2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,327 1,959 84.3 82.4-86.0 368 15.7 14.0-17.6
-Non-Hispanic White 1,398 1,274 90.7 88.7-92.4 124 9.3 7.6-11.3
GENDER
Male 687 628 90.8 88.0-93.0 59 9.2 7.0-12.0
Female 711 646 90.6 87.6-93.0 65 9.4 7.0-12.4
AGE
18-34 441 384 87.7 83.9-90.7 57 12.3 9.3-16.1
35-44 274 243 88.1 82.6-92.1 31 11.9 7.9-17.4
45-54 348 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 335 313 93.1 88.9-95.8 22 6.9 4.2-11.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 281 246 88.5 83.7-92.1 35 11.5 7.9-16.3
Some Post-H.S. 368 322 88.7 84.7-91.8 46 11.3 8.2-15.3
College Graduate 711 682 96.7 95.0-97.8 29 3.3 2.2- 5.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 169 139 81.5 73.8-87.3 30 18.5 12.7-26.2
$50,000- 74,999 220 204 93.7 89.4-96.3 16 6.3 3.7-10.6
$75,000+ 653 637 96.8 94.5-98.2 16 3.2 1.8- 5.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 182 153 83.7 76.5-89.1 29 16.3 10.9-23.5
No 1,178 1,090 92.3 90.3-93.9 88 7.7 6.1- 9.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,236 1,116 89.9 87.7-91.7 120 10.1 8.3-12.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 436 405 93.5 90.4-95.7 31 6.5 4.3- 9.6
Regional City or Suburban County 416 380 90.9 86.9-93.8 36 9.1 6.2-13.1
Rural 546 489 87.9 84.1-90.9 57 12.1 9.1-15.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,398 1,274 90.7 88.7-92.4 124 9.3 7.6-11.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 116 99 83.3 72.7-90.3 17 16.7 9.7-27.3
More than 200% 968 920 94.9 93.0-96.3 48 5.1 3.7- 7.0
HOUSING
Own 987 935 93.2 90.8-95.0 52 6.8 5.0- 9.2
Rent 333 270 81.8 76.8-85.9 63 18.2 14.1-23.2
Other arrangement 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 321 284 86.0 80.4-90.2 37 14.0 9.8-19.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 433 395 90.0 85.8-93.0 38 10.0 7.0-14.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 644 595 93.2 90.8-95.0 49 6.8 5.0- 9.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 502 459 92.5 89.8-94.6 43 7.5 5.4-10.2
2nd Quartile 374 344 91.6 87.8-94.3 30 8.4 5.7-12.2
3rd Quartile 397 360 89.2 84.6-92.6 37 10.8 7.4-15.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 125 111 83.5 71.7-91.1 14 16.5 8.9-28.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages are 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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