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2016 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 6,515 527 7.3 6.6- 8.1 5,988 92.7 91.9-93.4
-Western 1,233 120 8.5 6.8-10.6 1,113 91.5 89.4-93.2
GENDER
Male 544 43 6.8 4.6-10.1 501 93.2 89.9-95.4
Female 689 77 10.1 7.7-13.2 612 89.9 86.8-92.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,066 108 9.0 7.0-11.3 958 91.0 88.7-93.0
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 168 20 13.2 7.6-22.0 148 86.8 78.0-92.4
55-64 261 31 11.8 7.6-17.9 230 88.2 82.1-92.4
65-74 275 34 14.0 9.2-20.8 241 86.0 79.2-90.8
75+ 176 26 15.8 10.1-23.8 150 84.2 76.2-89.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 39 19.7 13.4-27.9 124 80.3 72.1-86.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 348 38 8.3 5.6-12.2 310 91.7 87.8-94.4
Some Post-H.S. 356 22 4.8 2.8- 8.2 334 95.2 91.8-97.2
College Graduate 367 21 3.5 2.2- 5.7 346 96.5 94.3-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 35 26.0 17.6-36.6 115 74.0 63.4-82.4
$15,000- 24,999 226 27 11.1 6.8-17.8 199 88.9 82.2-93.2
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 16 7.1 4.0-12.4 128 92.9 87.6-96.0
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 354 89 24.3 18.8-30.8 265 75.7 69.2-81.2
No 806 29 3.1 1.9- 4.9 777 96.9 95.1-98.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 399 83 21.4 16.5-27.2 316 78.6 72.8-83.5
No 816 35 3.2 2.0- 4.8 781 96.8 95.2-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,071 107 8.5 6.7-10.8 964 91.5 89.2-93.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 20 5.5 3.4- 8.8 292 94.5 91.2-96.6
Rural 922 100 9.7 7.5-12.5 822 90.3 87.5-92.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 574 24 2.9 1.8- 4.7 550 97.1 95.3-98.2
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 414 50 12.7 9.0-17.6 364 87.3 82.4-91.0
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 137 21 11.2 6.6-18.4 116 88.8 81.6-93.4
101% to 150% 212 34 19.3 12.7-28.1 178 80.7 71.9-87.3
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 35 4.1 2.7- 6.1 498 95.9 93.9-97.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 397 36 7.1 4.6-10.8 361 92.9 89.2-95.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 481 63 13.1 9.5-17.9 418 86.9 82.1-90.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 21 4.7 3.0- 7.5 335 95.3 92.5-97.0

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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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