2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,750 3,886 65.3 63.7-66.8 383 6.8 6.0- 7.7 591 11.6 10.6-12.8 551 10.3 9.3-11.3 339 6.0 5.3- 6.8
-Western 857 575 63.6 59.3-67.6 55 7.7 5.3-11.0 92 11.6 9.3-14.6 81 10.6 8.3-13.4 54 6.5 4.8- 8.7
GENDER
Male 369 274 71.0 64.8-76.5 22 6.4 3.7-10.9 35 11.0 7.6-15.7 19 6.8 4.1-11.2 19 4.8 2.9- 7.8
Female 488 301 56.7 51.0-62.2 33 8.9 5.5-14.2 57 12.2 9.2-16.2 62 14.1 10.7-18.3 35 8.1 5.6-11.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 713 471 62.8 58.3-67.2 46 8.2 5.6-11.9 79 11.6 9.0-14.6 69 10.6 8.1-13.6 48 6.8 5.0- 9.3
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 115 85 75.1 63.7-83.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 82 46.3 37.7-55.2 *** *** *** 28 19.2 13.0-27.5 29 21.8 15.1-30.3 13 8.2 4.6-14.1
35-44 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 14.6 8.4-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 13.7 7.8-22.8 14 11.5 6.4-19.9 *** *** ***
55-64 156 102 63.6 53.7-72.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 10.5 6.4-16.6 *** *** ***
65-74 181 139 76.4 67.0-83.8 *** *** *** 16 8.3 4.7-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 126 111 91.1 84.3-95.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 150 62.7 54.4-70.3 *** *** *** 25 13.4 8.5-20.3 27 12.4 8.0-18.6 15 7.2 4.1-12.5
Some Post-H.S. 246 156 60.0 52.5-67.1 *** *** *** 29 12.0 8.2-17.3 32 13.1 8.9-18.8 18 6.6 4.1-10.4
College Graduate 285 198 68.0 61.5-73.8 28 10.5 7.1-15.2 30 11.7 8.1-16.7 17 6.2 3.5-10.7 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 281 162 56.7 49.5-63.6 *** *** *** 34 10.6 7.3-15.3 41 15.6 11.0-21.8 33 12.0 8.2-17.2
No 553 393 66.1 60.8-71.0 44 9.2 6.1-13.7 57 12.4 9.3-16.4 38 8.1 5.7-11.4 21 4.2 2.6- 6.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 756 493 61.3 56.8-65.6 53 8.6 5.9-12.3 85 12.5 9.8-15.7 73 10.4 8.0-13.4 52 7.2 5.3- 9.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 413 270 65.7 59.9-71.0 39 7.7 5.0-11.7 48 12.3 9.1-16.5 34 9.0 6.1-13.1 22 5.3 3.3- 8.3
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 260 211 81.1 73.5-86.9 *** *** *** 21 6.8 4.1-11.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 15.4 8.5-26.5 *** *** *** 15 10.0 5.7-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 76 63.3 52.9-72.5 *** *** *** 13 11.9 6.7-20.5 19 16.8 10.3-26.1 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 176 125 71.2 63.0-78.2 18 10.3 6.1-16.9 17 10.3 6.2-16.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 19.1 11.5-30.2 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 382 267 69.0 63.1-74.3 32 8.7 5.6-13.4 38 10.9 7.8-15.1 28 7.4 4.7-11.3 17 4.0 2.4- 6.7
HOUSING
Own 600 430 69.0 64.0-73.6 41 7.8 5.2-11.7 56 10.4 7.7-13.8 41 7.5 5.2-10.7 32 5.3 3.6- 7.7
Rent 196 113 51.3 42.7-59.8 *** *** *** 26 13.8 8.9-20.7 31 20.5 14.2-28.7 17 9.5 5.8-15.3
Other arrangement 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 273 182 60.1 52.8-67.0 *** *** *** 38 17.6 12.6-24.0 20 7.5 4.5-12.1 16 7.0 4.1-11.8
Rural 584 393 65.0 59.8-69.8 38 7.7 4.9-11.8 54 9.3 6.8-12.6 61 11.8 8.9-15.5 38 6.3 4.4- 8.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 177 122 66.7 57.9-74.5 *** *** *** 20 12.5 7.3-20.6 15 9.9 5.7-16.5 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 310 211 66.8 59.4-73.4 24 9.8 5.5-16.8 23 7.0 4.3-10.9 34 10.9 7.2-16.0 18 5.6 3.3- 9.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 370 242 58.8 52.5-64.8 22 7.5 4.3-12.8 49 15.7 11.7-20.7 32 10.7 7.2-15.5 25 7.4 4.8-11.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 473 310 59.5 54.0-64.8 29 8.2 5.1-13.0 61 14.5 11.1-18.8 42 10.9 7.8-15.1 31 6.8 4.6- 9.9
2nd Quartile 159 116 74.4 65.7-81.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 225 149 63.2 54.3-71.2 *** *** *** 20 8.9 4.9-15.5 25 12.0 7.6-18.5 18 8.2 4.9-13.5

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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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