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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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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  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%)
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
-New Hanover County 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
GENDER
Male 4 2 66.5 21.1-93.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 16.8 2.0-67.0 1 16.8 2.0-67.0
Female 22 4 16.0 5.1-40.1 1 2.4 0.3-15.7 8 39.3 18.7-64.7 9 42.3 21.6-66.0
RACE
White 18 3 17.5 4.8-47.2 1 3.2 0.4-20.1 6 27.2 11.4-52.2 8 52.0 27.9-75.2
Other 8 3 43.9 13.1-80.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 41.3 12.1-78.3 2 14.8 3.2-48.1
AGE
18-44 8 1 29.9 4.9-78.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.7 1.9-59.9 6 55.4 18.5-87.2
45+ 18 5 28.7 10.9-57.1 1 2.9 0.4-18.5 8 44.9 21.2-71.1 4 23.5 8.3-51.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 8 2 39.9 10.4-79.1 1 4.1 0.5-26.5 4 45.9 14.3-81.2 1 10.1 1.3-48.9
Some College + 17 3 17.7 4.9-47.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 24.8 9.7-50.4 9 57.4 32.0-79.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 14 1 3.8 0.5-23.4 1 3.8 0.5-23.4 5 33.3 13.1-62.2 7 59.2 31.7-81.9
$50,000+ 6 2 44.8 11.2-83.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.1 1.4-52.8 3 44.1 11.9-82.1

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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.

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