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 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-Non-Hispanic White 3,701 1,198 29.0 27.3-30.8 2,503 71.0 69.2-72.7
GENDER
Male 1,671 464 25.0 22.7-27.5 1,207 75.0 72.5-77.3
Female 2,030 734 32.7 30.2-35.2 1,296 67.3 64.8-69.8
AGE
18-34 668 43 6.2 4.4- 8.5 625 93.8 91.5-95.6
35-44 413 64 15.5 11.8-20.0 349 84.5 80.0-88.2
45-54 563 133 24.0 20.1-28.4 430 76.0 71.6-79.9
55-64 719 267 40.3 36.0-44.8 452 59.7 55.2-64.0
65-74 748 386 52.5 48.0-56.9 362 47.5 43.1-52.0
75+ 528 283 51.9 46.3-57.5 245 48.1 42.5-53.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 121 54.8 46.5-62.9 88 45.2 37.1-53.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 867 293 27.3 24.1-30.8 574 72.7 69.2-75.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,070 381 29.6 26.6-32.8 689 70.4 67.2-73.4
College Graduate 1,550 403 22.6 20.3-25.0 1,147 77.4 75.0-79.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 121 44.8 37.1-52.7 122 55.2 47.3-62.9
$15,000- 24,999 389 181 41.6 35.6-47.8 208 58.4 52.2-64.4
$25,000- 34,999 265 101 33.9 27.3-41.1 164 66.1 58.9-72.7
$35,000- 49,999 419 147 31.5 26.5-36.9 272 68.5 63.1-73.5
$50,000- 74,999 495 142 25.9 21.6-30.8 353 74.1 69.2-78.4
$75,000+ 1,205 283 21.7 19.1-24.5 922 78.3 75.5-80.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,075 623 54.5 50.7-58.3 452 45.5 41.7-49.3
No 2,513 544 19.3 17.6-21.1 1,969 80.7 78.9-82.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 495 178 34.7 29.8-39.9 317 65.3 60.1-70.2
Non-Veteran 3,184 1,014 28.2 26.4-30.1 2,170 71.8 69.9-73.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,025 256 21.8 19.1-24.8 769 78.2 75.2-80.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,056 352 31.1 27.9-34.6 704 68.9 65.4-72.1
Rural 1,620 590 32.9 30.1-35.7 1,030 67.1 64.3-69.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,893 360 17.8 15.9-19.9 1,533 82.2 80.1-84.1
Unemployed 178 36 17.8 12.4-24.8 142 82.2 75.2-87.6
Retired 1,133 584 52.0 48.3-55.7 549 48.0 44.3-51.7
Unable to Work 233 164 66.5 58.0-74.1 69 33.5 25.9-42.0
Other not in Labor Force 221 46 17.3 12.5-23.4 175 82.7 76.6-87.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 231 112 45.0 37.1-53.1 119 55.0 46.9-62.9
101% to 150% 310 124 39.6 33.1-46.5 186 60.4 53.5-66.9
151% to 200% 315 124 32.3 26.5-38.7 191 67.7 61.3-73.5
More than 200% 2,040 567 24.9 22.8-27.2 1,473 75.1 72.8-77.2
HOUSING
Own 2,750 961 32.2 30.1-34.3 1,789 67.8 65.7-69.9
Rent 706 182 21.0 17.9-24.5 524 79.0 75.5-82.1
Other arrangement 218 50 15.7 11.2-21.5 168 84.3 78.5-88.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 884 317 31.3 27.7-35.0 567 68.7 65.0-72.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,220 434 32.2 29.1-35.4 786 67.8 64.6-70.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,597 447 25.5 23.1-28.1 1,150 74.5 71.9-76.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,334 406 27.7 25.0-30.7 928 72.3 69.3-75.0
2nd Quartile 995 310 27.8 24.7-31.2 685 72.2 68.8-75.3
3rd Quartile 991 334 30.7 27.4-34.2 657 69.3 65.8-72.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 381 148 34.1 28.4-40.3 233 65.9 59.7-71.6

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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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