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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,207 1,849 10.1 9.5-10.7 15,358 89.9 89.3-90.5
-Piedmont NC 9,664 1,035 10.0 9.3-10.9 8,629 90.0 89.1-90.7
GENDER
Male 3,524 308 8.4 7.3- 9.7 3,216 91.6 90.3-92.7
Female 6,140 727 11.6 10.6-12.7 5,413 88.4 87.3-89.4
RACE
White 7,501 824 10.6 9.7-11.6 6,677 89.4 88.4-90.3
African American 1,575 172 10.8 9.0-13.1 1,403 89.2 86.9-91.0
Other Minorities 547 34 4.0 2.7- 6.0 513 96.0 94.0-97.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 557 27 2.8 1.8- 4.6 530 97.2 95.4-98.2
Non-Hispanic 9,101 1,006 10.8 10.0-11.7 8,095 89.2 88.3-90.0
AGE
18-24 439 59 11.5 8.4-15.5 380 88.5 84.5-91.6
25-34 1,361 144 10.1 8.2-12.2 1,217 89.9 87.8-91.8
35-44 1,887 195 9.7 8.2-11.4 1,692 90.3 88.6-91.8
45-54 1,842 196 9.3 7.8-11.0 1,646 90.7 89.0-92.2
55-64 1,728 184 10.2 8.6-12.1 1,544 89.8 87.9-91.4
65-74 1,296 148 10.3 8.6-12.3 1,148 89.7 87.7-91.4
75+ 1,062 103 9.9 7.9-12.3 959 90.1 87.7-92.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,506 186 9.9 7.9-12.4 1,320 90.1 87.6-92.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 289 10.9 9.4-12.6 2,463 89.1 87.4-90.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,298 249 10.2 8.8-11.9 2,049 89.8 88.1-91.2
College Graduate 3,089 309 9.3 8.1-10.6 2,780 90.7 89.4-91.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,039 185 14.7 12.2-17.7 854 85.3 82.3-87.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,640 171 8.9 7.3-10.8 1,469 91.1 89.2-92.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,136 120 10.4 8.2-13.2 1,016 89.6 86.8-91.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,265 134 11.3 9.2-13.7 1,131 88.7 86.3-90.8
$50,000-74,999 1,313 102 6.9 5.4- 8.7 1,211 93.1 91.3-94.6
$75,000+ 1,810 154 8.5 7.0-10.3 1,656 91.5 89.7-93.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,827 507 17.8 15.9-19.8 2,320 82.2 80.2-84.1
No 6,567 506 7.4 6.6- 8.3 6,061 92.6 91.7-93.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,146 92 7.3 5.6- 9.4 1,054 92.7 90.6-94.4
Non-Veteran 8,506 943 10.4 9.6-11.3 7,563 89.6 88.7-90.4

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^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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