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?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,822 478 6.5 5.8- 7.3 5,344 93.5 92.7-94.2
-Non-Hispanic White 3,704 342 7.7 6.7- 8.7 3,362 92.3 91.3-93.3
GENDER
Male 1,670 129 5.3 4.4- 6.5 1,541 94.7 93.5-95.6
Female 2,034 213 9.8 8.3-11.5 1,821 90.2 88.5-91.7
AGE
18-34 669 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 412 15 2.9 1.6- 5.0 397 97.1 95.0-98.4
45-54 561 28 4.9 3.3- 7.2 533 95.1 92.8-96.7
55-64 722 64 9.0 6.6-12.0 658 91.0 88.0-93.4
65-74 753 113 14.3 11.5-17.5 640 85.7 82.5-88.5
75+ 526 111 21.3 16.8-26.6 415 78.7 73.4-83.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 26 11.8 7.4-18.2 185 88.2 81.8-92.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 873 78 7.5 5.7- 9.8 795 92.5 90.2-94.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,070 106 7.8 6.3- 9.8 964 92.2 90.2-93.7
College Graduate 1,544 131 6.4 5.3- 7.8 1,413 93.6 92.2-94.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 27 12.6 7.7-20.1 218 87.4 79.9-92.3
$15,000- 24,999 391 46 9.5 6.3-14.0 345 90.5 86.0-93.7
$25,000- 34,999 265 25 6.6 4.1-10.5 240 93.4 89.5-95.9
$35,000- 49,999 417 37 7.8 5.3-11.3 380 92.2 88.7-94.7
$50,000- 74,999 494 43 6.2 4.4- 8.7 451 93.8 91.3-95.6
$75,000+ 1,205 85 5.1 4.0- 6.4 1,120 94.9 93.6-96.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,078 153 11.9 9.8-14.5 925 88.1 85.5-90.2
No 2,512 181 5.8 4.9- 6.9 2,331 94.2 93.1-95.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 494 59 8.1 6.1-10.8 435 91.9 89.2-93.9
Non-Veteran 3,188 280 7.5 6.5- 8.7 2,908 92.5 91.3-93.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,023 91 6.8 5.4- 8.7 932 93.2 91.3-94.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,054 95 8.4 6.5-10.7 959 91.6 89.3-93.5
Rural 1,627 156 7.7 6.3- 9.4 1,471 92.3 90.6-93.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,895 104 4.6 3.6- 5.8 1,791 95.4 94.2-96.4
Unemployed 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,133 183 15.3 12.8-18.2 950 84.7 81.8-87.2
Unable to Work 232 31 13.4 8.7-20.0 201 86.6 80.0-91.3
Other not in Labor Force 221 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 310 23 8.1 4.7-13.5 287 91.9 86.5-95.3
151% to 200% 316 39 9.3 6.2-13.6 277 90.7 86.4-93.8
More than 200% 2,036 165 5.9 4.9- 7.0 1,871 94.1 93.0-95.1
HOUSING
Own 2,752 286 8.6 7.5- 9.9 2,466 91.4 90.1-92.5
Rent 707 43 5.0 3.5- 7.2 664 95.0 92.8-96.5
Other arrangement 218 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 886 80 7.6 5.8- 9.9 806 92.4 90.1-94.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,225 129 8.6 7.0-10.6 1,096 91.4 89.4-93.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,593 133 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,460 93.1 91.5-94.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,334 113 6.4 5.1- 8.0 1,221 93.6 92.0-94.9
2nd Quartile 995 92 8.7 6.8-11.0 903 91.3 89.0-93.2
3rd Quartile 993 99 8.2 6.4-10.3 894 91.8 89.7-93.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 382 38 7.4 4.9-11.1 344 92.6 88.9-95.1

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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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