2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 5,752 4,224 74.0 72.6-75.4 387 6.6 5.8- 7.4 410 7.1 6.3- 8.0 373 6.2 5.5- 7.1 358 6.0 5.3- 6.9
-Non-Hispanic White 3,667 2,664 73.0 71.2-74.7 251 6.8 5.9- 7.8 254 6.8 5.9- 7.9 248 6.4 5.5- 7.4 250 7.0 6.0- 8.2
GENDER
Male 1,660 1,245 74.9 72.3-77.4 124 7.8 6.4- 9.4 99 5.8 4.6- 7.3 89 5.3 4.2- 6.8 103 6.1 4.8- 7.8
Female 2,007 1,419 71.1 68.6-73.5 127 5.9 4.9- 7.2 155 7.8 6.5- 9.3 159 7.4 6.2- 8.9 147 7.8 6.4- 9.5
AGE
18-34 667 500 75.1 71.2-78.6 67 9.1 7.0-11.7 59 9.4 7.1-12.3 28 4.4 3.0- 6.5 *** *** ***
35-44 412 312 77.5 72.6-81.8 27 6.7 4.4-10.1 28 5.8 3.7- 9.0 28 6.3 4.1- 9.3 17 3.7 2.2- 6.4
45-54 556 430 77.0 72.5-81.0 31 5.3 3.7- 7.6 36 6.5 4.5- 9.3 25 4.3 2.8- 6.5 34 6.9 4.4-10.6
55-64 704 483 69.4 65.1-73.4 46 5.9 4.3- 8.1 44 5.2 3.7- 7.1 60 7.4 5.6- 9.8 71 12.1 9.1-16.0
65-74 750 524 69.3 65.0-73.4 48 6.8 4.9- 9.6 54 6.1 4.5- 8.2 61 9.7 6.9-13.3 63 8.0 6.0-10.7
75+ 516 365 66.8 61.2-72.0 26 4.6 3.0- 7.1 30 6.8 4.5-10.2 45 8.7 6.2-12.1 50 13.0 9.1-18.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 201 110 56.6 48.2-64.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 13.2 8.9-19.0 45 22.2 15.6-30.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 856 597 71.4 67.7-74.9 48 5.3 3.9- 7.3 67 8.6 6.6-11.2 75 7.8 6.0-10.1 69 6.8 5.0- 9.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,061 763 74.0 70.8-76.9 77 7.0 5.5- 9.0 72 6.4 4.8- 8.3 72 6.2 4.7- 8.1 77 6.5 5.0- 8.4
College Graduate 1,543 1,190 77.4 74.9-79.7 120 8.5 7.0-10.3 105 6.6 5.3- 8.2 69 3.8 2.9- 5.0 59 3.6 2.7- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 108 52.1 44.0-60.2 *** *** *** 20 8.8 5.3-14.2 42 13.7 9.6-19.2 49 20.4 14.4-28.1
$15,000- 24,999 386 234 62.1 55.8-68.0 21 4.8 2.9- 7.9 26 5.8 3.7- 9.2 46 11.4 8.2-15.6 59 15.8 11.5-21.3
$25,000- 34,999 260 177 67.3 59.6-74.2 20 8.1 4.9-13.0 22 8.8 5.3-14.4 21 7.7 4.4-13.0 20 8.1 4.5-14.2
$35,000- 49,999 419 295 70.3 64.7-75.3 29 6.0 4.0- 8.9 43 10.5 7.4-14.8 23 4.5 2.8- 7.1 29 8.7 5.6-13.1
$50,000- 74,999 495 387 77.0 72.2-81.3 35 7.5 5.2-10.7 30 6.1 4.0- 9.2 28 6.5 4.2- 9.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,203 954 79.8 77.0-82.4 93 8.4 6.7-10.6 64 5.2 4.0- 6.9 52 3.7 2.6- 5.1 40 2.9 2.0- 4.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,052 544 48.8 45.0-52.6 64 5.6 4.2- 7.5 93 9.9 7.9-12.5 160 15.9 13.4-18.9 191 19.7 16.6-23.2
No 2,500 2,032 82.0 80.1-83.7 178 7.2 6.1- 8.5 156 5.9 4.9- 7.0 79 2.7 2.1- 3.6 55 2.2 1.6- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 494 357 72.3 67.2-76.9 28 6.7 4.4-10.0 30 5.7 3.8- 8.5 37 6.7 4.5- 9.8 42 8.6 5.9-12.4
Non-Veteran 3,151 2,291 73.0 71.0-74.8 222 6.9 5.9- 8.0 223 7.0 6.0- 8.2 208 6.3 5.4- 7.4 207 6.8 5.7- 8.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,018 768 75.8 72.6-78.8 78 7.0 5.4- 9.0 72 6.9 5.3- 8.9 50 4.7 3.4- 6.4 50 5.6 4.1- 7.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,046 748 71.6 68.2-74.8 88 8.3 6.6-10.4 73 6.9 5.3- 9.0 69 6.2 4.7- 8.1 68 7.0 5.1- 9.4
Rural 1,603 1,148 71.8 68.9-74.5 85 5.5 4.3- 7.0 109 6.7 5.3- 8.4 129 7.9 6.4- 9.8 132 8.1 6.4-10.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,883 1,492 80.3 78.2-82.3 142 7.2 6.0- 8.6 116 6.1 4.9- 7.5 75 3.5 2.8- 4.6 58 2.8 2.0- 3.8
Unemployed 177 116 63.6 55.1-71.3 15 8.4 4.8-14.3 18 9.6 5.9-15.5 16 11.9 7.1-19.3 *** *** ***
Retired 1,119 793 68.4 64.6-71.9 70 6.1 4.7- 8.0 82 7.2 5.5- 9.3 84 8.6 6.5-11.3 90 9.6 7.3-12.6
Unable to Work 224 65 30.9 23.7-39.2 *** *** *** 20 8.2 4.9-13.5 54 20.8 15.4-27.5 80 37.7 29.8-46.4
Other not in Labor Force 220 164 75.4 68.4-81.3 15 7.0 4.1-11.7 18 8.9 5.4-14.2 15 4.5 2.5- 8.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 224 108 52.2 44.0-60.3 *** *** *** 20 8.3 5.1-13.3 38 13.8 9.6-19.5 48 21.9 15.5-30.0
101% to 150% 306 187 62.0 55.1-68.4 21 6.2 3.8-10.0 30 10.0 6.5-15.0 30 9.7 6.4-14.2 38 12.1 8.0-17.9
151% to 200% 312 210 65.5 58.5-71.9 20 6.5 4.0-10.5 30 10.1 6.4-15.5 25 7.6 4.7-12.1 27 10.3 6.5-15.9
More than 200% 2,035 1,576 77.9 75.7-80.0 154 8.0 6.7- 9.6 118 5.5 4.5- 6.8 103 4.6 3.6- 5.8 84 3.9 3.0- 5.0
HOUSING
Own 2,724 2,029 74.4 72.3-76.3 167 6.2 5.2- 7.3 179 6.2 5.2- 7.3 180 6.3 5.3- 7.5 169 7.0 5.8- 8.4
Rent 698 472 69.0 64.8-72.8 64 9.9 7.6-12.8 54 8.4 6.2-11.3 46 5.7 4.1- 7.9 62 7.0 5.3- 9.3
Other arrangement 218 139 66.1 57.9-73.4 18 6.8 3.9-11.6 21 10.9 6.8-17.0 21 8.2 5.0-13.3 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 872 622 73.1 69.3-76.5 52 5.9 4.3- 8.0 57 5.8 4.2- 8.1 71 8.1 6.2-10.5 70 7.2 5.3- 9.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,212 873 71.8 68.6-74.9 79 6.5 5.1- 8.4 81 6.8 5.3- 8.8 91 7.4 5.8- 9.5 88 7.3 5.6- 9.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,583 1,169 73.8 71.1-76.3 120 7.4 6.0- 9.0 116 7.3 5.9- 8.9 86 4.9 3.9- 6.3 92 6.7 5.2- 8.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,327 979 74.3 71.4-77.0 89 6.6 5.3- 8.4 94 6.7 5.3- 8.4 78 5.3 4.1- 6.9 87 7.0 5.4- 9.0
2nd Quartile 984 724 73.5 70.0-76.6 66 6.1 4.7- 7.9 76 8.0 6.2-10.3 56 5.5 4.1- 7.4 62 6.9 5.0- 9.5
3rd Quartile 980 687 70.8 67.2-74.1 82 8.5 6.6-11.0 65 6.0 4.6- 7.9 79 8.3 6.3-10.8 67 6.4 4.8- 8.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 376 274 71.9 65.4-77.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 9.1 6.0-13.4 34 9.2 5.8-14.3

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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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