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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Asthma"

During the past 12 months, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor, nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,186 154 13.8 11.0-17.3 95 9.1 6.8-11.9 145 11.5 9.3-14.0 792 65.6 61.6-69.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 22 1 3.4 0.5-20.8 1 5.1 0.7-28.8 4 21.2 6.9-49.2 16 70.4 44.6-87.5
Buncombe 53 5 8.4 2.8-22.7 3 5.9 1.6-19.5 4 10.9 3.7-28.1 41 74.8 58.0-86.4
Cabarrus 32 3 6.4 1.8-20.2 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 5 30.5 11.5-59.7 23 61.8 35.9-82.4
Catawba 36 5 11.1 4.1-26.4 3 6.3 1.9-18.3 4 13.3 3.5-39.0 24 69.4 48.6-84.5
Cumberland 38 5 7.8 3.0-18.6 3 6.5 1.9-20.3 5 6.3 2.4-15.8 25 79.4 64.2-89.3
Davidson 19 1 3.3 0.4-20.8 1 2.8 0.4-18.1 1 19.5 3.1-65.1 16 74.4 36.0-93.8
Durham 31 1 3.3 0.4-20.7 2 3.0 0.6-14.1 4 20.9 4.6-59.0 24 72.8 40.3-91.4
Forsyth 26 3 9.4 2.9-26.5 3 8.4 2.5-24.3 1 3.8 0.5-22.7 19 78.4 59.4-90.1
Gaston 35 8 30.3 14.3-53.0 4 14.7 5.2-35.1 4 12.4 3.9-33.2 19 42.6 25.6-61.6
Guilford 40 8 35.3 14.8-63.3 5 8.9 3.2-22.2 4 6.3 2.0-18.4 23 49.4 28.3-70.8
Iredell 24 2 9.1 2.1-32.4 1 5.6 0.8-31.0 1 6.1 0.9-32.8 20 79.1 54.8-92.2
Johnston 29 4 9.6 2.9-28.0 3 13.0 2.9-42.6 4 11.0 3.7-28.4 18 66.3 43.1-83.7
Mecklenburg 64 7 11.4 5.1-23.3 4 3.4 1.2- 9.1 7 4.5 2.0- 9.8 46 80.7 69.0-88.8
New Hanover 27 5 17.4 6.7-38.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.3 0.7-29.8 21 77.3 55.5-90.3
Onslow 24 3 11.1 3.5-30.1 5 27.8 11.9-52.1 2 8.9 2.1-30.9 14 52.2 30.7-72.8
Orange 32 5 13.5 5.1-31.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 27 86.5 68.9-94.9
Pitt 26 6 21.4 8.4-44.9 1 4.0 0.6-24.0 7 20.9 8.9-41.7 12 53.6 32.3-73.7
Randolph 35 5 14.2 5.8-30.7 2 5.3 1.1-22.0 8 29.6 15.0-50.2 20 50.8 33.3-68.1
Robeson 40 5 10.5 4.2-23.9 4 11.7 3.8-30.7 6 13.7 5.7-29.2 25 64.1 46.6-78.6
Rowan 36 4 16.9 6.2-38.5 1 3.1 0.4-19.0 3 4.1 1.2-12.8 28 75.9 55.4-88.8
Union 23 4 11.4 3.9-28.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.1 2.2-30.8 17 79.5 58.3-91.5
Wake 51 7 16.2 7.1-32.7 2 2.4 0.5- 9.7 3 5.9 1.7-18.9 39 75.5 58.9-86.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 28 8 39.7 18.2-66.1 5 19.8 5.9-49.3 3 9.3 2.8-26.7 12 31.1 15.1-53.4
Northeast Partnership II 39 4 10.7 3.8-26.5 3 11.6 3.6-31.9 4 10.0 3.7-24.3 28 67.7 49.4-81.8
Northeast Partnership I 32 2 4.9 1.2-18.0 1 4.7 0.7-26.6 8 22.2 10.2-41.7 21 68.2 48.4-83.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 34 4 7.8 2.6-20.6 1 4.0 0.6-23.4 6 15.3 6.4-32.1 23 73.0 54.5-85.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 36 5 6.0 2.1-15.6 2 2.2 0.5- 8.8 9 29.4 14.6-50.4 20 62.4 42.0-79.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 25 5 18.0 6.7-40.1 3 27.7 6.4-68.2 4 10.9 3.6-28.8 13 43.4 20.7-69.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 42 7 15.3 7.1-29.8 6 17.3 6.9-37.1 5 8.3 3.2-19.7 24 59.1 41.6-74.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 29 1 2.7 0.4-16.9 4 17.5 6.6-38.8 1 2.0 0.3-12.9 23 77.8 57.4-90.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 46 6 5.2 2.1-12.5 6 20.0 5.7-51.0 5 6.8 2.3-18.8 29 67.9 43.2-85.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 28 3 9.6 2.9-27.3 1 3.2 0.4-19.9 8 25.3 11.2-47.6 16 61.9 39.1-80.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 15 1 13.3 2.0-54.2 3 18.4 5.7-45.9 3 21.5 6.6-51.4 8 46.7 22.7-72.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 27 4 13.5 4.8-32.3 1 3.3 0.5-20.4 3 9.7 3.0-27.3 19 73.5 52.9-87.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 62 7 14.4 5.5-32.9 10 20.3 9.5-38.4 6 7.6 2.6-20.4 39 57.6 40.7-72.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 79 8 12.2 5.8-24.1 4 7.3 2.6-18.7 12 12.2 6.6-21.5 55 68.3 55.5-78.9
No 1,107 146 13.9 10.9-17.6 91 9.2 6.8-12.1 133 11.4 9.2-14.1 737 65.5 61.3-69.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 387 56 14.0 9.7-19.9 34 11.0 6.7-17.5 62 15.0 11.0-20.2 235 60.0 52.9-66.8
Piedmont 652 82 14.1 10.1-19.3 45 6.6 4.5- 9.7 68 10.2 7.5-13.8 457 69.1 63.6-74.1
Western NC 147 16 12.9 6.8-22.9 16 13.6 7.2-24.0 15 9.6 5.2-17.1 100 63.9 53.0-73.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 115 12 12.3 5.7-24.6 13 15.2 7.7-27.8 10 8.8 4.1-18.0 80 63.7 51.0-74.8
Northwest 188 21 12.3 7.7-18.9 12 5.3 2.9- 9.4 19 12.5 7.5-20.3 136 69.9 61.4-77.3
Charlotte 183 26 13.2 8.4-20.1 11 5.2 2.7- 9.7 20 9.2 5.3-15.4 126 72.5 64.2-79.5
Greensboro 150 21 21.5 10.0-40.3 9 6.2 2.9-12.8 21 11.4 6.7-18.8 99 60.9 46.3-73.8
Southern Regional 144 18 8.5 4.9-14.2 16 12.8 5.8-25.9 20 10.0 5.7-17.0 90 68.7 56.8-78.6
Coastal 51 8 12.3 5.5-25.2 3 15.6 3.3-50.1 6 20.9 8.6-42.6 34 51.3 32.1-70.1
Wake 161 20 12.1 6.8-20.5 13 6.2 3.2-11.7 15 9.3 4.2-19.0 113 72.5 62.2-80.9
Area L 54 4 7.8 2.9-19.4 3 8.6 2.8-23.5 11 17.7 9.3-31.0 36 65.9 50.8-78.3
Eastern 140 24 20.2 11.4-33.3 15 12.9 6.5-24.1 23 15.7 9.6-24.5 78 51.2 40.0-62.2

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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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