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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Other than a routine visit, have you had to see a doctor in the past 12 months for symptoms
related to shortness of breath, bronchitis, or other COPD, or emphysema flare?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 989 438 43.2 37.4-49.1 551 56.8 50.9-62.6
GENDER
Male 304 119 40.3 29.7-52.0 185 59.7 48.0-70.3
Female 685 319 45.1 38.8-51.6 366 54.9 48.4-61.2
RACE
White 823 369 42.1 36.8-47.6 454 57.9 52.4-63.2
African American 112 46 52.4 31.6-72.4 66 47.6 27.6-68.4
Asian 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
Native American 31 15 41.2 21.6-64.1 16 58.8 35.9-78.4
Other Minorities 15 6 30.8 8.8-67.1 9 69.2 32.9-91.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 5 51.6 18.7-83.2 8 48.4 16.8-81.3
-English Speaking 7 3 59.8 19.9-89.9 4 40.2 10.1-80.1
-Spanish Speaking 6 2 46.7 8.6-89.1 4 53.3 10.9-91.4
Non-Hispanic 973 430 42.8 37.0-48.9 543 57.2 51.1-63.0
AGE
18-24 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
25-34 28 14 47.3 22.1-73.9 14 52.7 26.1-77.9
35-44 78 35 42.0 27.6-57.9 43 58.0 42.1-72.4
45-54 161 73 50.2 34.1-66.2 88 49.8 33.8-65.9
55-64 252 120 46.9 38.7-55.3 132 53.1 44.7-61.3
65-74 272 125 45.4 37.5-53.5 147 54.6 46.5-62.5
75+ 187 70 35.4 26.8-45.2 117 64.6 54.8-73.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 237 113 42.0 32.1-52.7 124 58.0 47.3-67.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 154 46.9 35.4-58.7 196 53.1 41.3-64.6
Some Post-H.S. 260 109 38.0 29.0-47.9 151 62.0 52.1-71.0
College Graduate 141 62 46.3 34.4-58.6 79 53.7 41.4-65.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 124 42.6 32.5-53.2 114 57.4 46.8-67.5
$15,000- 24,999 220 103 45.8 33.4-58.9 117 54.2 41.1-66.6
$25,000- 34,999 121 55 61.8 43.2-77.5 66 38.2 22.5-56.8
$35,000- 49,999 123 49 30.8 21.4-42.1 74 69.2 57.9-78.6
$50,000-74,999 83 29 43.4 28.0-60.2 54 56.6 39.8-72.0
$75,000+ 55 23 40.0 23.8-58.8 32 60.0 41.2-76.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 723 354 48.7 41.5-56.0 369 51.3 44.0-58.5
No 255 80 29.2 21.2-38.7 175 70.8 61.3-78.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 167 69 42.0 30.0-55.0 98 58.0 45.0-70.0
Non-Veteran 736 328 42.5 35.5-49.8 408 57.5 50.2-64.5

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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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