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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 5,143 452 6.8 6.0- 7.7 4,691 93.2 92.3-94.0
GENDER
Male 2,025 169 6.6 5.4- 8.0 1,856 93.4 92.0-94.6
Female 3,118 283 6.9 5.9- 8.1 2,835 93.1 91.9-94.1
RACE
White 3,714 345 7.4 6.4- 8.5 3,369 92.6 91.5-93.6
African American 1,002 88 6.9 5.2- 9.3 914 93.1 90.7-94.8
Other minorities 351 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 321 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,791 444 7.2 6.3- 8.2 4,347 92.8 91.8-93.7
AGE
18-34 836 28 3.3 2.0- 5.2 808 96.7 94.8-98.0
35-54 1,606 85 4.6 3.5- 6.1 1,521 95.4 93.9-96.5
55-64 1,010 130 11.5 9.2-14.3 880 88.5 85.7-90.8
65-74 898 117 13.4 10.8-16.6 781 86.6 83.4-89.2
75+ 743 90 13.7 10.7-17.4 653 86.3 82.6-89.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 662 103 12.3 9.4-15.9 559 87.7 84.1-90.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,381 159 9.3 7.6-11.4 1,222 90.7 88.6-92.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,347 122 6.0 4.7- 7.6 1,225 94.0 92.4-95.3
College Graduate 1,747 67 2.0 1.5- 2.7 1,680 98.0 97.3-98.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 555 118 18.0 14.1-22.8 437 82.0 77.2-85.9
$15,000- 24,999 883 119 11.3 8.9-14.2 764 88.7 85.8-91.1
$25,000- 34,999 475 54 8.2 5.7-11.5 421 91.8 88.5-94.3
$35,000- 49,999 597 40 7.5 4.8-11.6 557 92.5 88.4-95.2
$50,000+ 1,611 50 2.0 1.4- 2.9 1,561 98.0 97.1-98.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,345 297 20.1 17.4-23.1 1,048 79.9 76.9-82.6
No 3,726 154 3.4 2.7- 4.2 3,572 96.6 95.8-97.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 572 72 10.0 7.5-13.1 500 90.0 86.9-92.5
Non-Veteran 4,568 380 6.4 5.6- 7.4 4,188 93.6 92.6-94.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,860 172 7.9 6.4- 9.8 1,688 92.1 90.2-93.6
No 3,283 280 6.3 5.4- 7.4 3,003 93.7 92.6-94.6

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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.

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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