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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Asthma

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,141 266 27.2 23.5-31.2 152 18.5 15.0-22.6 289 25.8 22.4-29.4 434 28.6 25.5-31.9
-Piedmont NC 628 151 29.6 24.6-35.2 82 16.8 12.6-22.2 165 28.2 23.6-33.2 230 25.4 21.6-29.5
GENDER
Male 168 57 39.0 29.2-49.8 21 17.2 9.3-29.5 36 23.6 15.9-33.6 54 20.2 14.3-27.7
Female 460 94 23.9 18.6-30.1 61 16.6 12.4-21.9 129 31.0 25.7-36.8 176 28.6 24.1-33.5
RACE
White 503 113 28.3 22.7-34.7 67 17.6 12.7-23.8 128 26.9 21.9-32.6 195 27.2 22.8-32.1
African American 105 31 33.9 22.2-48.0 14 15.7 7.7-29.3 28 29.4 19.3-42.0 32 21.0 13.6-30.9
Other Minorities 16 6 38.2 16.4-66.0 1 8.4 1.2-41.6 6 40.6 17.0-69.5 3 12.8 3.5-37.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 4 36.0 11.4-71.2 2 14.0 3.3-44.2 5 31.7 10.9-63.7 4 18.2 5.5-46.2
Non-Hispanic 611 147 29.6 24.4-35.3 80 17.0 12.6-22.5 158 27.7 23.1-32.9 226 25.7 21.9-30.0
AGE
18-24 33 16 49.4 28.6-70.4 14 48.2 27.6-69.6 3 2.4 0.7- 8.1 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 83 28 31.7 19.8-46.5 19 18.8 11.2-30.0 35 48.9 35.3-62.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
35-44 127 38 31.3 22.4-41.8 22 16.2 10.0-25.4 63 49.3 38.9-59.7 4 3.2 0.8-11.7
45-54 123 23 26.3 16.0-40.1 8 7.0 3.0-15.5 39 28.3 19.7-38.8 53 38.4 28.4-49.5
55-64 112 23 24.1 15.1-36.2 5 4.7 1.7-12.2 10 9.1 3.8-20.0 74 62.1 50.0-72.9
65-74 90 17 19.2 11.2-30.8 6 5.2 2.3-11.8 10 12.4 6.3-22.9 57 63.2 50.9-74.0
75+ 57 5 8.4 3.1-20.9 7 11.5 5.1-23.8 5 6.6 2.2-18.1 40 73.5 58.8-84.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 122 24 24.3 13.9-39.0 13 18.2 6.8-40.4 27 23.6 14.3-36.3 58 33.8 23.2-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 172 40 34.8 24.8-46.3 19 15.0 8.4-25.4 39 22.3 14.7-32.3 74 27.9 20.8-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 143 36 25.1 17.1-35.3 18 12.8 7.4-21.2 45 36.8 27.2-47.4 44 25.3 17.9-34.5
College Graduate 190 51 31.4 22.7-41.7 32 20.7 13.9-29.6 54 30.5 22.6-39.9 53 17.3 12.5-23.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 23 18.0 10.9-28.3 15 15.7 8.1-28.3 34 37.1 25.9-49.9 49 29.2 20.7-39.5
$15,000- 24,999 106 20 28.9 16.7-45.1 13 15.9 8.5-27.9 22 21.6 12.8-34.1 51 33.7 23.3-45.8
$25,000- 34,999 70 19 29.7 15.0-50.2 8 14.8 6.5-30.4 17 31.8 17.5-50.5 26 23.7 14.3-36.7
$35,000- 49,999 81 21 35.5 22.4-51.1 10 12.7 6.5-23.5 25 24.7 15.6-36.7 25 27.1 17.2-40.0
$50,000-74,999 56 20 41.4 27.1-57.4 7 10.3 4.2-22.9 17 33.4 19.9-50.4 12 14.9 7.9-26.4
$75,000+ 90 26 29.1 19.4-41.3 15 17.3 9.8-28.7 27 36.6 25.2-49.6 22 17.0 10.6-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 336 70 27.5 20.5-35.9 34 14.7 8.8-23.6 86 26.8 20.9-33.7 146 30.9 25.1-37.4
No 283 77 32.0 24.9-40.0 46 17.0 12.1-23.3 77 30.2 23.4-38.1 83 20.8 16.0-26.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 53 9 13.3 5.7-28.3 5 12.1 4.4-29.4 6 26.2 11.7-48.8 33 48.4 31.7-65.4
Non-Veteran 575 142 31.0 25.6-36.9 77 17.2 12.7-22.9 159 28.3 23.6-33.6 197 23.4 19.7-27.7

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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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