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 5,816 477 7.8 7.0- 8.7 5,339 92.2 91.3-93.0
-Non-Hispanic White 3,705 296 7.7 6.8- 8.8 3,409 92.3 91.2-93.2
GENDER
Male 1,675 88 5.0 3.9- 6.4 1,587 95.0 93.6-96.1
Female 2,030 208 10.2 8.8-11.9 1,822 89.8 88.1-91.2
AGE
18-34 667 52 7.9 5.8-10.6 615 92.1 89.4-94.2
35-44 412 42 8.9 6.4-12.4 370 91.1 87.6-93.6
45-54 563 49 8.3 6.1-11.2 514 91.7 88.8-93.9
55-64 721 53 6.7 4.9- 9.0 668 93.3 91.0-95.1
65-74 753 60 8.3 6.1-11.0 693 91.7 89.0-93.9
75+ 527 37 6.4 4.4- 9.3 490 93.6 90.7-95.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 31 12.0 7.8-17.8 179 88.0 82.2-92.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 873 60 5.9 4.4- 7.9 813 94.1 92.1-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,069 97 8.7 7.0-10.8 972 91.3 89.2-93.0
College Graduate 1,547 108 7.0 5.6- 8.6 1,439 93.0 91.4-94.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 29 10.5 6.7-16.1 214 89.5 83.9-93.3
$15,000- 24,999 391 30 7.7 5.1-11.4 361 92.3 88.6-94.9
$25,000- 34,999 266 25 8.1 5.2-12.5 241 91.9 87.5-94.8
$35,000- 49,999 418 46 11.4 8.2-15.6 372 88.6 84.4-91.8
$50,000- 74,999 494 33 7.4 5.0-10.9 461 92.6 89.1-95.0
$75,000+ 1,204 76 6.1 4.6- 7.9 1,128 93.9 92.1-95.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,079 130 11.3 9.3-13.7 949 88.7 86.3-90.7
No 2,512 160 6.4 5.3- 7.6 2,352 93.6 92.4-94.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 498 19 3.6 2.1- 6.1 479 96.4 93.9-97.9
Non-Veteran 3,185 276 8.4 7.3- 9.6 2,909 91.6 90.4-92.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,023 74 7.2 5.5- 9.3 949 92.8 90.7-94.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,055 81 7.2 5.7- 9.2 974 92.8 90.8-94.3
Rural 1,627 141 8.6 7.1-10.3 1,486 91.4 89.7-92.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,895 141 6.8 5.6- 8.2 1,754 93.2 91.8-94.4
Unemployed 179 18 11.6 6.9-18.9 161 88.4 81.1-93.1
Retired 1,134 70 5.7 4.3- 7.5 1,064 94.3 92.5-95.7
Unable to Work 234 49 18.9 13.8-25.2 185 81.1 74.8-86.2
Other not in Labor Force 220 14 6.1 3.6-10.4 206 93.9 89.6-96.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 26 8.8 5.5-13.7 206 91.2 86.3-94.5
101% to 150% 310 22 6.4 4.0-10.0 288 93.6 90.0-96.0
151% to 200% 315 35 12.1 8.2-17.4 280 87.9 82.6-91.8
More than 200% 2,038 143 6.9 5.7- 8.3 1,895 93.1 91.7-94.3
HOUSING
Own 2,752 195 7.0 5.9- 8.2 2,557 93.0 91.8-94.1
Rent 708 78 10.5 8.2-13.5 630 89.5 86.5-91.8
Other arrangement 218 23 9.9 6.2-15.5 195 90.1 84.5-93.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 887 81 9.9 7.6-12.7 806 90.1 87.3-92.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,222 86 6.4 5.0- 8.1 1,136 93.6 91.9-95.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,596 129 7.8 6.4- 9.5 1,467 92.2 90.5-93.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,334 103 7.3 5.9- 9.1 1,231 92.7 90.9-94.1
2nd Quartile 995 73 6.7 5.2- 8.7 922 93.3 91.3-94.8
3rd Quartile 993 81 8.3 6.4-10.6 912 91.7 89.4-93.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 383 39 12.1 8.1-17.6 344 87.9 82.4-91.9

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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