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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 828 251 29.4 23.3-36.3 577 70.6 63.7-76.7
No 123 29 24.5 14.1-39.1 94 75.5 60.9-85.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 37 7 16.4 7.1-33.5 30 83.6 66.5-92.9
Recommended Range 250 67 26.5 19.0-35.8 183 73.5 64.2-81.0
Overweight 292 84 27.4 20.7-35.3 208 72.6 64.7-79.3
Obese 337 115 35.3 24.6-47.8 222 64.7 52.2-75.4
Current Smoker
No 604 182 29.0 23.4-35.2 422 71.0 64.8-76.6
Yes 342 96 27.3 17.4-40.1 246 72.7 59.9-82.6
History of CVD**
Yes 294 96 34.5 22.3-49.2 198 65.5 50.8-77.7
No 636 178 25.8 20.6-31.8 458 74.2 68.2-79.4
Binge Drinker
No 902 269 27.1 22.7-32.0 633 72.9 68.0-77.3
Yes 39 7 39.5 10.0-79.3 32 60.5 20.7-90.0
Heavy Drinker
No 909 273 29.3 23.6-35.7 636 70.7 64.3-76.4
Yes 25 4 13.3 4.9-31.7 21 86.7 68.3-95.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 207 69 35.4 20.9-53.2 138 64.6 46.8-79.1
No 712 203 26.5 21.6-32.2 509 73.5 67.8-78.4
Current Asthma
Yes 347 153 37.5 29.1-46.8 194 62.5 53.2-70.9
No 592 126 22.6 15.3-32.1 466 77.4 67.9-84.7
Diabetes
Yes 225 74 22.5 16.0-30.7 151 77.5 69.3-84.0
No 725 205 30.3 23.8-37.8 520 69.7 62.2-76.2
Disability
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

Back to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

*Asked only of those who reported having COPD.

**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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