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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

During the past 12 months, has a doctor ever prescribed prednisone for your breathing problems?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 951 280 28.6 23.1-34.8 671 71.4 65.2-76.9
GENDER
Male 287 71 23.8 14.1-37.2 216 76.2 62.8-85.9
Female 664 209 31.9 26.1-38.2 455 68.1 61.8-73.9
RACE
White 791 230 27.2 22.6-32.3 561 72.8 67.7-77.4
African American 109 33 34.1 15.1-60.1 76 65.9 39.9-84.9
Asian 2 1 72.2 14.0-97.6 1 27.8 2.4-86.0
Native American 29 10 20.5 9.0-40.3 19 79.5 59.7-91.0
Other Minorities 15 5 31.7 9.2-68.1 10 68.3 31.9-90.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 7 56.8 22.3-85.8 6 43.2 14.2-77.7
-English Speaking 7 5 70.8 27.6-93.9 2 29.2 6.1-72.4
-Spanish Speaking 6 2 48.5 9.4-89.6 4 51.5 10.4-90.6
Non-Hispanic 936 273 27.9 22.4-34.1 663 72.1 65.9-77.6
AGE
18-24 9 1 15.0 2.0-60.5 8 85.0 39.5-98.0
25-34 28 8 33.3 13.3-61.9 20 66.7 38.1-86.7
35-44 72 22 21.7 12.3-35.3 50 78.3 64.7-87.7
45-54 161 54 31.8 17.1-51.4 107 68.2 48.6-82.9
55-64 244 75 31.4 24.2-39.6 169 68.6 60.4-75.8
65-74 258 81 31.6 24.4-39.8 177 68.4 60.2-75.6
75+ 177 39 22.9 15.7-32.1 138 77.1 67.9-84.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 224 77 27.7 19.7-37.4 147 72.3 62.6-80.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 334 91 28.4 17.5-42.5 243 71.6 57.5-82.5
Some Post-H.S. 252 76 30.3 21.8-40.4 176 69.7 59.6-78.2
College Graduate 140 35 26.8 17.4-38.8 105 73.2 61.2-82.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 227 76 28.0 19.5-38.4 151 72.0 61.6-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 215 70 28.9 19.4-40.6 145 71.1 59.4-80.6
$25,000- 34,999 118 26 40.5 19.5-65.7 92 59.5 34.3-80.5
$35,000- 49,999 115 24 16.2 10.2-24.7 91 83.8 75.3-89.8
$50,000-74,999 82 22 22.7 12.8-37.0 60 77.3 63.0-87.2
$75,000+ 55 16 36.5 20.1-56.8 39 63.5 43.2-79.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 693 232 34.0 26.8-42.0 461 66.0 58.0-73.2
No 248 44 15.2 10.1-22.1 204 84.8 77.9-89.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 159 46 25.6 17.3-36.2 113 74.4 63.8-82.7
Non-Veteran 707 213 30.1 23.3-37.8 494 69.9 62.2-76.7

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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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