2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
-Western 876 319 37.9 34.0-42.0 256 31.8 28.0-35.8 301 30.3 26.8-34.0
GENDER
Male 377 166 45.1 39.2-51.1 107 32.1 26.6-38.2 104 22.8 18.5-27.8
Female 499 153 31.3 26.4-36.7 149 31.4 26.4-36.9 197 37.3 32.2-42.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 728 241 36.0 31.8-40.3 219 32.6 28.5-37.0 268 31.4 27.7-35.4
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 71 67.4 56.7-76.6 28 19.1 12.6-27.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 95 55.4 46.5-64.0 53 35.6 27.5-44.6 15 9.0 5.2-15.1
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 24.4 16.6-34.5
55-64 159 47 22.3 16.3-29.6 50 34.2 25.6-43.8 62 43.6 34.5-53.1
65-74 183 34 20.2 13.4-29.4 49 30.5 22.4-40.0 100 49.3 40.5-58.1
75+ 130 16 13.5 7.8-22.4 38 29.8 20.7-40.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 83 38.3 30.8-46.3 60 28.6 21.9-36.3 89 33.2 26.4-40.7
Some Post-H.S. 253 82 34.8 28.3-41.9 85 36.7 29.9-44.1 86 28.5 22.8-34.9
College Graduate 289 116 45.7 39.2-52.3 79 26.5 21.3-32.5 94 27.8 22.6-33.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 39 16.2 11.5-22.4 77 30.2 24.0-37.2 176 53.5 46.5-60.4
No 561 269 47.9 42.8-53.0 173 33.1 28.3-38.2 119 19.0 15.6-23.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 772 287 38.4 34.3-42.7 224 31.9 27.8-36.2 261 29.8 26.1-33.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 421 216 53.0 47.1-58.7 129 30.5 25.5-36.1 76 16.5 12.8-21.0
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 42 16.8 12.0-23.2 77 33.4 26.3-41.4 147 49.8 42.3-57.2
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 34.8 25.2-45.8
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 43 38.8 29.4-49.3 36 30.4 21.7-40.7 44 30.8 22.6-40.4
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 28.2 19.7-38.5
$75,000+ 179 82 47.9 39.4-56.5 53 30.8 23.4-39.3 44 21.3 15.3-28.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 140 39.5 33.8-45.5 120 32.5 27.0-38.5 128 28.0 23.2-33.3
HOUSING
Own 611 203 36.3 31.7-41.1 177 30.6 26.2-35.4 231 33.1 28.8-37.7
Rent 201 87 39.5 31.7-47.8 57 34.0 26.2-42.7 57 26.6 20.2-34.2
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 113 41.6 35.0-48.6 81 31.4 25.1-38.5 82 27.0 21.5-33.2
Rural 600 206 36.5 31.8-41.5 175 31.9 27.3-36.8 219 31.6 27.3-36.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 61 36.9 28.9-45.6 51 31.3 23.8-40.0 67 31.8 24.5-40.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 110 35.6 28.9-42.8 99 33.6 27.1-40.7 113 30.9 25.0-37.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 148 40.8 35.1-46.8 106 30.2 24.8-36.3 121 28.9 24.0-34.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 480 184 38.3 33.3-43.5 137 30.6 25.7-35.9 159 31.2 26.5-36.2
2nd Quartile 162 62 42.6 33.3-52.5 46 27.6 20.2-36.4 54 29.8 22.1-38.8
3rd Quartile 234 73 33.8 26.6-41.8 73 37.1 29.4-45.6 88 29.1 22.9-36.2

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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