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2014 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 7,246 648 7.8 7.1- 8.5 6,598 92.2 91.5-92.9
-Western NC 1,005 102 10.3 8.2-12.9 903 89.7 87.1-91.8
GENDER
Male 428 42 10.7 7.7-14.7 386 89.3 85.3-92.3
Female 577 60 10.0 7.3-13.6 517 90.0 86.4-92.7
RACE
White 911 92 10.7 8.5-13.5 819 89.3 86.5-91.5
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 238 22 11.7 7.4-18.0 216 88.3 82.0-92.6
55-64 222 28 12.6 8.5-18.3 194 87.4 81.7-91.5
65-74 243 34 14.1 9.9-19.8 209 85.9 80.2-90.1
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 137 26 20.2 13.1-29.8 111 79.8 70.2-86.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 294 37 10.5 7.3-14.7 257 89.5 85.3-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 261 29 9.9 6.5-14.8 232 90.1 85.2-93.5
College Graduate 306 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 26 23.1 15.0-33.9 94 76.9 66.1-85.0
$15,000- 24,999 188 32 15.9 10.8-22.8 156 84.1 77.2-89.2
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 304 57 20.8 15.5-27.5 247 79.2 72.5-84.5
No 680 42 5.9 4.2- 8.3 638 94.1 91.7-95.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 854 90 10.5 8.2-13.3 764 89.5 86.7-91.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 824 93 11.3 8.9-14.2 731 88.7 85.8-91.1
No 181 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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