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 skin cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 501 7.0 6.3- 7.8 5,326 93.0 92.2-93.7
-Western 873 93 8.8 7.0-11.0 780 91.2 89.0-93.0
GENDER
Male 374 44 9.5 6.9-13.0 330 90.5 87.0-93.1
Female 499 49 8.1 5.8-11.2 450 91.9 88.8-94.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 725 91 9.7 7.7-12.2 634 90.3 87.8-92.3
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** 119 100 . - .
AGE
18-34 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 19 13.2 8.3-20.2 140 86.8 79.8-91.7
65-74 183 28 13.8 9.3-20.1 155 86.2 79.9-90.7
75+ 129 36 26.0 17.8-36.3 93 74.0 63.7-82.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 23 8.0 5.1-12.1 209 92.0 87.9-94.9
Some Post-H.S. 253 22 7.6 4.9-11.7 231 92.4 88.3-95.1
College Graduate 287 41 13.0 9.4-17.7 246 87.0 82.3-90.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 40 13.0 9.2-18.1 251 87.0 81.9-90.8
No 559 51 6.5 4.8- 8.9 508 93.5 91.1-95.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 21 20.0 12.7-30.2 74 80.0 69.8-87.3
Non-Veteran 770 71 7.3 5.6- 9.5 699 92.7 90.5-94.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 419 31 6.4 4.4- 9.4 388 93.6 90.6-95.6
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 265 50 16.5 12.2-22.0 215 83.5 78.0-87.8
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 14 10.5 5.9-18.2 91 89.5 81.8-94.1
$75,000+ 179 18 8.1 4.8-13.1 161 91.9 86.9-95.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 387 46 9.9 7.2-13.4 341 90.1 86.6-92.8
HOUSING
Own 609 81 10.7 8.3-13.5 528 89.3 86.5-91.7
Rent 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 27 9.5 6.3-13.9 247 90.5 86.1-93.7
Rural 599 66 8.5 6.5-11.2 533 91.5 88.8-93.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 19 9.0 5.4-14.5 160 91.0 85.5-94.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 321 40 9.7 6.7-13.8 281 90.3 86.2-93.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 373 34 7.8 5.4-11.2 339 92.2 88.8-94.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 478 47 8.1 5.9-11.0 431 91.9 89.0-94.1
2nd Quartile 161 16 7.8 4.5-13.1 145 92.2 86.9-95.5
3rd Quartile 234 30 10.8 7.1-16.1 204 89.2 83.9-92.9

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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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