2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,711 335 9.9 8.8-11.2 3,376 90.1 88.8-91.2
GENDER
Male 1,674 123 8.3 6.7-10.1 1,551 91.7 89.9-93.3
Female 2,037 212 11.4 9.8-13.2 1,825 88.6 86.8-90.2
AGE
18-34 668 104 15.0 12.2-18.3 564 85.0 81.7-87.8
35-44 412 54 11.4 8.5-15.2 358 88.6 84.8-91.5
45-54 565 60 10.3 7.7-13.6 505 89.7 86.4-92.3
55-64 721 65 9.7 7.2-12.9 656 90.3 87.1-92.8
65-74 753 29 4.3 2.8- 6.5 724 95.7 93.5-97.2
75+ 529 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 41 20.7 14.8-28.2 170 79.3 71.8-85.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 872 101 11.2 8.9-14.0 771 88.8 86.0-91.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,069 107 10.4 8.5-12.7 962 89.6 87.3-91.5
College Graduate 1,552 86 5.2 4.1- 6.6 1,466 94.8 93.4-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 47 18.9 13.4-26.0 198 81.1 74.0-86.6
$15,000- 24,999 392 73 21.8 17.0-27.5 319 78.2 72.5-83.0
$25,000- 34,999 266 31 12.7 8.3-19.1 235 87.3 80.9-91.7
$35,000- 49,999 419 53 13.4 10.1-17.6 366 86.6 82.4-89.9
$50,000- 74,999 493 34 8.0 5.6-11.2 459 92.0 88.8-94.4
$75,000+ 1,207 42 4.1 2.8- 5.9 1,165 95.9 94.1-97.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,079 165 17.8 15.0-20.9 914 82.2 79.1-85.0
No 2,518 164 7.0 5.8- 8.3 2,354 93.0 91.7-94.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 498 27 6.5 4.1-10.3 471 93.5 89.7-95.9
Non-Veteran 3,191 308 10.5 9.2-11.9 2,883 89.5 88.1-90.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,025 84 9.1 7.1-11.4 941 90.9 88.6-92.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,056 97 10.2 8.1-12.7 959 89.8 87.3-91.9
Rural 1,630 154 10.3 8.6-12.4 1,476 89.7 87.6-91.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,898 176 9.6 8.1-11.2 1,722 90.4 88.8-91.9
Unemployed 179 41 21.5 15.6-28.8 138 78.5 71.2-84.4
Retired 1,137 37 3.7 2.4- 5.7 1,100 96.3 94.3-97.6
Unable to Work 233 54 25.3 18.7-33.3 179 74.7 66.7-81.3
Other not in Labor Force 220 22 8.7 5.5-13.6 198 91.3 86.4-94.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 57 24.4 18.1-32.1 175 75.6 67.9-81.9
101% to 150% 311 62 23.8 18.2-30.4 249 76.2 69.6-81.8
151% to 200% 316 39 14.4 10.1-20.0 277 85.6 80.0-89.9
More than 200% 2,040 105 5.5 4.4- 6.9 1,935 94.5 93.1-95.6
HOUSING
Own 2,757 170 7.5 6.2- 8.9 2,587 92.5 91.1-93.8
Rent 708 139 21.3 17.9-25.1 569 78.7 74.9-82.1
Other arrangement 219 26 9.4 6.1-14.2 193 90.6 85.8-93.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 891 89 10.1 7.9-12.8 802 89.9 87.2-92.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,223 109 10.2 8.2-12.5 1,114 89.8 87.5-91.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,597 137 9.6 7.9-11.6 1,460 90.4 88.4-92.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,334 114 9.1 7.4-11.1 1,220 90.9 88.9-92.6
2nd Quartile 996 88 10.1 8.0-12.6 908 89.9 87.4-92.0
3rd Quartile 995 98 11.0 8.8-13.7 897 89.0 86.3-91.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 386 35 9.2 5.9-14.1 351 90.8 85.9-94.1

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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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