2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

Not including kidney stones, bladder infection or incontinence, were you (Ever told) you have kidney disease?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,824 235 3.1 2.6- 3.6 5,589 96.9 96.4-97.4
-Non-Hispanic White 3,709 151 3.2 2.6- 4.0 3,558 96.8 96.0-97.4
GENDER
Male 1,677 70 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,607 96.5 95.3-97.4
Female 2,032 81 3.0 2.2- 4.0 1,951 97.0 96.0-97.8
AGE
18-34 670 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 413 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 564 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 721 34 4.0 2.7- 5.9 687 96.0 94.1-97.3
65-74 753 50 6.4 4.5- 9.1 703 93.6 90.9-95.5
75+ 526 46 9.0 6.1-13.2 480 91.0 86.8-93.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 18 7.7 4.3-13.5 191 92.3 86.5-95.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 869 32 2.4 1.5- 3.6 837 97.6 96.4-98.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,073 43 2.8 2.0- 4.0 1,030 97.2 96.0-98.0
College Graduate 1,552 58 3.1 2.3- 4.3 1,494 96.9 95.7-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 390 28 5.9 3.6- 9.6 362 94.1 90.4-96.4
$25,000- 34,999 266 23 7.6 4.6-12.4 243 92.4 87.6-95.4
$35,000- 49,999 419 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 494 17 2.4 1.4- 4.1 477 97.6 95.9-98.6
$75,000+ 1,208 30 2.1 1.3- 3.2 1,178 97.9 96.8-98.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,079 84 6.3 4.9- 8.2 995 93.7 91.8-95.1
No 2,516 64 2.1 1.5- 2.9 2,452 97.9 97.1-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 498 34 5.4 3.6- 8.2 464 94.6 91.8-96.4
Non-Veteran 3,189 116 2.9 2.3- 3.7 3,073 97.1 96.3-97.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,025 36 2.7 1.8- 3.9 989 97.3 96.1-98.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,058 33 2.7 1.7- 4.2 1,025 97.3 95.8-98.3
Rural 1,626 82 4.1 3.1- 5.4 1,544 95.9 94.6-96.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,897 30 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,867 98.7 98.0-99.1
Unemployed 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,135 84 7.2 5.4- 9.6 1,051 92.8 90.4-94.6
Unable to Work 233 32 10.3 6.8-15.2 201 89.7 84.8-93.2
Other not in Labor Force 221 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 311 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 313 20 5.6 3.2- 9.6 293 94.4 90.4-96.8
More than 200% 2,043 70 2.7 2.1- 3.6 1,973 97.3 96.4-97.9
HOUSING
Own 2,757 123 3.7 3.0- 4.6 2,634 96.3 95.4-97.0
Rent 706 22 2.0 1.2- 3.3 684 98.0 96.7-98.8
Other arrangement 219 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 888 45 3.6 2.6- 5.1 843 96.4 94.9-97.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,222 50 3.4 2.4- 4.7 1,172 96.6 95.3-97.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,599 56 2.9 2.1- 4.2 1,543 97.1 95.8-97.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,337 47 2.9 2.0- 4.3 1,290 97.1 95.7-98.0
2nd Quartile 996 34 3.1 2.1- 4.7 962 96.9 95.3-97.9
3rd Quartile 994 48 3.5 2.5- 4.7 946 96.5 95.3-97.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 382 22 4.5 2.7- 7.4 360 95.5 92.6-97.3

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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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