2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,948 3,203 81.1 79.6-82.6 745 18.9 17.4-20.4
-Western 542 416 80.5 76.5-84.0 126 19.5 16.0-23.5
GENDER
Male 253 194 77.8 71.3-83.3 59 22.2 16.7-28.7
Female 289 222 83.3 78.4-87.3 67 16.7 12.7-21.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 425 357 83.7 79.2-87.4 68 16.3 12.6-20.8
Non-Hispanic Black 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
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
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 150 107 79.2 71.5-85.3 43 20.8 14.7-28.5
Some Post-H.S. 161 132 85.4 79.0-90.0 29 14.6 10.0-21.0
College Graduate 169 153 91.6 86.1-95.1 16 8.4 4.9-13.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 141 106 77.1 68.0-84.2 35 22.9 15.8-32.0
No 386 301 82.7 78.1-86.5 85 17.3 13.5-21.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 493 370 78.7 74.2-82.5 123 21.3 17.5-25.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 359 282 80.3 75.0-84.7 77 19.7 15.3-25.0
Unemployed 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 62 40 78.2 66.2-86.8 22 21.8 13.2-33.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 238 216 90.8 85.1-94.5 22 9.2 5.5-14.9
HOUSING
Own 328 279 85.4 80.2-89.3 49 14.6 10.7-19.8
Rent 167 102 68.7 60.2-76.0 65 31.3 24.0-39.8
Other arrangement 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 179 135 81.4 74.6-86.8 44 18.6 13.2-25.4
Rural 363 281 80.2 75.0-84.5 82 19.8 15.5-25.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 107 84 80.5 71.2-87.4 23 19.5 12.6-28.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 195 147 79.7 72.1-85.6 48 20.3 14.4-27.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 240 185 81.4 75.3-86.2 55 18.6 13.8-24.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 298 231 82.1 76.9-86.4 67 17.9 13.6-23.1
2nd Quartile 101 74 77.3 66.5-85.3 27 22.7 14.7-33.5
3rd Quartile 143 111 80.0 71.1-86.6 32 20.0 13.4-28.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

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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