2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-Piedmont NC 2,838 738 22.6 20.9-24.5 2,100 77.4 75.5-79.1
GENDER
Male 1,303 285 19.0 16.7-21.5 1,018 81.0 78.5-83.3
Female 1,535 453 26.0 23.5-28.6 1,082 74.0 71.4-76.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,835 537 26.5 24.3-28.9 1,298 73.5 71.1-75.7
Non-Hispanic Black 546 149 20.1 16.7-24.0 397 79.9 76.0-83.3
Other 457 52 8.6 6.1-12.1 405 91.4 87.9-93.9
AGE
18-34 645 29 4.3 2.9- 6.3 616 95.7 93.7-97.1
35-44 404 35 9.2 6.4-13.0 369 90.8 87.0-93.6
45-54 494 100 23.4 19.1-28.3 394 76.6 71.7-80.9
55-64 470 166 35.9 30.9-41.2 304 64.1 58.8-69.1
65-74 456 232 49.8 44.2-55.3 224 50.2 44.7-55.8
75+ 302 157 50.2 42.9-57.4 145 49.8 42.6-57.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 81 29.7 23.2-37.1 160 70.3 62.9-76.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 639 187 23.3 19.9-27.1 452 76.7 72.9-80.1
Some Post-H.S. 735 212 24.1 20.9-27.6 523 75.9 72.4-79.1
College Graduate 1,215 257 18.4 16.1-20.9 958 81.6 79.1-83.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 699 368 47.7 43.1-52.3 331 52.3 47.7-56.9
No 2,021 348 14.7 13.1-16.5 1,673 85.3 83.5-86.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 282 107 35.3 29.1-42.2 175 64.7 57.8-70.9
Non-Veteran 2,528 625 21.3 19.5-23.2 1,903 78.7 76.8-80.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,562 228 14.0 12.2-16.1 1,334 86.0 83.9-87.8
Unemployed 183 29 13.5 8.9-19.8 154 86.5 80.2-91.1
Retired 677 344 50.0 45.3-54.7 333 50.0 45.3-54.7
Unable to Work 166 110 61.0 51.5-69.8 56 39.0 30.2-48.5
Other not in Labor Force 198 18 7.5 4.3-12.6 180 92.5 87.4-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 226 76 27.1 20.8-34.4 150 72.9 65.6-79.2
$15,000- 24,999 334 129 33.1 27.3-39.5 205 66.9 60.5-72.7
$25,000- 34,999 214 60 23.5 17.6-30.6 154 76.5 69.4-82.4
$35,000- 49,999 282 76 25.0 19.5-31.3 206 75.0 68.7-80.5
$50,000- 74,999 324 88 24.0 19.0-29.8 236 76.0 70.2-81.0
$75,000+ 876 168 17.5 14.8-20.5 708 82.5 79.5-85.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 228 69 25.0 18.9-32.2 159 75.0 67.8-81.1
101% to 150% 253 87 31.5 25.1-38.8 166 68.5 61.2-74.9
151% to 200% 217 77 27.5 21.4-34.7 140 72.5 65.3-78.6
More than 200% 1,418 331 21.0 18.7-23.6 1,087 79.0 76.4-81.3
HOUSING
Own 1,786 542 27.2 24.9-29.7 1,244 72.8 70.3-75.1
Rent 826 154 14.9 12.5-17.7 672 85.1 82.3-87.5
Other arrangement 197 36 12.1 8.1-17.8 161 87.9 82.2-91.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,568 326 17.8 15.7-20.0 1,242 82.2 80.0-84.3
Regional City or Suburban County 693 222 28.5 24.9-32.5 471 71.5 67.5-75.1
Rural 577 190 28.5 24.2-33.1 387 71.5 66.9-75.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,172 376 28.0 25.0-31.1 796 72.0 68.9-75.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,562 322 18.3 16.3-20.6 1,240 81.7 79.4-83.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 925 212 21.6 18.7-24.9 713 78.4 75.1-81.3
2nd Quartile 1,119 298 22.5 19.9-25.3 821 77.5 74.7-80.1
3rd Quartile 712 200 24.3 20.8-28.1 512 75.7 71.9-79.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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