2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
-Piedmont NC 2,839 305 11.9 10.5-13.5 2,534 88.1 86.5-89.5
GENDER
Male 1,301 130 10.6 8.6-13.0 1,171 89.4 87.0-91.4
Female 1,538 175 13.1 11.1-15.3 1,363 86.9 84.7-88.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,836 159 10.1 8.5-11.9 1,677 89.9 88.1-91.5
Non-Hispanic Black 543 63 13.3 10.0-17.6 480 86.7 82.4-90.0
Other 460 83 18.1 14.1-22.9 377 81.9 77.1-85.9
AGE
18-34 643 109 17.7 14.6-21.4 534 82.3 78.6-85.4
35-44 403 49 11.5 8.0-16.3 354 88.5 83.7-92.0
45-54 495 63 11.5 8.7-15.1 432 88.5 84.9-91.3
55-64 470 45 10.5 7.5-14.4 425 89.5 85.6-92.5
65-74 457 22 5.3 3.3- 8.4 435 94.7 91.6-96.7
75+ 302 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 243 54 23.2 16.9-31.0 189 76.8 69.0-83.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 636 92 13.9 11.0-17.3 544 86.1 82.7-89.0
Some Post-H.S. 733 97 13.4 10.9-16.4 636 86.6 83.6-89.1
College Graduate 1,219 62 5.2 4.0- 6.7 1,157 94.8 93.3-96.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 137 23.0 19.1-27.4 563 77.0 72.6-80.9
No 2,021 155 8.2 6.9- 9.8 1,866 91.8 90.2-93.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 19 8.4 5.0-13.7 264 91.6 86.3-95.0
Non-Veteran 2,527 284 12.3 10.8-14.0 2,243 87.7 86.0-89.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,563 169 10.8 9.1-12.7 1,394 89.2 87.3-90.9
Unemployed 182 44 25.2 17.7-34.6 138 74.8 65.4-82.3
Retired 679 26 5.0 3.2- 8.0 653 95.0 92.0-96.8
Unable to Work 163 39 26.7 19.0-36.2 124 73.3 63.8-81.0
Other not in Labor Force 198 15 8.5 4.9-14.3 183 91.5 85.7-95.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 225 59 27.9 20.6-36.6 166 72.1 63.4-79.4
$15,000- 24,999 335 78 26.3 20.8-32.7 257 73.7 67.3-79.2
$25,000- 34,999 213 24 14.4 9.2-21.7 189 85.6 78.3-90.8
$35,000- 49,999 281 39 14.3 10.2-19.7 242 85.7 80.3-89.8
$50,000- 74,999 324 27 9.4 6.3-13.8 297 90.6 86.2-93.7
$75,000+ 877 25 3.6 2.2- 5.7 852 96.4 94.3-97.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 225 60 27.1 19.7-36.2 165 72.9 63.8-80.3
101% to 150% 255 49 24.7 18.6-32.0 206 75.3 68.0-81.4
151% to 200% 217 31 15.2 10.3-21.8 186 84.8 78.2-89.7
More than 200% 1,418 76 6.1 4.7- 7.8 1,342 93.9 92.2-95.3
HOUSING
Own 1,789 114 8.1 6.5-10.1 1,675 91.9 89.9-93.5
Rent 823 164 21.6 18.4-25.2 659 78.4 74.8-81.6
Other arrangement 197 27 13.0 8.5-19.3 170 87.0 80.7-91.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,572 161 11.5 9.7-13.5 1,411 88.5 86.5-90.3
Regional City or Suburban County 690 75 11.3 8.8-14.5 615 88.7 85.5-91.2
Rural 577 69 14.2 10.5-18.8 508 85.8 81.2-89.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,173 132 13.0 10.7-15.9 1,041 87.0 84.1-89.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,562 160 11.1 9.3-13.1 1,402 88.9 86.9-90.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 925 90 9.9 7.9-12.3 835 90.1 87.7-92.1
2nd Quartile 1,119 129 12.8 10.5-15.6 990 87.2 84.4-89.5
3rd Quartile 713 75 12.6 9.7-16.2 638 87.4 83.8-90.3
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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