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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 24 3 9.8 3.1-27.3 0 0.0 . - . 11 38.7 20.0-61.5 10 51.4 29.9-72.5
Buncombe 52 9 18.5 9.1-34.1 1 2.4 0.3-15.1 30 54.4 39.1-69.0 12 24.7 13.8-40.0
Cabarrus 33 5 23.3 8.2-50.9 1 1.1 0.1- 7.6 12 27.2 11.3-52.2 15 48.4 24.9-72.6
Catawba 37 4 13.9 5.0-33.3 0 0.0 . - . 19 41.0 24.2-60.2 14 45.1 26.3-65.4
Cumberland 35 10 36.5 18.1-59.9 2 7.2 1.3-30.9 16 30.6 16.6-49.3 7 25.7 11.4-48.1
Davidson 18 3 18.5 5.1-49.1 0 0.0 . - . 8 52.0 25.0-77.9 7 29.6 11.4-57.9
Durham 31 8 33.8 13.4-62.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.5 14 36.1 17.7-59.8 8 29.1 12.7-53.7
Forsyth 25 6 24.9 11.3-46.3 0 0.0 . - . 8 29.2 14.2-50.6 11 45.9 26.2-67.0
Gaston 35 7 29.1 14.2-50.6 0 0.0 . - . 18 36.0 21.2-54.1 10 34.9 17.9-56.9
Guilford 39 6 13.7 5.3-31.0 2 2.9 0.7-11.6 21 64.9 44.4-81.1 10 18.5 8.5-35.6
Iredell 24 4 16.4 5.5-39.8 1 2.8 0.4-17.9 11 38.6 20.4-60.7 8 42.2 21.8-65.6
Johnston 30 4 10.3 2.8-31.0 0 0.0 . - . 14 44.5 24.8-66.2 12 45.2 24.6-67.5
Mecklenburg 62 14 25.2 14.0-41.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4 31 46.7 32.6-61.4 16 27.1 16.2-41.7
New Hanover 26 6 29.2 12.0-55.4 1 1.8 0.2-12.0 9 33.4 16.0-56.9 10 35.6 18.3-57.6
Onslow 25 3 14.1 4.4-36.8 2 5.7 1.2-22.9 12 46.2 26.3-67.4 8 34.0 16.2-57.8
Orange 32 7 16.5 7.0-34.3 1 3.1 0.4-19.0 12 43.4 25.1-63.6 12 37.0 20.7-57.0
Pitt 25 3 11.7 3.6-31.7 0 0.0 . - . 17 66.7 43.9-83.6 5 21.7 8.6-44.9
Randolph 35 8 24.0 11.8-42.7 2 7.2 1.8-24.8 15 42.8 26.2-61.3 10 26.0 13.8-43.6
Robeson 40 8 20.3 9.9-37.0 1 4.4 0.6-25.2 19 43.6 27.8-60.8 12 31.7 17.5-50.4
Rowan 37 9 15.8 7.0-31.8 2 5.0 1.0-20.7 8 17.3 7.8-34.0 18 62.0 42.7-78.1
Union 23 8 27.7 12.2-51.4 1 3.2 0.4-20.0 6 22.1 8.2-47.4 8 47.0 24.5-70.8
Wake 52 11 17.2 8.5-31.6 2 3.4 0.7-14.5 13 31.4 16.6-51.3 26 48.1 32.1-64.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 28 7 23.6 9.9-46.7 1 2.1 0.3-14.0 12 44.6 22.3-69.2 8 29.7 12.3-56.1
Northeast Partnership II 39 7 26.8 12.8-47.6 2 3.6 0.8-14.3 18 42.0 26.4-59.4 12 27.7 15.1-45.2
Northeast Partnership I 34 9 35.2 18.7-56.2 2 2.7 0.6-10.5 12 34.8 19.2-54.5 11 27.3 14.4-45.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 33 6 20.3 8.5-41.0 0 0.0 . - . 14 42.9 24.5-63.3 13 36.9 19.4-58.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 35 9 22.1 10.3-41.2 0 0.0 . - . 11 27.7 13.6-48.2 15 50.2 29.7-70.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 26 7 37.0 13.2-69.3 0 0.0 . - . 10 28.2 12.8-51.2 9 34.8 15.7-60.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 42 9 23.7 11.5-42.6 0 0.0 . - . 16 36.8 22.2-54.4 17 39.5 24.2-57.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 28 7 23.4 10.8-43.4 2 6.3 1.6-22.3 13 50.6 31.7-69.3 6 19.7 8.6-39.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 44 10 24.3 11.5-44.1 0 0.0 . - . 16 19.4 9.8-35.0 18 56.3 35.2-75.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 29 3 11.6 3.1-35.3 1 2.9 0.4-18.5 14 37.8 19.6-60.1 11 47.7 25.3-71.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 16 2 8.5 2.0-29.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 42.7 19.8-69.2 8 48.8 24.7-73.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 27 9 29.2 14.4-50.2 3 10.8 3.4-29.7 6 12.9 5.0-29.2 9 47.1 26.0-69.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 62 9 16.7 6.5-36.7 4 13.7 4.5-35.2 24 33.0 20.6-48.3 25 36.6 23.3-52.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 81 18 30.2 19.3-43.9 5 4.3 1.6-11.4 33 37.4 26.4-49.9 25 28.0 18.2-40.6
No 1,102 222 21.1 17.9-24.7 31 3.4 2.0- 5.6 463 37.8 33.9-41.8 386 37.8 33.8-41.9
NC REGIONS***
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
Piedmont 654 136 21.1 17.2-25.5 17 2.0 1.1- 3.4 261 37.4 32.2-42.9 240 39.6 34.5-44.9
Western NC 146 26 17.9 10.7-28.5 8 10.1 4.3-21.7 64 37.5 28.5-47.4 48 34.6 25.5-44.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 114 18 17.4 9.2-30.3 5 9.7 3.4-24.6 54 40.6 30.1-52.1 37 32.3 22.8-43.6
Northwest 189 35 17.8 12.4-24.8 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2 71 32.5 25.2-40.8 77 45.9 37.1-54.9
Charlotte 183 43 27.2 19.7-36.4 4 1.5 0.5- 4.4 74 34.1 26.2-43.0 62 37.2 28.6-46.7
Greensboro 150 27 15.3 9.2-24.6 6 2.9 1.2- 6.9 68 48.6 35.4-61.9 49 33.2 22.2-46.4
Southern Regional 139 31 23.3 14.5-35.1 4 3.4 1.0-11.2 63 33.6 24.1-44.7 41 39.7 26.9-54.1
Coastal 50 14 35.4 17.5-58.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 21 38.4 22.2-57.7 14 25.6 13.2-43.6
Wake 163 36 21.0 13.6-30.8 3 1.8 0.4- 7.1 57 34.3 24.8-45.4 67 42.9 33.1-53.2
Area L 55 10 22.7 11.9-38.8 3 3.0 0.9-10.2 25 45.0 31.1-59.7 17 29.3 18.1-43.8
Eastern 140 26 23.8 15.7-34.4 4 1.6 0.5- 4.9 63 40.4 29.8-51.9 47 34.2 24.3-45.7

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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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