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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Asthma

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont NC 642 29 5.2 3.0- 8.9 12 2.8 1.3- 6.1 75 12.2 9.1-16.2 526 79.8 74.8-84.0
GENDER
Male 169 7 6.6 2.4-17.0 6 5.2 1.8-13.9 22 13.5 7.7-22.7 134 74.7 63.6-83.3
Female 473 22 4.3 2.6- 7.2 6 1.4 0.6- 3.6 53 11.4 8.4-15.3 392 82.8 78.3-86.6
RACE
White 520 25 5.7 3.1-10.4 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 53 11.0 7.9-15.2 436 81.9 76.5-86.3
African American 105 4 4.0 1.3-11.6 6 9.3 3.1-24.5 18 17.1 9.0-30.0 77 69.6 55.5-80.9
Other Minorities 13 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 11.1 3.2-32.1 10 88.9 67.9-96.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.5 0.3-17.1 3 14.5 3.8-42.2 10 83.0 55.8-94.9
Non-Hispanic 626 29 5.4 3.1- 9.2 11 2.9 1.3- 6.2 72 12.2 9.1-16.2 514 79.6 74.4-83.9
AGE
18-24 32 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.6 2.1-34.6 6 12.3 4.5-29.7 24 78.1 56.4-90.8
25-34 86 8 11.4 4.1-27.9 5 4.2 1.6-10.6 11 12.4 6.0-23.9 62 72.0 57.4-83.0
35-44 125 6 6.2 2.5-14.8 0 0.0 . - . 11 6.2 3.3-11.3 108 87.6 79.3-92.8
45-54 125 6 5.4 1.8-14.9 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 20 20.6 11.5-34.1 97 72.4 59.3-82.5
55-64 111 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5 3 3.6 1.0-12.6 9 7.8 3.7-15.7 97 87.8 78.6-93.4
65-74 92 4 4.4 1.3-13.8 0 0.0 . - . 9 9.3 4.4-18.5 79 86.3 75.8-92.6
75+ 67 3 2.9 0.9- 9.5 0 0.0 . - . 8 19.0 8.8-36.1 56 78.1 61.6-88.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 9 5.0 2.0-11.7 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 29 31.8 20.0-46.4 91 61.6 47.3-74.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 174 7 6.1 1.6-19.9 7 6.7 2.4-17.6 19 8.4 4.9-14.0 141 78.8 67.2-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 147 8 6.2 2.6-13.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 10 7.2 3.6-13.9 128 86.2 77.7-91.7
College Graduate 190 5 3.8 1.4-10.0 3 1.7 0.5- 6.0 17 8.0 4.5-13.7 165 86.5 79.2-91.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 130 7 4.4 1.8-10.4 4 4.6 1.6-12.7 24 21.9 13.3-34.0 95 69.1 57.1-79.0
$15,000- 24,999 106 8 11.1 3.0-33.4 0 0.0 . - . 13 10.3 5.5-18.6 85 78.6 61.8-89.3
$25,000- 34,999 71 4 4.3 1.2-14.6 3 3.5 1.1-10.8 10 13.5 6.5-25.9 54 78.8 64.9-88.2
$35,000- 49,999 82 2 5.4 1.3-19.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 6 6.6 2.6-15.5 73 87.5 75.1-94.2
$50,000-74,999 56 2 3.3 0.8-12.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.6 1.6-12.7 50 92.2 82.4-96.7
$75,000+ 89 5 7.6 2.8-19.0 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 9 9.1 4.3-18.2 74 81.4 69.5-89.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 346 16 4.0 2.1- 7.5 10 3.2 1.6- 6.2 50 16.3 11.4-22.7 270 76.6 69.7-82.3
No 286 13 6.7 3.0-14.4 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 24 8.1 4.8-13.3 248 84.4 76.9-89.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 3 3.6 0.8-14.4 3 5.6 1.7-16.4 5 8.5 3.0-21.8 43 82.4 67.9-91.2
Non-Veteran 588 26 5.3 3.0- 9.4 9 2.6 1.1- 6.2 70 12.5 9.3-16.7 483 79.5 74.2-84.0

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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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