2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,740 3,935 81.4 79.9-82.8 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 499 11.4 10.3-12.7
-Non-Hispanic White 3,012 2,679 87.3 85.7-88.8 153 6.1 5.0- 7.3 180 6.6 5.6- 7.8
GENDER
Male 1,322 1,162 85.4 82.7-87.8 67 6.8 5.1- 9.1 93 7.8 6.2- 9.7
Female 1,690 1,517 89.0 87.0-90.6 86 5.4 4.3- 6.8 87 5.6 4.4- 7.1
AGE
18-34 443 337 77.9 73.3-81.8 51 10.4 7.7-13.8 55 11.8 8.8-15.5
35-44 336 266 79.5 73.9-84.1 33 10.4 6.9-15.4 37 10.1 7.1-14.1
45-54 478 418 85.8 81.0-89.5 22 6.0 3.5-10.3 38 8.2 5.7-11.8
55-64 599 529 88.5 84.9-91.2 24 4.6 2.8- 7.5 46 7.0 5.0- 9.6
65-74 645 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 461 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 176 134 73.3 64.4-80.7 18 14.0 8.2-22.8 24 12.7 8.3-19.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 614 84.4 81.0-87.3 37 5.2 3.6- 7.4 73 10.4 8.0-13.4
Some Post-H.S. 882 767 86.6 83.8-89.0 62 7.4 5.6- 9.6 53 6.0 4.4- 8.1
College Graduate 1,226 1,162 94.8 93.0-96.1 35 3.0 2.0- 4.6 29 2.2 1.5- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 166 134 76.9 67.0-84.4 *** *** *** 17 13.1 7.5-21.9
$15,000- 24,999 326 260 77.7 71.6-82.7 30 9.8 6.6-14.3 36 12.5 8.7-17.8
$25,000- 34,999 226 189 82.1 74.6-87.8 *** *** *** 22 11.0 6.7-17.5
$35,000- 49,999 335 280 79.4 73.4-84.3 28 12.2 8.2-17.9 27 8.3 5.6-12.3
$50,000- 74,999 430 389 88.5 84.1-91.7 18 5.6 3.3- 9.3 23 5.9 3.8- 9.1
$75,000+ 988 934 94.2 92.1-95.7 31 3.1 2.0- 4.6 23 2.8 1.7- 4.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 953 841 85.8 82.4-88.6 54 7.1 5.1-10.0 58 7.1 5.2- 9.5
No 2,050 1,830 88.0 86.2-89.7 98 5.5 4.4- 6.9 122 6.5 5.3- 7.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 377 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,631 2,315 86.4 84.6-88.0 143 6.4 5.2- 7.7 173 7.2 6.1- 8.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 768 693 89.8 86.9-92.1 46 6.1 4.4- 8.5 29 4.1 2.7- 6.1
Regional City or Suburban County 857 768 88.1 85.0-90.6 41 5.7 4.0- 8.2 48 6.2 4.5- 8.5
Rural 1,387 1,218 85.1 82.5-87.4 66 6.3 4.7- 8.4 103 8.6 7.0-10.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,513 1,315 86.4 84.2-88.3 80 5.7 4.4- 7.3 118 7.9 6.5- 9.6
Unemployed 140 83 60.8 51.4-69.6 31 21.1 14.5-29.5 26 18.1 12.0-26.4
Retired 974 951 97.8 96.4-98.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 201 177 81.8 71.7-88.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 176 146 83.4 75.9-88.9 15 9.4 5.3-16.1 15 7.2 4.0-12.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 190 146 72.5 63.4-80.0 18 10.7 6.0-18.3 26 16.8 10.9-24.9
101% to 150% 263 198 73.5 66.6-79.4 29 11.7 8.0-17.0 36 14.8 10.3-20.8
151% to 200% 261 221 82.0 74.7-87.6 20 10.4 6.0-17.4 20 7.5 4.4-12.5
More than 200% 1,691 1,569 91.8 90.1-93.3 64 4.4 3.3- 5.7 58 3.8 2.9- 5.1
HOUSING
Own 2,319 2,160 91.2 89.6-92.6 70 4.2 3.2- 5.5 89 4.6 3.6- 5.8
Rent 500 362 69.9 65.0-74.5 64 13.3 10.2-17.1 74 16.8 13.2-21.1
Other arrangement 176 142 79.8 70.7-86.6 18 12.5 6.8-21.7 16 7.7 4.5-13.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 756 661 84.0 80.2-87.2 37 6.5 4.5- 9.5 58 9.5 7.1-12.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,033 923 87.4 84.4-89.8 47 6.1 4.3- 8.6 63 6.6 5.0- 8.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,223 1,095 88.9 86.6-90.8 69 5.8 4.5- 7.6 59 5.3 3.9- 7.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,045 933 88.8 86.3-90.8 55 5.4 3.9- 7.3 57 5.8 4.4- 7.7
2nd Quartile 812 725 87.6 84.3-90.2 42 6.8 4.7- 9.6 45 5.7 4.1- 7.9
3rd Quartile 811 713 86.1 82.9-88.8 41 5.7 4.1- 8.1 57 8.2 6.1-10.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 344 308 84.5 77.8-89.4 *** *** *** 21 8.5 5.1-13.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

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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