SQL Query where name like with multiple name prefix

I have to write a SQL Query where the Column Name prefix conditions for multiple names ..

Example

Select * from Table
where column like 'NY%'
OR
Select * from Table
where column like 'NZ%'
OR
Select * from Table
where column like 'NX%'
OR
Select * from Table
where column like 'NW%'

I wonder, whether there is one query to accomplish multiple prefix characters in an optimized manner ..
chokkaStudentAsked:
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Do you mean this?

Select * from Table
where column like 'NY%'
OR column like 'NZ%'
OR column like 'NX%'
OR column like 'NW%'
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
Thanks Brian .. Is that the only option .. How about query performance ?
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
You could try something like...

SELECT *
FROM Table
WHERE LEFT(column, 2) IN ('NY', 'NZ', 'NX', 'NW')

The only way you could speed it up a bit is to create an index on the target column
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