2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,665 519 8.1 7.3- 9.0 5,146 91.9 91.0-92.7
-Western 857 97 10.2 8.2-12.7 760 89.8 87.3-91.8
GENDER
Male 370 53 12.8 9.6-16.9 317 87.2 83.1-90.4
Female 487 44 7.8 5.6-10.9 443 92.2 89.1-94.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 714 87 10.6 8.4-13.3 627 89.4 86.7-91.6
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 155 15 9.1 5.4-15.1 140 90.9 84.9-94.6
65-74 182 33 19.2 13.4-26.7 149 80.8 73.3-86.6
75+ 126 27 20.4 13.0-30.6 99 79.6 69.4-87.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 15 17.1 9.9-28.0 82 82.9 72.0-90.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 32 11.1 7.7-15.8 195 88.9 84.2-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 247 25 7.8 5.1-11.8 222 92.2 88.2-94.9
College Graduate 284 25 8.4 5.5-12.6 259 91.6 87.4-94.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 97 31.3 25.4-37.8 195 68.7 62.2-74.6
No 561 *** *** *** 561 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 18 16.1 9.7-25.6 77 83.9 74.4-90.3
Non-Veteran 762 79 9.5 7.4-12.1 683 90.5 87.9-92.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 418 27 6.6 4.4- 9.8 391 93.4 90.2-95.6
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 57 21.2 15.9-27.6 206 78.8 72.4-84.1
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 16 10.8 6.2-18.1 125 89.2 81.9-93.8
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 18 15.1 9.0-24.1 88 84.9 75.9-91.0
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 387 44 10.5 7.5-14.4 343 89.5 85.6-92.5
HOUSING
Own 599 79 11.8 9.2-14.9 520 88.2 85.1-90.8
Rent 196 14 6.5 3.6-11.4 182 93.5 88.6-96.4
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 270 26 9.7 6.5-14.3 244 90.3 85.7-93.5
Rural 587 71 10.4 8.0-13.5 516 89.6 86.5-92.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 175 26 13.0 8.6-19.3 149 87.0 80.7-91.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 313 34 8.8 5.9-13.1 279 91.2 86.9-94.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 369 37 10.1 7.2-14.0 332 89.9 86.0-92.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 472 54 10.9 8.1-14.4 418 89.1 85.6-91.9
2nd Quartile 157 17 11.0 6.5-18.0 140 89.0 82.0-93.5
3rd Quartile 228 26 8.4 5.4-13.0 202 91.6 87.0-94.6

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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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