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North Carolina

State or CountyTotal PopulationPediatric AsthmaAdult AsthmaCOPDLung Cancer
North Carolina 10,146,788 264,200 639,400 580,100 6,970
Alamance 159,688 4,141 10,060 9,379 109
Alexander 37,428 880 2,412 2,382 26
Alleghany 10,848 222 717 769 7
Anson 25,448 572 1,665 1,539 18
Ashe 26,924 561 1,775 1,873 19
Avery 17,516 311 1,197 1,161 12
Beaufort 47,526 1,139 3,033 3,138 33
Bertie 19,854 403 1,324 1,305 14
Bladen 33,741 826 2,151 2,141 23
Brunswick 126,953 2,389 8,484 9,497 87
Buncombe 256,088 5,575 16,818 15,988 176
Burke 88,851 1,991 5,811 5,688 61
Cabarrus 201,590 6,019 12,216 10,797 139
Caldwell 81,449 1,946 5,249 5,134 56
Camden 10,418 279 654 616 7
Carteret 68,890 1,436 4,555 4,743 47
Caswell 22,910 499 1,506 1,518 16
Catawba 156,459 4,069 9,858 9,363 108
Chatham 72,243 1,646 4,647 5,003 49
Cherokee 27,905 564 1,842 2,030 19
Chowan 14,383 338 921 958 10
Clay 10,915 219 718 813 8
Cleveland 97,144 2,471 6,151 5,898 67
Columbus 56,505 1,404 3,589 3,455 39
Craven 103,445 2,615 6,518 6,019 72
Cumberland 327,127 9,549 19,916 16,268 225
Currituck 25,809 663 1,642 1,557 18
Dare 35,964 792 2,364 2,380 25
Davidson 164,926 4,255 10,413 10,054 113
Davie 42,013 1,042 2,675 2,698 29
Duplin 58,969 1,660 3,619 3,432 41
Durham 306,212 7,586 19,635 16,118 210
Edgecombe 53,318 1,416 3,329 3,222 36
Forsyth 371,511 10,036 23,173 21,012 254
Franklin 64,705 1,661 4,101 3,860 45
Gaston 216,965 5,715 13,645 12,578 149
Gates 11,478 276 740 737 8
Graham 8,558 209 543 563 6
Granville 59,031 1,407 3,821 3,602 41
Greene 21,168 513 1,362 1,240 15
Guilford 521,330 13,514 32,944 29,166 357
Halifax 51,766 1,276 3,298 3,260 35
Harnett 130,881 4,029 7,831 6,546 90
Haywood 60,682 1,273 3,992 4,182 42
Henderson 114,209 2,542 7,391 7,826 78
Hertford 24,136 543 1,576 1,500 17
Hoke 53,262 1,721 3,143 2,473 37
Hyde 5,517 107 373 356 4
Iredell 172,916 4,668 10,812 10,011 119
Jackson 42,241 836 2,829 2,554 29
Johnston 191,450 5,714 11,613 10,330 132
Jones 9,845 214 645 673 7
Lee 59,616 1,681 3,663 3,401 41
Lenoir 57,307 1,489 3,599 3,527 39
Lincoln 81,168 2,019 5,195 4,973 56
McDowell 45,075 1,062 2,909 2,852 31
Macon 34,376 748 2,228 2,433 24
Madison 21,340 456 1,405 1,379 15
Martin 23,172 545 1,491 1,540 16
Mecklenburg 1,054,835 29,315 65,580 53,419 723
Mitchell 15,126 319 994 1,049 10
Montgomery 27,418 717 1,716 1,690 19
Moore 95,776 2,326 6,058 6,295 66
Nash 94,005 2,423 5,931 5,667 64
New Hanover 223,483 4,874 14,706 13,224 153
Northampton 20,000 422 1,316 1,389 14
Onslow 187,136 5,420 11,394 8,263 131
Orange 141,796 3,286 9,263 7,667 97
Pamlico 12,821 232 865 948 9
Pasquotank 39,864 1,016 2,522 2,310 27
Pender 59,090 1,510 3,741 3,609 41
Perquimans 13,335 294 865 930 9
Person 39,284 970 2,509 2,454 27
Pitt 177,220 4,458 11,298 9,157 121
Polk 20,334 393 1,352 1,526 14
Randolph 143,416 3,808 8,981 8,578 99
Richmond 44,939 1,186 2,814 2,649 31
Robeson 133,235 3,921 8,086 7,199 91
Rockingham 91,393 2,176 5,889 5,834 63
Rowan 139,933 3,600 8,836 8,335 96
Rutherford 66,421 1,606 4,249 4,271 46
Sampson 63,124 1,787 3,868 3,662 43
Scotland 35,244 934 2,202 2,066 24
Stanly 60,791 1,529 3,857 3,713 42
Stokes 46,097 1,024 3,020 3,040 32
Surry 72,113 1,798 4,578 4,537 50
Swain 14,346 371 899 875 10
Transylvania 33,482 620 2,239 2,468 23
Tyrrell 4,141 88 273 260 3
Union 226,606 7,203 13,468 11,983 156
Vance 44,244 1,217 2,735 2,624 30
Wake 1,046,791 29,505 64,871 53,761 719
Warren 19,907 426 1,308 1,347 14
Washington 12,195 288 782 818 8
Watauga 53,922 809 3,806 3,095 37
Wayne 124,150 3,404 7,699 6,985 85
Wilkes 68,740 1,650 4,404 4,430 47
Wilson 81,661 2,198 5,084 4,834 56
Yadkin 37,532 920 2,399 2,369 26
Yancey 17,678 383 1,153 1,216 12

*DISCLAIMER: The numbers in this publication reflect the estimated prevalence and incidence of lung disease, and not the actual number. These estimates are based on state or national incidence and prevalence estimates applied to the age-specific population of each county; no adjustments are made for any other factors that may affect the actual local prevalence. When citing this information, please be careful to ensure that the nature and limitations of these estimates are understood.

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