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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Respiratory Health

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,759 1,039 25.4 23.7-27.2 2,720 74.6 72.8-76.3
-Piedmont NC 1,605 397 23.4 21.0-25.9 1,208 76.6 74.1-79.0
GENDER
Male 712 126 16.3 13.3-19.8 586 83.7 80.2-86.7
Female 893 271 29.3 25.9-32.9 622 70.7 67.1-74.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,027 246 23.0 20.1-26.2 781 77.0 73.8-79.9
Non-Hispanic Black 347 110 29.6 24.2-35.6 237 70.4 64.4-75.8
Other 232 41 13.6 9.7-18.7 191 86.4 81.3-90.3
AGE
18-34 328 45 14.4 10.6-19.3 283 85.6 80.7-89.4
35-44 213 37 17.1 12.1-23.6 176 82.9 76.4-87.9
45-54 279 60 21.9 16.8-28.1 219 78.1 71.9-83.2
55-64 286 79 27.6 22.0-34.0 207 72.4 66.0-78.0
65-74 297 102 34.9 28.0-42.4 195 65.1 57.6-72.0
75+ 175 69 39.7 30.9-49.3 106 60.3 50.7-69.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 184 62 36.1 28.0-45.0 122 63.9 55.0-72.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 365 124 28.0 23.2-33.4 241 72.0 66.6-76.8
Some Post-H.S. 455 119 23.1 19.0-27.8 336 76.9 72.2-81.0
College Graduate 595 90 13.1 10.5-16.4 505 86.9 83.6-89.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 234 77 27.8 21.8-34.8 157 72.2 65.2-78.2
$25,000- 34,999 126 34 24.1 16.8-33.3 92 75.9 66.7-83.2
$35,000- 49,999 172 39 20.0 14.4-27.1 133 80.0 72.9-85.6
$50,000- 74,999 214 38 18.4 12.7-25.9 176 81.6 74.1-87.3
$75,000+ 427 58 13.7 10.4-18.0 369 86.3 82.0-89.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 473 241 50.8 45.3-56.2 232 49.2 43.8-54.7
No 1,124 155 13.0 10.8-15.4 969 87.0 84.6-89.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 44 25.4 17.7-34.9 114 74.6 65.1-82.3
Non-Veteran 1,447 353 23.2 20.7-25.8 1,094 76.8 74.2-79.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 820 170 20.6 17.5-24.1 650 79.4 75.9-82.5
Regional City or Suburban County 398 113 26.0 21.2-31.5 285 74.0 68.5-78.8
Rural 388 114 26.0 21.3-31.4 274 74.0 68.6-78.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 853 123 14.0 11.6-16.8 730 86.0 83.2-88.4
Unemployed 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 439 150 33.3 28.0-39.1 289 66.7 60.9-72.0
Unable to Work 122 78 65.5 55.2-74.6 44 34.5 25.4-44.8
Other not in Labor Force 130 25 19.1 12.5-28.1 105 80.9 71.9-87.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 121 43 29.5 21.1-39.6 78 70.5 60.4-78.9
101% to 150% 221 85 34.9 28.1-42.2 136 65.1 57.8-71.9
151% to 200% 90 22 22.2 14.0-33.4 68 77.8 66.6-86.0
More than 200% 814 141 16.4 13.7-19.6 673 83.6 80.4-86.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 97 34 28.2 19.2-39.5 63 71.8 60.5-80.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 701 194 25.5 21.9-29.5 507 74.5 70.5-78.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 808 169 21.0 17.8-24.5 639 79.0 75.5-82.2

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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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