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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 6,668 552 7.4 6.7- 8.2 6,116 92.6 91.8-93.3
-Piedmont 3,346 231 6.6 5.7- 7.7 3,115 93.4 92.3-94.3
GENDER
Male 1,431 82 6.1 4.7- 7.8 1,349 93.9 92.2-95.3
Female 1,915 149 7.1 5.9- 8.5 1,766 92.9 91.5-94.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,160 179 8.4 7.0- 9.9 1,981 91.6 90.1-93.0
Non-Hispanic Black 686 33 3.8 2.6- 5.5 653 96.2 94.5-97.4
Other 447 18 3.3 1.9- 5.5 429 96.7 94.5-98.1
AGE
18-34 689 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 517 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 626 37 6.7 4.7- 9.4 589 93.3 90.6-95.3
55-64 605 62 11.9 9.0-15.7 543 88.1 84.3-91.0
65-74 515 64 14.0 10.4-18.5 451 86.0 81.5-89.6
75+ 340 41 13.1 9.1-18.5 299 86.9 81.5-90.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 344 55 16.3 12.1-21.5 289 83.7 78.5-87.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 75 7.6 5.8- 9.8 761 92.4 90.2-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 872 68 5.9 4.6- 7.7 804 94.1 92.3-95.4
College Graduate 1,274 33 1.8 1.2- 2.5 1,241 98.2 97.5-98.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 294 41 14.4 10.2-19.9 253 85.6 80.1-89.8
$15,000- 24,999 504 63 12.4 9.3-16.4 441 87.6 83.6-90.7
$25,000- 34,999 284 25 10.0 6.2-15.7 259 90.0 84.3-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 355 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 390 14 3.3 1.9- 5.9 376 96.7 94.1-98.1
$75,000+ 834 18 2.0 1.1- 3.6 816 98.0 96.4-98.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 737 142 20.0 16.6-23.9 595 80.0 76.1-83.4
No 2,541 86 3.1 2.4- 4.0 2,455 96.9 96.0-97.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 373 35 9.9 6.6-14.6 338 90.1 85.4-93.4
Non-Veteran 2,960 196 6.2 5.3- 7.3 2,764 93.8 92.7-94.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,799 81 4.0 3.1- 5.1 1,718 96.0 94.9-96.9
Regional City or Suburban 887 81 9.1 7.1-11.6 806 90.9 88.4-92.9
Rural 660 69 10.2 7.6-13.5 591 89.8 86.5-92.4

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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