2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,293 221 6.9 5.9- 8.2 3,072 93.1 91.8-94.1
-Piedmont NC 1,507 94 6.3 4.9- 8.1 1,413 93.7 91.9-95.1
GENDER
Male 651 45 6.3 4.5- 8.8 606 93.7 91.2-95.5
Female 856 49 6.3 4.4- 9.0 807 93.7 91.0-95.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,063 67 6.7 4.9- 9.0 996 93.3 91.0-95.1
Non-Hispanic Black 305 17 5.1 2.9- 8.6 288 94.9 91.4-97.1
Other 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 408 16 4.0 2.3- 7.0 392 96.0 93.0-97.7
55-64 404 20 5.4 3.3- 8.8 384 94.6 91.2-96.7
65-74 389 33 7.8 5.2-11.4 356 92.2 88.6-94.8
75+ 259 24 11.1 6.4-18.8 235 88.9 81.2-93.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 140 16 12.0 6.7-20.5 124 88.0 79.5-93.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 335 28 8.6 5.5-13.3 307 91.4 86.7-94.5
Some Post-H.S. 387 23 5.0 3.1- 8.0 364 95.0 92.0-96.9
College Graduate 642 27 3.7 2.4- 5.8 615 96.3 94.2-97.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 477 80 17.0 13.1-21.8 397 83.0 78.2-86.9
No 1,021 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 190 28 12.7 8.2-19.2 162 87.3 80.8-91.8
Non-Veteran 1,312 66 5.4 4.0- 7.2 1,246 94.6 92.8-96.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 684 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 576 44 7.8 5.1-11.5 532 92.2 88.5-94.9
Unable to Work 125 33 25.7 17.8-35.6 92 74.3 64.4-82.2
Other not in Labor Force 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 193 21 9.4 5.6-15.5 172 90.6 84.5-94.4
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 477 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 801 31 3.9 2.5- 6.1 770 96.1 93.9-97.5
HOUSING
Own 1,168 70 6.0 4.5- 8.0 1,098 94.0 92.0-95.5
Rent 269 20 8.1 4.9-12.9 249 91.9 87.1-95.1
Other arrangement 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 738 41 5.7 4.0- 8.0 697 94.3 92.0-96.0
Regional City or Suburban County 404 26 7.3 4.7-11.3 378 92.7 88.7-95.3
Rural 365 27 6.3 3.6-10.7 338 93.7 89.3-96.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 709 39 5.0 3.3- 7.5 670 95.0 92.5-96.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 728 50 7.8 5.6-10.7 678 92.2 89.3-94.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 449 31 7.8 5.1-11.8 418 92.2 88.2-94.9
2nd Quartile 605 34 6.1 4.0- 9.1 571 93.9 90.9-96.0
3rd Quartile 399 23 4.7 3.0- 7.4 376 95.3 92.6-97.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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