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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,246 648 7.8 7.1- 8.5 6,598 92.2 91.5-92.9
GENDER
Male 3,094 254 7.4 6.4- 8.6 2,840 92.6 91.4-93.6
Female 4,152 394 8.1 7.2- 9.1 3,758 91.9 90.9-92.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,920 501 8.9 8.0- 9.8 4,419 91.1 90.2-92.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,372 106 6.9 5.5- 8.7 1,266 93.1 91.3-94.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 115 15 12.1 6.8-20.5 100 87.9 79.5-93.2
Non-Hispanic Other 249 19 6.8 3.4-13.2 230 93.2 86.8-96.6
Hispanic 504 *** *** *** 500 99.0 97.2-99.7
AGE
18-34 1,269 29 2.7 1.8- 4.1 1,240 97.3 95.9-98.2
35-44 956 33 4.2 2.9- 6.1 923 95.8 93.9-97.1
45-54 1,096 78 7.6 5.9- 9.6 1,018 92.4 90.4-94.1
55-64 1,509 187 13.0 11.1-15.1 1,322 87.0 84.9-88.9
65-74 1,363 201 16.3 14.0-18.8 1,162 83.7 81.2-86.0
75+ 949 113 12.6 10.3-15.2 836 87.4 84.8-89.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 917 147 14.2 11.8-17.1 770 85.8 82.9-88.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,992 221 9.1 7.8-10.6 1,771 90.9 89.4-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,911 175 7.2 6.0- 8.5 1,736 92.8 91.5-94.0
College Graduate 2,392 102 3.0 2.4- 3.7 2,290 97.0 96.3-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 845 155 16.2 13.5-19.4 690 83.8 80.6-86.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,188 151 11.0 9.2-13.2 1,037 89.0 86.8-90.8
$25,000- 34,999 701 65 8.7 6.6-11.4 636 91.3 88.6-93.4
$35,000- 49,999 844 61 7.0 5.1- 9.6 783 93.0 90.4-94.9
$50,000-74,999 787 42 4.1 2.9- 6.0 745 95.9 94.0-97.1
$75,000+ 1,452 50 3.0 2.1- 4.2 1,402 97.0 95.8-97.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,929 407 21.3 19.1-23.7 1,522 78.7 76.3-80.9
No 5,062 220 3.7 3.2- 4.3 4,842 96.3 95.7-96.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 993 102 9.9 8.0-12.3 891 90.1 87.7-92.0
Non-Veteran 6,239 544 7.5 6.8- 8.3 5,695 92.5 91.7-93.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,228 432 9.3 8.3-10.4 3,796 90.7 89.6-91.7
No 3,018 216 5.8 5.0- 6.8 2,802 94.2 93.2-95.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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