2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
-Non-Hispanic White 3,682 2,933 78.5 76.8-80.1 157 4.6 3.9- 5.5 222 6.7 5.7- 7.7 220 5.7 4.8- 6.6 150 4.5 3.7- 5.6
GENDER
Male 1,665 1,382 81.8 79.3-84.0 71 4.5 3.5- 5.9 84 5.3 4.1- 6.7 72 4.3 3.3- 5.7 56 4.1 2.9- 5.8
Female 2,017 1,551 75.5 73.1-77.7 86 4.8 3.7- 6.0 138 8.0 6.6- 9.6 148 6.9 5.7- 8.3 94 4.9 3.8- 6.3
AGE
18-34 667 486 73.2 69.3-76.8 49 7.3 5.4- 9.8 73 10.9 8.6-13.9 48 7.2 5.3- 9.8 *** *** ***
35-44 408 333 83.9 79.6-87.4 22 5.1 3.2- 8.1 25 5.5 3.5- 8.4 20 3.5 2.1- 5.7 *** *** ***
45-54 559 450 80.7 76.4-84.4 23 3.7 2.3- 5.9 31 5.6 3.7- 8.2 35 5.5 3.8- 7.9 *** *** ***
55-64 716 555 77.5 73.5-81.1 30 3.7 2.5- 5.5 38 6.1 4.2- 8.9 52 5.8 4.3- 7.9 41 6.9 4.6-10.0
65-74 750 625 80.8 76.5-84.4 19 3.3 2.0- 5.6 32 3.9 2.5- 6.2 38 5.4 3.6- 8.0 36 6.6 4.2-10.1
75+ 521 431 78.4 73.1-82.8 *** *** *** 21 5.0 3.1- 8.1 23 5.1 3.2- 8.0 34 9.0 5.8-13.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 207 137 67.4 59.2-74.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 5.1 2.9- 8.7 34 16.8 11.1-24.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 864 686 78.8 75.3-81.9 19 2.2 1.3- 3.8 52 7.4 5.5- 9.9 69 7.3 5.6- 9.4 38 4.3 2.8- 6.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,061 836 78.0 74.9-80.9 40 4.8 3.4- 6.6 68 6.6 5.0- 8.6 72 6.4 4.9- 8.4 45 4.2 2.9- 5.9
College Graduate 1,543 1,270 82.0 79.6-84.1 89 6.5 5.2- 8.1 88 6.2 4.9- 7.8 64 3.7 2.7- 5.0 32 1.7 1.1- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 137 61.5 53.5-68.9 *** *** *** 19 7.7 4.4-13.0 39 11.8 8.2-16.7 36 15.1 9.9-22.4
$15,000- 24,999 385 270 68.8 62.7-74.4 *** *** *** 31 8.3 5.5-12.3 43 9.1 6.4-12.8 33 10.4 6.8-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 266 197 72.7 65.5-78.9 *** *** *** 21 8.5 5.2-13.5 20 8.2 4.9-13.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 415 328 79.5 74.6-83.7 16 2.9 1.7- 5.1 32 7.5 5.1-10.8 21 4.7 3.0- 7.3 18 5.4 3.1- 9.3
$50,000- 74,999 493 414 82.2 77.6-86.0 17 4.1 2.5- 6.9 27 5.5 3.5- 8.4 22 5.1 3.1- 8.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,204 1,024 84.4 81.8-86.7 74 6.3 4.9- 8.1 53 5.1 3.7- 7.0 34 2.8 1.9- 4.2 19 1.3 0.8- 2.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,062 639 56.1 52.3-59.9 46 5.4 3.9- 7.4 97 10.3 8.2-12.8 151 13.8 11.5-16.5 129 14.4 11.6-17.7
No 2,506 2,190 86.5 84.8-88.0 111 4.6 3.7- 5.7 122 5.5 4.5- 6.8 63 2.6 1.9- 3.4 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 491 404 80.8 76.0-84.9 *** *** *** 27 5.4 3.5- 8.1 28 6.0 3.7- 9.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,170 2,510 78.0 76.2-79.8 142 4.9 4.1- 5.9 195 6.9 5.9- 8.1 190 5.6 4.8- 6.6 133 4.6 3.6- 5.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,019 810 77.8 74.6-80.6 64 6.4 4.9- 8.3 68 7.8 6.0-10.1 46 4.3 3.1- 5.9 31 3.7 2.4- 5.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,050 825 77.8 74.6-80.8 49 4.9 3.6- 6.7 68 7.3 5.5- 9.5 66 5.6 4.2- 7.4 42 4.4 2.9- 6.4
Rural 1,613 1,298 79.6 76.9-82.1 44 3.0 2.1- 4.4 86 5.3 4.1- 6.8 108 6.7 5.4- 8.4 77 5.4 3.9- 7.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,892 1,595 84.6 82.7-86.4 104 5.4 4.4- 6.7 107 6.0 4.8- 7.4 60 2.9 2.2- 3.9 26 1.0 0.6- 1.5
Unemployed 175 116 64.3 55.8-72.1 *** *** *** 20 11.2 7.0-17.4 29 17.7 12.0-25.4 *** *** ***
Retired 1,127 943 79.6 76.1-82.7 31 3.4 2.3- 5.1 46 4.3 3.0- 6.2 52 5.7 4.0- 7.9 55 7.0 5.0- 9.9
Unable to Work 226 85 39.8 31.9-48.2 *** *** *** 24 11.0 6.9-17.0 58 18.6 13.8-24.6 55 28.8 21.2-37.9
Other not in Labor Force 220 155 70.7 63.3-77.2 15 7.8 4.5-13.1 25 12.6 8.2-18.8 18 6.1 3.6-10.1 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 226 133 62.3 54.1-69.8 *** *** *** 19 8.3 5.0-13.6 35 9.8 6.7-14.2 33 17.2 11.3-25.2
101% to 150% 306 211 66.4 59.6-72.6 *** *** *** 27 9.6 6.3-14.5 35 10.6 7.3-15.1 24 9.6 5.9-15.2
151% to 200% 313 239 76.3 69.8-81.8 *** *** *** 23 6.4 4.0-10.1 22 6.9 4.1-11.3 22 7.3 4.3-12.2
More than 200% 2,034 1,701 82.8 80.7-84.7 109 5.6 4.6- 6.9 105 5.6 4.5- 7.0 72 3.6 2.8- 4.7 47 2.3 1.6- 3.4
HOUSING
Own 2,738 2,272 81.8 80.0-83.6 102 4.0 3.2- 5.0 138 5.4 4.4- 6.5 121 4.4 3.5- 5.4 105 4.4 3.5- 5.6
Rent 701 486 67.8 63.6-71.8 46 7.8 5.7-10.7 61 10.3 7.8-13.4 74 9.9 7.7-12.7 34 4.2 2.9- 6.0
Other arrangement 216 150 67.9 59.6-75.2 *** *** *** 23 12.8 8.2-19.4 25 10.0 6.4-15.2 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 882 716 80.9 77.4-84.0 25 3.7 2.2- 6.0 45 4.9 3.4- 7.1 58 6.5 4.8- 8.8 38 4.0 2.7- 5.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,209 971 79.7 76.7-82.4 36 3.0 2.0- 4.3 63 6.0 4.5- 7.8 75 5.6 4.3- 7.3 64 5.8 4.2- 8.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,591 1,246 76.6 73.9-79.0 96 6.4 5.1- 7.9 114 8.0 6.5- 9.8 87 5.3 4.2- 6.8 48 3.8 2.6- 5.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,333 1,052 77.7 74.8-80.3 71 5.6 4.3- 7.3 86 7.1 5.6- 8.9 80 5.9 4.6- 7.6 44 3.7 2.5- 5.5
2nd Quartile 982 797 80.2 76.9-83.0 34 3.3 2.3- 4.8 65 7.3 5.5- 9.6 41 4.0 2.8- 5.6 45 5.2 3.6- 7.5
3rd Quartile 985 769 76.6 73.1-79.7 47 5.9 4.3- 8.2 51 5.5 4.0- 7.5 76 7.3 5.7- 9.4 42 4.6 3.2- 6.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 382 315 81.4 75.4-86.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 6.0 3.5-10.3 19 5.0 2.8- 8.9

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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