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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 951 280 28.6 23.1-34.8 671 71.4 65.2-76.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 32 8 22.0 10.4-40.7 24 78.0 59.3-89.6
Buncombe 17 4 19.2 6.8-43.9 13 80.8 56.1-93.2
Cabarrus 29 7 22.7 9.6-44.8 22 77.3 55.2-90.4
Catawba 28 9 30.0 14.7-51.5 19 70.0 48.5-85.3
Cumberland 34 10 24.4 11.8-43.8 24 75.6 56.2-88.2
Davidson 43 16 34.0 20.7-50.6 27 66.0 49.4-79.3
Durham 20 3 13.7 4.1-36.8 17 86.3 63.2-95.9
Forsyth 21 7 31.2 13.0-57.8 14 68.8 42.2-87.0
Gaston 26 7 20.4 9.1-39.4 19 79.6 60.6-90.9
Guilford 27 8 32.5 15.1-56.6 19 67.5 43.4-84.9
Iredell 23 6 20.3 8.3-41.7 17 79.7 58.3-91.7
Johnston 26 5 27.4 8.1-61.6 21 72.6 38.4-91.9
Mecklenburg 25 11 50.2 27.2-73.1 14 49.8 26.9-72.8
New Hanover 31 9 31.5 15.5-53.5 22 68.5 46.5-84.5
Onslow 33 7 15.4 6.4-32.3 26 84.6 67.7-93.6
Orange 15 2 10.2 2.2-36.8 13 89.8 63.2-97.8
Pitt 23 9 28.4 13.3-50.5 14 71.6 49.5-86.7
Randolph 22 4 16.9 5.8-40.1 18 83.1 59.9-94.2
Robeson 35 11 25.8 12.8-45.0 24 74.2 55.0-87.2
Rowan 42 15 34.4 19.6-52.9 27 65.6 47.1-80.4
Union 16 2 10.8 2.4-37.3 14 89.2 62.7-97.6
Wake 29 8 26.6 12.2-48.7 21 73.4 51.3-87.8
Wayne 43 15 33.3 19.3-51.1 28 66.7 48.9-80.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 286 87 25.7 18.6-34.4 199 74.3 65.6-81.4
Piedmont 426 121 30.2 21.7-40.4 305 69.8 59.6-78.3
Western NC 239 72 28.4 21.9-35.9 167 71.6 64.1-78.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 154 47 28.1 20.5-37.0 107 71.9 63.0-79.5
Northwest 247 79 28.9 22.2-36.8 168 71.1 63.2-77.8
Charlotte 103 27 22.0 12.4-35.9 76 78.0 64.1-87.6
Greensboro 101 25 36.1 14.8-64.8 76 63.9 35.2-85.2
Southern Regional 97 32 36.0 20.6-54.9 65 64.0 45.1-79.4
Coastal 38 11 30.5 12.5-57.5 27 69.5 42.5-87.5
Wake 82 18 29.0 16.6-45.5 64 71.0 54.5-83.4
Area L 5 1 12.6 1.5-58.5 4 87.4 41.5-98.5
Eastern 124 40 22.9 14.2-34.8 84 77.1 65.2-85.8

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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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