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 5,639 893 14.0 12.9-15.2 4,746 86.0 84.8-87.1
-Western 856 159 16.2 13.5-19.2 697 83.8 80.8-86.5
GENDER
Male 370 51 12.5 9.2-16.9 319 87.5 83.1-90.8
Female 486 108 19.6 15.8-24.0 378 80.4 76.0-84.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 714 139 17.1 14.2-20.4 575 82.9 79.6-85.8
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 115 14 12.4 7.0-21.0 101 87.6 79.0-93.0
55-64 155 37 22.1 15.7-30.3 118 77.9 69.7-84.3
65-74 182 48 25.5 18.5-34.0 134 74.5 66.0-81.5
75+ 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 49 17.8 12.9-24.1 178 82.2 75.9-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 246 55 15.7 11.8-20.7 191 84.3 79.3-88.2
College Graduate 284 27 7.4 4.8-11.2 257 92.6 88.8-95.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 159 49.3 42.4-56.3 133 50.7 43.7-57.6
No 561 *** *** *** 561 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 760 141 15.7 13.0-18.8 619 84.3 81.2-87.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 417 26 5.8 3.6- 9.2 391 94.2 90.8-96.4
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 262 81 29.1 22.9-36.2 181 70.9 63.8-77.1
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 27 17.1 10.7-26.1 113 82.9 73.9-89.3
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 122 21 13.0 8.0-20.5 101 87.0 79.5-92.0
$50,000- 74,999 106 17 16.7 10.1-26.4 89 83.3 73.6-89.9
$75,000+ 179 15 5.8 3.3- 9.8 164 94.2 90.2-96.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 31 26.8 18.0-38.1 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 21 20.5 12.5-31.8 78 79.5 68.2-87.5
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 387 60 12.8 9.6-16.9 327 87.2 83.1-90.4
HOUSING
Own 599 115 17.3 14.0-21.1 484 82.7 78.9-86.0
Rent 194 31 12.8 8.6-18.4 163 87.2 81.6-91.4
Other arrangement 55 13 17.0 9.2-29.2 42 83.0 70.8-90.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 268 35 10.7 7.5-15.1 233 89.3 84.9-92.5
Rural 588 124 18.3 14.9-22.2 464 81.7 77.8-85.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 176 36 19.4 13.6-26.9 140 80.6 73.1-86.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 313 66 17.8 13.2-23.5 247 82.2 76.5-86.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 367 57 12.8 9.7-16.8 310 87.2 83.2-90.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 470 79 14.9 11.7-18.8 391 85.1 81.2-88.3
2nd Quartile 157 34 18.4 12.5-26.2 123 81.6 73.8-87.5
3rd Quartile 229 46 16.9 11.9-23.4 183 83.1 76.6-88.1

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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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