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 5,823 721 12.3 11.3-13.4 5,102 87.7 86.6-88.7
-Non-Hispanic White 3,708 444 12.2 11.0-13.5 3,264 87.8 86.5-89.0
GENDER
Male 1,676 154 9.5 7.9-11.3 1,522 90.5 88.7-92.1
Female 2,032 290 14.7 12.9-16.7 1,742 85.3 83.3-87.1
AGE
18-34 670 102 15.6 12.7-19.0 568 84.4 81.0-87.3
35-44 412 57 12.7 9.6-16.7 355 87.3 83.3-90.4
45-54 563 66 10.9 8.4-14.1 497 89.1 85.9-91.6
55-64 721 76 10.3 8.0-13.3 645 89.7 86.7-92.0
65-74 753 86 11.7 9.2-14.8 667 88.3 85.2-90.8
75+ 527 52 9.3 6.8-12.6 475 90.7 87.4-93.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 42 17.5 12.3-24.1 168 82.5 75.9-87.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 105 12.3 9.9-15.1 769 87.7 84.9-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,070 133 12.0 10.0-14.4 937 88.0 85.6-90.0
College Graduate 1,548 164 10.9 9.2-12.8 1,384 89.1 87.2-90.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 42 16.7 11.6-23.4 203 83.3 76.6-88.4
$15,000- 24,999 391 47 12.1 8.8-16.6 344 87.9 83.4-91.2
$25,000- 34,999 266 37 13.4 9.2-19.2 229 86.6 80.8-90.8
$35,000- 49,999 418 66 16.4 12.6-21.1 352 83.6 78.9-87.4
$50,000- 74,999 494 51 11.9 8.8-15.9 443 88.1 84.1-91.2
$75,000+ 1,205 115 9.8 7.9-12.0 1,090 90.2 88.0-92.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,079 183 16.8 14.3-19.7 896 83.2 80.3-85.7
No 2,515 253 10.6 9.2-12.1 2,262 89.4 87.9-90.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 499 36 6.6 4.6- 9.5 463 93.4 90.5-95.4
Non-Veteran 3,187 407 13.1 11.7-14.5 2,780 86.9 85.5-88.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,023 118 12.2 10.0-14.8 905 87.8 85.2-90.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,056 128 11.9 9.8-14.3 928 88.1 85.7-90.2
Rural 1,629 198 12.4 10.6-14.6 1,431 87.6 85.4-89.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,897 219 11.4 9.8-13.1 1,678 88.6 86.9-90.2
Unemployed 179 24 15.4 9.9-23.1 155 84.6 76.9-90.1
Retired 1,134 106 9.2 7.3-11.4 1,028 90.8 88.6-92.7
Unable to Work 234 67 26.4 20.3-33.7 167 73.6 66.3-79.7
Other not in Labor Force 221 24 11.5 7.5-17.2 197 88.5 82.8-92.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 37 13.9 9.5-20.0 195 86.1 80.0-90.5
101% to 150% 310 38 11.9 8.4-16.7 272 88.1 83.3-91.6
151% to 200% 315 51 17.2 12.5-23.1 264 82.8 76.9-87.5
More than 200% 2,039 213 10.9 9.4-12.6 1,826 89.1 87.4-90.6
HOUSING
Own 2,753 281 10.5 9.2-12.0 2,472 89.5 88.0-90.8
Rent 708 121 17.4 14.3-20.9 587 82.6 79.1-85.7
Other arrangement 220 41 18.9 13.5-26.0 179 81.1 74.0-86.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 889 117 14.2 11.5-17.5 772 85.8 82.5-88.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,223 134 10.4 8.6-12.5 1,089 89.6 87.5-91.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,596 193 12.7 10.9-14.8 1,403 87.3 85.2-89.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,334 157 11.8 10.0-14.0 1,177 88.2 86.0-90.0
2nd Quartile 995 115 11.3 9.2-13.8 880 88.7 86.2-90.8
3rd Quartile 995 123 12.9 10.6-15.6 872 87.1 84.4-89.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 384 49 15.2 10.6-21.3 335 84.8 78.7-89.4

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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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