2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

HIV/AIDS

At Risk for HIV:
I am going to read you a list. When I am done, please tell me if any of the situations apply to you. You do not need to tell me which one.
You have injected any drug other than those prescribed for you in the past year.
You have been treated for a sexually transmitted disease or STD in the past year.
You have given or received money or drugs in exchange for sex in the past year.
You had anal sex without a condom in the past year.
You had four or more sex partners in the past year.
Do any of these situations apply to you?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,462 295 7.0 6.2- 8.0 5,167 93.0 92.0-93.8
-Western 824 44 7.1 5.2- 9.7 780 92.9 90.3-94.8
GENDER
Male 356 24 8.4 5.5-12.5 332 91.6 87.5-94.5
Female 468 20 5.9 3.6- 9.5 448 94.1 90.5-96.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 684 39 7.2 5.2-10.1 645 92.8 89.9-94.8
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 156 25 18.3 12.2-26.5 131 81.7 73.5-87.8
35-44 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 177 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 118 *** *** *** 118 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 96 *** *** *** 96 100 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 219 13 9.7 5.5-16.5 206 90.3 83.5-94.5
Some Post-H.S. 231 17 8.2 5.0-13.1 214 91.8 86.9-95.0
College Graduate 276 14 6.8 4.0-11.6 262 93.2 88.4-96.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 546 35 8.7 6.1-12.3 511 91.3 87.7-93.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 *** *** *** 93 100 . - .
Non-Veteran 731 44 8.0 5.8-10.9 687 92.0 89.1-94.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 405 29 9.1 6.2-13.3 376 90.9 86.7-93.8
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 251 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 378 16 5.3 3.2- 8.8 362 94.7 91.2-96.8
HOUSING
Own 576 20 4.7 3.0- 7.5 556 95.3 92.5-97.0
Rent 191 18 13.9 8.5-21.9 173 86.1 78.1-91.5
Other arrangement 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 259 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 565 35 8.0 5.6-11.4 530 92.0 88.6-94.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 169 12 9.6 5.3-16.7 157 90.4 83.3-94.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 303 18 8.3 5.1-13.2 285 91.7 86.8-94.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 352 14 4.6 2.6- 8.2 338 95.4 91.8-97.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 453 21 6.1 3.8- 9.7 432 93.9 90.3-96.2
2nd Quartile 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 218 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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