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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Would you say that shortness of breath affects the quality of your life?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 982 700 71.2 65.9-76.0 282 28.8 24.0-34.1
GENDER
Male 305 235 73.5 63.3-81.7 70 26.5 18.3-36.7
Female 677 465 69.7 63.7-75.0 212 30.3 25.0-36.3
RACE
White 817 575 69.3 63.9-74.1 242 30.7 25.9-36.1
African American 111 81 82.8 70.5-90.6 30 17.2 9.4-29.5
Asian 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 31 27 88.7 67.2-96.8 4 11.3 3.2-32.8
Other Minorities 15 10 45.4 15.6-78.9 5 54.6 21.1-84.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 10 73.5 30.0-94.7 2 26.5 5.3-70.0
-English Speaking 6 5 85.8 38.4-98.3 1 14.2 1.7-61.6
-Spanish Speaking 6 5 66.7 15.9-95.5 1 33.3 4.5-84.1
Non-Hispanic 967 687 71.1 65.8-76.0 280 28.9 24.0-34.2
AGE
18-24 9 4 32.6 9.2-69.8 5 67.4 30.2-90.8
25-34 28 13 55.9 29.3-79.5 15 44.1 20.5-70.7
35-44 78 59 73.5 57.3-85.2 19 26.5 14.8-42.7
45-54 163 113 78.8 67.8-86.7 50 21.2 13.3-32.2
55-64 249 194 76.2 68.5-82.6 55 23.8 17.4-31.5
65-74 270 202 77.6 70.7-83.3 68 22.4 16.7-29.3
75+ 183 114 63.1 52.9-72.3 69 36.9 27.7-47.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 198 81.1 66.0-90.5 35 18.9 9.5-34.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 252 76.7 69.0-83.0 98 23.3 17.0-31.0
Some Post-H.S. 258 164 60.4 50.4-69.7 94 39.6 30.3-49.6
College Graduate 140 85 62.1 48.9-73.7 55 37.9 26.3-51.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 192 76.2 60.9-86.8 46 23.8 13.2-39.1
$15,000- 24,999 218 156 68.7 56.0-79.1 62 31.3 20.9-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 121 92 83.1 70.8-90.9 29 16.9 9.1-29.2
$35,000- 49,999 122 77 61.2 48.0-72.9 45 38.8 27.1-52.0
$50,000-74,999 81 44 62.0 46.2-75.6 37 38.0 24.4-53.8
$75,000+ 55 30 60.6 42.6-76.1 25 39.4 23.9-57.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 717 574 82.4 77.3-86.6 143 17.6 13.4-22.7
No 253 116 44.5 34.6-54.9 137 55.5 45.1-65.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 167 130 78.4 67.4-86.4 37 21.6 13.6-32.6
Non-Veteran 730 519 70.7 64.3-76.5 211 29.3 23.5-35.7

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*Asked only of those who reported having COPD.

^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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