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 have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
-Western 870 291 31.2 27.6-35.0 579 68.8 65.0-72.4
GENDER
Male 373 100 25.7 20.8-31.4 273 74.3 68.6-79.2
Female 497 191 36.2 31.1-41.5 306 63.8 58.5-68.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 723 261 33.0 29.0-37.2 462 67.0 62.8-71.0
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 118 21 13.5 8.3-21.2 97 86.5 78.8-91.7
AGE
18-34 162 13 8.4 4.7-14.4 149 91.6 85.6-95.3
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 157 59 41.5 32.6-51.0 98 58.5 49.0-67.4
65-74 181 98 54.4 45.6-62.9 83 45.6 37.1-54.4
75+ 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 229 64 23.1 17.8-29.4 165 76.9 70.6-82.2
Some Post-H.S. 252 100 35.3 28.9-42.4 152 64.7 57.6-71.1
College Graduate 289 94 29.5 24.0-35.5 195 70.5 64.5-76.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 288 157 49.0 42.0-56.0 131 51.0 44.0-58.0
No 560 130 22.8 18.8-27.4 430 77.2 72.6-81.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 29 28.3 19.4-39.3 66 71.7 60.7-80.6
Non-Veteran 767 260 31.4 27.6-35.6 507 68.6 64.4-72.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 418 90 21.1 16.7-26.4 328 78.9 73.6-83.3
Unemployed 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 264 140 51.5 44.0-59.0 124 48.5 41.0-56.0
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** 56 81.5 69.0-89.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 47 29.2 21.0-38.9 93 70.8 61.1-79.0
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 45 31.8 23.5-41.5 78 68.2 58.5-76.5
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 55 28.2 21.1-36.6 124 71.8 63.4-78.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 387 134 33.0 27.6-38.9 253 67.0 61.1-72.4
HOUSING
Own 607 232 34.7 30.4-39.4 375 65.3 60.6-69.6
Rent 200 47 23.2 17.0-30.7 153 76.8 69.3-83.0
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 87 29.5 23.9-35.8 187 70.5 64.2-76.1
Rural 596 204 31.8 27.4-36.6 392 68.2 63.4-72.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 177 66 33.2 25.7-41.7 111 66.8 58.3-74.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 320 105 32.0 25.8-38.9 215 68.0 61.1-74.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 373 120 29.3 24.4-34.7 253 70.7 65.3-75.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 477 155 30.4 26.0-35.4 322 69.6 64.6-74.0
2nd Quartile 162 55 29.8 22.3-38.6 107 70.2 61.4-77.7
3rd Quartile 231 81 33.6 26.2-41.9 150 66.4 58.1-73.8

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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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