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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

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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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
-Rowan County 37 9 15.8 7.0-31.8 2 5.0 1.0-20.7 8 17.3 7.8-34.0 18 62.0 42.7-78.1
GENDER
Male 15 3 15.9 4.1-45.5 1 7.3 1.0-38.8 2 6.7 1.3-27.8 9 70.0 40.2-89.0
Female 22 6 15.7 6.3-34.1 1 2.6 0.3-16.7 6 28.1 11.9-53.1 9 53.6 30.4-75.4
RACE
White 31 8 16.6 6.9-35.0 1 4.4 0.6-25.5 7 17.3 7.2-36.0 15 61.7 40.3-79.3
Other 5 1 13.0 1.5-58.7 1 10.4 1.2-52.4 0 0.0 . - . 3 76.6 33.6-95.5
AGE
18-44 16 6 20.0 7.0-45.2 1 6.3 0.8-34.5 2 10.3 2.2-36.8 7 63.5 35.8-84.4
45+ 21 3 9.7 2.7-29.8 1 3.1 0.4-19.6 6 27.5 11.6-52.1 11 59.7 35.8-79.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 5 14.4 4.9-35.3 2 6.8 1.4-27.2 8 23.6 10.4-45.0 13 55.2 32.2-76.2
Some College + 9 4 19.5 5.6-49.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 80.5 50.3-94.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 30 9 22.6 10.4-42.5 2 7.1 1.5-27.8 7 20.5 8.9-40.4 12 49.8 29.7-69.9
$50,000+ 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .

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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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