2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-Non-Hispanic White 3,657 464 13.8 12.4-15.2 3,193 86.2 84.8-87.6
GENDER
Male 1,648 151 10.4 8.6-12.4 1,497 89.6 87.6-91.4
Female 2,009 313 16.9 14.9-19.0 1,696 83.1 81.0-85.1
AGE
18-34 664 138 21.1 17.8-24.8 526 78.9 75.2-82.2
35-44 406 63 13.7 10.5-17.8 343 86.3 82.2-89.5
45-54 561 72 13.4 10.2-17.6 489 86.6 82.4-89.8
55-64 708 90 12.1 9.5-15.4 618 87.9 84.6-90.5
65-74 743 69 10.0 7.5-13.2 674 90.0 86.8-92.5
75+ 515 28 5.1 3.2- 7.9 487 94.9 92.1-96.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 201 42 20.0 14.1-27.7 159 80.0 72.3-85.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 859 117 13.8 11.3-16.8 742 86.2 83.2-88.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,053 164 16.3 13.8-19.1 889 83.7 80.9-86.2
College Graduate 1,537 140 9.3 7.7-11.2 1,397 90.7 88.8-92.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 72 27.8 21.3-35.4 167 72.2 64.6-78.7
$15,000- 24,999 378 76 21.3 16.6-27.0 302 78.7 73.0-83.4
$25,000- 34,999 265 31 15.0 10.3-21.5 234 85.0 78.5-89.7
$35,000- 49,999 415 62 16.2 12.4-20.8 353 83.8 79.2-87.6
$50,000- 74,999 484 48 11.8 8.6-16.0 436 88.2 84.0-91.4
$75,000+ 1,202 95 8.5 6.7-10.6 1,107 91.5 89.4-93.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,055 263 26.8 23.5-30.4 792 73.2 69.6-76.5
No 2,489 195 8.9 7.7-10.4 2,294 91.1 89.6-92.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 488 52 12.2 8.9-16.5 436 87.8 83.5-91.1
Non-Veteran 3,148 411 14.0 12.6-15.6 2,737 86.0 84.4-87.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,019 107 11.9 9.7-14.5 912 88.1 85.5-90.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,046 136 14.6 12.1-17.5 910 85.4 82.5-87.9
Rural 1,592 221 14.6 12.5-16.9 1,371 85.4 83.1-87.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,880 204 11.4 9.8-13.2 1,676 88.6 86.8-90.2
Unemployed 176 48 30.6 23.2-39.2 128 69.4 60.8-76.8
Retired 1,114 76 6.9 5.2- 9.1 1,038 93.1 90.9-94.8
Unable to Work 228 91 38.8 31.0-47.3 137 61.2 52.7-69.0
Other not in Labor Force 218 41 17.6 12.7-23.8 177 82.4 76.2-87.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 225 68 32.1 24.8-40.4 157 67.9 59.6-75.2
101% to 150% 299 65 22.3 17.2-28.4 234 77.7 71.6-82.8
151% to 200% 314 44 15.4 11.0-21.2 270 84.6 78.8-89.0
More than 200% 2,024 179 9.7 8.3-11.4 1,845 90.3 88.6-91.7
HOUSING
Own 2,721 261 10.7 9.3-12.2 2,460 89.3 87.8-90.7
Rent 699 160 24.9 21.3-29.0 539 75.1 71.0-78.7
Other arrangement 210 43 21.7 15.3-29.8 167 78.3 70.2-84.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 871 121 14.5 11.8-17.6 750 85.5 82.4-88.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,204 161 14.2 11.9-16.8 1,043 85.8 83.2-88.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,582 182 13.1 11.2-15.4 1,400 86.9 84.6-88.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,320 153 12.8 10.7-15.3 1,167 87.2 84.7-89.3
2nd Quartile 981 105 11.7 9.4-14.4 876 88.3 85.6-90.6
3rd Quartile 982 151 17.4 14.6-20.5 831 82.6 79.5-85.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 374 55 14.7 10.6-20.0 319 85.3 80.0-89.4

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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