2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 876 89 9.7 7.6-12.4 787 90.3 87.6-92.4
GENDER
Male 377 32 8.0 5.4-11.7 345 92.0 88.3-94.6
Female 499 57 11.3 8.3-15.3 442 88.7 84.7-91.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 728 79 9.9 7.7-12.7 649 90.1 87.3-92.3
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 159 21 15.3 9.3-24.2 138 84.7 75.8-90.7
65-74 183 29 15.6 10.7-22.2 154 84.4 77.8-89.3
75+ 130 20 15.7 9.4-25.0 110 84.3 75.0-90.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 28 10.3 6.5-16.0 204 89.7 84.0-93.5
Some Post-H.S. 253 32 10.2 7.0-14.7 221 89.8 85.3-93.0
College Graduate 289 16 5.7 3.4- 9.4 273 94.3 90.6-96.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 64 21.6 16.3-28.0 228 78.4 72.0-83.7
No 561 22 3.9 2.5- 6.0 539 96.1 94.0-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 772 76 9.5 7.3-12.3 696 90.5 87.7-92.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 421 16 3.7 2.0- 6.5 405 96.3 93.5-98.0
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 43 14.5 10.6-19.6 223 85.5 80.4-89.4
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 17 14.4 8.4-23.6 67 85.6 76.4-91.6
$15,000- 24,999 142 18 12.9 7.1-22.5 124 87.1 77.5-92.9
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 123 13 9.8 5.4-17.1 110 90.2 82.9-94.6
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 94 20 16.0 9.7-25.1 74 84.0 74.9-90.3
101% to 150% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 388 24 5.4 3.5- 8.2 364 94.6 91.8-96.5
HOUSING
Own 611 60 10.4 7.8-13.9 551 89.6 86.1-92.2
Rent 201 26 9.8 6.4-14.5 175 90.2 85.5-93.6
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 276 24 8.4 5.3-13.1 252 91.6 86.9-94.7
Rural 600 65 10.3 7.7-13.6 535 89.7 86.4-92.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 20 9.6 5.9-15.1 159 90.4 84.9-94.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 322 35 10.8 7.1-16.1 287 89.2 83.9-92.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 375 34 8.8 6.0-12.6 341 91.2 87.4-94.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 480 44 9.6 6.7-13.5 436 90.4 86.5-93.3
2nd Quartile 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 234 33 13.0 8.8-18.7 201 87.0 81.3-91.2

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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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