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 that you had a heart attack also called a myocardial infarction?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,817 302 4.5 3.9- 5.2 5,515 95.5 94.8-96.1
-Western 876 51 5.3 3.8- 7.4 825 94.7 92.6-96.2
GENDER
Male 377 24 5.4 3.3- 8.8 353 94.6 91.2-96.7
Female 499 27 5.3 3.4- 8.1 472 94.7 91.9-96.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 728 47 5.9 4.2- 8.2 681 94.1 91.8-95.8
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 *** *** *** 163 100 . - .
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 183 15 8.4 4.9-13.9 168 91.6 86.1-95.1
75+ 130 18 15.1 8.7-24.8 112 84.9 75.2-91.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 16 4.4 2.6- 7.3 216 95.6 92.7-97.4
Some Post-H.S. 253 19 6.5 3.9-10.8 234 93.5 89.2-96.1
College Graduate 289 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 32 10.0 6.6-14.9 260 90.0 85.1-93.4
No 561 17 2.9 1.7- 5.1 544 97.1 94.9-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 772 41 5.0 3.4- 7.2 731 95.0 92.8-96.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 421 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 25 9.2 6.0-13.8 241 90.8 86.2-94.0
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- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 21 5.0 3.0- 8.3 367 95.0 91.7-97.0
HOUSING
Own 611 37 5.8 3.9- 8.5 574 94.2 91.5-96.1
Rent 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 600 37 5.5 3.7- 8.0 563 94.5 92.0-96.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 20 5.2 3.1- 8.7 302 94.8 91.3-96.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 21 5.2 3.2- 8.5 354 94.8 91.5-96.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 480 30 5.6 3.7- 8.4 450 94.4 91.6-96.3
2nd Quartile 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 234 *** *** *** *** *** ***

Back to Chronic Health Conditions.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 14OCT21.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts