2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,708 427 8.1 7.2- 9.1 4,281 91.9 90.9-92.8
GENDER
Male 2,190 155 6.3 5.2- 7.8 2,035 93.7 92.2-94.8
Female 2,518 272 9.7 8.3-11.3 2,246 90.3 88.7-91.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,133 318 9.2 8.0-10.5 2,815 90.8 89.5-92.0
Non-Hispanic Black 876 65 6.0 4.5- 8.0 811 94.0 92.0-95.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 14 5.6 3.1- 9.9 149 94.4 90.1-96.9
Hispanic 378 *** *** *** 370 97.8 95.4-99.0
AGE
18-34 1,007 23 2.4 1.5- 3.8 984 97.6 96.2-98.5
35-44 618 22 3.6 2.2- 5.8 596 96.4 94.2-97.8
45-54 768 65 9.0 6.5-12.4 703 91.0 87.6-93.5
55-64 831 114 14.1 11.4-17.4 717 85.9 82.6-88.6
65-74 857 116 15.4 12.1-19.3 741 84.6 80.7-87.9
75+ 539 79 12.7 9.7-16.4 460 87.3 83.6-90.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 508 93 17.7 13.9-22.4 415 82.3 77.6-86.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,187 144 9.1 7.4-11.1 1,043 90.9 88.9-92.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,342 120 7.7 6.1- 9.6 1,222 92.3 90.4-93.9
College Graduate 1,666 70 2.8 2.1- 3.8 1,596 97.2 96.2-97.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 428 91 19.4 15.1-24.5 337 80.6 75.5-84.9
$15,000- 24,999 695 108 13.8 11.0-17.2 587 86.2 82.8-89.0
$25,000- 34,999 414 48 10.4 7.3-14.6 366 89.6 85.4-92.7
$35,000- 49,999 550 36 6.0 4.0- 8.8 514 94.0 91.2-96.0
$50,000-74,999 619 34 4.0 2.6- 5.9 585 96.0 94.1-97.4
$75,000+ 1,101 28 2.7 1.6- 4.3 1,073 97.3 95.7-98.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 907 82 9.1 6.7-12.3 825 90.9 87.7-93.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,448 284 18.8 16.3-21.6 1,164 81.2 78.4-83.7
No 3,129 135 4.0 3.2- 5.0 2,994 96.0 95.0-96.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 704 65 6.8 5.1- 9.1 639 93.2 90.9-94.9
Non-Veteran 4,001 361 8.3 7.2- 9.4 3,640 91.7 90.6-92.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,267 75 5.2 4.0- 6.8 1,192 94.8 93.2-96.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,134 94 8.1 6.3-10.4 1,040 91.9 89.6-93.7
Rural 2,313 258 10.4 8.9-12.3 2,055 89.6 87.7-91.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,420 90 3.5 2.6- 4.5 2,330 96.5 95.5-97.4
Unemployed 161 *** *** *** 152 94.1 87.6-97.3
Retired 1,313 168 12.9 10.7-15.4 1,145 87.1 84.6-89.3
Unable to Work 426 144 37.8 31.6-44.4 282 62.2 55.6-68.4
Other not in Labor Force 341 *** *** *** 331 97.6 95.1-98.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 137 29 21.4 13.8-31.7 108 78.6 68.3-86.2
50% to 100% 349 58 15.1 11.2-20.1 291 84.9 79.9-88.8
101% to 150% 639 99 13.5 10.7-16.9 540 86.5 83.1-89.3
151% to 200% 319 37 9.0 6.0-13.2 282 91.0 86.8-94.0
More than 200% 2,297 120 4.4 3.5- 5.6 2,177 95.6 94.4-96.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 907 82 9.1 6.7-12.3 825 90.9 87.7-93.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 911 107 9.0 6.9-11.8 804 91.0 88.2-93.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,965 204 10.2 8.6-12.0 1,761 89.8 88.0-91.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,838 116 5.7 4.6- 7.1 1,722 94.3 92.9-95.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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