2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-Piedmont NC 2,814 344 12.8 11.3-14.4 2,470 87.2 85.6-88.7
GENDER
Male 1,289 125 10.4 8.5-12.7 1,164 89.6 87.3-91.5
Female 1,525 219 14.9 12.9-17.2 1,306 85.1 82.8-87.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,817 226 13.6 11.8-15.7 1,591 86.4 84.3-88.2
Non-Hispanic Black 539 70 12.5 9.5-16.4 469 87.5 83.6-90.5
Other 458 48 9.3 6.6-12.9 410 90.7 87.1-93.4
AGE
18-34 642 110 16.9 13.8-20.5 532 83.1 79.5-86.2
35-44 404 46 11.8 8.6-16.0 358 88.2 84.0-91.4
45-54 489 53 12.1 8.8-16.4 436 87.9 83.6-91.2
55-64 463 61 12.2 9.1-16.1 402 87.8 83.9-90.9
65-74 453 43 9.5 6.7-13.1 410 90.5 86.9-93.3
75+ 296 22 6.6 4.0-10.7 274 93.4 89.3-96.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 237 32 13.6 8.9-20.2 205 86.4 79.8-91.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 634 89 13.4 10.6-16.9 545 86.6 83.1-89.4
Some Post-H.S. 725 120 16.9 14.0-20.3 605 83.1 79.7-86.0
College Graduate 1,210 103 8.1 6.6-10.0 1,107 91.9 90.0-93.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 693 185 27.7 23.7-32.1 508 72.3 67.9-76.3
No 2,005 154 8.2 6.9- 9.8 1,851 91.8 90.2-93.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 278 46 17.0 12.1-23.2 232 83.0 76.8-87.9
Non-Veteran 2,509 296 12.4 10.9-14.0 2,213 87.6 86.0-89.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,552 155 10.2 8.6-12.1 1,397 89.8 87.9-91.4
Unemployed 183 47 26.1 19.1-34.7 136 73.9 65.3-80.9
Retired 671 47 6.2 4.5- 8.6 624 93.8 91.4-95.5
Unable to Work 163 62 37.8 29.0-47.6 101 62.2 52.4-71.0
Other not in Labor Force 194 28 15.6 10.4-22.8 166 84.4 77.2-89.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 221 56 24.2 17.7-32.3 165 75.8 67.7-82.3
$15,000- 24,999 334 63 19.3 14.7-24.9 271 80.7 75.1-85.3
$25,000- 34,999 213 19 8.6 5.3-13.8 194 91.4 86.2-94.7
$35,000- 49,999 279 38 13.7 9.6-19.2 241 86.3 80.8-90.4
$50,000- 74,999 319 39 13.5 9.5-18.8 280 86.5 81.2-90.5
$75,000+ 873 63 8.0 6.1-10.4 810 92.0 89.6-93.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 224 59 25.5 19.0-33.3 165 74.5 66.7-81.0
101% to 150% 251 38 15.4 10.7-21.6 213 84.6 78.4-89.3
151% to 200% 217 31 14.0 9.4-20.2 186 86.0 79.8-90.6
More than 200% 1,410 128 9.7 8.0-11.6 1,282 90.3 88.4-92.0
HOUSING
Own 1,773 172 10.4 8.8-12.4 1,601 89.6 87.6-91.2
Rent 820 135 16.9 14.2-20.1 685 83.1 79.9-85.8
Other arrangement 191 36 20.0 13.7-28.2 155 80.0 71.8-86.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,563 178 11.9 10.1-14.0 1,385 88.1 86.0-89.9
Regional City or Suburban County 686 89 14.3 11.4-17.9 597 85.7 82.1-88.6
Rural 565 77 13.2 10.0-17.1 488 86.8 82.9-90.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 19 15.6 9.4-24.6 84 84.4 75.4-90.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,160 146 13.5 11.2-16.2 1,014 86.5 83.8-88.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,551 179 12.1 10.3-14.2 1,372 87.9 85.8-89.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 914 103 11.4 9.2-14.0 811 88.6 86.0-90.8
2nd Quartile 1,111 131 12.2 10.1-14.8 980 87.8 85.2-89.9
3rd Quartile 710 95 15.5 12.4-19.2 615 84.5 80.8-87.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 79 15 16.9 9.5-28.2 64 83.1 71.8-90.5

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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