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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 52 11 17.2 8.5-31.6 2 3.4 0.7-14.5 13 31.4 16.6-51.3 26 48.1 32.1-64.5
GENDER
Male 12 3 23.9 6.9-57.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 37.1 12.8-70.4 6 39.0 15.8-68.6
Female 40 8 14.7 6.2-31.0 2 4.6 1.0-19.3 10 29.3 12.7-54.0 20 51.4 31.9-70.4
RACE
White 41 5 10.2 3.6-25.6 2 4.2 0.9-17.8 13 39.3 21.5-60.5 21 46.3 28.7-64.8
Other 11 6 44.8 17.1-76.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 55.2 23.8-82.9
AGE
18-44 27 5 15.7 5.6-36.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 35.2 15.2-62.3 16 49.1 27.6-70.9
45+ 25 6 19.8 8.0-41.3 2 9.3 2.0-34.1 7 24.6 11.2-45.8 10 46.3 26.0-67.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 14 4 13.7 4.4-35.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 22.1 4.4-63.4 8 64.2 32.1-87.2
Some College + 38 7 18.4 7.9-37.1 2 4.5 0.9-19.1 11 34.6 17.1-57.7 18 42.4 25.1-61.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 25 5 12.4 4.0-32.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 35.9 13.8-66.3 14 51.7 26.9-75.6
$50,000+ 17 3 26.9 9.4-56.7 2 10.8 2.3-38.6 4 16.8 5.7-40.5 8 45.4 23.0-69.9

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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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