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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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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%)
TOTAL 1,164 59 5.0 3.4- 7.3 30 3.1 1.9- 5.0 164 15.5 12.7-18.8 911 76.4 72.7-79.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,013 51 4.8 3.1- 7.2 27 3.4 2.0- 5.7 136 15.0 12.0-18.6 799 76.8 72.7-80.4
No 149 8 6.4 2.3-16.4 3 1.3 0.4- 4.3 28 19.3 12.4-28.7 110 73.1 62.5-81.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 20 1 4.3 0.6-25.7 1 20.5 3.3-66.1 3 9.2 2.5-28.5 15 66.0 32.9-88.5
Recommended Range 293 13 3.1 1.5- 6.1 10 4.7 1.9-11.1 35 13.9 8.6-21.8 235 78.3 69.9-84.8
Overweight 333 16 7.4 3.5-14.9 7 2.6 1.1- 5.9 50 16.6 11.9-22.6 260 73.4 65.9-79.8
Obese 461 27 4.9 3.0- 7.8 11 1.7 0.9- 3.2 70 15.7 11.9-20.4 353 77.8 72.7-82.1
Current Smoker
No 889 46 5.1 3.3- 7.8 19 3.0 1.6- 5.5 120 14.8 11.7-18.5 704 77.1 72.8-80.9
Yes 272 13 4.7 2.0-10.6 11 3.4 1.7- 6.6 44 17.8 12.1-25.4 204 74.1 66.0-80.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,091 55 4.4 2.9- 6.5 28 3.1 1.8- 5.1 157 16.0 13.0-19.5 851 76.6 72.7-80.1
Yes 65 4 13.5 4.6-33.6 2 3.5 0.8-13.5 7 10.6 4.2-24.3 52 72.4 55.0-85.0
Heavy Drinker
No 1,121 57 4.9 3.3- 7.2 30 3.2 2.0- 5.2 161 15.8 13.0-19.2 873 76.1 72.3-79.6
Yes 28 2 12.0 2.2-45.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.9 2.7-26.0 23 79.1 52.5-92.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,164 59 5.0 3.4- 7.3 30 3.1 1.9- 5.0 164 15.5 12.7-18.8 911 76.4 72.7-79.8
Diabetes
Yes 199 12 6.1 3.1-11.7 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5 35 18.9 12.7-27.1 147 72.9 64.4-80.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 19 4 15.1 4.2-41.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 16.2 5.5-39.1 10 68.7 42.1-86.9
No 919 40 3.9 2.4- 6.3 25 3.4 2.0- 5.7 122 15.3 12.2-19.1 732 77.4 73.1-81.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 26 3 28.5 8.4-63.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.3- 8.7 21 69.7 36.2-90.3

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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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