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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 951 280 28.6 23.1-34.8 671 71.4 65.2-76.9
-WHITES 791 230 27.2 22.6-32.3 561 72.8 67.7-77.4
GENDER
Male 246 63 20.2 14.4-27.4 183 79.8 72.6-85.6
Female 545 167 31.7 25.5-38.6 378 68.3 61.4-74.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 4 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 785 226 26.9 22.4-32.1 559 73.1 67.9-77.6
AGE
18-24 3 1 43.2 5.8-90.5 2 56.8 9.5-94.2
25-34 15 5 39.8 13.8-73.3 10 60.2 26.7-86.2
35-44 55 19 19.7 10.6-33.9 36 80.3 66.1-89.4
45-54 126 38 21.8 13.3-33.7 88 78.2 66.3-86.7
55-64 192 55 29.8 21.9-39.3 137 70.2 60.7-78.1
65+ 399 112 28.5 22.8-34.9 287 71.5 65.1-77.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 184 64 34.5 24.7-45.8 120 65.5 54.2-75.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 276 76 22.4 17.0-28.9 200 77.6 71.1-83.0
Some Post-H.S. 213 62 27.5 18.6-38.8 151 72.5 61.2-81.4
College Graduate 118 28 25.9 15.7-39.7 90 74.1 60.3-84.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 55 33.1 22.3-46.0 112 66.9 54.0-77.7
$15,000- 24,999 186 62 32.4 22.3-44.4 124 67.6 55.6-77.7
$25,000- 34,999 102 22 22.6 12.7-37.0 80 77.4 63.0-87.3
$35,000-49,999 96 20 16.4 9.8-26.1 76 83.6 73.9-90.2
$50,000- 74,999 71 19 23.4 12.5-39.5 52 76.6 60.5-87.5
$75,000+ 47 14 32.9 16.0-55.9 33 67.1 44.1-84.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 573 187 31.8 26.0-38.3 386 68.2 61.7-74.0
No 211 40 16.7 10.9-24.7 171 83.3 75.3-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 135 38 25.6 17.2-36.4 97 74.4 63.6-82.8
Non-Veteran 585 174 27.8 22.3-34.1 411 72.2 65.9-77.7

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*Asked only of those who reported having COPD.
Due to small numbers no further breakdowns are possible.

^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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