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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 3,772 719 18.4 16.9-20.1 3,053 81.6 79.9-83.1
-Piedmont NC 1,614 281 17.8 15.7-20.2 1,333 82.2 79.8-84.3
GENDER
Male 717 124 17.9 14.8-21.4 593 82.1 78.6-85.2
Female 897 157 17.8 14.9-21.1 740 82.2 78.9-85.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,030 179 18.5 15.7-21.6 851 81.5 78.4-84.3
Non-Hispanic Black 349 69 18.5 14.2-23.9 280 81.5 76.1-85.8
Other 236 33 13.2 9.2-18.6 203 86.8 81.4-90.8
AGE
18-34 335 49 16.5 12.4-21.6 286 83.5 78.4-87.6
35-44 214 30 15.1 10.3-21.8 184 84.9 78.2-89.7
45-54 279 42 16.2 11.8-21.8 237 83.8 78.2-88.2
55-64 285 58 20.3 15.5-26.1 227 79.7 73.9-84.5
65-74 297 58 19.1 13.9-25.7 239 80.9 74.3-86.1
75+ 177 41 26.2 18.2-36.1 136 73.8 63.9-81.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 47 27.6 20.3-36.4 138 72.4 63.6-79.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 370 79 21.4 16.9-26.7 291 78.6 73.3-83.1
Some Post-H.S. 455 86 17.4 13.8-21.7 369 82.6 78.3-86.2
College Graduate 598 69 10.5 8.1-13.5 529 89.5 86.5-91.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 235 55 23.0 17.3-29.9 180 77.0 70.1-82.7
$25,000- 34,999 126 23 21.1 13.6-31.1 103 78.9 68.9-86.4
$35,000- 49,999 173 32 20.3 14.4-28.0 141 79.7 72.0-85.6
$50,000- 74,999 214 34 16.0 10.9-23.0 180 84.0 77.0-89.1
$75,000+ 428 43 10.8 7.7-14.8 385 89.2 85.2-92.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 477 124 26.4 21.9-31.6 353 73.6 68.4-78.1
No 1,129 156 14.6 12.2-17.3 973 85.4 82.7-87.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 34 20.1 13.8-28.4 124 79.9 71.6-86.2
Non-Veteran 1,456 247 17.6 15.4-20.1 1,209 82.4 79.9-84.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 828 122 13.8 11.3-16.7 706 86.2 83.3-88.7
Regional City or Suburban County 399 86 24.6 19.6-30.3 313 75.4 69.7-80.4
Rural 388 73 18.4 14.3-23.2 315 81.6 76.8-85.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 858 120 15.1 12.4-18.1 738 84.9 81.9-87.6
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 440 88 20.7 16.0-26.3 352 79.3 73.7-84.0
Unable to Work 121 42 32.3 23.5-42.6 79 67.7 57.4-76.5
Other not in Labor Force 132 18 16.2 10.0-25.2 114 83.8 74.8-90.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 121 35 30.4 21.3-41.4 86 69.6 58.6-78.7
101% to 150% 223 52 22.5 16.9-29.2 171 77.5 70.8-83.1
151% to 200% 90 15 17.1 9.4-29.1 75 82.9 70.9-90.6
More than 200% 815 111 14.4 11.7-17.5 704 85.6 82.5-88.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 96 21 19.9 12.4-30.4 75 80.1 69.6-87.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 708 129 19.6 16.2-23.4 579 80.4 76.6-83.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 811 131 16.1 13.3-19.3 680 83.9 80.7-86.7

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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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