2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

History of Any Cardiovascular Diseases (heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,794 644 9.4 8.6-10.4 5,150 90.6 89.6-91.4
-Western 869 111 11.4 9.2-14.0 758 88.6 86.0-90.8
GENDER
Male 373 48 11.0 7.9-15.0 325 89.0 85.0-92.1
Female 496 63 11.8 8.9-15.6 433 88.2 84.4-91.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 722 104 12.1 9.7-14.9 618 87.9 85.1-90.3
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 *** *** *** 162 100 . - .
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 156 23 14.4 9.0-22.4 133 85.6 77.6-91.0
65-74 183 37 22.4 16.2-30.2 146 77.6 69.8-83.8
75+ 128 *** *** *** 88 67.1 56.0-76.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 15 17.7 10.1-29.2 84 82.3 70.8-89.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 230 36 11.2 7.8-15.8 194 88.8 84.2-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 252 35 11.7 8.1-16.6 217 88.3 83.4-91.9
College Graduate 286 25 7.1 4.6-10.6 261 92.9 89.4-95.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 288 71 21.6 16.7-27.5 217 78.4 72.5-83.3
No 558 37 6.3 4.3- 9.1 521 93.7 90.9-95.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 17 14.6 8.8-23.3 78 85.4 76.7-91.2
Non-Veteran 766 91 10.7 8.4-13.5 675 89.3 86.5-91.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 24 5.8 3.6- 9.2 396 94.2 90.8-96.4
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 264 62 23.9 18.3-30.5 202 76.1 69.5-81.7
Unable to Work 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 20 19.7 11.9-30.9 62 80.3 69.1-88.1
$15,000- 24,999 141 17 10.9 6.1-18.8 124 89.1 81.2-93.9
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 21 15.3 9.7-23.3 102 84.7 76.7-90.3
$50,000- 74,999 104 15 12.6 7.3-20.9 89 87.4 79.1-92.7
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 19 16.8 10.2-26.5 74 83.2 73.5-89.8
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 386 50 11.5 8.4-15.5 336 88.5 84.5-91.6
HOUSING
Own 609 88 12.9 10.1-16.3 521 87.1 83.7-89.9
Rent 198 17 8.4 5.0-13.9 181 91.6 86.1-95.0
Other arrangement 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 32 11.0 7.4-16.1 242 89.0 83.9-92.6
Rural 595 79 11.6 8.9-14.8 516 88.4 85.2-91.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 177 24 11.4 7.0-18.0 153 88.6 82.0-93.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 320 42 11.5 8.1-16.2 278 88.5 83.8-91.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 372 45 11.3 8.1-15.5 327 88.7 84.5-91.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 475 61 11.7 8.9-15.3 414 88.3 84.7-91.1
2nd Quartile 161 19 10.6 6.2-17.5 142 89.4 82.5-93.8
3rd Quartile 233 31 11.4 7.4-17.2 202 88.6 82.8-92.6

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*Data for this table were derived from the cardiovascular disease history questions.

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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