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?

Not including kidney stones, bladder infection or incontinence, were you (Ever told) you have kidney disease?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,824 235 3.1 2.6- 3.6 5,589 96.9 96.4-97.4
-Western 873 32 2.9 1.9- 4.4 841 97.1 95.6-98.1
GENDER
Male 376 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 497 19 3.0 1.7- 5.3 478 97.0 94.7-98.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 726 26 2.9 1.8- 4.6 700 97.1 95.4-98.2
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 231 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 253 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 289 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 289 20 6.4 3.8-10.4 269 93.6 89.6-96.2
No 561 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 769 27 2.8 1.8- 4.5 742 97.2 95.5-98.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 421 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 265 21 7.4 4.4-12.1 244 92.6 87.9-95.6
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 608 20 2.6 1.5- 4.4 588 97.4 95.6-98.5
Rent 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 597 21 3.0 1.8- 5.0 576 97.0 95.0-98.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 319 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 15 2.6 1.5- 4.6 360 97.4 95.4-98.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 480 20 3.5 2.0- 5.9 460 96.5 94.1-98.0
2nd Quartile 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 231 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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