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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,817 837 7.4 6.7- 8.1 7,980 92.6 91.9-93.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 287 32 9.1 5.1-15.7 255 90.9 84.3-94.9
Cumberland 385 32 5.2 3.2- 8.1 353 94.8 91.9-96.8
Durham 348 19 3.1 1.7- 5.4 329 96.9 94.6-98.3
Forsyth 350 32 6.5 4.2-10.0 318 93.5 90.0-95.8
Gaston 308 43 10.5 7.0-15.5 265 89.5 84.5-93.0
Guilford 374 33 8.7 5.4-13.7 341 91.3 86.3-94.6
Mecklenburg 499 24 4.1 2.6- 6.5 475 95.9 93.5-97.4
New Hanover 320 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 287 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 504 29 4.8 3.2- 7.1 475 95.2 92.9-96.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,672 258 8.0 6.7- 9.5 2,414 92.0 90.5-93.3
Piedmont 5,143 452 6.8 6.0- 7.7 4,691 93.2 92.3-94.0
Western NC 1,002 127 9.0 7.0-11.4 875 91.0 88.6-93.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 715 88 8.8 6.5-11.9 627 91.2 88.1-93.5
Northwest 1,438 168 9.0 7.5-10.9 1,270 91.0 89.1-92.5
Charlotte 1,522 131 6.5 5.1- 8.4 1,391 93.5 91.6-94.9
Greensboro 1,085 100 7.9 6.0-10.5 985 92.1 89.5-94.0
Southern Regional 1,240 124 7.6 5.8- 9.9 1,116 92.4 90.1-94.2
Southeast 549 45 8.3 5.6-12.2 504 91.7 87.8-94.4
Wake 1,330 89 4.8 3.7- 6.2 1,241 95.2 93.8-96.3
Area L & Eastern 938 92 8.0 6.0-10.6 846 92.0 89.4-94.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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