22.4 19.8-25.2 1,049 77.6 74.8-80.2
2nd Quartile 994 222 22.8 19.8-26.1 772 77.2 73.9-80.2
3rd Quartile 994 249 26.0 22.7-29.5 745 74.0 70.5-77.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 383 82 24.4 18.8-30.9 301 75.6 69.1-81.2

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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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