2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Respiratory Health

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 7 years 8 to 15 years 16 to 29 years 30 or more years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,668 433 29.7 26.9-32.6 404 25.4 22.8-28.2 365 20.0 17.7-22.4 466 25.0 22.4-27.8
GENDER
Male 874 241 32.3 28.5-36.4 205 24.9 21.5-28.7 197 20.4 17.4-23.8 231 22.3 19.0-26.0
Female 794 192 26.4 22.6-30.6 199 26.0 22.2-30.1 168 19.4 16.2-23.1 235 28.2 24.2-32.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,193 276 26.6 23.5-30.1 289 25.5 22.5-28.9 267 20.8 18.1-23.8 361 27.0 23.9-30.4
Non-Hispanic Black 289 86 33.8 27.5-40.8 68 24.8 19.0-31.6 66 19.7 15.1-25.4 69 21.7 16.2-28.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 73 *** *** *** 17 19.6 11.2-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 243 139 57.5 50.2-64.5 88 37.3 30.5-44.6 16 5.2 3.1- 8.7 *** *** ***
35-44 222 69 31.6 24.8-39.3 70 29.7 23.2-37.3 74 35.3 27.9-43.4 *** *** ***
45-54 268 60 23.8 18.0-30.8 57 20.2 15.0-26.7 67 24.6 18.9-31.2 84 31.4 24.5-39.2
55-64 348 46 17.9 13.2-23.7 75 19.8 15.1-25.5 72 18.0 13.7-23.2 155 44.3 38.0-50.9
65-74 368 72 15.8 12.0-20.7 68 21.2 15.8-27.8 81 20.7 16.0-26.4 147 42.3 35.1-49.7
75+ 206 42 22.6 15.7-31.4 46 20.6 14.2-29.0 51 21.2 15.2-28.7 67 35.7 26.9-45.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 48 24.1 17.6-32.0 46 22.3 16.1-30.1 46 18.4 13.2-25.2 80 35.2 27.1-44.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 480 110 26.6 21.8-32.0 98 25.2 20.5-30.7 113 20.5 16.4-25.2 159 27.7 23.2-32.8
Some Post-H.S. 550 141 31.3 26.5-36.5 142 26.2 21.9-31.0 122 20.6 16.8-24.9 145 22.0 18.1-26.4
College Graduate 412 132 37.1 31.5-43.0 115 26.9 22.0-32.4 83 19.7 15.4-24.7 82 16.4 12.5-21.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 191 27 15.4 10.0-23.0 37 21.6 15.2-29.7 44 20.0 13.8-28.2 83 42.9 33.9-52.5
$15,000- 24,999 315 84 27.8 21.9-34.5 70 27.5 21.2-34.8 53 12.8 9.3-17.3 108 31.9 25.3-39.3
$25,000- 34,999 171 39 31.0 22.7-40.7 42 21.9 15.3-30.3 35 16.9 11.5-24.3 55 30.1 22.5-39.1
$35,000- 49,999 206 58 31.9 24.3-40.8 55 28.1 21.2-36.1 49 23.4 17.0-31.3 44 16.6 11.8-22.9
$50,000-74,999 201 49 29.9 22.5-38.5 51 25.2 18.5-33.3 51 25.1 18.3-33.4 50 19.9 14.3-27.0
$75,000+ 320 101 35.6 29.4-42.4 90 26.3 20.8-32.6 66 20.0 15.2-25.8 63 18.2 13.4-24.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 264 75 30.3 23.4-38.2 59 24.6 18.1-32.4 67 23.3 17.5-30.2 63 21.9 15.5-30.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 688 127 20.5 16.7-24.8 138 22.1 18.3-26.4 171 22.0 18.4-26.1 252 35.4 30.8-40.3
No 973 304 35.4 31.7-39.3 263 27.2 23.8-30.9 193 18.8 16.0-22.0 213 18.6 15.6-21.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 287 65 28.9 22.3-36.6 65 24.4 18.6-31.2 67 22.2 16.8-28.8 90 24.4 19.0-30.8
Non-Veteran 1,380 368 29.8 26.8-33.0 339 25.6 22.7-28.6 297 19.6 17.2-22.3 376 25.1 22.2-28.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 330 111 35.0 29.2-41.3 83 27.8 22.4-33.9 63 19.6 15.0-25.3 73 17.6 13.6-22.3
Regional City or Suburban County 406 112 30.3 24.9-36.2 105 24.5 19.7-29.9 89 18.8 14.7-23.6 100 26.5 21.1-32.7
Rural 932 210 26.5 22.8-30.5 216 24.7 21.2-28.7 213 20.9 17.9-24.4 293 27.8 24.2-31.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 745 237 36.2 32.0-40.5 213 28.9 25.0-33.0 153 19.5 16.3-23.1 142 15.5 12.6-18.9
Unemployed 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 525 103 19.0 15.0-23.7 105 21.1 16.7-26.3 125 21.3 17.3-26.0 192 38.6 32.9-44.6
Unable to Work 247 34 13.9 9.3-20.2 42 16.8 11.8-23.4 60 22.4 16.7-29.4 111 46.9 38.7-55.3
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 10.2 5.2-18.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 154 42 28.2 20.5-37.6 *** *** *** 28 13.0 8.2-20.2 48 26.8 18.3-37.4
101% to 150% 304 73 28.9 22.7-36.0 65 22.0 16.9-28.2 55 14.7 10.8-19.7 111 34.4 28.0-41.3
151% to 200% 139 *** *** *** 30 20.3 13.6-29.2 26 18.5 11.6-28.3 43 24.5 16.9-34.2
More than 200% 742 193 30.3 26.3-34.7 197 26.6 22.9-30.8 174 22.5 19.0-26.5 178 20.5 17.3-24.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 264 75 30.3 23.4-38.2 59 24.6 18.1-32.4 67 23.3 17.5-30.2 63 21.9 15.5-30.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 370 77 23.5 17.9-30.2 92 30.0 23.6-37.2 89 21.2 16.3-27.0 112 25.3 19.7-32.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 751 206 29.7 25.7-34.0 162 21.6 18.2-25.6 162 20.1 16.9-23.7 221 28.6 24.5-33.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 547 150 32.0 27.4-37.1 150 28.5 24.1-33.3 114 19.4 15.7-23.7 133 20.0 16.5-24.1

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*Includes only people that smoked one year or more.

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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