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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Asthma"

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,166 312 27.6 24.0-31.4 109 8.5 6.6-10.7 247 18.8 16.1-21.9 498 45.1 41.1-49.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 22 6 22.8 9.3-45.8 2 7.8 1.6-30.2 6 32.0 14.0-57.5 8 37.4 18.4-61.2
Buncombe 52 10 27.3 14.8-44.9 5 9.0 3.6-20.6 16 24.4 14.5-38.2 21 39.3 25.7-54.7
Cabarrus 33 12 38.2 18.4-62.8 3 14.0 3.0-46.5 6 8.4 3.3-19.9 12 39.4 17.5-66.5
Catawba 36 13 32.4 17.4-52.2 1 2.6 0.4-16.5 7 13.4 5.7-28.5 15 51.6 32.2-70.5
Cumberland 38 13 36.4 19.2-58.0 3 9.4 2.6-28.8 12 23.5 11.3-42.7 10 30.7 15.7-51.4
Davidson 17 3 11.8 3.1-35.7 1 2.9 0.4-18.9 2 23.9 4.9-65.5 11 61.4 29.7-85.7
Durham 30 12 29.0 13.6-51.4 3 4.4 1.1-15.6 6 30.5 10.1-63.2 9 36.1 16.8-61.1
Forsyth 25 10 44.2 24.9-65.5 1 3.9 0.5-23.1 4 13.2 4.6-32.3 10 38.7 20.5-60.7
Gaston 33 8 23.5 11.2-42.7 2 9.2 2.3-30.9 8 18.6 8.3-36.5 15 48.7 29.4-68.4
Guilford 38 5 11.7 4.2-28.4 3 9.6 2.6-29.6 9 17.0 7.5-33.9 21 61.8 40.2-79.5
Iredell 24 6 21.0 8.8-42.3 1 11.2 1.7-48.7 5 15.7 5.8-35.7 12 52.1 30.2-73.2
Johnston 29 9 18.3 8.4-35.6 2 9.6 1.8-38.7 7 17.1 7.0-35.9 11 55.0 33.1-75.1
Mecklenburg 61 18 36.8 23.3-52.8 4 6.2 1.9-18.7 9 10.2 4.7-20.8 30 46.8 32.6-61.5
New Hanover 25 4 12.3 3.9-32.5 2 6.3 1.4-24.6 3 10.8 3.1-31.4 16 70.6 48.6-86.0
Onslow 24 0 0.0 . - . 4 12.8 4.6-30.6 6 28.7 12.8-52.5 14 58.5 36.4-77.6
Orange 32 9 35.5 18.4-57.4 6 14.2 5.9-30.3 2 7.3 1.6-27.9 15 43.0 25.5-62.5
Pitt 25 3 9.8 2.7-30.0 5 23.3 9.0-48.4 10 41.8 21.9-64.7 7 25.1 11.0-47.6
Randolph 35 12 28.7 15.5-46.8 4 13.2 5.0-30.6 12 38.0 21.9-57.2 7 20.1 9.5-37.6
Robeson 38 7 16.5 7.3-33.2 3 9.8 3.1-27.3 8 20.1 9.3-38.1 20 53.5 36.0-70.3
Rowan 36 10 31.2 15.9-52.2 5 9.1 3.3-22.5 5 8.5 3.0-21.9 16 51.2 31.2-70.9
Union 23 7 19.4 8.1-39.5 1 1.8 0.2-12.3 4 17.3 5.2-44.2 11 61.5 37.7-80.9
Wake 51 19 41.1 25.2-59.2 2 3.5 0.7-15.1 2 5.2 1.3-18.9 28 50.2 33.7-66.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 27 11 35.4 15.2-62.8 4 27.8 10.3-56.5 4 15.3 5.4-36.5 8 21.4 9.4-41.8
Northeast Partnership II 40 5 13.3 5.2-30.0 6 14.1 5.6-31.2 10 32.9 18.2-51.9 19 39.7 24.8-56.8
Northeast Partnership I 33 13 41.9 24.2-61.9 3 7.5 2.2-22.9 7 28.1 13.3-49.9 10 22.5 11.2-40.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 33 14 41.8 23.6-62.6 3 9.4 3.0-26.1 5 14.2 5.6-31.3 11 34.6 17.2-57.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 34 8 19.0 8.4-37.7 3 7.5 2.0-24.1 10 26.9 13.0-47.6 13 46.5 25.8-68.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 24 5 33.0 9.4-70.0 3 7.6 2.2-23.4 7 23.1 9.3-46.6 9 36.4 16.0-63.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 42 17 39.4 24.3-56.8 4 13.9 4.8-34.0 9 15.9 7.6-30.3 12 30.8 16.9-49.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 28 7 28.0 13.3-49.8 4 10.4 3.7-25.9 3 13.5 4.3-34.9 14 48.1 29.5-67.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 47 11 17.1 8.1-32.7 4 6.4 2.1-18.1 11 16.1 6.8-33.5 21 60.3 40.2-77.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 26 5 22.3 8.3-47.5 5 12.0 4.1-29.9 6 19.0 7.7-39.6 10 46.8 23.4-71.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 15 1 5.3 0.7-30.0 1 4.5 0.6-26.5 5 33.6 13.8-61.7 8 56.6 30.6-79.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 28 3 9.9 3.0-28.4 2 4.3 0.9-17.9 6 19.6 8.2-40.2 17 66.1 44.8-82.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 62 16 33.9 19.4-52.1 4 3.0 0.8-10.2 15 24.0 12.5-41.1 27 39.1 25.3-54.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 80 20 23.6 14.8-35.4 9 9.5 4.5-19.2 18 28.8 18.3-42.2 33 38.1 26.7-50.9
No 1,086 292 27.8 24.1-31.8 100 8.4 6.5-10.8 229 18.4 15.6-21.5 465 45.5 41.3-49.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 380 90 24.7 18.6-32.0 44 12.9 8.8-18.6 94 23.5 18.5-29.4 152 38.9 32.2-46.0
Piedmont 642 195 29.5 24.9-34.6 53 7.1 5.0-10.0 111 14.4 11.3-18.1 283 49.0 43.6-54.5
Western NC 144 27 26.1 16.9-37.9 12 5.4 2.9-10.1 42 25.5 17.6-35.6 63 42.9 33.0-53.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 114 26 31.6 20.7-44.9 9 5.1 2.4-10.5 31 24.2 15.4-35.8 48 39.1 28.7-50.7
Northwest 183 46 23.6 17.2-31.5 15 7.1 4.0-12.2 36 17.9 12.3-25.5 86 51.4 42.5-60.3
Charlotte 181 51 29.5 21.7-38.8 11 6.5 3.1-13.2 34 14.3 9.4-21.1 85 49.7 40.5-58.9
Greensboro 148 41 20.6 13.5-30.3 17 9.5 4.7-18.2 31 18.2 11.6-27.4 59 51.7 38.5-64.6
Southern Regional 142 36 24.8 16.2-36.1 13 9.4 4.7-17.8 34 21.0 13.4-31.4 59 44.8 32.4-57.9
Coastal 48 11 29.4 12.4-55.0 6 9.1 3.6-21.2 9 18.6 8.1-37.3 22 42.8 25.1-62.6
Wake 158 58 35.6 25.7-46.8 12 6.3 3.1-12.3 25 13.0 7.1-22.4 63 45.1 35.0-55.7
Area L 55 17 30.8 18.9-45.8 6 11.3 4.9-24.2 12 27.0 15.7-42.4 20 30.9 19.3-45.6
Eastern 137 26 22.4 13.2-35.5 20 17.3 9.5-29.3 35 24.6 16.9-34.3 56 35.7 26.3-46.4

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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, Edgecombe, 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.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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