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
-MALES 2,632 175 5.9 4.9- 7.2 2,457 94.1 92.8-95.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,676 128 7.3 5.9- 9.1 1,548 92.7 90.9-94.1
Non-Hispanic Black 435 28 4.1 2.6- 6.3 407 95.9 93.7-97.4
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 604 *** *** *** 598 98.7 96.7-99.5
35-44 370 *** *** *** 360 98.4 96.9-99.2
45-54 437 24 7.4 4.4-12.1 413 92.6 87.9-95.6
55-64 460 44 9.9 6.9-14.2 416 90.1 85.8-93.1
65-74 456 58 12.9 9.6-17.1 398 87.1 82.9-90.4
75+ 261 31 10.4 6.8-15.6 230 89.6 84.4-93.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 254 24 9.8 5.8-16.1 230 90.2 83.9-94.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 727 56 5.6 4.1- 7.6 671 94.4 92.4-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 684 58 7.3 5.4- 9.9 626 92.7 90.1-94.6
College Graduate 952 36 2.9 2.0- 4.4 916 97.1 95.6-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 21 8.2 4.4-14.8 156 91.8 85.2-95.6
$15,000- 24,999 331 39 11.6 8.0-16.7 292 88.4 83.3-92.0
$25,000- 34,999 215 24 10.4 6.6-16.1 191 89.6 83.9-93.4
$35,000- 49,999 272 19 6.6 3.9-10.8 253 93.4 89.2-96.1
$50,000- 74,999 350 18 4.5 2.8- 7.4 332 95.5 92.6-97.2
$75,000+ 814 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8 784 96.9 95.2-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 701 106 14.2 11.1-17.9 595 85.8 82.1-88.9
No 1,824 65 3.3 2.4- 4.4 1,759 96.7 95.6-97.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 648 65 8.6 6.4-11.6 583 91.4 88.4-93.6
Non-Veteran 1,964 109 5.2 4.1- 6.6 1,855 94.8 93.4-95.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 852 40 4.2 2.9- 6.1 812 95.8 93.9-97.1
Regional City or Suburban County 692 54 6.8 4.9- 9.4 638 93.2 90.6-95.1
Rural 1,088 81 7.0 5.2- 9.3 1,007 93.0 90.7-94.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,559 45 2.7 1.9- 3.7 1,514 97.3 96.3-98.1
Unemployed 148 *** *** *** 140 95.1 89.3-97.9
Retired 615 82 12.9 10.0-16.6 533 87.1 83.4-90.0
Unable to Work 185 38 22.2 14.8-31.8 147 77.8 68.2-85.2
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 79 97.3 83.4-99.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 29 12.3 7.6-19.4 182 87.7 80.6-92.4
101% to 150% 259 22 7.0 4.3-11.1 237 93.0 88.9-95.7
151% to 200% 199 23 11.7 7.3-18.3 176 88.3 81.7-92.7
More than 200% 1,375 70 4.5 3.5- 5.9 1,305 95.5 94.1-96.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 720 53 5.4 3.9- 7.4 667 94.6 92.6-96.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 59 8.0 5.8-11.0 729 92.0 89.0-94.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,124 63 4.8 3.6- 6.4 1,061 95.2 93.6-96.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 835 55 6.0 4.3- 8.2 780 94.0 91.8-95.7
2nd Quartile 699 41 5.6 3.7- 8.3 658 94.4 91.7-96.3
3rd Quartile 721 53 6.6 4.8- 9.0 668 93.4 91.0-95.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 26 5.4 3.3- 8.7 351 94.6 91.3-96.7

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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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