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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Asthma

During the past 30 days, how many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to prevent an asthma attack from occurring?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,183 240 21.5 18.4-25.0 36 3.4 2.1- 5.6 496 37.7 34.0-41.7 411 37.3 33.5-41.3
-Piedmont NC 654 136 21.1 17.2-25.5 17 2.0 1.1- 3.4 261 37.4 32.2-42.9 240 39.6 34.5-44.9
GENDER
Male 172 39 21.0 14.2-29.8 5 1.5 0.6- 4.0 53 32.3 22.7-43.8 75 45.2 35.0-55.7
Female 482 97 21.1 16.7-26.3 12 2.2 1.1- 4.3 208 40.4 34.8-46.3 165 36.3 30.9-42.0
RACE
White 527 101 18.1 14.4-22.6 14 2.2 1.2- 4.1 219 41.2 35.2-47.5 193 38.4 32.8-44.3
African American 108 31 31.6 20.5-45.1 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 35 24.5 16.2-35.1 39 42.8 30.5-56.1
Other Minorities 15 4 35.2 12.8-66.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 21.8 8.1-46.9 6 42.9 18.5-71.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 2 14.7 3.4-45.7 0 0.0 . - . 6 44.1 16.7-75.7 7 41.2 16.1-71.9
Non-Hispanic 637 134 21.3 17.4-25.9 17 2.0 1.1- 3.5 255 37.4 32.1-42.9 231 39.3 34.1-44.7
AGE
18-24 32 9 21.2 9.5-40.7 0 0.0 . - . 10 41.9 21.3-65.7 13 36.9 19.5-58.5
25-34 86 26 23.9 15.3-35.3 3 2.8 0.9- 8.4 19 20.2 10.6-35.0 38 53.2 39.6-66.4
35-44 130 35 25.6 17.6-35.5 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 46 40.1 30.1-50.9 46 33.1 24.3-43.1
45-54 129 26 23.0 13.8-35.8 6 4.5 1.6-11.8 49 35.4 26.0-46.1 48 37.1 27.2-48.1
55-64 115 18 15.9 9.3-26.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.4 52 42.4 31.9-53.6 43 40.4 29.5-52.3
65-74 91 16 17.7 10.5-28.4 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7 47 52.6 40.6-64.3 26 28.3 18.8-40.2
75+ 67 6 9.4 3.9-20.9 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 34 42.0 29.1-56.2 26 47.3 33.2-61.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 25 21.3 12.4-34.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 58 44.5 31.0-58.8 49 34.1 23.0-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 177 35 16.4 10.8-24.0 6 2.2 0.9- 5.3 69 31.9 23.2-42.2 67 49.5 39.1-59.9
Some Post-H.S. 145 36 29.0 20.2-39.8 3 2.4 0.6- 9.2 50 28.4 20.8-37.5 56 40.1 30.6-50.4
College Graduate 198 40 20.0 13.9-27.9 7 2.5 1.1- 5.4 84 44.7 35.5-54.3 67 32.8 25.1-41.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 130 31 21.1 14.0-30.5 3 1.4 0.4- 4.9 54 36.7 26.8-47.9 42 40.8 29.8-52.8
$15,000- 24,999 109 24 24.0 14.9-36.1 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 47 45.7 32.7-59.4 36 29.4 19.4-41.9
$25,000- 34,999 72 14 15.7 7.9-28.7 2 1.9 0.4- 8.2 33 43.8 27.5-61.5 23 38.6 23.2-56.7
$35,000- 49,999 83 20 27.7 16.6-42.6 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 34 38.2 25.9-52.2 28 32.7 21.6-46.1
$50,000-74,999 55 10 19.4 9.8-34.9 2 2.8 0.7-10.8 24 44.0 29.1-60.1 19 33.8 20.8-49.8
$75,000+ 94 21 25.6 16.3-37.8 3 3.9 1.1-13.1 32 29.0 19.6-40.6 38 41.5 30.2-53.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 350 67 21.1 15.7-27.9 9 2.1 0.9- 4.6 165 43.1 35.5-51.0 109 33.7 27.1-41.1
No 294 69 22.2 16.8-28.7 8 2.0 0.9- 4.1 95 33.0 26.1-40.8 122 42.8 35.5-50.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 53 6 6.9 2.9-15.6 2 3.1 0.7-12.7 24 42.5 26.5-60.2 21 47.6 30.6-65.1
Non-Veteran 601 130 22.2 18.1-27.0 15 1.9 1.0- 3.4 237 37.0 31.6-42.8 219 38.9 33.6-44.5

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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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