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 5,816 477 7.8 7.0- 8.7 5,339 92.2 91.3-93.0
-Western 872 68 7.2 5.5- 9.4 804 92.8 90.6-94.5
GENDER
Male 377 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 495 54 11.7 8.7-15.5 441 88.3 84.5-91.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 725 57 6.9 5.2- 9.1 668 93.1 90.9-94.8
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 16 9.4 5.7-15.3 147 90.6 84.7-94.3
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 183 15 6.8 3.9-11.7 168 93.2 88.3-96.1
75+ 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 14 5.6 3.2- 9.7 218 94.4 90.3-96.8
Some Post-H.S. 252 23 8.6 5.5-13.1 229 91.4 86.9-94.5
College Graduate 288 22 6.1 3.9- 9.6 266 93.9 90.4-96.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 290 27 7.9 5.3-11.8 263 92.1 88.2-94.7
No 559 39 6.8 4.8- 9.6 520 93.2 90.4-95.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 768 66 8.0 6.1-10.5 702 92.0 89.5-93.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 35 6.6 4.5- 9.5 385 93.4 90.5-95.5
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 14 4.4 2.5- 7.7 249 95.6 92.3-97.5
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 14 11.5 6.4-19.6 109 88.5 80.4-93.6
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 387 27 6.4 4.1- 9.7 360 93.6 90.3-95.9
HOUSING
Own 609 39 5.2 3.7- 7.4 570 94.8 92.6-96.3
Rent 200 22 13.1 8.3-20.1 178 86.9 79.9-91.7
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 17 5.1 3.1- 8.3 257 94.9 91.7-96.9
Rural 598 51 8.1 5.9-10.9 547 91.9 89.1-94.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 17 8.4 4.8-14.2 161 91.6 85.8-95.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 321 23 6.6 4.2-10.4 298 93.4 89.6-95.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 373 28 7.2 4.8-10.5 345 92.8 89.5-95.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 478 32 6.5 4.5- 9.3 446 93.5 90.7-95.5
2nd Quartile 162 16 9.0 5.1-15.5 146 91.0 84.5-94.9
3rd Quartile 232 20 7.3 4.4-11.8 212 92.7 88.2-95.6

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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