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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Non-Hispanic Black

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 6,515 527 7.3 6.6- 8.1 5,988 92.7 91.9-93.4
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,268 89 6.7 5.1- 8.7 1,179 93.3 91.3-94.9
GENDER
Male 518 26 4.0 2.4- 6.6 492 96.0 93.4-97.6
Female 750 63 8.9 6.5-12.0 687 91.1 88.0-93.5
AGE
18-34 277 14 6.4 3.6-11.3 263 93.6 88.7-96.4
35-44 185 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 218 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 274 31 11.2 7.1-17.3 243 88.8 82.7-92.9
65-74 195 17 7.5 4.3-12.7 178 92.5 87.3-95.7
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 22 10.6 6.2-17.6 139 89.4 82.4-93.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 448 35 7.2 4.8-10.7 413 92.8 89.3-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 348 26 7.9 4.9-12.5 322 92.1 87.5-95.1
College Graduate 310 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 194 28 12.8 7.6-20.7 166 87.2 79.3-92.4
$15,000- 24,999 260 21 6.7 3.8-11.4 239 93.3 88.6-96.2
$25,000- 34,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 152 *** *** *** 151 100 99.7- 100
$50,000- 74,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 325 53 16.2 11.6-22.2 272 83.8 77.8-88.4
No 839 32 3.7 2.4- 5.6 807 96.3 94.4-97.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 392 61 15.6 11.4-20.9 331 84.4 79.1-88.6
No 830 26 3.1 2.0- 4.9 804 96.9 95.1-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,114 81 6.8 5.2- 9.0 1,033 93.2 91.0-94.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 451 28 6.1 4.0- 9.2 423 93.9 90.8-96.0
Regional City or Suburban County 240 16 5.7 3.2-10.0 224 94.3 90.0-96.8
Rural 577 45 7.9 5.2-11.9 532 92.1 88.1-94.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 627 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 291 21 7.5 4.6-11.9 270 92.5 88.1-95.4
Unable to Work 192 40 20.9 14.2-29.7 152 79.1 70.3-85.8
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 160 20 11.0 6.5-18.0 140 89.0 82.0-93.5
101% to 150% 247 22 6.7 4.1-10.9 225 93.3 89.1-95.9
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 430 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 330 27 8.8 5.1-14.8 303 91.2 85.2-94.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 384 30 7.1 4.5-11.1 354 92.9 88.9-95.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 554 32 5.8 3.9- 8.6 522 94.2 91.4-96.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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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