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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Would you say that shortness of breath affects the quality of your life?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 925 651 70.4 65.4-74.9 274 29.6 25.1-34.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 809 562 69.1 63.6-74.0 247 30.9 26.0-36.4
No 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 251 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 281 198 71.8 63.6-78.8 83 28.2 21.2-36.4
Obese 310 234 77.8 70.0-84.0 76 22.2 16.0-30.0
Current Smoker
No 617 421 67.5 61.2-73.2 196 32.5 26.8-38.8
Yes 304 227 76.2 67.7-82.9 77 23.8 17.1-32.3
History of CVD**
Yes 301 231 76.3 67.1-83.5 70 23.7 16.5-32.9
No 601 400 67.0 60.8-72.7 201 33.0 27.3-39.2
Binge Drinker
No 839 593 71.7 66.6-76.3 246 28.3 23.7-33.4
Yes 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 868 612 71.0 65.9-75.6 256 29.0 24.4-34.1
Yes 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Current Asthma
Yes 334 274 82.3 75.2-87.8 60 17.7 12.2-24.8
No 575 364 62.0 55.3-68.2 211 38.0 31.8-44.7
Diabetes
Yes 231 178 80.5 72.8-86.4 53 19.5 13.6-27.2
No 693 472 66.8 60.7-72.3 221 33.2 27.7-39.3
Disability
Yes 619 494 82.7 77.9-86.6 125 17.3 13.4-22.1
No 301 154 48.6 39.7-57.6 147 51.4 42.4-60.3

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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