2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,817 901 21.9 20.4-23.4 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,042 628 24.4 22.5-26.4 2,414 75.6 73.6-77.5
GENDER
Male 1,338 313 26.8 23.9-29.8 1,025 73.2 70.2-76.1
Female 1,704 315 22.3 19.9-25.0 1,389 77.7 75.0-80.1
AGE
18-34 453 206 45.1 40.0-50.3 247 54.9 49.7-60.0
35-44 335 115 33.3 27.8-39.3 220 66.7 60.7-72.2
45-54 482 110 25.6 21.0-30.8 372 74.4 69.2-79.0
55-64 606 116 20.2 16.5-24.6 490 79.8 75.4-83.5
65-74 650 62 9.5 7.1-12.7 588 90.5 87.3-92.9
75+ 466 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 179 45 26.7 19.3-35.8 134 73.3 64.2-80.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 737 188 28.9 25.0-33.0 549 71.1 67.0-75.0
Some Post-H.S. 888 229 28.7 25.3-32.3 659 71.3 67.7-74.7
College Graduate 1,234 164 15.0 12.8-17.6 1,070 85.0 82.4-87.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 54 33.9 25.4-43.6 114 66.1 56.4-74.6
$15,000- 24,999 332 83 27.0 21.5-33.4 249 73.0 66.6-78.5
$25,000- 34,999 229 65 34.6 27.1-43.1 164 65.4 56.9-72.9
$35,000- 49,999 338 88 29.6 24.0-35.7 250 70.4 64.3-76.0
$50,000- 74,999 429 81 23.4 18.7-28.8 348 76.6 71.2-81.3
$75,000+ 993 166 20.4 17.5-23.8 827 79.6 76.2-82.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 966 219 27.4 23.9-31.3 747 72.6 68.7-76.1
No 2,067 408 23.1 20.9-25.4 1,659 76.9 74.6-79.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 383 64 19.7 15.1-25.3 319 80.3 74.7-84.9
Non-Veteran 2,655 563 25.0 23.0-27.1 2,092 75.0 72.9-77.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 772 144 22.6 19.1-26.5 628 77.4 73.5-80.9
Regional City or Suburban County 869 179 24.7 21.3-28.5 690 75.3 71.5-78.7
Rural 1,401 305 25.3 22.5-28.3 1,096 74.7 71.7-77.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,531 372 26.6 24.0-29.3 1,159 73.4 70.7-76.0
Unemployed 141 48 35.6 27.1-45.1 93 64.4 54.9-72.9
Retired 983 62 6.8 5.0- 9.2 921 93.2 90.8-95.0
Unable to Work 202 80 44.3 35.7-53.3 122 55.7 46.7-64.3
Other not in Labor Force 177 65 40.0 31.9-48.7 112 60.0 51.3-68.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 192 62 32.2 24.5-41.0 130 67.8 59.0-75.5
101% to 150% 268 86 35.6 28.9-42.9 182 64.4 57.1-71.1
151% to 200% 264 71 31.7 24.9-39.4 193 68.3 60.6-75.1
More than 200% 1,699 297 21.5 19.2-24.1 1,402 78.5 75.9-80.8
HOUSING
Own 2,340 347 18.3 16.3-20.4 1,993 81.7 79.6-83.7
Rent 505 207 46.5 41.3-51.7 298 53.5 48.3-58.7
Other arrangement 179 73 48.2 39.3-57.3 106 51.8 42.7-60.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 767 172 26.1 22.3-30.2 595 73.9 69.8-77.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,040 220 24.7 21.5-28.1 820 75.3 71.9-78.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,235 236 23.3 20.5-26.4 999 76.7 73.6-79.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,057 203 23.2 20.2-26.6 854 76.8 73.4-79.8
2nd Quartile 817 167 24.3 20.8-28.2 650 75.7 71.8-79.2
3rd Quartile 822 189 27.0 23.5-30.9 633 73.0 69.1-76.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 346 69 21.3 16.1-27.6 277 78.7 72.4-83.9

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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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