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 had any other types of cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,822 478 6.5 5.8- 7.3 5,344 93.5 92.7-94.2
-Western 872 83 8.9 6.8-11.6 789 91.1 88.4-93.2
GENDER
Male 375 26 5.4 3.5- 8.3 349 94.6 91.7-96.5
Female 497 57 12.2 8.8-16.6 440 87.8 83.4-91.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 725 72 9.2 6.9-12.1 653 90.8 87.9-93.1
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 183 34 17.7 12.4-24.7 149 82.3 75.3-87.6
75+ 129 23 19.4 11.4-30.9 106 80.6 69.1-88.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 20 8.0 4.8-13.1 212 92.0 86.9-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 252 29 10.6 6.8-16.3 223 89.4 83.7-93.2
College Graduate 286 30 8.8 5.9-13.0 256 91.2 87.0-94.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 290 38 12.3 8.4-17.7 252 87.7 82.3-91.6
No 559 40 6.8 4.6-10.0 519 93.2 90.0-95.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 769 70 8.8 6.5-11.7 699 91.2 88.3-93.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 21 4.6 2.9- 7.3 399 95.4 92.7-97.1
Unemployed 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 265 44 15.8 11.1-22.1 221 84.2 77.9-88.9
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 14 7.1 3.9-12.5 165 92.9 87.5-96.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 385 37 8.0 5.5-11.4 348 92.0 88.6-94.5
HOUSING
Own 609 70 10.8 8.1-14.3 539 89.2 85.7-91.9
Rent 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 273 26 9.7 5.7-15.9 247 90.3 84.1-94.3
Rural 599 57 8.6 6.3-11.6 542 91.4 88.4-93.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 37 10.0 6.8-14.6 285 90.0 85.4-93.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 372 33 8.7 5.5-13.4 339 91.3 86.6-94.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 477 45 9.0 6.2-12.9 432 91.0 87.1-93.8
2nd Quartile 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 233 26 9.3 5.8-14.6 207 90.7 85.4-94.2

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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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