2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,825 432 6.5 5.7- 7.3 5,393 93.5 92.7-94.3
-Non-Hispanic White 3,710 313 7.9 6.9- 9.1 3,397 92.1 90.9-93.1
GENDER
Male 1,676 128 7.3 5.9- 9.1 1,548 92.7 90.9-94.1
Female 2,034 185 8.5 7.1-10.1 1,849 91.5 89.9-92.9
AGE
18-34 671 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 412 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 564 33 6.3 3.9- 9.9 531 93.7 90.1-96.1
55-64 720 90 13.7 10.7-17.4 630 86.3 82.6-89.3
65-74 754 108 15.5 12.4-19.1 646 84.5 80.9-87.6
75+ 527 55 10.4 7.6-14.1 472 89.6 85.9-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 208 40 17.9 12.2-25.6 168 82.1 74.4-87.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 872 106 9.0 7.2-11.2 766 91.0 88.8-92.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,074 112 9.1 7.3-11.3 962 90.9 88.7-92.7
College Graduate 1,550 54 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,496 97.0 95.9-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 52 17.4 12.2-24.2 190 82.6 75.8-87.8
$15,000- 24,999 391 57 15.4 11.2-20.7 334 84.6 79.3-88.8
$25,000- 34,999 266 38 13.6 9.4-19.3 228 86.4 80.7-90.6
$35,000- 49,999 420 33 6.9 4.7-10.2 387 93.1 89.8-95.3
$50,000- 74,999 495 28 5.3 3.5- 8.0 467 94.7 92.0-96.5
$75,000+ 1,207 43 3.2 2.2- 4.6 1,164 96.8 95.4-97.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,080 209 19.2 16.3-22.5 871 80.8 77.5-83.7
No 2,516 99 3.7 2.9- 4.7 2,417 96.3 95.3-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 498 59 11.5 8.5-15.5 439 88.5 84.5-91.5
Non-Veteran 3,190 253 7.5 6.4- 8.7 2,937 92.5 91.3-93.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,024 56 5.6 4.1- 7.5 968 94.4 92.5-95.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,058 99 8.9 7.1-11.2 959 91.1 88.8-92.9
Rural 1,628 158 9.0 7.3-11.0 1,470 91.0 89.0-92.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,898 64 2.8 2.1- 3.8 1,834 97.2 96.2-97.9
Unemployed 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,135 140 13.0 10.7-15.8 995 87.0 84.2-89.3
Unable to Work 233 83 38.3 30.5-46.8 150 61.7 53.2-69.5
Other not in Labor Force 221 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 229 56 20.2 14.5-27.3 173 79.8 72.7-85.5
101% to 150% 311 32 11.3 7.3-17.0 279 88.7 83.0-92.7
151% to 200% 315 41 12.2 8.6-17.1 274 87.8 82.9-91.4
More than 200% 2,043 106 4.7 3.8- 5.9 1,937 95.3 94.1-96.2
HOUSING
Own 2,756 209 7.7 6.5- 9.0 2,547 92.3 91.0-93.5
Rent 707 85 9.5 7.3-12.1 622 90.5 87.9-92.7
Other arrangement 220 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 887 88 7.5 5.8- 9.5 799 92.5 90.5-94.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,225 117 10.2 8.1-12.7 1,108 89.8 87.3-91.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,598 108 6.4 5.1- 8.0 1,490 93.6 92.0-94.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,337 100 6.9 5.4- 8.6 1,237 93.1 91.4-94.6
2nd Quartile 996 81 8.4 6.5-10.9 915 91.6 89.1-93.5
3rd Quartile 994 88 8.5 6.5-11.0 906 91.5 89.0-93.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 383 44 8.9 6.2-12.6 339 91.1 87.4-93.8

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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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