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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 5,043 670 13.3 12.2-14.5 4,373 86.7 85.5-87.8
GENDER
Male 1,820 185 10.6 9.0-12.5 1,635 89.4 87.5-91.0
Female 3,223 485 15.7 14.2-17.4 2,738 84.3 82.6-85.8
RACE
White 3,324 434 13.5 12.1-15.0 2,890 86.5 85.0-87.9
African American 1,275 176 14.0 11.7-16.6 1,099 86.0 83.4-88.3
Other Minorities 14 0 0.0 . - . 14 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 335 62 19.0 14.0-25.2 273 81.0 74.8-86.0
25-34 822 95 10.0 7.9-12.5 727 90.0 87.5-92.1
35-44 889 127 15.4 12.7-18.5 762 84.6 81.5-87.3
45-54 927 110 11.4 9.2-14.1 817 88.6 85.9-90.8
55-64 876 132 15.3 12.5-18.6 744 84.7 81.4-87.5
65-74 681 87 12.0 9.4-15.1 594 88.0 84.9-90.6
75+ 493 56 11.7 8.7-15.5 437 88.3 84.5-91.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 867 142 16.6 13.6-20.3 725 83.4 79.7-86.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,623 194 12.2 10.4-14.4 1,429 87.8 85.6-89.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,322 199 14.2 12.1-16.6 1,123 85.8 83.4-87.9
College Graduate 1,222 134 11.2 9.3-13.4 1,088 88.8 86.6-90.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 669 130 18.7 15.4-22.5 539 81.3 77.5-84.6
$15,000- 24,999 946 114 11.9 9.3-15.0 832 88.1 85.0-90.7
$25,000- 34,999 593 72 11.6 9.0-14.8 521 88.4 85.2-91.0
$35,000- 49,999 668 67 11.2 8.5-14.6 601 88.8 85.4-91.5
$50,000-74,999 540 62 11.4 8.7-14.8 478 88.6 85.2-91.3
$75,000+ 550 63 10.9 8.3-14.2 487 89.1 85.8-91.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,750 328 18.4 16.3-20.7 1,422 81.6 79.3-83.7
No 3,123 332 11.1 9.8-12.6 2,791 88.9 87.4-90.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 718 69 9.8 7.5-12.6 649 90.2 87.4-92.5
Non-Veteran 4,179 588 14.4 13.1-15.7 3,591 85.6 84.3-86.9
Currently Serving 136 13 6.3 3.3-11.5 123 93.7 88.5-96.7

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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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