Percentage of Adults Who Had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(COPD), Emphysema or Chronic Bronchitis

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1835 6.2 0.2 5.9 6.6
GENDER
Female 1172 6.9 0.2 6.5 7.4
Male 663 5.5 0.3 5.0 6.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 27 1.8 0.4 1.0 2.5
25-34 years 68 2.9 0.4 2.1 3.7
35-44 years 109 3.8 0.4 3.0 4.6
45-54 years 262 6.6 0.5 5.7 7.6
55-64 years 455 9.0 0.5 8.0 9.9
65+ years 914 11.8 0.4 11.0 12.7
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 1794 6.6 0.2 6.3 7.0
Hispanic 37 2.5 0.5 1.5 3.4
RACE
White only 1614 6.4 0.2 6.0 6.8
Black or African American only 96 7.9 1.1 5.8 10.0
Other race only 63 3.2 0.5 2.3 4.2
More than one race 50 8.5 1.4 5.7 11.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 266 12.0 0.8 10.3 13.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 641 7.3 0.3 6.6 8.0
Some college 581 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
College graduate 347 2.9 0.2 2.5 3.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 377 13.5 0.9 11.8 15.2
$15,000 to $24,999 443 10.1 0.6 8.9 11.2
$25,000 to $34,999 231 6.9 0.6 5.8 8.0
$35,000 to $49,999 224 5.9 0.5 5.0 6.9
$50,000 or more 288 2.6 0.2 2.3 3.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 468 3.2 0.2 2.8 3.5
Out of work 96 7.9 1.0 5.9 9.9
Homemaker/Student 86 3.3 0.4 2.5 4.1
Retired 734 10.9 0.4 10.0 11.7
Unable to work 449 30.6 1.5 27.6 33.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 740 8.7 0.4 8.0 9.4
1 to less than 20 hours 92 4.7 0.6 3.5 5.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 133 3.9 0.4 3.1 4.7
40 plus hours 302 2.9 0.2 2.5 3.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 772 5.3 0.2 4.8 5.7
Divorced/Separated 512 11.6 0.6 10.3 12.8
Widowed 387 13.4 0.8 11.9 14.9
Never married 156 3.3 0.3 2.7 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 600 2.9 0.1 2.6 3.2
Living with a disability 1218 18.8 0.6 17.6 20.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 108 7.3 0.8 5.7 8.9
Rural 184 6.4 0.5 5.3 7.4
Densely-settled rural 316 6.6 0.4 5.8 7.5
Semi-Urban 333 6.7 0.4 5.8 7.5
Urban 894 5.9 0.2 5.4 6.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 198 6.1 0.5 5.0 7.1
Insured 1633 6.3 0.2 5.9 6.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1372 5.3 0.2 4.9 5.6
Have diabetes 462 15.4 0.8 13.8 17.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1185 4.4 0.2 4.1 4.7
Current asthma 625 24.5 1.1 22.3 26.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 720 3.5 0.2 3.2 3.8
Yes 1106 15.0 0.5 14.0 16.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1419 5.2 0.2 4.9 5.5
14+ days mental health NOT good 380 15.4 0.9 13.6 17.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1160 4.7 0.2 4.3 5.0
Current smoker 658 12.8 0.6 11.6 13.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 566 5.4 0.3 4.8 5.9
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 523 5.5 0.3 4.9 6.1
Obese, BMI>=30 679 8.6 0.4 7.8 9.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 787 10.6 0.5 9.7 11.5
Yes 970 4.8 0.2 4.4 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1492 5.7 0.2 5.4 6.1
Served on active duty 341 9.8 0.6 8.6 10.9

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or
other health professional that they had chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.