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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,615 1,768 10.9 10.3-11.7 13,847 89.1 88.3-89.7
-Eastern NC 5,230 618 11.2 10.1-12.5 4,612 88.8 87.5-89.9
GENDER
Male 1,851 176 9.8 8.0-11.9 1,675 90.2 88.1-92.0
Female 3,379 442 12.5 11.2-14.0 2,937 87.5 86.0-88.8
RACE
White 3,513 391 10.5 9.2-12.0 3,122 89.5 88.0-90.8
African American 1,208 161 14.4 11.7-17.6 1,047 85.6 82.4-88.3
Other Minorities 494 61 8.8 6.3-12.2 433 91.2 87.8-93.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 267 20 5.3 3.0- 9.0 247 94.7 91.0-97.0
Non-Hispanic 4,953 596 11.9 10.7-13.2 4,357 88.1 86.8-89.3
AGE
18-24 236 32 13.9 9.3-20.2 204 86.1 79.8-90.7
25-34 633 65 9.2 6.9-12.2 568 90.8 87.8-93.1
35-44 851 92 9.8 7.7-12.3 759 90.2 87.7-92.3
45-54 1,037 132 11.6 9.4-14.1 905 88.4 85.9-90.6
55-64 1,049 138 11.6 9.6-14.0 911 88.4 86.0-90.4
65-74 794 90 11.5 9.2-14.3 704 88.5 85.7-90.8
75+ 593 63 11.8 8.9-15.5 530 88.2 84.5-91.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 861 124 13.6 10.6-17.3 737 86.4 82.7-89.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,684 202 12.5 10.3-15.1 1,482 87.5 84.9-89.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,334 154 9.2 7.5-11.2 1,180 90.8 88.8-92.5
College Graduate 1,344 136 9.8 8.0-11.9 1,208 90.2 88.1-92.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 665 117 16.9 13.6-20.8 548 83.1 79.2-86.4
$15,000- 24,999 903 132 12.7 10.1-15.9 771 87.3 84.1-89.9
$25,000- 34,999 669 68 10.6 7.6-14.6 601 89.4 85.4-92.4
$35,000- 49,999 747 73 10.2 7.5-13.7 674 89.8 86.3-92.5
$50,000-74,999 701 71 10.5 7.4-14.5 630 89.5 85.5-92.6
$75,000+ 759 59 7.3 5.3- 9.8 700 92.7 90.2-94.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,981 358 16.0 14.2-18.0 1,623 84.0 82.0-85.8
No 3,078 247 9.0 7.6-10.7 2,831 91.0 89.3-92.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 889 80 8.0 6.2-10.3 809 92.0 89.7-93.8
Non-Veteran 4,330 537 12.0 10.7-13.4 3,793 88.0 86.6-89.3

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^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.

** 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.

***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.

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