2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,819 5,047 85.3 84.1-86.4 772 14.7 13.6-15.9
-Western 871 739 85.8 82.9-88.4 132 14.2 11.6-17.1
GENDER
Male 375 312 82.6 77.3-86.8 63 17.4 13.2-22.7
Female 496 427 88.9 85.6-91.5 69 11.1 8.5-14.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 723 652 88.3 85.0-90.9 71 11.7 9.1-15.0
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 161 113 74.2 66.3-80.8 48 25.8 19.2-33.7
35-44 106 73 76.0 64.5-84.7 33 24.0 15.3-35.5
45-54 117 96 86.2 78.3-91.6 21 13.8 8.4-21.7
55-64 158 134 88.3 82.1-92.5 24 11.7 7.5-17.9
65-74 181 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 230 186 84.4 78.5-88.8 44 15.6 11.2-21.5
Some Post-H.S. 252 222 89.2 84.5-92.6 30 10.8 7.4-15.5
College Graduate 288 271 94.0 90.1-96.4 17 6.0 3.6- 9.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 290 253 86.2 80.3-90.5 37 13.8 9.5-19.7
No 558 469 86.4 82.8-89.3 89 13.6 10.7-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 767 639 84.2 80.8-87.0 128 15.8 13.0-19.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 418 337 81.4 76.5-85.6 81 18.6 14.4-23.5
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 264 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 47 79.7 68.5-87.6 22 20.3 12.4-31.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 139 104 77.2 67.5-84.6 35 22.8 15.4-32.5
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 106 85.7 77.3-91.4 17 14.3 8.6-22.7
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 80 81.7 71.9-88.6 20 18.3 11.4-28.1
151% to 200% 85 71 87.3 78.2-93.0 14 12.7 7.0-21.8
More than 200% 387 364 93.3 89.1-95.9 23 6.7 4.1-10.9
HOUSING
Own 609 557 90.0 86.4-92.6 52 10.0 7.4-13.6
Rent 199 132 72.4 64.9-78.9 67 27.6 21.1-35.1
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 274 227 85.2 79.7-89.4 47 14.8 10.6-20.3
Rural 597 512 86.1 82.4-89.1 85 13.9 10.9-17.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 155 86.4 79.5-91.2 23 13.6 8.8-20.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 272 85.9 80.4-90.0 50 14.1 10.0-19.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 371 312 85.5 80.8-89.2 59 14.5 10.8-19.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 476 404 86.4 82.5-89.6 72 13.6 10.4-17.5
2nd Quartile 162 134 84.1 76.2-89.7 28 15.9 10.3-23.8
3rd Quartile 233 201 86.0 79.5-90.7 32 14.0 9.3-20.5

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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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