2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,722 2,835 61.2 59.5-62.9 1,887 38.8 37.1-40.5
-Non-Hispanic White 2,996 1,818 61.9 59.7-64.0 1,178 38.1 36.0-40.3
GENDER
Male 1,319 810 63.2 60.1-66.3 509 36.8 33.7-39.9
Female 1,677 1,008 60.7 57.8-63.6 669 39.3 36.4-42.2
AGE
18-34 437 303 69.8 64.7-74.4 134 30.2 25.6-35.3
35-44 335 221 64.4 58.1-70.3 114 35.6 29.7-41.9
45-54 478 344 73.1 68.3-77.4 134 26.9 22.6-31.7
55-64 597 380 65.5 60.8-69.9 217 34.5 30.1-39.2
65-74 642 337 49.5 44.7-54.3 305 50.5 45.7-55.3
75+ 457 203 40.4 34.6-46.5 254 59.6 53.5-65.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 70 38.6 30.1-47.9 102 61.4 52.1-69.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 719 368 54.8 50.3-59.1 351 45.2 40.9-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 879 535 63.4 59.6-67.0 344 36.6 33.0-40.4
College Graduate 1,222 842 72.8 69.9-75.5 380 27.2 24.5-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 160 79 44.7 35.3-54.5 81 55.3 45.5-64.7
$15,000- 24,999 324 132 42.8 36.0-50.0 192 57.2 50.0-64.0
$25,000- 34,999 227 113 50.7 42.5-58.8 114 49.3 41.2-57.5
$35,000- 49,999 334 172 53.1 46.6-59.4 162 46.9 40.6-53.4
$50,000- 74,999 429 293 69.0 63.7-73.9 136 31.0 26.1-36.3
$75,000+ 984 744 78.3 75.2-81.1 240 21.7 18.9-24.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 948 475 50.4 46.4-54.5 473 49.6 45.5-53.6
No 2,040 1,338 66.9 64.5-69.3 702 33.1 30.7-35.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 379 219 59.0 52.8-64.9 160 41.0 35.1-47.2
Non-Veteran 2,614 1,596 62.2 59.9-64.5 1,018 37.8 35.5-40.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 762 534 72.8 69.0-76.3 228 27.2 23.7-31.0
Regional City or Suburban County 851 522 61.6 57.5-65.5 329 38.4 34.5-42.5
Rural 1,383 762 55.0 51.6-58.3 621 45.0 41.7-48.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,511 1,072 71.6 68.9-74.2 439 28.4 25.8-31.1
Unemployed 141 70 50.4 41.0-59.9 71 49.6 40.1-59.0
Retired 970 466 45.7 41.7-49.8 504 54.3 50.2-58.3
Unable to Work 195 102 50.4 41.5-59.2 93 49.6 40.8-58.5
Other not in Labor Force 171 103 64.3 55.5-72.2 68 35.7 27.8-44.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 182 85 42.3 33.7-51.4 97 57.7 48.6-66.3
101% to 150% 264 103 41.7 34.5-49.3 161 58.3 50.7-65.5
151% to 200% 260 132 51.9 44.2-59.5 128 48.1 40.5-55.8
More than 200% 1,688 1,181 72.6 70.0-75.0 507 27.4 25.0-30.0
HOUSING
Own 2,317 1,420 61.8 59.3-64.2 897 38.2 35.8-40.7
Rent 488 276 57.1 51.8-62.3 212 42.9 37.7-48.2
Other arrangement 173 113 72.4 64.4-79.1 60 27.6 20.9-35.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 757 437 56.9 52.5-61.2 320 43.1 38.8-47.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,023 613 60.9 57.1-64.5 410 39.1 35.5-42.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,216 768 65.2 61.9-68.3 448 34.8 31.7-38.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,039 643 64.0 60.5-67.4 396 36.0 32.6-39.5
2nd Quartile 804 505 63.6 59.5-67.6 299 36.4 32.4-40.5
3rd Quartile 808 483 59.6 55.4-63.6 325 40.4 36.4-44.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 345 187 53.9 47.0-60.7 158 46.1 39.3-53.0

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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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