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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Females

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(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
-FEMALES 3,544 314 8.0 7.0- 9.2 3,230 92.0 90.8-93.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,375 217 8.1 6.9- 9.5 2,158 91.9 90.5-93.1
Non-Hispanic Black 750 63 8.9 6.5-12.0 687 91.1 88.0-93.5
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 661 19 2.8 1.7- 4.7 642 97.2 95.3-98.3
35-44 478 23 5.1 3.1- 8.5 455 94.9 91.5-96.9
45-54 557 43 7.1 5.0-10.1 514 92.9 89.9-95.0
55-64 693 88 13.2 10.2-16.9 605 86.8 83.1-89.8
65-74 665 91 15.5 12.3-19.4 574 84.5 80.6-87.7
75+ 446 50 12.0 8.6-16.5 396 88.0 83.5-91.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 348 72 16.8 12.9-21.7 276 83.2 78.3-87.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 951 105 9.4 7.5-11.9 846 90.6 88.1-92.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,062 100 8.6 6.7-10.8 962 91.4 89.2-93.3
College Graduate 1,174 37 1.6 1.1- 2.4 1,137 98.4 97.6-98.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 69 16.0 12.0-21.1 320 84.0 78.9-88.0
$15,000- 24,999 612 71 11.6 8.7-15.3 541 88.4 84.7-91.3
$25,000- 34,999 314 34 9.9 6.5-15.0 280 90.1 85.0-93.5
$35,000- 49,999 435 32 4.8 3.1- 7.4 403 95.2 92.6-96.9
$50,000- 74,999 418 21 5.7 3.5- 9.2 397 94.3 90.8-96.5
$75,000+ 673 19 2.4 1.4- 4.1 654 97.6 95.9-98.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 914 200 23.6 20.1-27.4 714 76.4 72.6-79.9
No 2,268 96 3.5 2.7- 4.5 2,172 96.5 95.5-97.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,074 218 21.2 18.2-24.5 856 78.8 75.5-81.8
No 2,382 89 3.0 2.3- 3.8 2,293 97.0 96.2-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 12 14.3 7.1-26.7 75 85.7 73.3-92.9
Non-Veteran 3,456 302 7.9 6.9- 9.0 3,154 92.1 91.0-93.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 944 58 5.8 4.3- 7.8 886 94.2 92.2-95.7
Regional City or Suburban County 810 75 8.8 6.7-11.3 735 91.2 88.7-93.3
Rural 1,790 181 9.4 7.8-11.3 1,609 90.6 88.7-92.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,592 58 3.3 2.4- 4.5 1,534 96.7 95.5-97.6
Unemployed 132 *** *** *** 123 94.3 87.7-97.5
Retired 1,027 111 11.2 9.0-13.8 916 88.8 86.2-91.0
Unable to Work 365 114 32.1 26.2-38.7 251 67.9 61.3-73.8
Other not in Labor Force 411 21 4.4 2.6- 7.3 390 95.6 92.7-97.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 148 20 12.8 7.3-21.6 128 87.2 78.4-92.7
50% to 100% 322 40 11.6 7.9-16.7 282 88.4 83.3-92.1
101% to 150% 547 82 14.6 11.2-18.7 465 85.4 81.3-88.8
151% to 200% 229 22 6.6 4.0-10.6 207 93.4 89.4-96.0
More than 200% 1,553 79 4.2 3.2- 5.5 1,474 95.8 94.5-96.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 732 74 9.9 7.4-13.2 658 90.1 86.8-92.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,287 144 10.0 8.2-12.2 1,143 90.0 87.8-91.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,525 96 6.2 4.9- 7.8 1,429 93.8 92.2-95.1

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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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