2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,615 1,655 27.7 26.2-29.1 3,960 72.3 70.9-73.8
-Western 853 292 32.8 29.1-36.8 561 67.2 63.2-70.9
GENDER
Male 368 114 30.7 25.3-36.6 254 69.3 63.4-74.7
Female 485 178 34.9 29.8-40.3 307 65.1 59.7-70.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 711 254 34.0 30.0-38.3 457 66.0 61.7-70.0
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 30 25.3 16.5-36.8 83 74.7 63.2-83.5
AGE
18-34 160 29 17.4 11.8-25.0 131 82.6 75.0-88.2
35-44 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 114 34 28.0 19.7-38.3 80 72.0 61.7-80.3
55-64 155 56 34.3 26.1-43.7 99 65.7 56.3-73.9
65-74 181 76 42.7 34.2-51.8 105 57.3 48.2-65.8
75+ 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 93 36.5 29.4-44.3 134 63.5 55.7-70.6
Some Post-H.S. 245 91 29.4 23.6-35.9 154 70.6 64.1-76.4
College Graduate 282 61 19.3 14.8-24.9 221 80.7 75.1-85.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 292 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 561 *** *** *** 561 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 758 257 32.1 28.2-36.2 501 67.9 63.8-71.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 415 82 20.9 16.5-26.0 333 79.1 74.0-83.5
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 262 129 49.5 41.9-57.0 133 50.5 43.0-58.1
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 14 15.7 8.9-26.2 54 84.3 73.8-91.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 35 22.6 15.6-31.4 86 77.4 68.6-84.4
$50,000- 74,999 106 34 32.8 23.5-43.8 72 67.2 56.2-76.5
$75,000+ 179 33 15.8 10.6-23.0 146 84.2 77.0-89.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 22 21.6 13.2-33.1 65 78.4 66.9-86.8
More than 200% 386 111 26.0 21.2-31.5 275 74.0 68.5-78.8
HOUSING
Own 598 202 33.1 28.6-37.9 396 66.9 62.1-71.4
Rent 193 68 33.9 26.5-42.2 125 66.1 57.8-73.5
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 267 73 25.9 20.4-32.2 194 74.1 67.8-79.6
Rural 586 219 35.6 30.9-40.6 367 64.4 59.4-69.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 175 71 37.5 29.7-46.0 104 62.5 54.0-70.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 313 108 32.8 26.4-39.8 205 67.2 60.2-73.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 365 113 30.3 25.1-36.1 252 69.7 63.9-74.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 468 149 31.6 26.8-36.8 319 68.4 63.2-73.2
2nd Quartile 157 53 31.7 23.7-40.9 104 68.3 59.1-76.3
3rd Quartile 228 90 36.1 28.8-44.1 138 63.9 55.9-71.2

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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