2020 BRFSS Survey Results: 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
-FEMALES 3,193 257 6.9 6.0- 8.1 2,936 93.1 91.9-94.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,034 185 8.5 7.1-10.1 1,849 91.5 89.9-92.9
Non-Hispanic Black 643 39 3.7 2.4- 5.5 604 96.3 94.5-97.6
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 584 *** *** *** 574 98.0 96.3-98.9
35-44 428 *** *** *** 418 97.5 95.0-98.7
45-54 489 33 5.8 3.9- 8.4 456 94.2 91.6-96.1
55-64 579 76 12.6 9.5-16.7 503 87.4 83.3-90.5
65-74 605 80 14.5 11.1-18.7 525 85.5 81.3-88.9
75+ 425 42 9.8 6.8-14.1 383 90.2 85.9-93.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 285 38 11.8 7.9-17.2 247 88.2 82.8-92.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 752 82 7.5 5.7- 9.7 670 92.5 90.3-94.3
Some Post-H.S. 922 95 8.5 6.7-10.7 827 91.5 89.3-93.3
College Graduate 1,226 41 2.7 1.9- 3.9 1,185 97.3 96.1-98.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 59 13.5 9.6-18.6 276 86.5 81.4-90.4
$15,000- 24,999 440 51 11.7 8.2-16.4 389 88.3 83.6-91.8
$25,000- 34,999 260 26 8.8 5.5-13.9 234 91.2 86.1-94.5
$35,000- 49,999 378 21 4.6 2.8- 7.5 357 95.4 92.5-97.2
$50,000- 74,999 336 18 5.1 2.9- 8.7 318 94.9 91.3-97.1
$75,000+ 749 23 2.7 1.7- 4.3 726 97.3 95.7-98.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 948 181 18.2 15.3-21.6 767 81.8 78.4-84.7
No 2,127 69 2.7 2.0- 3.5 2,058 97.3 96.5-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** 88 86.3 75.0-93.0
Non-Veteran 3,064 245 6.8 5.8- 7.9 2,819 93.2 92.1-94.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 923 42 4.2 3.0- 6.0 881 95.8 94.0-97.0
Regional City or Suburban County 887 77 7.8 6.0-10.2 810 92.2 89.8-94.0
Rural 1,383 138 8.8 7.1-10.8 1,245 91.2 89.2-92.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,470 48 2.4 1.7- 3.3 1,422 97.6 96.7-98.3
Unemployed 201 13 5.9 3.1-10.9 188 94.1 89.1-96.9
Retired 938 96 10.5 8.1-13.4 842 89.5 86.6-91.9
Unable to Work 240 86 38.2 30.6-46.5 154 61.8 53.5-69.4
Other not in Labor Force 290 12 3.7 1.9- 7.3 278 96.3 92.7-98.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 16 14.0 7.5-24.6 101 86.0 75.4-92.5
50% to 100% 308 59 14.7 10.7-19.9 249 85.3 80.1-89.3
101% to 150% 331 27 8.6 5.1-14.1 304 91.4 85.9-94.9
151% to 200% 292 29 8.8 5.8-13.3 263 91.2 86.7-94.2
More than 200% 1,380 64 4.1 3.0- 5.4 1,316 95.9 94.6-97.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 902 86 7.1 5.5- 9.1 816 92.9 90.9-94.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,011 94 8.8 6.8-11.2 917 91.2 88.8-93.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,280 77 5.5 4.2- 7.1 1,203 94.5 92.9-95.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 984 69 6.3 4.8- 8.3 915 93.7 91.7-95.2
2nd Quartile 847 63 6.6 4.9- 8.8 784 93.4 91.2-95.1
3rd Quartile 907 76 7.6 5.6-10.1 831 92.4 89.9-94.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 455 49 8.4 6.0-11.8 406 91.6 88.2-94.0

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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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