2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,293 221 6.9 5.9- 8.2 3,072 93.1 91.8-94.1
-Western 535 45 7.9 5.7-10.8 490 92.1 89.2-94.3
GENDER
Male 212 18 6.4 3.8-10.7 194 93.6 89.3-96.2
Female 323 27 9.1 6.0-13.6 296 90.9 86.4-94.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 472 38 7.7 5.5-10.8 434 92.3 89.2-94.5
Non-Hispanic Black 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 132 14 11.1 6.3-18.9 118 88.9 81.1-93.7
65-74 166 12 6.1 3.3-10.8 154 93.9 89.2-96.7
75+ 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 160 20 10.0 6.2-15.6 140 90.0 84.4-93.8
College Graduate 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 224 39 15.5 11.0-21.4 185 84.5 78.6-89.0
No 310 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 461 38 8.2 5.7-11.5 423 91.8 88.5-94.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 208 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 234 18 6.2 3.7-10.0 216 93.8 90.0-96.3
Unable to Work 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 261 16 5.4 3.0- 9.2 245 94.6 90.8-97.0
HOUSING
Own 435 31 7.1 4.8-10.4 404 92.9 89.6-95.2
Rent 76 13 14.3 7.8-24.7 63 85.7 75.3-92.2
Other arrangement 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 376 36 8.8 6.1-12.6 340 91.2 87.4-93.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 198 18 8.1 4.7-13.6 180 91.9 86.4-95.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 218 18 8.2 5.0-13.1 200 91.8 86.9-95.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 285 27 9.8 6.5-14.5 258 90.2 85.5-93.5
2nd Quartile 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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