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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,011 273 28.4 24.6-32.5 90 7.7 5.9-10.0 214 19.1 16.1-22.4 434 44.8 40.6-49.1
No 153 38 21.1 13.8-30.9 19 12.7 7.1-21.8 32 17.3 11.1-25.8 64 48.9 37.9-60.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 20 6 27.8 11.2-54.2 0 0.0 . - . 8 25.8 10.9-49.9 6 46.3 20.8-73.9
Recommended Range 292 71 24.1 17.5-32.1 17 4.8 2.8- 8.4 65 22.8 16.5-30.8 139 48.2 39.8-56.8
Overweight 336 93 29.5 23.0-37.0 33 10.1 6.2-15.9 76 18.7 14.3-24.2 134 41.7 34.4-49.3
Obese 461 121 26.9 21.7-32.9 57 11.1 8.1-14.9 92 17.1 13.5-21.4 191 44.9 39.0-51.1
Current Smoker
No 890 238 26.7 22.8-31.0 80 8.2 6.2-10.6 182 18.4 15.3-22.0 390 46.7 42.1-51.4
Yes 274 73 29.9 22.5-38.6 29 9.4 5.5-15.4 65 20.4 15.1-26.9 107 40.4 32.7-48.5
Binge Drinker
No 1,091 288 26.9 23.3-30.9 104 8.3 6.5-10.5 238 19.6 16.7-22.9 461 45.2 41.0-49.4
Yes 67 21 34.9 21.9-50.7 5 11.7 3.8-30.7 8 10.3 4.8-20.8 33 43.1 29.3-58.1
Heavy Drinker
No 1,123 303 27.5 23.9-31.5 102 8.2 6.3-10.5 242 19.3 16.5-22.4 476 45.0 40.9-49.2
Yes 28 6 36.7 17.1-62.0 4 7.6 2.7-19.8 3 5.9 1.6-20.0 15 49.8 28.1-71.6
Current Asthma
Yes 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
Diabetes
Yes 205 55 25.0 18.3-33.1 19 8.7 5.1-14.6 48 23.7 17.5-31.3 83 42.6 34.6-51.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 8 45.6 21.3-72.2 3 5.8 1.6-19.1 3 11.2 2.9-34.7 7 37.4 16.3-64.6
No 913 244 28.2 24.1-32.7 82 7.6 5.8- 9.9 186 17.9 14.9-21.3 401 46.3 41.7-51.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 26 5 12.9 4.0-34.5 5 35.6 13.5-66.4 10 26.5 10.4-52.9 6 25.0 9.5-51.4

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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.

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