2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Healthy Days

Frequent Mental Distress (within the past 30 days)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 715 12.9 11.8-14.0 5,035 87.1 86.0-88.2
-Western 857 112 14.2 11.6-17.2 745 85.8 82.8-88.4
GENDER
Male 369 35 10.7 7.3-15.2 334 89.3 84.8-92.7
Female 488 77 17.4 13.7-21.9 411 82.6 78.1-86.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 713 99 14.7 11.9-18.0 614 85.3 82.0-88.1
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 36 25.0 18.1-33.5 124 75.0 66.5-81.9
35-44 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 19 15.0 9.3-23.2 98 85.0 76.8-90.7
55-64 156 22 13.6 8.7-20.5 134 86.4 79.5-91.3
65-74 181 17 7.7 4.5-12.7 164 92.3 87.3-95.5
75+ 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 13 15.6 8.7-26.4 84 84.4 73.6-91.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 34 15.4 10.6-21.9 193 84.6 78.1-89.4
Some Post-H.S. 246 42 16.4 11.9-22.2 204 83.6 77.8-88.1
College Graduate 285 23 8.1 5.1-12.8 262 91.9 87.2-94.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 281 65 24.2 18.6-30.8 216 75.8 69.2-81.4
No 553 45 9.5 6.9-12.9 508 90.5 87.1-93.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 756 105 14.9 12.1-18.2 651 85.1 81.8-87.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 413 46 12.0 8.7-16.4 367 88.0 83.6-91.3
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 260 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 79 19 20.0 11.9-31.8 60 80.0 68.2-88.1
$15,000- 24,999 140 25 17.8 11.6-26.1 115 82.2 73.9-88.4
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 20 17.4 10.9-26.6 101 82.6 73.4-89.1
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 176 14 7.1 4.1-12.1 162 92.9 87.9-95.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 90 18 19.0 11.0-30.7 72 81.0 69.3-89.0
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 382 34 9.1 6.2-13.2 348 90.9 86.8-93.8
HOUSING
Own 600 57 9.8 7.2-13.1 543 90.2 86.9-92.8
Rent 196 43 27.3 20.2-35.8 153 72.7 64.2-79.8
Other arrangement 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 273 30 13.0 8.9-18.7 243 87.0 81.3-91.1
Rural 584 82 14.6 11.5-18.4 502 85.4 81.6-88.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 177 20 12.0 7.6-18.4 157 88.0 81.6-92.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 310 42 13.0 9.1-18.2 268 87.0 81.8-90.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 370 50 16.5 12.3-21.7 320 83.5 78.3-87.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 473 63 15.4 11.8-19.8 410 84.6 80.2-88.2
2nd Quartile 159 15 8.3 4.7-14.3 144 91.7 85.7-95.3
3rd Quartile 225 34 16.1 11.0-23.1 191 83.9 76.9-89.0

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*Frequent Mental Distress (FMD) was defined as having 14 or more days of poor mental health (including stress, depression, and problems with emotions) in the past 30 days.

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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