2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Respiratory Health

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,772 719 18.4 16.9-20.1 3,053 81.6 79.9-83.1
GENDER
Male 1,693 314 18.7 16.4-21.2 1,379 81.3 78.8-83.6
Female 2,079 405 18.2 16.1-20.4 1,674 81.8 79.6-83.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,492 499 19.7 17.7-21.8 1,993 80.3 78.2-82.3
Non-Hispanic Black 729 136 16.7 13.6-20.4 593 83.3 79.6-86.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 121 22 18.2 11.6-27.5 99 81.8 72.5-88.4
Hispanic 301 37 11.0 7.6-15.7 264 89.0 84.3-92.4
AGE
18-34 664 97 15.3 12.3-18.7 567 84.7 81.3-87.7
35-44 486 78 17.1 13.2-21.9 408 82.9 78.1-86.8
45-54 643 104 15.6 12.4-19.5 539 84.4 80.5-87.6
55-64 707 166 22.2 18.6-26.3 541 77.8 73.7-81.4
65-74 756 168 22.7 18.8-27.1 588 77.3 72.9-81.2
75+ 457 100 23.0 18.0-28.9 357 77.0 71.1-82.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 444 117 26.6 21.5-32.3 327 73.4 67.7-78.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 937 200 20.6 17.5-24.0 737 79.4 76.0-82.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,119 234 18.3 15.7-21.2 885 81.7 78.8-84.3
College Graduate 1,265 167 11.7 9.8-14.0 1,098 88.3 86.0-90.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 341 125 37.1 30.3-44.4 216 62.9 55.6-69.7
$15,000- 24,999 592 140 22.7 18.8-27.3 452 77.3 72.7-81.2
$25,000- 34,999 333 63 19.8 14.7-26.0 270 80.2 74.0-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 435 77 19.2 15.1-24.3 358 80.8 75.7-84.9
$50,000-74,999 492 78 16.0 12.2-20.6 414 84.0 79.4-87.8
$75,000+ 846 102 12.3 9.7-15.5 744 87.7 84.5-90.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 735 134 15.7 12.7-19.1 601 84.3 80.9-87.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,268 368 26.9 23.9-30.1 900 73.1 69.9-76.1
No 2,491 349 14.6 12.9-16.6 2,142 85.4 83.4-87.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 504 104 18.6 14.7-23.2 400 81.4 76.8-85.3
Non-Veteran 3,268 614 18.4 16.7-20.1 2,654 81.6 79.9-83.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 914 136 14.0 11.6-16.8 778 86.0 83.2-88.4
Regional City or Suburban County 867 183 22.5 19.1-26.3 684 77.5 73.7-80.9
Rural 1,993 400 18.9 16.8-21.3 1,593 81.1 78.7-83.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,855 291 16.1 14.1-18.3 1,564 83.9 81.7-85.9
Unemployed 123 23 16.7 10.6-25.3 100 83.3 74.7-89.4
Retired 1,141 240 20.6 17.5-24.0 901 79.4 76.0-82.5
Unable to Work 382 132 33.2 27.3-39.7 250 66.8 60.3-72.7
Other not in Labor Force 251 29 13.1 8.7-19.2 222 86.9 80.8-91.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 297 84 28.7 22.4-36.0 213 71.3 64.0-77.6
101% to 150% 556 139 21.7 17.8-26.0 417 78.3 74.0-82.2
151% to 200% 258 49 17.6 12.3-24.6 209 82.4 75.4-87.7
More than 200% 1,797 270 15.5 13.5-17.8 1,527 84.5 82.2-86.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 735 134 15.7 12.7-19.1 601 84.3 80.9-87.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 802 176 20.3 16.8-24.4 626 79.7 75.6-83.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,603 311 19.8 17.4-22.4 1,292 80.2 77.6-82.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,369 232 16.3 14.0-18.8 1,137 83.7 81.2-86.0

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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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