2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Health Status

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 1,236 22.3 21.0-23.6 1,994 34.0 32.5-35.5 1,720 29.2 27.8-30.7 644 10.9 9.9-11.9 233 3.6 3.1- 4.3
-Western 876 172 19.3 16.2-22.9 293 33.9 30.2-37.9 273 31.0 27.4-34.8 94 10.7 8.4-13.7 44 5.0 3.6- 7.1
GENDER
Male 377 74 18.5 14.5-23.2 128 34.4 28.9-40.4 118 31.2 26.0-37.0 41 12.0 8.2-17.1 16 4.0 2.2- 7.0
Female 499 98 20.1 15.7-25.5 165 33.5 28.5-38.8 155 30.8 25.9-36.1 53 9.6 7.1-13.0 28 6.0 3.9- 9.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 728 142 18.8 15.5-22.5 251 34.4 30.3-38.6 222 30.9 27.0-35.0 75 10.9 8.3-14.1 38 5.1 3.5- 7.3
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 25 24.5 16.2-35.2 34 29.0 20.0-39.9 41 31.1 22.1-41.8 15 10.0 5.7-17.0 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 39 22.5 16.2-30.3 60 36.0 28.1-44.7 53 32.1 24.4-40.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 22.0 13.9-33.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 16 9.2 5.4-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 27 18.1 11.4-27.7 56 35.5 27.0-45.0 48 28.8 21.4-37.4 15 10.4 6.1-16.9 *** *** ***
65-74 183 39 18.5 13.1-25.6 49 25.5 18.8-33.6 59 35.1 27.0-44.1 25 14.9 8.7-24.1 *** *** ***
75+ 130 18 12.9 7.5-21.4 38 28.2 19.3-39.1 45 30.6 21.7-41.3 17 15.8 9.3-25.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 16.2 9.4-26.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 35 17.3 11.6-24.9 70 31.9 24.8-39.9 75 31.6 25.0-39.1 36 14.4 9.7-20.8 16 4.9 2.8- 8.3
Some Post-H.S. 253 40 19.1 13.7-26.0 95 38.0 31.3-45.2 76 27.6 22.1-33.9 34 12.4 8.1-18.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 289 86 31.1 25.3-37.5 108 38.9 32.7-45.4 83 26.5 21.3-32.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 29 8.8 5.9-13.0 57 23.0 17.1-30.1 106 34.6 28.3-41.4 63 21.2 16.2-27.3 37 12.4 8.6-17.6
No 561 140 24.7 20.5-29.6 229 39.2 34.4-44.2 157 29.1 24.7-34.0 30 5.9 3.6- 9.4 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 15 15.8 9.0-26.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 772 155 19.8 16.4-23.6 255 33.5 29.5-37.7 240 31.2 27.4-35.4 82 10.6 8.1-13.6 40 4.9 3.4- 7.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 421 101 22.9 18.3-28.2 160 37.7 32.3-43.5 131 33.1 27.8-39.0 28 5.7 3.7- 8.5 *** *** ***
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 41 14.8 10.5-20.5 80 28.7 22.5-35.8 92 32.7 26.3-40.0 34 16.5 10.8-24.4 19 7.2 4.4-11.7
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 14 18.3 10.3-30.5 *** *** *** 15 19.4 11.1-31.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 17.2 10.3-27.4 19 17.1 10.2-27.3
$15,000- 24,999 142 22 18.8 10.7-30.9 37 25.1 16.7-35.9 58 37.1 27.4-47.9 19 14.3 7.9-24.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 17 16.0 9.3-25.9 51 38.2 29.1-48.2 43 36.7 27.4-47.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 21 17.3 10.8-26.7 *** *** *** 28 30.1 21.0-41.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 56 28.7 21.8-36.8 71 45.9 37.4-54.7 40 19.3 14.0-26.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 14.3 8.4-23.4 17 13.6 7.9-22.5
101% to 150% 101 16 15.2 8.8-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 16.1 9.6-25.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 91 22.8 18.2-28.1 158 41.5 35.7-47.4 106 25.5 21.0-30.7 29 9.6 6.1-14.8 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 611 122 20.0 16.3-24.3 209 32.8 28.4-37.5 194 32.3 28.0-37.0 61 10.2 7.6-13.5 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3
Rent 201 37 17.1 11.9-24.0 63 38.3 30.1-47.2 62 27.3 20.6-35.2 24 10.2 6.5-15.8 15 7.1 4.1-12.0
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 71 26.8 20.8-33.9 98 34.5 28.4-41.1 81 29.9 23.9-36.7 21 6.3 4.0-10.0 *** *** ***
Rural 600 101 16.4 13.0-20.5 195 33.7 29.1-38.6 192 31.4 27.0-36.1 73 12.5 9.4-16.4 39 6.1 4.2- 8.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 29 15.7 10.5-22.9 53 31.0 23.5-39.7 68 35.8 28.2-44.1 23 13.9 8.6-21.8 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 57 17.6 12.6-23.9 105 33.9 27.6-40.9 93 29.3 23.2-36.1 38 11.3 7.6-16.6 29 7.9 5.1-12.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 86 23.0 18.2-28.7 135 35.5 30.0-41.4 112 30.0 24.9-35.8 33 8.5 5.6-12.6 *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 480 110 22.5 18.3-27.4 170 35.9 31.0-41.2 141 29.4 24.9-34.4 41 8.4 5.8-11.9 18 3.7 2.2- 6.3
2nd Quartile 162 27 20.2 12.7-30.5 59 38.0 29.2-47.6 52 28.9 21.3-37.8 17 8.9 5.1-15.0 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 234 35 12.8 8.7-18.3 64 27.1 20.5-34.9 80 35.4 27.8-43.8 36 16.5 11.0-24.1 19 8.2 4.8-13.6

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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.

***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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