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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 many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to prevent an asthma attack from occurring?*

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  Total
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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,026 203 21.2 17.9-24.9 31 3.1 1.9- 5.2 449 40.5 36.4-44.8 343 35.2 31.3-39.2
No 156 36 20.4 13.6-29.4 5 5.1 1.4-16.8 47 24.5 17.5-33.4 68 50.0 39.1-60.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 20 3 19.2 5.8-47.7 0 0.0 . - . 12 57.3 30.5-80.4 5 23.5 8.6-50.3
Recommended Range 300 60 22.9 16.4-31.0 12 6.0 2.5-13.8 134 37.5 29.9-45.7 94 33.6 26.3-41.8
Overweight 341 64 18.7 14.0-24.6 9 2.8 1.3- 6.0 147 40.8 33.6-48.4 121 37.7 30.7-45.2
Obese 466 98 22.1 17.3-27.7 12 2.3 1.2- 4.5 185 35.1 29.9-40.8 171 40.4 34.6-46.6
Current Smoker
No 903 172 19.1 16.0-22.8 26 2.8 1.6- 5.0 394 41.4 36.9-46.0 311 36.7 32.4-41.2
Yes 277 67 28.6 21.4-37.2 10 5.2 2.2-12.1 101 27.3 21.5-34.0 99 38.8 31.2-47.1
Binge Drinker
No 1,108 221 21.4 18.2-25.1 35 3.5 2.1- 5.8 472 38.1 34.2-42.2 380 36.9 33.0-41.0
Yes 66 14 19.7 10.9-33.0 1 2.6 0.4-16.3 23 35.5 22.5-51.2 28 42.1 27.9-57.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,139 228 21.3 18.1-24.8 35 3.5 2.1- 5.7 479 37.7 33.9-41.7 397 37.5 33.6-41.5
Yes 28 5 16.1 6.1-35.9 0 0.0 . - . 15 51.9 29.9-73.2 8 32.0 14.3-57.0
Current Asthma
Yes 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
Diabetes
Yes 207 45 22.0 16.0-29.6 8 4.4 2.0- 9.4 84 38.4 30.7-46.9 70 35.1 27.5-43.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 8 47.4 22.7-73.4 2 4.7 1.0-19.4 6 22.2 8.2-47.5 5 25.7 9.1-54.4
No 929 181 20.9 17.4-24.9 26 3.3 1.8- 5.9 398 38.5 34.2-43.0 324 37.2 32.9-41.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 25 6 24.1 8.4-52.2 0 0.0 . - . 7 13.8 5.3-31.4 12 62.1 35.8-82.8

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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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