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2014 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 7,246 648 7.8 7.1- 8.5 6,598 92.2 91.5-92.9
-Piedmont NC 3,981 320 6.6 5.8- 7.5 3,661 93.4 92.5-94.2
GENDER
Male 1,724 127 6.1 5.0- 7.5 1,597 93.9 92.5-95.0
Female 2,257 193 7.1 6.0- 8.3 2,064 92.9 91.7-94.0
RACE
White 2,779 245 7.1 6.2- 8.3 2,534 92.9 91.7-93.8
African American 816 65 7.1 5.3- 9.5 751 92.9 90.5-94.7
Other minorities 330 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 324 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,626 317 7.2 6.3- 8.2 3,309 92.8 91.8-93.7
AGE
18-34 744 16 2.5 1.4- 4.3 728 97.5 95.7-98.6
35-54 1,201 51 4.2 3.1- 5.8 1,150 95.8 94.2-96.9
55-64 765 96 12.2 9.9-14.9 669 87.8 85.1-90.1
65-74 700 100 15.7 12.7-19.3 600 84.3 80.7-87.3
75+ 500 54 11.8 8.9-15.5 446 88.2 84.5-91.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 489 72 10.6 8.1-13.7 417 89.4 86.3-91.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,004 112 9.1 7.3-11.3 892 90.9 88.7-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,011 84 6.4 5.0- 8.1 927 93.6 91.9-95.0
College Graduate 1,459 51 2.4 1.8- 3.3 1,408 97.6 96.7-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 441 73 13.7 10.5-17.8 368 86.3 82.2-89.5
$15,000- 24,999 623 80 10.1 7.9-12.8 543 89.9 87.2-92.1
$25,000- 34,999 355 32 8.7 5.9-12.7 323 91.3 87.3-94.1
$35,000- 49,999 435 31 6.2 3.9- 9.7 404 93.8 90.3-96.1
$50,000+ 1,340 48 2.6 1.9- 3.7 1,292 97.4 96.3-98.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 972 199 18.8 16.1-21.8 773 81.2 78.2-83.9
No 2,861 110 3.3 2.6- 4.1 2,751 96.7 95.9-97.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 472 54 10.6 7.7-14.2 418 89.4 85.8-92.3
Non-Veteran 3,499 264 6.1 5.3- 7.0 3,235 93.9 93.0-94.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,516 139 8.0 6.5- 9.7 1,377 92.0 90.3-93.5
No 2,465 181 5.8 4.9- 6.8 2,284 94.2 93.2-95.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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