2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,825 432 6.5 5.7- 7.3 5,393 93.5 92.7-94.3
-Eastern NC 2,108 173 6.4 5.3- 7.7 1,935 93.6 92.3-94.7
GENDER
Male 951 72 6.0 4.5- 8.0 879 94.0 92.0-95.5
Female 1,157 101 6.7 5.2- 8.7 1,056 93.3 91.3-94.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,268 118 7.6 6.0- 9.5 1,150 92.4 90.5-94.0
Non-Hispanic Black 503 36 4.4 2.9- 6.4 467 95.6 93.6-97.1
Other 337 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 379 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 287 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 315 19 5.6 3.4- 9.2 296 94.4 90.8-96.6
55-64 411 55 13.2 9.3-18.5 356 86.8 81.5-90.7
65-74 419 61 14.2 10.6-18.8 358 85.8 81.2-89.4
75+ 255 24 7.6 4.6-12.1 231 92.4 87.9-95.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 200 21 8.7 5.0-14.9 179 91.3 85.1-95.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 606 68 7.1 5.4- 9.3 538 92.9 90.7-94.6
Some Post-H.S. 617 54 6.8 4.9- 9.4 563 93.2 90.6-95.1
College Graduate 672 28 3.3 2.0- 5.2 644 96.7 94.8-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 655 115 15.8 12.6-19.7 540 84.2 80.3-87.4
No 1,369 53 2.9 2.1- 3.9 1,316 97.1 96.1-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 367 32 7.8 5.2-11.5 335 92.2 88.5-94.8
Non-Veteran 1,726 140 6.2 5.0- 7.6 1,586 93.8 92.4-95.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,044 38 3.0 2.1- 4.2 1,006 97.0 95.8-97.9
Unemployed 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 610 69 10.0 7.3-13.5 541 90.0 86.5-92.7
Unable to Work 196 51 24.5 17.5-33.1 145 75.5 66.9-82.5
Other not in Labor Force 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 204 36 12.8 7.9-19.9 168 87.2 80.1-92.1
$15,000- 24,999 293 33 11.1 7.3-16.5 260 88.9 83.5-92.7
$25,000- 34,999 181 22 9.7 6.0-15.2 159 90.3 84.8-94.0
$35,000- 49,999 245 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 256 14 3.6 2.0- 6.4 242 96.4 93.6-98.0
$75,000+ 507 26 4.4 2.8- 6.9 481 95.6 93.1-97.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 199 37 14.7 9.5-21.9 162 85.3 78.1-90.5
101% to 150% 234 15 4.6 2.6- 7.9 219 95.4 92.1-97.4
151% to 200% 187 19 9.1 5.6-14.4 168 90.9 85.6-94.4
More than 200% 948 55 4.5 3.3- 6.2 893 95.5 93.8-96.7
HOUSING
Own 1,430 108 6.5 5.1- 8.2 1,322 93.5 91.8-94.9
Rent 506 53 6.5 4.7- 9.1 453 93.5 90.9-95.3
Other arrangement 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 206 17 7.9 4.7-13.0 189 92.1 87.0-95.3
Regional City or Suburban County 610 49 5.9 4.1- 8.6 561 94.1 91.4-95.9
Rural 1,292 107 6.4 5.1- 8.1 1,185 93.6 91.9-94.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,339 107 5.4 4.3- 6.8 1,232 94.6 93.2-95.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 303 25 7.4 4.5-12.0 278 92.6 88.0-95.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 466 41 8.6 5.8-12.4 425 91.4 87.6-94.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 412 36 8.2 5.7-11.6 376 91.8 88.4-94.3
2nd Quartile 264 23 7.6 4.4-12.8 241 92.4 87.2-95.6
3rd Quartile 682 47 4.8 3.3- 6.9 635 95.2 93.1-96.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 750 67 6.7 4.9- 9.0 683 93.3 91.0-95.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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