2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Health Care Access

Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,740 3,935 81.4 79.9-82.8 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 499 11.4 10.3-12.7
-Western 736 599 83.5 80.3-86.4 48 6.7 4.8- 9.3 89 9.8 7.7-12.3
GENDER
Male 312 256 83.5 78.1-87.8 *** *** *** 41 10.9 7.7-15.2
Female 424 343 83.6 79.3-87.1 33 7.7 5.3-11.1 48 8.7 6.3-11.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 610 529 86.1 82.6-89.0 37 6.7 4.6- 9.5 44 7.2 5.2- 9.8
Non-Hispanic Black 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 120 79 74.1 65.3-81.3 13 9.3 5.1-16.3 28 16.6 11.1-24.1
35-44 89 59 77.4 66.0-85.8 *** *** *** 23 14.2 8.6-22.6
45-54 107 82 81.0 71.7-87.7 *** *** *** 15 11.1 6.2-19.1
55-64 131 106 84.2 76.3-89.8 *** *** *** 17 10.4 6.1-17.1
65-74 163 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 22.2 14.3-32.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 202 158 84.2 78.3-88.7 *** *** *** 31 11.2 7.5-16.4
Some Post-H.S. 210 175 84.4 78.5-89.0 18 8.7 5.4-13.7 17 6.9 4.1-11.3
College Graduate 232 215 93.4 89.2-96.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 264 216 81.7 75.2-86.8 21 8.3 4.9-13.9 27 10.0 6.5-15.1
No 471 382 84.5 80.6-87.7 27 5.9 3.9- 8.8 62 9.6 7.3-12.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 654 519 81.6 77.9-84.8 46 7.4 5.3-10.3 89 11.0 8.7-13.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 353 274 80.9 75.9-85.2 22 6.8 4.2-10.9 57 12.2 9.1-16.3
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 231 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 15.5 8.4-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 120 81 72.1 61.8-80.4 *** *** *** 26 17.5 11.3-26.2
$25,000- 34,999 67 53 85.2 74.3-91.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 105 88 84.7 75.7-90.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 18.5 11.2-29.2
101% to 150% 90 *** *** *** 13 15.7 8.5-27.0 15 14.7 8.5-24.3
151% to 200% 71 57 86.4 76.3-92.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 335 311 92.5 88.0-95.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 523 467 88.6 84.9-91.5 24 5.5 3.5- 8.7 32 5.9 4.0- 8.5
Rent 163 97 66.8 58.2-74.5 16 9.3 5.4-15.4 50 23.9 17.4-31.8
Other arrangement 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 225 180 83.9 78.0-88.5 15 6.0 3.5-10.3 30 10.0 6.5-15.3
Rural 511 419 83.4 79.3-86.8 33 7.0 4.7-10.3 59 9.7 7.3-12.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 158 130 83.0 75.7-88.5 *** *** *** 16 10.9 6.6-17.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 269 217 83.2 77.2-87.8 18 7.6 4.3-12.9 34 9.3 6.3-13.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 309 252 84.2 79.1-88.3 18 6.3 3.7-10.4 39 9.5 6.6-13.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 395 321 83.9 79.5-87.6 27 7.2 4.7-10.7 47 8.9 6.4-12.3
2nd Quartile 136 109 82.9 74.7-88.8 *** *** *** 20 11.7 7.1-18.7
3rd Quartile 205 169 83.3 76.3-88.6 *** *** *** 22 9.8 6.2-15.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

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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