2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
-Western 868 674 77.1 73.4-80.4 37 4.6 3.0- 6.9 54 6.6 4.9- 9.0 64 7.4 5.5- 9.7 39 4.3 2.9- 6.4
GENDER
Male 375 303 79.1 73.4-83.9 *** *** *** 18 4.3 2.6- 7.1 22 6.0 3.7- 9.7 *** *** ***
Female 493 371 75.1 70.3-79.4 22 3.7 2.3- 6.0 36 8.8 6.0-12.7 42 8.6 6.2-12.0 22 3.7 2.4- 5.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 720 552 76.5 72.5-80.0 32 4.9 3.1- 7.6 47 6.7 4.9- 9.2 55 7.3 5.5- 9.8 34 4.6 3.0- 6.9
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 99 80.6 68.6-88.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 121 72.5 63.5-79.9 *** *** *** 14 8.9 5.0-15.4 15 11.0 6.4-18.2 *** *** ***
35-44 105 84 78.0 66.7-86.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 115 87 78.5 69.1-85.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 158 117 74.3 65.9-81.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 7.9 4.5-13.4 *** *** ***
65-74 183 144 78.6 69.3-85.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 128 107 83.4 73.5-90.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 176 75.7 68.7-81.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 9.3 6.1-14.1 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 249 190 76.7 69.9-82.3 *** *** *** 18 7.0 4.3-11.3 24 9.8 6.3-15.1 *** *** ***
College Graduate 286 232 81.2 75.5-85.8 20 7.2 4.5-11.4 17 6.5 3.8-10.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 287 172 59.9 52.8-66.6 *** *** *** 22 8.8 5.3-14.1 44 15.4 11.1-21.1 33 9.8 6.7-14.0
No 558 482 85.0 80.8-88.4 21 4.0 2.3- 6.9 32 5.9 4.0- 8.5 17 3.3 1.9- 5.5 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 766 589 76.5 72.7-80.0 36 5.1 3.3- 7.7 50 7.1 5.1- 9.7 55 6.7 5.0- 8.9 36 4.6 3.1- 6.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 418 350 84.7 80.2-88.3 24 5.3 3.2- 8.7 23 5.2 3.3- 8.3 14 3.3 1.8- 5.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 264 218 80.6 72.6-86.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 13.3 7.6-22.2 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 105 72.3 61.9-80.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 8.1 4.6-14.0 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 96 80.1 70.6-87.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 178 147 83.0 75.4-88.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 60 73.6 62.7-82.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 11.1 6.3-18.7 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 16.3 9.5-26.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 384 312 80.5 74.9-85.1 24 5.8 3.5- 9.5 21 5.5 3.5- 8.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 605 489 80.5 76.4-84.1 26 4.9 2.9- 8.0 36 6.1 4.2- 8.8 30 5.2 3.4- 7.8 24 3.3 2.1- 5.2
Rent 200 143 70.0 62.1-76.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 13.6 9.0-20.0 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 275 205 73.0 66.4-78.7 20 7.1 4.3-11.5 17 7.7 4.6-12.7 23 8.6 5.5-13.3 *** *** ***
Rural 593 469 78.7 74.2-82.6 *** *** *** 37 6.2 4.3- 9.0 41 6.9 4.8- 9.8 29 4.6 2.9- 7.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 177 147 80.8 72.4-87.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 317 249 78.4 72.0-83.8 *** *** *** 17 5.4 3.1- 9.3 26 7.6 4.9-11.7 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 374 278 73.7 68.1-78.6 24 5.6 3.5- 8.8 27 7.9 5.2-11.9 29 8.6 5.6-13.0 16 4.2 2.5- 7.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 479 363 75.5 70.7-79.7 28 4.9 3.2- 7.5 29 6.9 4.6-10.2 38 8.5 5.9-12.2 21 4.2 2.6- 6.6
2nd Quartile 159 135 85.0 77.0-90.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 230 176 74.2 65.9-81.0 *** *** *** 16 6.8 3.9-11.5 24 10.3 6.6-15.6 *** *** ***

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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