2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,819 5,047 85.3 84.1-86.4 772 14.7 13.6-15.9
-Non-Hispanic White 3,707 3,415 90.6 89.3-91.8 292 9.4 8.2-10.7
GENDER
Male 1,673 1,518 88.8 86.7-90.7 155 11.2 9.3-13.3
Female 2,034 1,897 92.3 90.7-93.6 137 7.7 6.4- 9.3
AGE
18-34 664 557 83.7 80.3-86.7 107 16.3 13.3-19.7
35-44 413 353 84.8 80.0-88.6 60 15.2 11.4-20.0
45-54 564 511 90.3 86.9-92.8 53 9.7 7.2-13.1
55-64 721 659 91.4 88.6-93.6 62 8.6 6.4-11.4
65-74 752 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 530 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 167 75.6 67.6-82.2 42 24.4 17.8-32.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 868 769 88.3 85.5-90.6 99 11.7 9.4-14.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,072 978 90.9 88.7-92.7 94 9.1 7.3-11.3
College Graduate 1,552 1,495 96.3 95.1-97.2 57 3.7 2.8- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 214 82.4 74.5-88.2 32 17.6 11.8-25.5
$15,000- 24,999 388 329 82.2 76.9-86.5 59 17.8 13.5-23.1
$25,000- 34,999 266 237 86.4 79.6-91.2 29 13.6 8.8-20.4
$35,000- 49,999 420 367 85.7 81.3-89.2 53 14.3 10.8-18.7
$50,000- 74,999 495 463 92.4 89.1-94.8 32 7.6 5.2-10.9
$75,000+ 1,207 1,170 96.1 94.2-97.3 37 3.9 2.7- 5.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,079 989 89.8 87.1-92.0 90 10.2 8.0-12.9
No 2,515 2,323 91.2 89.7-92.5 192 8.8 7.5-10.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 498 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,187 2,911 89.8 88.4-91.1 276 10.2 8.9-11.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,026 964 93.4 91.2-95.0 62 6.6 5.0- 8.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,056 970 90.1 87.4-92.2 86 9.9 7.8-12.6
Rural 1,625 1,481 88.9 86.8-90.8 144 11.1 9.2-13.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,895 1,713 89.8 88.0-91.3 182 10.2 8.7-12.0
Unemployed 180 127 69.4 61.2-76.6 53 30.6 23.4-38.8
Retired 1,136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 234 217 89.6 82.2-94.1 17 10.4 5.9-17.8
Other not in Labor Force 219 196 89.8 83.9-93.7 23 10.2 6.3-16.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 233 191 77.3 69.3-83.7 42 22.7 16.3-30.7
101% to 150% 309 254 80.9 75.1-85.6 55 19.1 14.4-24.9
151% to 200% 314 281 87.2 81.4-91.4 33 12.8 8.6-18.6
More than 200% 2,043 1,947 94.4 93.0-95.6 96 5.6 4.4- 7.0
HOUSING
Own 2,759 2,625 93.4 92.0-94.6 134 6.6 5.4- 8.0
Rent 706 576 78.7 74.8-82.1 130 21.3 17.9-25.2
Other arrangement 218 190 89.3 84.2-92.8 28 10.7 7.2-15.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 888 805 87.9 84.7-90.5 83 12.1 9.5-15.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,223 1,132 90.6 88.2-92.6 91 9.4 7.4-11.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,596 1,478 91.8 90.0-93.3 118 8.2 6.7-10.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,331 1,228 91.6 89.7-93.2 103 8.4 6.8-10.3
2nd Quartile 998 920 91.3 88.8-93.2 78 8.7 6.8-11.2
3rd Quartile 993 911 88.9 85.9-91.4 82 11.1 8.6-14.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 385 356 89.1 83.6-92.9 29 10.9 7.1-16.4

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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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