2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,823 721 12.3 11.3-13.4 5,102 87.7 86.6-88.7
-Western 873 106 11.3 9.2-13.9 767 88.7 86.1-90.8
GENDER
Male 377 31 6.0 4.0- 8.8 346 94.0 91.2-96.0
Female 496 75 16.3 12.8-20.7 421 83.7 79.3-87.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 725 88 11.1 8.8-13.8 637 88.9 86.2-91.2
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 29 17.7 12.2-25.1 134 82.3 74.9-87.8
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 17 9.3 5.5-15.4 142 90.7 84.6-94.5
65-74 183 24 11.9 7.7-17.9 159 88.1 82.1-92.3
75+ 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 24 10.8 6.9-16.4 208 89.2 83.6-93.1
Some Post-H.S. 252 31 11.8 8.2-16.8 221 88.2 83.2-91.8
College Graduate 289 40 11.6 8.3-16.0 249 88.4 84.0-91.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 290 44 13.4 9.7-18.3 246 86.6 81.7-90.3
No 560 60 10.4 7.8-13.7 500 89.6 86.3-92.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 769 98 12.2 9.9-15.1 671 87.8 84.9-90.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 48 9.8 7.1-13.3 372 90.2 86.7-92.9
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 264 29 9.4 6.2-14.0 235 90.6 86.0-93.8
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 14 17.7 10.0-29.6 69 82.3 70.4-90.0
$15,000- 24,999 141 17 10.6 6.0-18.0 124 89.4 82.0-94.0
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 21 15.4 9.5-24.0 102 84.6 76.0-90.5
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 15 15.6 8.8-26.1 78 84.4 73.9-91.2
101% to 150% 100 16 15.3 8.8-25.3 84 84.7 74.7-91.2
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 44 9.7 6.9-13.5 344 90.3 86.5-93.1
HOUSING
Own 610 59 8.2 6.2-11.0 551 91.8 89.0-93.8
Rent 200 34 18.7 13.1-26.0 166 81.3 74.0-86.9
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 31 10.6 7.2-15.2 243 89.4 84.8-92.8
Rural 599 75 11.6 9.0-14.8 524 88.4 85.2-91.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 25 13.2 8.4-20.0 154 86.8 80.0-91.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 321 35 9.4 6.3-13.6 286 90.6 86.4-93.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 373 46 12.2 9.0-16.4 327 87.8 83.6-91.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 478 60 12.4 9.4-16.1 418 87.6 83.9-90.6
2nd Quartile 162 21 12.0 7.3-19.1 141 88.0 80.9-92.7
3rd Quartile 233 25 8.8 5.6-13.7 208 91.2 86.3-94.4

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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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