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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Asthma

During the past 12 months, how many days were you unable to work or carry out your usual activities because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 Days 8-30 days More than 30 Days None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,123 190 18.8 15.4-22.7 107 8.7 6.8-11.0 71 5.1 3.8- 6.6 755 67.5 63.5-71.3
-Piedmont NC 632 98 15.5 11.6-20.3 54 8.5 6.1-11.9 40 4.7 3.3- 6.7 440 71.3 66.1-76.0
GENDER
Male 167 22 14.5 7.3-26.8 12 8.5 4.1-16.9 10 3.6 1.8- 7.2 123 73.4 61.8-82.4
Female 465 76 16.0 12.4-20.4 42 8.6 6.1-11.9 30 5.4 3.6- 8.0 317 70.0 64.8-74.8
RACE
White 508 72 15.1 10.6-21.1 42 8.8 5.9-12.9 28 4.2 2.7- 6.4 366 71.9 65.8-77.4
African American 105 22 15.5 9.5-24.4 10 8.3 3.9-16.9 11 6.8 3.4-13.1 62 69.4 58.0-78.8
Other Minorities 15 4 28.3 9.7-59.1 1 3.0 0.4-19.5 1 5.7 0.8-32.0 9 63.0 34.2-84.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 5 39.7 14.3-72.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 15.5 4.2-43.1 8 44.9 19.1-73.7
Non-Hispanic 614 93 14.7 10.9-19.6 54 8.9 6.3-12.4 37 4.4 3.0- 6.3 430 72.0 66.7-76.7
AGE
18-24 32 6 20.2 5.9-50.5 2 6.7 1.4-26.9 0 0.0 . - . 24 73.1 45.8-89.7
25-34 85 17 12.4 7.2-20.6 6 7.8 2.8-19.8 4 3.4 1.1- 9.6 58 76.4 64.8-85.0
35-44 127 26 19.7 12.5-29.6 11 8.6 4.1-17.1 6 3.3 1.4- 7.4 84 68.4 57.9-77.3
45-54 122 28 25.7 17.0-36.9 12 10.0 5.1-18.6 8 4.9 2.2-10.5 74 59.4 47.9-69.9
55-64 110 11 7.5 3.9-14.1 12 10.9 5.7-19.7 13 10.5 5.5-18.9 74 71.1 60.4-79.9
65-74 88 6 4.9 2.1-10.9 5 6.5 2.4-16.5 7 11.1 4.8-23.3 70 77.6 65.3-86.4
75+ 64 3 3.6 1.1-11.2 6 9.2 3.7-20.9 2 3.8 0.8-17.4 53 83.4 70.2-91.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 124 22 26.4 13.5-45.3 8 10.2 3.7-25.5 14 10.4 5.5-18.8 80 52.9 38.1-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 171 24 14.6 8.9-23.0 21 9.8 5.8-16.3 10 4.6 2.2- 9.1 116 71.0 61.6-78.8
Some Post-H.S. 140 29 18.8 12.1-28.0 16 11.9 7.0-19.6 10 5.2 2.6-10.0 85 64.1 54.1-73.1
College Graduate 196 23 8.0 5.0-12.6 9 4.4 1.9- 9.5 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 158 86.2 80.1-90.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 122 23 17.7 10.9-27.4 14 16.0 8.1-29.1 15 10.4 5.7-18.3 70 55.9 43.8-67.3
$15,000- 24,999 103 14 12.8 7.1-22.0 13 9.2 4.9-16.4 7 5.6 2.6-11.8 69 72.5 61.7-81.1
$25,000- 34,999 71 16 13.0 6.9-22.9 3 5.5 1.6-17.8 5 6.2 2.3-15.6 47 75.3 61.4-85.4
$35,000- 49,999 80 18 29.2 17.6-44.4 5 4.5 1.6-11.7 3 2.8 0.7-11.3 54 63.5 48.8-76.0
$50,000-74,999 55 6 11.2 4.9-23.8 6 8.2 3.4-18.4 1 1.9 0.3-12.3 42 78.7 65.0-88.1
$75,000+ 94 12 10.2 5.4-18.6 3 3.0 0.8-10.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 78 86.2 77.0-92.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 330 55 18.1 12.0-26.6 43 12.3 8.4-17.6 34 8.3 5.6-12.1 198 61.3 53.2-68.7
No 292 43 13.6 9.5-19.1 11 5.2 2.4-10.7 6 1.3 0.5- 3.2 232 80.0 73.4-85.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 7 8.8 3.9-18.8 4 4.4 1.5-12.3 4 6.6 2.1-18.6 35 80.2 66.5-89.2
Non-Veteran 582 91 16.0 11.9-21.2 50 8.9 6.2-12.5 36 4.6 3.1- 6.6 405 70.6 65.0-75.5

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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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