2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 4,950 85.5 84.3-86.6 877 14.5 13.4-15.7
-Non-Hispanic White 3,713 3,202 85.5 83.9-86.9 511 14.5 13.1-16.1
GENDER
Male 1,675 1,466 87.0 84.7-88.9 209 13.0 11.1-15.3
Female 2,038 1,736 84.1 81.9-86.1 302 15.9 13.9-18.1
AGE
18-34 670 632 92.7 89.8-94.9 38 7.3 5.1-10.2
35-44 413 377 91.4 87.8-94.0 36 8.6 6.0-12.2
45-54 565 497 86.4 82.1-89.7 68 13.6 10.3-17.9
55-64 722 597 81.4 77.5-84.8 125 18.6 15.2-22.5
65-74 752 621 80.0 75.8-83.6 131 20.0 16.4-24.2
75+ 528 421 74.8 69.0-79.8 107 25.2 20.2-31.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 124 62.7 54.4-70.3 86 37.3 29.7-45.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 872 694 81.2 77.8-84.1 178 18.8 15.9-22.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,072 900 85.1 82.4-87.4 172 14.9 12.6-17.6
College Graduate 1,552 1,479 95.8 94.4-96.9 73 4.2 3.1- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 149 67.3 59.8-74.0 96 32.7 26.0-40.2
$15,000- 24,999 391 297 73.4 67.1-78.8 94 26.6 21.2-32.9
$25,000- 34,999 265 211 76.7 69.2-82.8 54 23.3 17.2-30.8
$35,000- 49,999 419 368 86.7 82.1-90.3 51 13.3 9.7-17.9
$50,000- 74,999 494 444 87.6 83.0-91.0 50 12.4 9.0-17.0
$75,000+ 1,208 1,145 94.9 93.2-96.2 63 5.1 3.8- 6.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,080 712 63.5 59.7-67.2 368 36.5 32.8-40.3
No 2,518 2,387 94.0 92.7-95.1 131 6.0 4.9- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 497 416 82.7 78.0-86.6 81 17.3 13.4-22.0
Non-Veteran 3,194 2,768 86.0 84.3-87.5 426 14.0 12.5-15.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,027 943 91.2 88.8-93.1 84 8.8 6.9-11.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,056 914 86.0 83.2-88.4 142 14.0 11.6-16.8
Rural 1,630 1,345 80.7 77.9-83.2 285 19.3 16.8-22.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,900 1,783 93.2 91.7-94.4 117 6.8 5.6- 8.3
Unemployed 180 150 81.4 73.6-87.2 30 18.6 12.8-26.4
Retired 1,135 943 79.3 75.6-82.6 192 20.7 17.4-24.4
Unable to Work 233 90 42.5 34.6-50.8 143 57.5 49.2-65.4
Other not in Labor Force 221 198 89.5 83.3-93.5 23 10.5 6.5-16.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 146 63.3 55.2-70.8 86 36.7 29.2-44.8
101% to 150% 310 239 75.0 68.2-80.8 71 25.0 19.2-31.8
151% to 200% 314 258 80.5 74.1-85.6 56 19.5 14.4-25.9
More than 200% 2,043 1,883 91.8 90.1-93.2 160 8.2 6.8- 9.9
HOUSING
Own 2,757 2,405 85.8 84.0-87.4 352 14.2 12.6-16.0
Rent 709 592 84.6 81.2-87.5 117 15.4 12.5-18.8
Other arrangement 220 181 84.6 77.2-90.0 39 15.4 10.0-22.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 890 729 81.5 78.0-84.6 161 18.5 15.4-22.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,224 1,037 83.2 80.2-85.8 187 16.8 14.2-19.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,599 1,436 89.0 86.9-90.8 163 11.0 9.2-13.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,336 1,188 88.4 86.1-90.4 148 11.6 9.6-13.9
2nd Quartile 997 866 85.4 82.3-88.0 131 14.6 12.0-17.7
3rd Quartile 995 840 83.9 80.8-86.6 155 16.1 13.4-19.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 385 308 78.2 71.8-83.4 77 21.8 16.6-28.2

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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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