2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
dysthymia, or minor depression?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,817 1,201 20.8 19.6-22.2 4,616 79.2 77.8-80.4
-Western 874 209 24.1 20.7-27.8 665 75.9 72.2-79.3
GENDER
Male 375 65 18.8 14.3-24.3 310 81.2 75.7-85.7
Female 499 144 29.0 24.3-34.1 355 71.0 65.9-75.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 726 178 24.2 20.6-28.1 548 75.8 71.9-79.4
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 21 16.8 9.7-27.5 98 83.2 72.5-90.3
AGE
18-34 163 47 32.5 24.6-41.6 116 67.5 58.4-75.4
35-44 106 18 17.1 10.1-27.4 88 82.9 72.6-89.9
45-54 117 30 24.7 16.8-34.7 87 75.3 65.3-83.2
55-64 159 45 28.3 20.5-37.5 114 71.7 62.5-79.5
65-74 182 43 20.2 14.6-27.2 139 79.8 72.8-85.4
75+ 130 23 12.9 7.8-20.7 107 87.1 79.3-92.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 25 24.5 15.9-35.6 75 75.5 64.4-84.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 231 60 26.6 20.0-34.5 171 73.4 65.5-80.0
Some Post-H.S. 253 65 25.2 19.6-31.8 188 74.8 68.2-80.4
College Graduate 288 58 18.4 14.0-23.9 230 81.6 76.1-86.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 117 39.7 33.1-46.8 174 60.3 53.2-66.9
No 560 90 17.3 13.7-21.5 470 82.7 78.5-86.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 771 188 24.3 20.8-28.3 583 75.7 71.7-79.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 77 17.7 13.9-22.3 343 82.3 77.7-86.1
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 265 56 17.5 12.6-23.8 209 82.5 76.2-87.4
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 29 22.6 15.4-32.0 94 77.4 68.0-84.6
$50,000- 74,999 106 22 17.8 11.1-27.2 84 82.2 72.8-88.9
$75,000+ 179 32 17.2 11.9-24.3 147 82.8 75.7-88.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 81 19.8 15.5-24.8 307 80.2 75.2-84.5
HOUSING
Own 610 131 21.4 17.6-25.8 479 78.6 74.2-82.4
Rent 200 61 33.4 25.9-41.9 139 66.6 58.1-74.1
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 58 21.6 16.3-27.9 218 78.4 72.1-83.7
Rural 598 151 25.1 20.9-29.7 447 74.9 70.3-79.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 44 26.0 18.9-34.7 134 74.0 65.3-81.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 321 78 22.9 17.7-29.1 243 77.1 70.9-82.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 87 24.1 19.2-29.8 288 75.9 70.2-80.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 479 116 26.5 21.9-31.8 363 73.5 68.2-78.1
2nd Quartile 162 30 15.3 10.1-22.6 132 84.7 77.4-89.9
3rd Quartile 233 63 26.0 19.6-33.7 170 74.0 66.3-80.4

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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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