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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,032 1,908 12.9 12.2-13.6 13,124 87.1 86.4-87.8
-Buncombe County 365 57 16.3 12.3-21.3 308 83.7 78.7-87.7
GENDER
Male 141 20 15.4 9.6-23.7 121 84.6 76.3-90.4
Female 224 37 17.2 12.2-23.6 187 82.8 76.4-87.8
RACE
White 323 50 15.1 11.3-19.9 273 84.9 80.1-88.7
Other 40 7 24.9 11.2-46.5 33 75.1 53.5-88.8
AGE
18-44 134 18 13.5 7.8-22.3 116 86.5 77.7-92.2
45+ 231 39 18.2 13.2-24.7 192 81.8 75.3-86.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 131 24 20.0 12.8-29.9 107 80.0 70.1-87.2
Some College + 234 33 14.1 9.9-19.8 201 85.9 80.2-90.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 33 14.8 10.3-20.9 174 85.2 79.1-89.7
$50,000+ 89 13 15.8 9.1-26.0 76 84.2 74.0-90.9

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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