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 5,620 389 6.4 5.7- 7.3 5,231 93.6 92.7-94.3
-Western 853 67 7.5 5.7- 9.8 786 92.5 90.2-94.3
GENDER
Male 369 16 4.5 2.6- 7.6 353 95.5 92.4-97.4
Female 484 51 10.3 7.5-13.9 433 89.7 86.1-92.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 711 59 7.9 6.0-10.4 652 92.1 89.6-94.0
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 181 19 10.3 6.3-16.5 162 89.7 83.5-93.7
75+ 124 16 14.1 7.7-24.3 108 85.9 75.7-92.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 18 15.5 9.0-25.4 79 84.5 74.6-91.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 23 9.0 5.7-13.9 204 91.0 86.1-94.3
Some Post-H.S. 245 22 7.2 4.5-11.2 223 92.8 88.8-95.5
College Graduate 282 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 67 22.8 17.6-29.0 224 77.2 71.0-82.4
No 561 *** *** *** 561 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 757 64 7.9 6.0-10.3 693 92.1 89.7-94.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 415 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 261 28 9.6 6.3-14.4 233 90.4 85.6-93.7
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 13 9.0 5.0-15.8 127 91.0 84.2-95.0
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 21 17.6 10.7-27.5 72 82.4 72.5-89.3
101% to 150% 99 12 12.7 7.0-22.0 87 87.3 78.0-93.0
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 385 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 597 40 6.9 4.8- 9.7 557 93.1 90.3-95.2
Rent 193 22 10.9 6.9-16.7 171 89.1 83.3-93.1
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 266 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 587 55 8.8 6.5-11.8 532 91.2 88.2-93.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 176 14 8.6 4.8-14.7 162 91.4 85.3-95.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 313 29 8.3 5.4-12.7 284 91.7 87.3-94.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 364 24 6.1 3.9- 9.3 340 93.9 90.7-96.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 467 34 7.4 5.1-10.6 433 92.6 89.4-94.9
2nd Quartile 157 13 7.7 4.3-13.6 144 92.3 86.4-95.7
3rd Quartile 229 20 7.4 4.3-12.6 209 92.6 87.4-95.7

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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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