2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 5,752 4,224 74.0 72.6-75.4 387 6.6 5.8- 7.4 410 7.1 6.3- 8.0 373 6.2 5.5- 7.1 358 6.0 5.3- 6.9
-Western 866 609 71.0 67.2-74.6 56 6.2 4.5- 8.3 70 8.0 6.1-10.5 67 8.5 6.5-11.2 64 6.3 4.7- 8.2
GENDER
Male 375 273 72.5 66.7-77.6 29 8.0 5.3-12.0 22 5.6 3.4- 9.0 25 8.1 5.1-12.6 26 5.8 3.7- 8.8
Female 491 336 69.6 64.6-74.2 27 4.4 2.9- 6.7 48 10.3 7.4-14.2 42 8.9 6.4-12.3 38 6.7 4.7- 9.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 720 498 70.4 66.4-74.2 46 6.1 4.4- 8.5 60 8.2 6.1-11.0 59 8.5 6.4-11.4 57 6.6 4.9- 8.8
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 118 93 79.2 68.2-87.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 122 75.2 66.8-82.0 *** *** *** 18 11.4 6.7-18.8 12 8.9 5.0-15.3 *** *** ***
35-44 105 86 84.2 73.8-91.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 116 78 66.4 55.7-75.6 13 11.0 6.1-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 158 102 63.7 54.7-71.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 11.5 7.0-18.4 19 10.7 6.5-17.1
65-74 182 116 64.4 55.2-72.7 *** *** *** 20 9.5 5.9-15.1 *** *** *** 17 8.1 4.8-13.4
75+ 126 92 71.8 60.9-80.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 13.6 7.7-23.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 229 158 72.7 65.5-78.8 *** *** *** 22 9.7 5.9-15.5 21 8.3 5.2-13.1 17 5.2 3.1- 8.8
Some Post-H.S. 250 166 68.5 61.6-74.8 20 7.8 4.9-12.3 23 8.3 5.2-13.1 23 10.0 6.2-15.8 18 5.3 3.2- 8.7
College Graduate 288 216 74.7 68.7-80.0 24 8.2 5.4-12.5 23 8.6 5.5-13.3 12 4.0 2.2- 7.1 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 286 149 53.6 46.6-60.6 *** *** *** 28 11.4 7.3-17.2 41 13.9 10.0-19.2 49 15.5 11.4-20.9
No 557 441 79.0 74.7-82.8 36 6.5 4.6- 9.3 42 6.7 4.8- 9.3 24 5.8 3.6- 9.2 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 763 533 70.6 66.6-74.3 50 6.5 4.7- 8.9 62 7.8 5.8-10.3 59 8.5 6.3-11.4 59 6.6 5.0- 8.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 418 323 77.9 72.9-82.1 35 7.9 5.4-11.5 31 6.8 4.6-10.0 22 5.6 3.6- 8.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 181 67.5 59.7-74.5 *** *** *** 25 10.8 6.5-17.5 21 9.3 5.2-16.3 23 7.8 4.7-12.6
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 55 82.8 71.3-90.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 16.3 9.9-25.6
$15,000- 24,999 141 94 68.8 58.4-77.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 9.9 5.5-17.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 91 73.1 63.4-81.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 137 76.8 68.9-83.3 16 10.0 5.6-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 17.6 10.8-27.3
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 282 71.0 65.1-76.3 35 9.8 6.7-14.1 28 7.0 4.5-10.9 23 7.1 4.3-11.7 20 5.0 3.0- 8.3
HOUSING
Own 605 431 72.5 68.0-76.6 41 6.4 4.4- 9.1 50 7.9 5.7-10.9 44 7.2 5.2-10.0 39 6.0 4.2- 8.5
Rent 198 136 68.2 60.1-75.2 *** *** *** 15 8.7 5.0-14.7 17 10.0 6.0-16.3 18 7.1 4.3-11.4
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 275 208 74.5 68.1-80.0 20 7.5 4.7-11.9 14 4.9 2.8- 8.5 21 8.6 5.3-13.6 *** *** ***
Rural 591 401 69.6 64.9-74.0 36 5.6 3.8- 8.3 56 9.2 6.8-12.5 46 8.5 6.0-11.8 52 7.0 5.1- 9.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 176 129 74.8 67.0-81.3 *** *** *** 14 8.0 4.4-14.0 13 8.4 4.8-14.5 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 317 213 68.8 62.0-74.8 *** *** *** 31 9.1 6.0-13.6 22 8.7 5.2-14.1 34 8.3 5.6-12.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 373 267 71.1 65.4-76.2 29 8.1 5.5-11.8 25 7.0 4.3-11.0 32 8.4 5.7-12.3 20 5.4 3.3- 8.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 476 338 71.3 66.3-75.8 31 6.5 4.4- 9.4 36 7.7 5.2-11.2 38 7.7 5.4-11.0 33 6.8 4.6-10.0
2nd Quartile 162 121 75.0 66.4-82.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 228 150 67.4 59.4-74.6 *** *** *** 22 8.4 5.3-13.2 21 11.7 7.0-18.8 20 5.4 3.3- 8.6

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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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