2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,718 1,459 42.4 40.5-44.4 1,022 27.5 25.8-29.3 1,237 30.1 28.3-31.9
GENDER
Male 1,679 759 49.2 46.4-52.1 437 25.7 23.3-28.2 483 25.1 22.7-27.6
Female 2,039 700 36.1 33.6-38.7 585 29.2 26.9-31.7 754 34.6 32.1-37.2
AGE
18-34 671 433 62.6 58.4-66.7 181 28.7 25.0-32.8 57 8.6 6.5-11.4
35-44 413 239 61.1 55.5-66.3 107 24.8 20.4-29.9 67 14.1 10.9-18.2
45-54 564 278 47.4 42.7-52.2 158 29.5 25.2-34.1 128 23.1 19.2-27.5
55-64 722 232 30.5 26.7-34.6 217 29.2 25.4-33.3 273 40.4 36.0-44.8
65-74 754 156 20.3 17.0-24.0 209 27.2 23.4-31.3 389 52.5 48.1-56.9
75+ 531 87 16.5 12.6-21.2 139 23.8 19.7-28.5 305 59.7 54.2-65.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 33 19.1 13.2-26.7 53 24.0 18.0-31.3 125 56.9 48.7-64.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 324 43.0 39.1-46.9 229 26.1 22.7-29.8 321 31.0 27.5-34.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,074 364 39.5 36.1-43.1 318 30.4 27.2-33.7 392 30.1 27.1-33.2
College Graduate 1,553 737 51.9 49.0-54.7 420 26.4 24.0-29.0 396 21.7 19.5-24.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 55 26.7 20.2-34.5 60 24.0 17.9-31.4 131 49.2 41.4-57.2
$15,000- 24,999 392 100 26.5 21.4-32.4 101 27.0 21.9-32.9 191 46.4 40.2-52.8
$25,000- 34,999 266 86 38.3 31.0-46.0 72 28.0 21.7-35.2 108 33.8 27.3-40.9
$35,000- 49,999 420 150 39.3 33.8-45.1 120 28.4 23.5-33.8 150 32.3 27.3-37.7
$50,000- 74,999 495 216 45.9 40.7-51.2 126 26.1 21.7-31.1 153 27.9 23.5-32.8
$75,000+ 1,208 598 52.5 49.2-55.8 334 27.8 24.9-30.9 276 19.7 17.3-22.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,084 146 14.8 12.4-17.6 250 23.5 20.4-26.8 688 61.7 58.0-65.3
No 2,519 1,256 52.8 50.5-55.2 737 29.4 27.3-31.6 526 17.8 16.1-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 499 180 40.8 35.6-46.3 108 19.7 16.0-24.2 211 39.5 34.4-44.7
Non-Veteran 3,197 1,267 42.6 40.5-44.7 910 28.7 26.9-30.7 1,020 28.7 26.8-30.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,027 478 49.9 46.4-53.5 272 27.3 24.2-30.6 277 22.8 20.0-25.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,059 421 41.6 38.0-45.2 284 26.5 23.4-29.8 354 31.9 28.7-35.4
Rural 1,632 560 37.3 34.4-40.3 466 28.5 25.9-31.3 606 34.2 31.4-37.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,900 995 54.3 51.7-56.9 561 29.3 27.0-31.8 344 16.4 14.6-18.4
Unemployed 180 75 41.9 33.9-50.3 55 33.2 25.7-41.7 50 24.9 18.5-32.6
Retired 1,139 230 19.2 16.5-22.1 313 26.8 23.7-30.2 596 54.0 50.3-57.7
Unable to Work 234 *** *** *** 37 16.1 10.7-23.3 188 79.5 72.0-85.4
Other not in Labor Force 221 122 57.9 50.3-65.3 50 24.9 18.7-32.3 49 17.2 12.4-23.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 233 46 21.5 15.5-29.0 58 26.2 19.6-34.0 129 52.3 44.2-60.3
101% to 150% 311 99 31.1 25.4-37.5 86 28.3 22.6-34.7 126 40.6 33.9-47.6
151% to 200% 316 107 39.3 32.6-46.3 74 24.2 18.8-30.5 135 36.5 30.4-43.2
More than 200% 2,044 909 48.0 45.4-50.6 564 28.0 25.7-30.4 571 24.0 22.0-26.2
HOUSING
Own 2,761 1,028 40.0 37.8-42.3 776 28.0 26.0-30.1 957 32.0 29.9-34.1
Rent 710 317 48.4 44.1-52.8 173 25.5 21.9-29.5 220 26.1 22.6-29.9
Other arrangement 220 97 51.9 43.9-59.8 68 27.9 21.5-35.4 55 20.2 14.3-27.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 891 320 38.9 35.0-43.0 240 28.1 24.6-32.0 331 33.0 29.3-36.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,226 445 39.2 35.8-42.6 338 26.8 24.0-29.9 443 34.0 30.8-37.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,601 694 46.5 43.6-49.4 444 27.8 25.3-30.5 463 25.7 23.3-28.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,337 552 45.3 42.1-48.5 381 28.1 25.3-31.0 404 26.6 24.0-29.5
2nd Quartile 999 409 44.0 40.4-47.7 258 24.8 21.8-28.0 332 31.2 27.9-34.7
3rd Quartile 997 371 38.5 34.9-42.3 274 29.9 26.5-33.5 352 31.6 28.2-35.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 385 127 35.6 29.6-42.1 109 29.1 23.4-35.6 149 35.3 29.4-41.6

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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