2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Health Care Access

Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,826 634 11.5 10.4-12.5 5,192 88.5 87.5-89.6
-Western 874 85 10.0 7.9-12.6 789 90.0 87.4-92.1
GENDER
Male 376 34 9.3 6.3-13.5 342 90.7 86.5-93.7
Female 498 51 10.7 8.0-14.2 447 89.3 85.8-92.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 726 70 10.1 7.8-12.9 656 89.9 87.1-92.2
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 14 11.8 6.7-20.0 105 88.2 80.0-93.3
AGE
18-34 162 30 16.5 11.4-23.4 132 83.5 76.6-88.6
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 15 11.1 6.2-19.0 102 88.9 81.0-93.8
55-64 158 14 8.1 4.6-14.0 144 91.9 86.0-95.4
65-74 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 14 16.6 9.1-28.2 86 83.4 71.8-90.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 231 27 9.4 6.2-14.0 204 90.6 86.0-93.8
Some Post-H.S. 252 25 9.6 6.3-14.2 227 90.4 85.8-93.7
College Graduate 289 19 7.1 4.5-11.1 270 92.9 88.9-95.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 44 15.1 11.0-20.5 247 84.9 79.5-89.0
No 560 38 7.1 5.0-10.2 522 92.9 89.8-95.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 770 79 10.8 8.5-13.8 691 89.2 86.2-91.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 42 10.6 7.5-14.7 378 89.4 85.3-92.5
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 25 19.4 12.5-29.0 117 80.6 71.0-87.5
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 14 14.1 8.2-23.1 109 85.9 76.9-91.8
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 17 17.4 10.5-27.4 84 82.6 72.6-89.5
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 22 4.9 3.2- 7.7 366 95.1 92.3-96.8
HOUSING
Own 610 42 7.7 5.5-10.7 568 92.3 89.3-94.5
Rent 201 36 17.9 12.5-24.8 165 82.1 75.2-87.5
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 27 10.6 7.0-15.7 249 89.4 84.3-93.0
Rural 598 58 9.8 7.3-12.9 540 90.2 87.1-92.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 21 10.6 6.7-16.4 157 89.4 83.6-93.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 321 29 9.2 5.9-14.0 292 90.8 86.0-94.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 35 10.5 7.4-14.8 340 89.5 85.2-92.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 479 45 10.2 7.4-13.8 434 89.8 86.2-92.6
2nd Quartile 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 233 25 10.0 6.4-15.2 208 90.0 84.8-93.6

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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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