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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Asthma

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,166 312 27.6 24.0-31.4 109 8.5 6.6-10.7 247 18.8 16.1-21.9 498 45.1 41.1-49.2
-Wake County 51 19 41.1 25.2-59.2 2 3.5 0.7-15.1 2 5.2 1.3-18.9 28 50.2 33.7-66.6
GENDER
Male 12 4 39.7 14.7-71.6 1 9.6 1.3-45.9 2 19.1 4.6-53.3 5 31.5 11.6-61.8
Female 39 15 41.6 23.0-63.0 1 1.2 0.2- 8.5 0 0.0 . - . 23 57.2 36.1-75.9
RACE
White 40 14 41.3 23.1-62.1 1 3.3 0.5-20.1 2 6.5 1.6-23.2 23 48.9 30.5-67.6
Other 11 5 40.4 14.5-73.1 1 4.4 0.6-27.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 55.2 23.8-82.9
AGE
18-44 27 10 44.8 23.4-68.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 1 4.7 0.7-27.3 15 49.1 27.5-71.0
45+ 24 9 34.4 17.0-57.3 1 7.4 1.1-37.4 1 6.0 0.8-32.2 13 52.3 30.7-73.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 14 4 30.2 9.1-65.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 10 69.8 34.7-90.9
Some College + 37 15 44.9 25.9-65.5 2 4.8 1.0-19.8 2 7.0 1.7-24.7 18 43.3 25.7-62.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 25 8 42.4 19.1-69.7 1 1.7 0.2-11.8 0 0.0 . - . 16 55.9 29.3-79.4
$50,000+ 16 6 38.0 17.2-64.5 1 8.6 1.2-42.0 1 7.0 1.0-36.5 8 46.4 23.2-71.2

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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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