2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,948 3,203 81.1 79.6-82.6 745 18.9 17.4-20.4
-Non-Hispanic White 2,362 2,080 87.3 85.6-88.8 282 12.7 11.2-14.4
GENDER
Male 1,124 977 85.5 82.8-87.9 147 14.5 12.1-17.2
Female 1,238 1,103 89.1 86.8-91.0 135 10.9 9.0-13.2
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
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 540 447 84.4 80.6-87.5 93 15.6 12.5-19.4
Some Post-H.S. 674 583 87.7 84.7-90.1 91 12.3 9.9-15.3
College Graduate 1,026 970 95.2 93.6-96.4 56 4.8 3.6- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 160 129 76.3 66.2-84.1 31 23.7 15.9-33.8
$15,000- 24,999 215 158 73.2 65.7-79.6 57 26.8 20.4-34.3
$25,000- 34,999 148 120 79.4 69.8-86.5 28 20.6 13.5-30.2
$35,000- 49,999 256 204 79.6 73.5-84.6 52 20.4 15.4-26.5
$50,000- 74,999 323 293 90.2 85.8-93.4 30 9.8 6.6-14.2
$75,000+ 913 877 95.3 93.2-96.8 36 4.7 3.2- 6.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 513 426 82.3 77.9-86.0 87 17.7 14.0-22.1
No 1,778 1,593 89.0 87.2-90.6 185 11.0 9.4-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 248 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,102 1,832 86.5 84.6-88.2 270 13.5 11.8-15.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 705 645 91.6 88.8-93.7 60 8.4 6.3-11.2
Regional City or Suburban County 692 609 86.8 83.2-89.7 83 13.2 10.3-16.8
Rural 965 826 83.9 80.9-86.6 139 16.1 13.4-19.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,666 1,486 88.8 86.9-90.5 180 11.2 9.5-13.1
Unemployed 158 107 67.1 58.4-74.8 51 32.9 25.2-41.6
Retired 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 180 164 87.7 78.9-93.2 16 12.3 6.8-21.1
Other not in Labor Force 195 172 89.2 83.0-93.3 23 10.8 6.7-17.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 156 115 69.4 59.4-77.8 41 30.6 22.2-40.6
101% to 150% 202 147 73.3 65.7-79.7 55 26.7 20.3-34.3
151% to 200% 189 158 82.1 74.2-88.0 31 17.9 12.0-25.8
More than 200% 1,377 1,286 93.0 91.1-94.4 91 7.0 5.6- 8.9
HOUSING
Own 1,599 1,470 90.3 88.2-92.0 129 9.7 8.0-11.8
Rent 571 446 76.5 72.2-80.4 125 23.5 19.6-27.8
Other arrangement 182 154 88.6 83.2-92.4 28 11.4 7.6-16.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 561 480 83.3 79.0-86.8 81 16.7 13.2-21.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 738 649 86.6 83.3-89.4 89 13.4 10.6-16.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,063 951 89.4 87.1-91.4 112 10.6 8.6-12.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 844 747 88.8 86.2-91.0 97 11.2 9.0-13.8
2nd Quartile 648 572 88.3 85.1-90.9 76 11.7 9.1-14.9
3rd Quartile 640 558 84.8 80.7-88.1 82 15.2 11.9-19.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 203 84.3 76.7-89.7 27 15.7 10.3-23.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

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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