2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 3,886 65.3 63.7-66.8 383 6.8 6.0- 7.7 591 11.6 10.6-12.8 551 10.3 9.3-11.3 339 6.0 5.3- 6.8
-Non-Hispanic White 3,657 2,408 63.0 61.1-64.9 264 7.7 6.6- 8.8 406 12.0 10.8-13.4 354 10.9 9.7-12.2 225 6.4 5.5- 7.5
GENDER
Male 1,648 1,199 70.4 67.6-73.0 103 7.0 5.6- 8.7 158 10.0 8.4-11.9 118 7.9 6.5- 9.6 70 4.7 3.5- 6.3
Female 2,009 1,209 56.2 53.5-58.9 161 8.3 6.9-10.0 248 13.8 12.1-15.8 236 13.6 11.8-15.6 155 8.1 6.7- 9.6
AGE
18-34 664 302 44.7 40.5-49.0 53 8.3 6.2-11.1 134 20.3 17.1-24.0 131 20.8 17.5-24.5 44 5.9 4.3- 8.1
35-44 406 233 63.6 58.3-68.7 39 7.9 5.6-11.0 58 12.1 9.2-15.8 43 8.5 6.1-11.8 33 7.8 5.4-11.2
45-54 561 339 59.9 55.0-64.6 59 10.8 8.0-14.2 66 11.7 9.0-15.1 58 10.2 7.6-13.5 39 7.4 4.9-11.1
55-64 708 474 65.5 61.1-69.8 51 8.2 5.9-11.5 70 10.7 8.1-13.9 63 8.5 6.4-11.3 50 7.0 5.0- 9.9
65-74 743 573 75.3 71.1-79.1 45 6.8 4.7- 9.8 43 5.4 3.8- 7.6 39 5.7 4.0- 8.2 43 6.7 4.6- 9.7
75+ 515 439 86.4 82.5-89.6 *** *** *** 32 5.4 3.6- 8.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 201 127 61.4 52.9-69.2 *** *** *** 20 11.0 6.5-17.9 18 8.2 5.0-13.2 31 15.6 10.2-23.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 859 574 63.0 59.0-66.9 49 6.6 4.7- 9.1 88 12.3 9.8-15.3 90 11.7 9.3-14.6 58 6.4 4.8- 8.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,053 686 62.7 59.2-66.1 58 6.4 4.8- 8.6 118 11.6 9.5-14.0 110 12.0 9.8-14.6 81 7.3 5.8- 9.2
College Graduate 1,537 1,019 64.0 61.1-66.7 151 10.9 9.2-12.9 177 12.4 10.6-14.4 136 9.8 8.1-11.7 54 3.0 2.2- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 120 48.9 41.0-56.9 *** *** *** 22 7.2 4.3-11.9 46 19.6 14.0-26.6 38 15.6 10.7-22.2
$15,000- 24,999 378 226 56.5 50.1-62.8 18 5.4 3.0- 9.5 48 14.0 10.1-19.1 38 11.3 7.9-15.9 48 12.8 9.1-17.7
$25,000- 34,999 265 171 59.3 51.7-66.4 20 8.4 5.1-13.6 36 14.3 10.0-20.0 21 10.2 6.3-16.0 17 7.9 4.7-13.1
$35,000- 49,999 415 257 60.6 54.9-66.0 30 6.5 4.3- 9.7 50 12.9 9.6-17.1 54 14.3 10.7-18.8 24 5.7 3.7- 8.8
$50,000- 74,999 484 325 62.9 57.5-68.0 42 9.7 6.7-13.8 54 12.4 9.3-16.4 37 9.0 6.2-12.9 26 5.9 3.9- 9.0
$75,000+ 1,202 833 68.0 64.8-71.0 112 9.1 7.4-11.1 119 10.5 8.6-12.8 106 9.9 8.0-12.2 32 2.5 1.7- 3.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,055 591 50.6 46.8-54.4 61 7.3 5.4- 9.8 101 10.2 8.1-12.6 159 17.4 14.6-20.5 143 14.5 12.0-17.6
No 2,489 1,730 67.4 65.1-69.5 195 7.9 6.7- 9.3 295 12.8 11.3-14.5 189 8.5 7.3- 9.9 80 3.4 2.7- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 488 358 71.8 66.6-76.4 27 5.6 3.6- 8.5 40 8.0 5.6-11.3 40 8.7 6.1-12.3 23 5.8 3.5- 9.6
Non-Veteran 3,148 2,032 61.6 59.5-63.6 236 8.0 6.9- 9.3 365 12.7 11.3-14.2 314 11.3 10.0-12.7 201 6.5 5.5- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,019 638 60.3 56.7-63.7 98 9.2 7.4-11.4 132 14.1 11.7-16.8 107 11.6 9.5-14.1 44 4.8 3.5- 6.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,046 677 61.7 58.1-65.2 74 7.3 5.6- 9.6 128 13.3 11.0-16.0 103 11.3 9.1-13.9 64 6.4 4.8- 8.4
Rural 1,592 1,093 66.2 63.2-69.1 92 6.7 5.2- 8.6 146 9.4 7.7-11.3 144 10.0 8.3-12.0 117 7.8 6.2- 9.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,880 1,203 63.8 61.2-66.3 170 8.2 6.9- 9.7 234 13.1 11.4-15.0 189 10.6 9.1-12.3 84 4.3 3.4- 5.5
Unemployed 176 79 40.9 33.0-49.3 *** *** *** 27 15.2 10.1-22.4 35 22.3 15.8-30.5 25 15.0 9.8-22.1
Retired 1,114 892 79.0 75.6-82.0 52 5.6 3.9- 7.9 75 6.0 4.6- 7.8 55 5.6 4.0- 7.7 40 3.8 2.6- 5.7
Unable to Work 228 94 38.0 30.5-46.1 *** *** *** 21 8.4 5.3-13.0 44 19.2 13.6-26.3 55 24.5 17.7-32.9
Other not in Labor Force 218 111 46.9 39.3-54.7 16 9.4 5.5-15.6 43 22.0 16.0-29.4 28 14.1 9.6-20.4 20 7.6 4.7-12.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 17.5 9.7-29.4
50% to 100% 225 109 46.3 38.3-54.5 *** *** *** 27 10.1 6.4-15.6 38 17.1 11.7-24.3 38 19.9 13.9-27.6
101% to 150% 299 163 51.9 45.0-58.8 *** *** *** 41 14.7 10.6-20.0 39 14.5 10.4-19.9 37 12.1 8.3-17.3
151% to 200% 314 206 62.9 56.0-69.3 20 6.8 4.1-10.9 35 12.0 8.2-17.1 36 13.1 9.0-18.6 17 5.3 3.0- 9.1
More than 200% 2,024 1,384 66.1 63.6-68.5 177 9.0 7.6-10.6 215 11.5 9.9-13.3 172 9.6 8.2-11.4 76 3.8 2.9- 4.9
HOUSING
Own 2,721 1,936 68.7 66.5-70.8 195 7.5 6.4- 8.9 254 10.1 8.8-11.6 201 8.3 7.1- 9.7 135 5.4 4.4- 6.5
Rent 699 344 43.8 39.6-48.2 48 7.2 5.2- 9.9 117 18.9 15.6-22.8 119 20.3 16.9-24.3 71 9.7 7.5-12.5
Other arrangement 210 105 45.8 37.9-54.0 18 9.2 5.3-15.6 34 16.7 11.7-23.3 34 17.5 12.1-24.6 19 10.8 6.0-18.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 871 595 65.5 61.4-69.3 42 4.7 3.3- 6.6 88 11.5 8.9-14.7 88 11.7 9.2-14.7 58 6.7 5.0- 9.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,204 809 65.6 62.3-68.9 98 8.5 6.7-10.8 104 9.0 7.2-11.1 108 9.6 7.8-11.9 85 7.2 5.6- 9.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,582 1,004 59.9 57.0-62.8 124 8.3 6.7-10.1 214 14.6 12.6-16.8 158 11.5 9.7-13.6 82 5.7 4.4- 7.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,320 865 62.5 59.3-65.6 100 7.9 6.2- 9.9 164 13.5 11.5-15.8 116 9.7 7.9-11.9 75 6.4 4.9- 8.3
2nd Quartile 981 645 64.4 60.7-67.8 92 9.3 7.4-11.7 106 10.9 8.9-13.4 90 10.1 8.1-12.6 48 5.3 3.8- 7.4
3rd Quartile 982 627 59.8 55.9-63.5 65 6.8 5.1- 9.1 103 12.1 9.6-15.2 114 13.5 11.1-16.4 73 7.7 6.0-10.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 374 271 70.1 63.8-75.8 *** *** *** 33 9.6 6.4-14.1 34 10.6 7.0-15.7 29 7.3 4.6-11.4

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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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