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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 992 121 13.8 9.3-19.9 871 86.2 80.1-90.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 35 3 6.9 2.1-20.2 32 93.1 79.8-97.9
Buncombe 17 5 27.4 10.9-53.9 12 72.6 46.1-89.1
Cabarrus 30 5 23.9 8.9-50.1 25 76.1 49.9-91.1
Catawba 29 3 6.6 2.0-19.7 26 93.4 80.3-98.0
Cumberland 34 5 13.7 5.3-31.3 29 86.3 68.7-94.7
Davidson 42 6 15.3 6.7-31.1 36 84.7 68.9-93.3
Durham 20 2 9.5 2.1-33.5 18 90.5 66.5-97.9
Forsyth 22 4 23.4 8.0-51.6 18 76.6 48.4-92.0
Gaston 26 2 7.2 1.7-25.9 24 92.8 74.1-98.3
Guilford 28 1 11.8 1.8-50.1 27 88.2 49.9-98.2
Iredell 24 2 10.0 2.0-37.6 22 90.0 62.4-98.0
Johnston 26 2 5.3 1.2-21.1 24 94.7 78.9-98.8
Mecklenburg 26 3 14.7 3.4-46.1 23 85.3 53.9-96.6
New Hanover 31 5 16.5 6.6-35.3 26 83.5 64.7-93.4
Onslow 36 2 3.0 0.7-12.5 34 97.0 87.5-99.3
Orange 15 4 17.4 5.7-42.3 11 82.6 57.7-94.3
Pitt 23 3 9.3 2.5-28.9 20 90.7 71.1-97.5
Randolph 22 3 10.9 3.3-30.7 19 89.1 69.3-96.7
Robeson 37 4 11.4 3.6-30.5 33 88.6 69.5-96.4
Rowan 48 5 8.0 3.0-19.9 43 92.0 80.1-97.0
Union 17 1 5.5 0.7-31.4 16 94.5 68.6-99.3
Wake 30 8 19.2 8.9-36.6 22 80.8 63.4-91.1
Wayne 45 6 16.7 6.9-35.1 39 83.3 64.9-93.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 296 35 11.8 7.4-18.4 261 88.2 81.6-92.6
Piedmont 444 53 14.9 8.0-26.2 391 85.1 73.8-92.0
Western NC 252 33 13.3 9.1-19.1 219 86.7 80.9-90.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 164 25 16.2 10.5-24.2 139 83.8 75.8-89.5
Northwest 259 28 11.2 6.9-17.6 231 88.8 82.4-93.1
Charlotte 106 11 10.2 4.3-22.1 95 89.8 77.9-95.7
Greensboro 105 12 26.0 7.2-61.4 93 74.0 38.6-92.8
Southern Regional 102 11 12.1 5.7-24.0 91 87.9 76.0-94.3
Coastal 38 7 26.3 9.4-55.3 31 73.7 44.7-90.6
Wake 83 12 11.9 6.2-21.8 71 88.1 78.2-93.8
Area L 6 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Eastern 129 15 7.9 4.0-15.0 114 92.1 85.0-96.0

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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.

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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