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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Asthma

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont NC 642 195 29.5 24.9-34.6 53 7.1 5.0-10.0 111 14.4 11.3-18.1 283 49.0 43.6-54.5
GENDER
Male 169 38 21.4 14.7-30.2 11 5.7 2.9-11.2 29 14.5 8.8-22.9 91 58.3 48.0-68.0
Female 473 157 34.4 28.8-40.5 42 7.9 5.3-11.7 82 14.3 11.1-18.2 192 43.4 37.7-49.3
RACE
White 516 160 30.7 25.5-36.6 40 6.4 4.2- 9.7 85 13.2 10.1-17.1 231 49.7 43.5-55.8
African American 107 28 23.1 14.4-34.9 13 10.9 5.7-19.9 23 20.1 11.6-32.5 43 45.8 33.2-59.0
Other Minorities 15 5 38.8 15.3-68.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.5 3.1-30.5 7 50.7 24.1-76.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 3 31.8 8.3-70.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 20.2 6.6-47.5 7 48.0 19.9-77.4
Non-Hispanic 625 191 29.4 24.8-34.5 53 7.3 5.2-10.3 106 14.3 11.1-18.1 275 49.0 43.5-54.5
AGE
18-24 32 9 28.3 12.3-52.6 3 10.2 3.1-28.7 4 6.5 2.1-18.9 16 54.9 33.0-75.2
25-34 84 31 29.8 19.6-42.5 8 7.7 3.6-15.7 4 2.4 0.9- 6.4 41 60.1 46.8-72.1
35-44 128 48 38.7 29.0-49.4 10 5.1 2.0-12.0 18 14.3 8.3-23.5 52 42.0 32.1-52.5
45-54 125 37 27.3 19.1-37.3 15 8.7 4.6-16.0 18 19.4 10.5-33.1 55 44.7 33.9-56.0
55-64 113 30 24.1 15.7-35.0 11 8.6 4.4-16.2 27 24.5 15.9-35.7 45 42.8 31.9-54.5
65-74 92 24 24.0 14.9-36.3 5 5.8 2.3-14.1 26 27.8 18.4-39.7 37 42.3 31.0-54.4
75+ 65 14 21.1 11.6-35.2 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 14 16.6 9.1-28.4 36 60.9 46.6-73.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 32 21.5 13.9-31.9 8 5.6 2.5-12.2 35 26.0 15.9-39.4 52 46.9 32.9-61.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 173 48 20.9 14.4-29.4 15 7.1 3.7-13.1 32 13.9 9.1-20.5 78 58.1 48.0-67.6
Some Post-H.S. 145 53 40.4 30.7-50.8 11 5.3 2.6-10.3 30 16.5 10.8-24.4 51 37.9 28.6-48.2
College Graduate 196 62 34.7 25.8-44.9 19 9.3 5.0-16.7 14 6.7 3.4-12.8 101 49.2 39.9-58.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 36 25.2 16.9-35.7 14 15.6 8.2-27.8 33 18.4 12.3-26.5 40 40.8 29.5-53.1
$15,000- 24,999 107 37 32.8 22.4-45.1 9 3.8 1.8- 7.7 23 20.5 12.3-32.2 38 42.9 29.8-57.2
$25,000- 34,999 71 20 32.8 17.6-52.8 3 5.2 1.2-19.4 9 8.1 3.6-17.1 39 53.9 36.3-70.5
$35,000- 49,999 81 34 44.8 31.2-59.1 8 7.2 3.0-16.0 10 11.4 5.5-22.0 29 36.7 24.8-50.4
$50,000-74,999 55 22 43.3 28.4-59.5 4 3.7 1.3- 9.9 6 7.2 2.8-17.3 23 45.8 30.8-61.6
$75,000+ 94 27 29.9 20.1-41.9 4 4.1 1.2-12.9 6 7.8 3.2-17.6 57 58.3 46.1-69.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 342 100 27.8 21.4-35.2 30 9.5 6.0-14.8 85 21.7 16.4-28.1 127 41.0 33.4-49.1
No 290 93 32.2 25.6-39.6 23 4.9 3.0- 8.0 26 7.4 4.6-11.9 148 55.5 47.9-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 10 13.4 6.1-26.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 13 21.8 11.2-38.3 28 63.5 46.4-77.8
Non-Veteran 590 185 30.9 26.0-36.2 52 7.6 5.3-10.7 98 13.8 10.6-17.7 255 47.8 42.1-53.5

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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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