2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,771 4,727 80.1 78.7-81.3 512 9.3 8.5-10.3 275 5.4 4.7- 6.2 235 4.8 4.1- 5.6 22 0.4 0.2- 0.6
-Western 864 681 76.7 73.0-80.0 87 10.7 8.4-13.4 47 6.4 4.7- 8.8 43 5.6 3.9- 8.1 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 371 280 72.7 66.9-77.8 38 11.7 8.3-16.4 23 7.2 4.6-11.2 26 7.4 4.8-11.3 *** *** ***
Female 493 401 80.4 75.5-84.5 49 9.7 7.0-13.3 24 5.7 3.7- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 719 576 77.2 73.2-80.8 65 9.8 7.5-12.7 41 6.8 4.9- 9.5 35 5.9 4.0- 8.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 116 *** *** *** 20 20.5 12.2-32.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 89 57.9 49.1-66.3 30 18.5 12.8-26.1 21 13.4 8.5-20.6 16 8.6 4.9-14.8 *** *** ***
35-44 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 115 88 79.5 70.2-86.4 17 12.8 7.5-21.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 158 134 84.7 75.1-91.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 180 163 90.3 83.7-94.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 228 181 78.6 71.8-84.2 18 7.4 4.5-12.1 *** *** *** 15 6.0 3.4-10.4 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 252 201 77.3 70.3-83.0 29 11.9 8.1-17.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 288 234 80.1 74.3-84.8 28 9.9 6.6-14.4 17 6.1 3.7- 9.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 286 238 81.1 75.1-85.9 24 9.5 6.1-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 556 425 74.7 69.8-78.9 62 11.5 8.7-15.2 37 7.5 5.2-10.7 29 5.9 3.7- 9.2 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 763 592 75.3 71.3-78.9 80 11.1 8.6-14.1 45 7.1 5.1- 9.7 40 5.9 4.0- 8.6 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 413 287 68.3 62.7-73.5 54 13.3 9.8-17.7 36 9.7 6.8-13.9 31 7.8 5.2-11.4 *** *** ***
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 53 83.4 72.4-90.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 107 72.5 61.9-81.0 15 16.5 9.4-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 79 65 83.5 71.8-91.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 122 93 73.5 63.4-81.7 16 13.4 7.9-21.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 89 83.3 73.2-90.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 177 144 81.4 74.0-87.1 19 9.4 5.8-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** 13 17.4 9.9-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 67 79.6 68.2-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 385 318 81.7 76.7-85.8 37 9.2 6.4-13.1 15 5.0 2.8- 8.8 14 4.1 2.3- 7.0 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 602 505 80.7 76.3-84.4 49 9.0 6.6-12.3 25 5.1 3.3- 7.8 20 4.7 2.8- 7.9 *** *** ***
Rent 198 133 65.7 57.3-73.3 27 13.1 8.4-19.9 19 12.0 7.4-19.1 16 8.0 4.6-13.4 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 215 73.6 66.3-79.9 25 9.9 6.4-15.2 14 7.0 4.0-12.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 590 466 77.9 73.6-81.7 62 10.9 8.2-14.4 33 6.2 4.2- 9.1 26 4.5 2.9- 6.9 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 142 77.4 69.3-83.9 19 10.6 6.4-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 313 254 81.0 75.0-85.8 30 10.4 6.8-15.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 372 285 72.3 66.2-77.7 38 10.9 7.7-15.3 24 8.3 5.3-12.6 21 7.8 4.6-13.0 *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 476 372 75.6 70.5-80.1 47 9.9 7.2-13.5 31 7.8 5.3-11.4 22 6.1 3.6-10.2 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 161 123 74.0 64.7-81.6 20 16.7 10.3-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 227 186 80.9 73.9-86.3 20 7.4 4.5-12.1 *** *** *** 14 6.8 3.7-12.0 *** *** ***

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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.

Sub-group estimates have been suppressed because they do not meet statistical reliability standards.

^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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