2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,615 1,655 27.7 26.2-29.1 3,960 72.3 70.9-73.8
-Non-Hispanic White 3,604 1,084 28.8 27.1-30.7 2,520 71.2 69.3-72.9
GENDER
Male 1,621 454 26.5 24.0-29.1 1,167 73.5 70.9-76.0
Female 1,983 630 31.0 28.5-33.6 1,353 69.0 66.4-71.5
AGE
18-34 640 109 18.6 15.3-22.3 531 81.4 77.7-84.7
35-44 406 75 17.9 14.1-22.6 331 82.1 77.4-85.9
45-54 549 118 20.9 17.0-25.5 431 79.1 74.5-83.0
55-64 703 213 31.5 27.4-36.0 490 68.5 64.0-72.6
65-74 736 274 40.1 35.7-44.7 462 59.9 55.3-64.3
75+ 513 282 56.1 50.4-61.7 231 43.9 38.3-49.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 197 128 61.6 53.1-69.4 69 38.4 30.6-46.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 853 306 32.7 29.0-36.5 547 67.3 63.5-71.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,034 366 30.5 27.4-33.9 668 69.5 66.1-72.6
College Graduate 1,513 282 15.1 13.3-17.1 1,231 84.9 82.9-86.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 193 131 63.8 54.6-72.0 62 36.2 28.0-45.4
$15,000- 24,999 386 188 50.4 44.1-56.8 198 49.6 43.2-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 265 110 40.0 32.9-47.5 155 60.0 52.5-67.1
$35,000- 49,999 416 126 29.3 24.3-34.8 290 70.7 65.2-75.7
$50,000- 74,999 491 135 26.7 22.3-31.5 356 73.3 68.5-77.7
$75,000+ 1,194 181 12.9 10.9-15.3 1,013 87.1 84.7-89.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,084 1,084 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 2,520 *** *** *** 2,520 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 491 200 38.7 33.6-44.1 291 61.3 55.9-66.4
Non-Veteran 3,111 884 27.4 25.5-29.4 2,227 72.6 70.6-74.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 993 213 20.3 17.6-23.3 780 79.7 76.7-82.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,029 308 29.9 26.6-33.4 721 70.1 66.6-73.4
Rural 1,582 563 34.5 31.6-37.6 1,019 65.5 62.4-68.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,852 292 15.5 13.6-17.5 1,560 84.5 82.5-86.4
Unemployed 178 62 34.3 26.7-42.7 116 65.7 57.3-73.3
Retired 1,118 501 47.5 43.7-51.3 617 52.5 48.7-56.3
Unable to Work 227 190 83.6 76.7-88.7 37 16.4 11.3-23.3
Other not in Labor Force 214 39 16.8 11.8-23.5 175 83.2 76.5-88.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 231 139 58.0 49.7-65.8 92 42.0 34.2-50.3
101% to 150% 307 140 48.0 41.2-54.9 167 52.0 45.1-58.8
151% to 200% 314 125 37.1 30.8-43.9 189 62.9 56.1-69.2
More than 200% 2,022 432 19.1 17.1-21.1 1,590 80.9 78.9-82.9
HOUSING
Own 2,685 768 28.1 26.1-30.2 1,917 71.9 69.8-73.9
Rent 685 232 31.1 27.2-35.3 453 68.9 64.7-72.8
Other arrangement 211 81 33.0 25.7-41.3 130 67.0 58.7-74.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 865 318 33.2 29.5-37.0 547 66.8 63.0-70.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,184 369 31.7 28.5-35.2 815 68.3 64.8-71.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,555 397 24.7 22.3-27.4 1,158 75.3 72.6-77.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,299 362 27.1 24.3-30.1 937 72.9 69.9-75.7
2nd Quartile 970 279 28.3 25.0-31.9 691 71.7 68.1-75.0
3rd Quartile 959 300 30.4 26.9-34.0 659 69.6 66.0-73.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 376 143 33.8 28.1-40.0 233 66.2 60.0-71.9

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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