2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,825 432 6.5 5.7- 7.3 5,393 93.5 92.7-94.3
-Piedmont NC 2,841 170 5.7 4.8- 6.9 2,671 94.3 93.1-95.2
GENDER
Male 1,304 71 5.4 4.1- 7.3 1,233 94.6 92.7-95.9
Female 1,537 99 6.0 4.8- 7.6 1,438 94.0 92.4-95.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,837 124 7.2 5.8- 8.9 1,713 92.8 91.1-94.2
Non-Hispanic Black 546 27 3.3 2.1- 5.2 519 96.7 94.8-97.9
Other 458 19 2.9 1.8- 4.8 439 97.1 95.2-98.2
AGE
18-34 646 13 2.4 1.3- 4.3 633 97.6 95.7-98.7
35-44 405 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 494 27 6.2 3.7-10.0 467 93.8 90.0-96.3
55-64 469 44 9.5 6.7-13.4 425 90.5 86.6-93.3
65-74 459 48 12.9 9.4-17.6 411 87.1 82.4-90.6
75+ 301 29 9.6 6.2-14.4 272 90.4 85.6-93.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 239 28 11.4 7.1-17.9 211 88.6 82.1-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 641 42 5.1 3.6- 7.2 599 94.9 92.8-96.4
Some Post-H.S. 736 67 7.9 6.0-10.3 669 92.1 89.7-94.0
College Graduate 1,217 33 2.3 1.5- 3.4 1,184 97.7 96.6-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 702 108 15.1 12.1-18.8 594 84.9 81.2-87.9
No 2,021 59 2.8 2.1- 3.8 1,962 97.2 96.2-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 31 9.9 6.4-14.9 252 90.1 85.1-93.6
Non-Veteran 2,530 138 5.3 4.4- 6.5 2,392 94.7 93.5-95.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,564 39 2.1 1.5- 3.1 1,525 97.9 96.9-98.5
Unemployed 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 677 66 11.3 8.5-14.9 611 88.7 85.1-91.5
Unable to Work 166 51 30.3 22.2-39.8 115 69.7 60.2-77.8
Other not in Labor Force 198 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 224 27 9.8 6.0-15.6 197 90.2 84.4-94.0
$15,000- 24,999 336 39 11.6 7.9-16.7 297 88.4 83.3-92.1
$25,000- 34,999 214 17 8.8 5.2-14.4 197 91.2 85.6-94.8
$35,000- 49,999 282 16 5.5 3.2- 9.3 266 94.5 90.7-96.8
$50,000- 74,999 324 16 5.4 3.2- 8.9 308 94.6 91.1-96.8
$75,000+ 877 21 2.3 1.4- 3.7 856 97.7 96.3-98.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 226 31 12.4 7.9-18.9 195 87.6 81.1-92.1
101% to 150% 255 22 8.3 5.0-13.5 233 91.7 86.5-95.0
151% to 200% 217 21 9.5 5.7-15.4 196 90.5 84.6-94.3
More than 200% 1,419 55 4.0 3.0- 5.3 1,364 96.0 94.7-97.0
HOUSING
Own 1,790 101 5.6 4.5- 7.1 1,689 94.4 92.9-95.5
Rent 824 55 5.9 4.3- 7.9 769 94.1 92.1-95.7
Other arrangement 198 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,569 65 4.0 3.0- 5.3 1,504 96.0 94.7-97.0
Regional City or Suburban County 693 58 7.9 5.9-10.4 635 92.1 89.6-94.1
Rural 579 47 7.9 5.2-11.7 532 92.1 88.3-94.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,174 93 8.0 6.2-10.3 1,081 92.0 89.7-93.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,563 65 4.0 3.0- 5.3 1,498 96.0 94.7-97.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 927 44 4.5 3.2- 6.4 883 95.5 93.6-96.8
2nd Quartile 1,120 69 5.9 4.4- 7.8 1,051 94.1 92.2-95.6
3rd Quartile 712 49 7.2 5.1-10.1 663 92.8 89.9-94.9
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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