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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,126 105 8.2 6.5-10.4 1,021 91.8 89.6-93.5
GENDER
Male 500 41 6.5 4.4- 9.6 459 93.5 90.4-95.6
Female 626 64 9.8 7.2-13.2 562 90.2 86.8-92.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 966 88 8.4 6.5-10.9 878 91.6 89.1-93.5
Non-Hispanic Black 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 241 31 12.2 7.9-18.4 210 87.8 81.6-92.1
65-74 254 30 11.0 7.3-16.2 224 89.0 83.8-92.7
75+ 159 17 13.0 7.7-21.1 142 87.0 78.9-92.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 121 21 15.9 9.5-25.3 100 84.1 74.7-90.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 315 34 8.2 5.3-12.5 281 91.8 87.5-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 313 32 7.2 4.7-10.8 281 92.8 89.2-95.3
College Graduate 374 18 3.9 2.3- 6.6 356 96.1 93.4-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 26 17.0 10.3-26.8 94 83.0 73.2-89.7
$15,000- 24,999 200 31 14.9 9.6-22.3 169 85.1 77.7-90.4
$25,000- 34,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 81 22.5 17.4-28.7 271 77.5 71.3-82.6
No 754 23 2.3 1.4- 3.8 731 97.7 96.2-98.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 19 7.1 4.2-11.8 141 92.9 88.2-95.8
Non-Veteran 964 86 8.4 6.5-10.9 878 91.6 89.1-93.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 260 15 7.9 4.4-13.9 245 92.1 86.1-95.6
Rural 866 90 8.3 6.4-10.7 776 91.7 89.3-93.6

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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.

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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