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2016 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 6,515 527 7.3 6.6- 8.1 5,988 92.7 91.9-93.4
-Piedmont NC 2,951 202 6.5 5.6- 7.6 2,749 93.5 92.4-94.4
GENDER
Male 1,344 82 5.7 4.4- 7.3 1,262 94.3 92.7-95.6
Female 1,607 120 7.3 6.0- 8.9 1,487 92.7 91.1-94.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,892 142 7.4 6.1- 8.8 1,750 92.6 91.2-93.9
Non-Hispanic Black 597 36 6.0 4.1- 8.7 561 94.0 91.3-95.9
Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 671 18 2.6 1.6- 4.3 653 97.4 95.7-98.4
35-44 437 17 4.4 2.5- 7.5 420 95.6 92.5-97.5
45-54 522 34 7.1 4.8-10.3 488 92.9 89.7-95.2
55-64 510 50 10.4 7.7-13.9 460 89.6 86.1-92.3
65-74 476 50 10.7 7.9-14.4 426 89.3 85.6-92.1
75+ 292 33 12.0 8.1-17.3 259 88.0 82.7-91.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 36 12.0 8.4-16.8 255 88.0 83.2-91.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 726 65 7.6 5.8-10.0 661 92.4 90.0-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 826 73 7.9 6.1-10.1 753 92.1 89.9-93.9
College Graduate 1,099 27 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,072 98.3 97.4-98.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 247 33 11.0 7.2-16.4 214 89.0 83.6-92.8
$15,000- 24,999 454 50 11.7 8.6-15.6 404 88.3 84.4-91.4
$25,000- 34,999 268 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 308 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 385 28 6.1 4.0- 9.2 357 93.9 90.8-96.0
$75,000+ 788 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5 766 97.2 95.5-98.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 586 118 22.3 18.4-26.8 468 77.7 73.2-81.6
No 1,924 68 2.9 2.3- 3.8 1,856 97.1 96.2-97.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 718 131 19.4 16.1-23.2 587 80.6 76.8-83.9
No 2,148 64 2.7 2.0- 3.6 2,084 97.3 96.4-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 342 41 11.3 8.1-15.5 301 88.7 84.5-91.9
Non-Veteran 2,606 161 6.0 5.0- 7.2 2,445 94.0 92.8-95.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,619 77 4.2 3.3- 5.5 1,542 95.8 94.5-96.7
Regional City or Suburban County 755 62 8.4 6.3-11.1 693 91.6 88.9-93.7
Rural 577 63 10.6 8.0-13.9 514 89.4 86.1-92.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,625 52 3.3 2.4- 4.5 1,573 96.7 95.5-97.6
Unemployed 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 714 74 10.1 7.8-12.9 640 89.9 87.1-92.2
Unable to Work 199 60 31.5 24.3-39.7 139 68.5 60.3-75.7
Other not in Labor Force 271 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 224 21 11.6 7.3-18.0 203 88.4 82.0-92.7
101% to 150% 393 49 11.3 8.2-15.3 344 88.7 84.7-91.8
151% to 200% 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,496 68 4.3 3.3- 5.7 1,428 95.7 94.3-96.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 15 11.9 6.8-20.0 88 88.1 80.0-93.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 801 79 9.8 7.7-12.5 722 90.2 87.5-92.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,047 108 5.0 4.0- 6.2 1,939 95.0 93.8-96.0

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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.

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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