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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Asthma

During the past 30 days, how many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to prevent an asthma attack from occurring?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,183 240 21.5 18.4-25.0 36 3.4 2.1- 5.6 496 37.7 34.0-41.7 411 37.3 33.5-41.3
-Eastern NC 383 78 24.7 18.8-31.7 11 2.2 1.0- 4.7 171 38.6 32.2-45.4 123 34.5 27.9-41.9
GENDER
Male 72 18 30.3 17.0-48.1 2 3.6 0.8-15.1 32 31.4 20.1-45.5 20 34.7 19.7-53.5
Female 311 60 22.7 16.8-29.8 9 1.6 0.8- 3.4 139 41.2 33.9-48.8 103 34.5 27.7-42.0
RACE
White 244 47 24.3 16.9-33.5 6 2.1 0.7- 6.0 107 37.7 29.9-46.3 84 35.9 28.1-44.5
African American 99 25 25.8 16.2-38.3 4 2.8 0.9- 8.4 45 40.0 27.4-54.1 25 31.5 17.3-50.1
Other Minorities 37 6 26.4 10.7-51.8 0 0.0 . - . 19 43.5 25.9-62.9 12 30.1 15.7-49.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 3 49.6 18.6-80.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 23.7 7.4-54.6 2 26.7 6.4-65.9
Non-Hispanic 372 75 24.0 18.1-31.1 10 2.2 0.9- 4.8 167 39.1 32.5-46.1 120 34.8 28.0-42.2
AGE
18-24 23 4 24.9 8.4-54.6 1 3.8 0.5-23.3 8 25.5 9.2-53.5 10 45.8 22.2-71.5
25-34 42 12 34.6 19.7-53.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 10 20.1 10.3-35.7 19 43.8 27.5-61.5
35-44 64 12 24.7 13.3-41.0 1 1.6 0.2-10.3 28 45.0 31.3-59.4 23 28.8 18.3-42.3
45-54 97 20 23.5 14.7-35.3 3 1.9 0.5- 6.7 44 41.9 30.8-53.8 30 32.7 22.5-44.9
55-64 72 11 15.8 8.4-27.6 2 1.5 0.4- 6.0 40 55.1 41.8-67.7 19 27.6 17.0-41.5
65-74 58 13 27.6 15.9-43.6 2 2.7 0.6-11.7 30 43.2 29.8-57.6 13 26.4 15.0-42.3
75+ 26 6 20.5 8.6-41.5 0 0.0 . - . 11 50.1 29.5-70.7 9 29.4 14.3-50.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 77 18 30.1 16.5-48.4 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 27 26.4 15.1-41.8 29 42.3 24.8-62.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 110 19 20.0 11.9-31.6 4 2.6 0.8- 7.4 55 46.7 34.1-59.7 32 30.8 20.8-43.1
Some Post-H.S. 107 26 29.4 18.0-44.3 4 3.9 1.1-13.0 43 31.9 22.2-43.5 34 34.7 23.9-47.4
College Graduate 88 14 18.0 10.5-29.2 0 0.0 . - . 46 50.8 38.8-62.8 28 31.2 20.8-43.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 9 13.4 5.3-30.0 4 4.2 1.4-12.0 55 62.3 48.3-74.4 17 20.1 12.0-31.8
$15,000- 24,999 81 20 29.9 18.7-44.2 2 2.0 0.5- 8.4 31 40.5 27.7-54.8 28 27.5 18.0-39.5
$25,000- 34,999 49 13 37.3 20.8-57.4 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 23 35.2 21.6-51.8 12 26.1 13.0-45.4
$35,000- 49,999 47 9 12.8 6.0-25.3 2 5.7 1.0-26.1 15 27.8 15.9-44.1 21 53.7 37.1-69.6
$50,000-74,999 40 9 21.6 10.5-39.2 0 0.0 . - . 16 41.9 25.6-60.2 15 36.5 21.2-55.2
$75,000+ 29 7 46.8 22.7-72.5 0 0.0 . - . 11 23.0 10.4-43.2 11 30.3 14.3-53.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 239 42 23.8 16.0-33.9 7 1.5 0.6- 3.6 116 40.8 32.6-49.6 74 33.9 25.3-43.7
No 135 34 27.5 19.2-37.8 4 3.4 1.0-10.8 52 36.5 26.0-48.4 45 32.6 23.4-43.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 34 8 22.6 10.3-42.5 0 0.0 . - . 15 38.3 22.1-57.7 11 39.1 21.5-60.0
Non-Veteran 347 69 24.9 18.6-32.4 10 2.3 1.0- 5.2 156 38.7 31.8-46.0 112 34.1 27.1-41.9

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*These data apply only to those with current asthma

^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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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