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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,002 127 9.0 7.0-11.4 875 91.0 88.6-93.0
GENDER
Male 396 47 8.8 6.0-12.6 349 91.2 87.4-94.0
Female 606 80 9.1 6.7-12.4 526 90.9 87.6-93.3
RACE
White 884 116 9.7 7.6-12.3 768 90.3 87.7-92.4
Other minorities 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 264 25 7.2 4.3-11.8 239 92.8 88.2-95.7
55-64 216 32 11.2 7.2-17.0 184 88.8 83.0-92.8
65-74 217 36 14.4 9.4-21.3 181 85.6 78.7-90.6
75+ 176 28 12.2 7.5-19.4 148 87.8 80.6-92.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 28 16.3 10.1-25.2 108 83.7 74.8-89.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 303 45 9.1 5.9-13.8 258 90.9 86.2-94.1
Some Post-H.S. 268 40 8.2 5.4-12.2 228 91.8 87.8-94.6
College Graduate 292 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 41 25.1 17.0-35.4 110 74.9 64.6-83.0
$15,000- 24,999 195 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 351 86 20.4 15.5-26.4 265 79.6 73.6-84.5
No 640 41 4.3 2.8- 6.7 599 95.7 93.3-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 863 112 9.3 7.2-12.0 751 90.7 88.0-92.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 715 95 8.9 6.9-11.6 620 91.1 88.4-93.1
No 287 32 9.1 5.1-15.7 255 90.9 84.3-94.9

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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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