2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,827 4,950 85.5 84.3-86.6 877 14.5 13.4-15.7
-Western 876 738 84.2 80.9-87.0 138 15.8 13.0-19.1
GENDER
Male 377 320 84.1 78.7-88.3 57 15.9 11.7-21.3
Female 499 418 84.4 80.3-87.7 81 15.6 12.3-19.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 728 615 84.0 80.4-87.0 113 16.0 13.0-19.6
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 100 84.6 74.3-91.2 19 15.4 8.8-25.7
AGE
18-34 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 106 92 89.0 80.8-94.0 14 11.0 6.0-19.2
45-54 117 98 85.5 76.8-91.3 19 14.5 8.7-23.2
55-64 159 131 82.4 74.9-88.1 28 17.6 11.9-25.1
65-74 183 147 79.1 70.0-86.0 36 20.9 14.0-30.0
75+ 130 101 71.7 60.5-80.7 29 28.3 19.3-39.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 180 80.8 74.1-86.0 52 19.2 14.0-25.9
Some Post-H.S. 253 211 84.7 78.4-89.3 42 15.3 10.7-21.6
College Graduate 289 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 192 66.4 59.6-72.6 100 33.6 27.4-40.4
No 561 526 93.1 89.4-95.5 35 6.9 4.5-10.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 82 83.9 72.1-91.3 14 16.1 8.7-27.9
Non-Veteran 772 650 84.5 81.1-87.4 122 15.5 12.6-18.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 421 392 93.7 90.6-95.9 29 6.3 4.1- 9.4
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 213 76.3 68.5-82.6 53 23.7 17.4-31.5
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 117 81.0 70.6-88.4 25 19.0 11.6-29.4
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** 35 28.0 19.0-39.2
101% to 150% 101 81 81.5 71.4-88.6 20 18.5 11.4-28.6
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 355 89.8 84.6-93.3 33 10.2 6.7-15.4
HOUSING
Own 611 525 85.1 81.2-88.3 86 14.9 11.7-18.8
Rent 201 162 82.7 76.2-87.8 39 17.3 12.2-23.8
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 250 91.2 86.7-94.3 26 8.8 5.7-13.3
Rural 600 488 81.5 77.2-85.1 112 18.5 14.9-22.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 150 82.5 74.3-88.5 29 17.5 11.5-25.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 255 80.8 74.8-85.6 67 19.2 14.4-25.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 333 88.5 84.0-91.9 42 11.5 8.1-16.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 480 421 87.9 83.9-91.0 59 12.1 9.0-16.1
2nd Quartile 162 138 87.0 80.2-91.7 24 13.0 8.3-19.8
3rd Quartile 234 179 75.3 67.3-81.9 55 24.7 18.1-32.7

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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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