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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,032 1,908 12.9 12.2-13.6 13,124 87.1 86.4-87.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,775 1,605 12.7 12.0-13.5 11,170 87.3 86.5-88.0
No 2,235 301 13.4 11.6-15.4 1,934 86.6 84.6-88.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 30 10.6 6.7-16.5 213 89.4 83.5-93.3
Recommended Range 5,101 553 11.5 10.4-12.7 4,548 88.5 87.3-89.6
Overweight 5,188 605 11.5 10.4-12.7 4,583 88.5 87.3-89.6
Obese 3,679 620 17.0 15.5-18.6 3,059 83.0 81.4-84.5
Current Smoker
No 11,659 1,428 12.3 11.6-13.1 10,231 87.7 86.9-88.4
Yes 3,326 473 14.7 13.2-16.3 2,853 85.3 83.7-86.8
Binge Drinker
No 13,766 1,762 13.1 12.3-13.8 12,004 86.9 86.2-87.7
Yes 1,065 121 11.2 9.0-13.9 944 88.8 86.1-91.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,429 1,835 13.0 12.3-13.7 12,594 87.0 86.3-87.7
Yes 469 52 9.9 7.1-13.7 417 90.1 86.3-92.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,202 672 21.3 19.5-23.2 2,530 78.7 76.8-80.5
No 11,778 1,226 10.8 10.1-11.6 10,552 89.2 88.4-89.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,189 1,189 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 13,776 652 5.3 4.8- 5.8 13,124 94.7 94.2-95.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,556 264 17.1 14.9-19.6 1,292 82.9 80.4-85.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 24 17.2 11.2-25.3 113 82.8 74.7-88.8
No 13,157 1,589 12.3 11.6-13.1 11,568 87.7 86.9-88.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 177 31 14.7 9.7-21.8 146 85.3 78.2-90.3

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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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