2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Respiratory Health

During the past 3 months, did you cough up phlegm [FLEM] or mucus on most days?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,763 633 16.1 14.6-17.7 3,130 83.9 82.3-85.4
GENDER
Male 1,688 286 16.5 14.3-18.9 1,402 83.5 81.1-85.7
Female 2,075 347 15.7 13.8-17.9 1,728 84.3 82.1-86.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,485 431 16.2 14.4-18.1 2,054 83.8 81.9-85.6
Non-Hispanic Black 730 134 18.2 14.8-22.2 596 81.8 77.8-85.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 120 16 11.2 6.5-18.5 104 88.8 81.5-93.5
Hispanic 300 26 8.6 5.6-13.0 274 91.4 87.0-94.4
AGE
18-34 660 98 15.4 12.4-18.9 562 84.6 81.1-87.6
35-44 484 62 12.6 9.4-16.7 422 87.4 83.3-90.6
45-54 642 95 13.5 10.6-17.1 547 86.5 82.9-89.4
55-64 707 132 18.4 15.0-22.4 575 81.6 77.6-85.0
65-74 753 157 20.0 16.2-24.4 596 80.0 75.6-83.8
75+ 458 83 20.0 15.0-26.1 375 80.0 73.9-85.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 440 107 23.5 18.7-29.2 333 76.5 70.8-81.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 934 188 18.2 15.4-21.4 746 81.8 78.6-84.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,116 199 16.3 13.7-19.3 917 83.7 80.7-86.3
College Graduate 1,266 138 9.3 7.6-11.4 1,128 90.7 88.6-92.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 342 118 33.1 26.6-40.3 224 66.9 59.7-73.4
$15,000- 24,999 590 132 21.9 18.0-26.5 458 78.1 73.5-82.0
$25,000- 34,999 330 67 19.4 14.7-25.1 263 80.6 74.9-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 434 63 15.6 11.7-20.4 371 84.4 79.6-88.3
$50,000-74,999 491 62 14.2 10.3-19.2 429 85.8 80.8-89.7
$75,000+ 845 72 9.1 6.9-12.1 773 90.9 87.9-93.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 733 119 13.3 10.5-16.8 614 86.7 83.2-89.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,265 348 25.9 22.8-29.2 917 74.1 70.8-77.2
No 2,487 282 11.7 10.1-13.4 2,205 88.3 86.6-89.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 506 109 22.1 17.3-27.7 397 77.9 72.3-82.7
Non-Veteran 3,257 523 15.3 13.8-17.0 2,734 84.7 83.0-86.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 908 111 11.3 9.1-14.0 797 88.7 86.0-90.9
Regional City or Suburban County 866 163 19.7 16.5-23.4 703 80.3 76.6-83.5
Rural 1,991 359 17.1 15.0-19.4 1,632 82.9 80.6-85.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,847 239 13.2 11.4-15.3 1,608 86.8 84.7-88.6
Unemployed 123 21 14.9 9.2-23.3 102 85.1 76.7-90.8
Retired 1,140 211 17.5 14.5-20.8 929 82.5 79.2-85.5
Unable to Work 383 124 31.7 25.6-38.5 259 68.3 61.5-74.4
Other not in Labor Force 251 36 14.7 10.1-20.9 215 85.3 79.1-89.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 297 81 25.7 19.7-32.9 216 74.3 67.1-80.3
101% to 150% 552 134 22.8 18.8-27.4 418 77.2 72.6-81.2
151% to 200% 258 54 18.3 13.5-24.3 204 81.7 75.7-86.5
More than 200% 1,794 207 12.1 10.2-14.2 1,587 87.9 85.8-89.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 733 119 13.3 10.5-16.8 614 86.7 83.2-89.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 801 153 17.3 14.1-21.1 648 82.7 78.9-85.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,602 277 17.6 15.3-20.2 1,325 82.4 79.8-84.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,362 203 13.9 11.8-16.3 1,159 86.1 83.7-88.2

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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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