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2015 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 6,668 552 7.4 6.7- 8.2 6,116 92.6 91.8-93.3
GENDER
Male 2,863 207 6.5 5.4- 7.7 2,656 93.5 92.3-94.6
Female 3,805 345 8.3 7.3- 9.3 3,460 91.7 90.7-92.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,479 418 8.6 7.7- 9.7 4,061 91.4 90.3-92.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,297 88 5.7 4.5- 7.3 1,209 94.3 92.7-95.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 11 11.8 5.9-22.4 81 88.2 77.6-94.1
Non-Hispanic Other 214 15 5.5 3.0- 9.8 199 94.5 90.2-97.0
Hispanic 493 15 1.7 0.9- 3.2 478 98.3 96.8-99.1
AGE
18-34 1,260 35 2.8 2.0- 4.0 1,225 97.2 96.0-98.0
35-44 935 34 3.7 2.4- 5.6 901 96.3 94.4-97.6
45-54 1,159 97 8.6 6.9-10.7 1,062 91.4 89.3-93.1
55-64 1,330 152 11.9 9.9-14.3 1,178 88.1 85.7-90.1
65-74 1,136 131 12.4 10.0-15.2 1,005 87.6 84.8-90.0
75+ 755 101 14.2 11.3-17.7 654 85.8 82.3-88.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 108 14.8 11.9-18.2 606 85.2 81.8-88.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,858 182 8.1 6.8- 9.6 1,676 91.9 90.4-93.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,841 175 7.0 5.9- 8.2 1,666 93.0 91.8-94.1
College Graduate 2,224 87 2.8 2.2- 3.6 2,137 97.2 96.4-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 655 105 14.7 11.7-18.3 550 85.3 81.7-88.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,099 138 12.5 10.2-15.1 961 87.5 84.9-89.8
$25,000- 34,999 586 65 10.7 7.9-14.3 521 89.3 85.7-92.1
$35,000- 49,999 743 50 4.2 3.0- 5.8 693 95.8 94.2-97.0
$50,000-74,999 814 39 3.6 2.5- 5.3 775 96.4 94.7-97.5
$75,000+ 1,426 43 2.7 1.9- 3.9 1,383 97.3 96.1-98.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,747 360 20.2 18.0-22.7 1,387 79.8 77.3-82.0
No 4,780 187 3.5 2.9- 4.1 4,593 96.5 95.9-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 900 100 9.7 7.5-12.3 800 90.3 87.7-92.5
Non-Veteran 5,748 451 7.1 6.3- 7.9 5,297 92.9 92.1-93.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,966 90 4.0 3.1- 5.0 1,876 96.0 95.0-96.9
Regional City or Suburban 1,444 114 8.3 6.7-10.2 1,330 91.7 89.8-93.3
Rural 3,258 348 9.6 8.4-10.9 2,910 90.4 89.1-91.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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