2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only one Yes, more than one No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,822 3,932 65.2 63.6-66.7 764 12.1 11.0-13.1 1,126 22.8 21.4-24.2
-Western 874 601 69.2 65.3-72.9 109 11.2 8.9-14.0 164 19.6 16.5-23.0
GENDER
Male 375 244 64.1 58.1-69.8 37 9.2 6.2-13.5 94 26.6 21.6-32.4
Female 499 357 74.0 69.1-78.3 72 13.0 10.0-16.9 70 13.0 9.9-16.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 726 522 70.8 66.6-74.7 97 11.6 9.2-14.6 107 17.6 14.4-21.3
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 86 57.5 48.7-65.9 *** *** *** 69 39.3 31.2-48.1
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 90 78.9 69.3-86.1 15 12.7 7.3-21.2 *** *** ***
55-64 159 115 78.5 71.0-84.4 23 12.2 7.9-18.5 21 9.3 5.6-14.9
65-74 183 141 74.9 65.5-82.5 27 16.3 9.9-25.5 15 8.8 4.9-15.5
75+ 129 *** *** *** 28 23.6 15.1-34.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** 16 13.9 7.8-23.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 231 149 66.7 59.0-73.6 26 10.0 6.3-15.3 56 23.3 17.5-30.3
Some Post-H.S. 253 181 72.9 66.3-78.7 33 11.4 7.6-17.0 39 15.6 11.2-21.3
College Graduate 288 223 77.5 71.5-82.5 34 10.7 7.4-15.2 31 11.8 8.0-17.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 199 67.9 61.0-74.1 52 17.2 12.6-23.0 41 14.9 10.3-20.9
No 559 387 70.7 66.0-75.1 53 8.1 5.8-11.2 119 21.2 17.4-25.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 67 71.6 60.1-80.8 14 13.8 7.8-23.3 14 14.6 8.2-24.7
Non-Veteran 771 529 69.2 65.0-73.1 93 10.7 8.3-13.6 149 20.1 16.9-23.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 420 283 68.3 62.7-73.4 27 5.1 3.4- 7.8 110 26.6 21.7-32.1
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 265 207 76.8 69.3-83.0 44 17.5 12.1-24.8 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 51 80.5 69.0-88.4 *** *** *** 14 14.2 7.7-24.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** 22 20.1 12.5-30.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 24.7 16.7-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 80 63 83.2 72.1-90.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 80 63.7 53.3-73.1 16 10.9 6.0-18.9 27 25.4 17.3-35.6
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.4 7.3-23.3
$75,000+ 179 141 79.3 71.4-85.5 21 9.6 6.1-14.9 17 11.1 6.3-18.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 *** *** *** 22 17.0 10.6-26.1 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 18.8 11.3-29.5
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 16.5 9.1-28.0
More than 200% 387 294 76.2 70.6-81.0 45 10.4 7.2-14.8 48 13.4 9.8-18.2
HOUSING
Own 610 464 74.5 70.0-78.6 75 10.4 7.9-13.4 71 15.1 11.8-19.2
Rent 201 96 49.7 41.3-58.2 28 13.9 9.4-20.1 77 36.4 28.8-44.7
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 201 75.3 69.1-80.7 25 7.4 4.8-11.2 50 17.3 12.6-23.2
Rural 598 400 66.8 61.9-71.4 84 12.7 9.8-16.3 114 20.4 16.7-24.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 178 129 69.6 60.8-77.1 16 7.6 4.4-12.9 33 22.8 16.1-31.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 202 64.6 57.6-71.0 57 16.7 12.1-22.6 63 18.7 14.0-24.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 374 270 73.7 68.1-78.5 36 7.8 5.4-11.0 68 18.6 14.3-23.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 478 341 72.8 68.0-77.2 52 9.1 6.8-12.1 85 18.1 14.3-22.6
2nd Quartile 162 109 66.1 56.5-74.5 19 11.6 6.9-19.0 34 22.3 15.3-31.3
3rd Quartile 234 151 64.9 56.8-72.3 38 14.8 9.9-21.7 45 20.3 14.6-27.5

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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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