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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

During the past 12 months, have you stayed in a hospital OVERNIGHT because of shortness of breath, COPD, or emphysema flare?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 992 121 13.8 9.3-19.9 871 86.2 80.1-90.7
GENDER
Male 306 49 17.2 8.6-31.3 257 82.8 68.7-91.4
Female 686 72 11.4 8.1-15.8 614 88.6 84.2-91.9
RACE
White 824 100 11.8 8.9-15.4 724 88.2 84.6-91.1
African American 114 18 26.8 9.7-55.6 96 73.2 44.4-90.3
Asian 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
Native American 31 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 30 98.7 91.1-99.8
Other Minorities 15 0 0.0 . - . 15 100 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 3.4 0.4-22.6 12 96.6 77.4-99.6
-English Speaking 7 0 0.0 . - . 7 100 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 6 1 5.4 0.6-35.8 5 94.6 64.2-99.4
Non-Hispanic 976 120 14.1 9.5-20.3 856 85.9 79.7-90.5
AGE
18-24 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
25-34 28 3 6.5 1.4-25.0 25 93.5 75.0-98.6
35-44 78 9 8.4 3.8-17.7 69 91.6 82.3-96.2
45-54 164 25 22.2 8.8-45.7 139 77.8 54.3-91.2
55-64 252 30 14.5 9.1-22.4 222 85.5 77.6-90.9
65-74 272 37 14.6 9.6-21.5 235 85.4 78.5-90.4
75+ 187 17 11.2 6.6-18.4 170 88.8 81.6-93.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 239 43 15.0 10.0-21.8 196 85.0 78.2-90.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 30 13.3 4.8-31.6 320 86.7 68.4-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 260 27 10.9 6.3-18.4 233 89.1 81.6-93.7
College Graduate 142 21 19.4 11.2-31.6 121 80.6 68.4-88.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 240 38 16.2 10.1-24.9 202 83.8 75.1-89.9
$15,000- 24,999 221 22 7.4 4.0-13.2 199 92.6 86.8-96.0
$25,000- 34,999 121 8 24.9 6.9-59.5 113 75.1 40.5-93.1
$35,000- 49,999 123 16 11.3 6.5-18.8 107 88.7 81.2-93.5
$50,000-74,999 83 16 18.6 9.6-33.0 67 81.4 67.0-90.4
$75,000+ 55 3 11.6 2.7-38.0 52 88.4 62.0-97.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 725 111 18.2 12.0-26.4 614 81.8 73.6-88.0
No 255 8 3.4 1.5- 7.5 247 96.6 92.5-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 168 20 8.5 5.1-13.9 148 91.5 86.1-94.9
Non-Veteran 738 90 15.2 9.5-23.4 648 84.8 76.6-90.5

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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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