SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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%)
TOTAL 1,115 290 25.6 22.1-29.3 100 9.8 7.5-12.5 205 16.4 13.9-19.3 520 48.3 44.2-52.4
GENDER
Male 260 48 20.7 14.3-28.8 19 6.8 4.0-11.4 49 18.5 13.3-25.0 144 54.1 45.7-62.2
Female 855 242 27.9 24.0-32.1 81 11.2 8.3-14.8 156 15.4 12.7-18.6 376 45.5 41.1-50.0
RACE
White 821 204 24.6 20.5-29.2 76 9.9 7.3-13.2 143 16.6 13.5-20.1 398 48.9 44.1-53.8
African American 214 58 23.4 17.5-30.6 18 9.5 5.0-17.1 46 17.0 11.9-23.6 92 50.1 41.4-58.9
Asian 3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 10.4 1.0-56.7 2 89.6 43.3-99.0
Native American 49 19 49.7 32.2-67.3 3 4.2 1.1-14.4 12 20.9 10.5-37.4 15 25.2 13.2-42.8
Other Minorities 25 8 36.9 17.6-61.5 3 16.5 5.1-42.0 3 6.9 2.0-21.3 11 39.7 21.1-61.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 27 10 45.2 24.6-67.6 1 4.7 0.6-26.8 6 9.1 3.7-20.5 10 41.1 21.5-63.9
-English Speaking 20 6 33.6 14.2-60.6 0 0.0 . - . 6 13.9 5.5-30.7 8 52.5 27.7-76.1
-Spanish Speaking 7 4 67.0 28.5-91.2 1 13.4 1.7-57.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 19.6 4.0-58.8
Non-Hispanic 1,085 280 24.9 21.4-28.7 99 10.0 7.7-12.8 199 16.7 14.1-19.8 507 48.4 44.2-52.5
AGE
18-24 48 13 28.6 15.9-45.8 4 8.5 3.1-21.6 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 29 61.7 44.8-76.1
25-34 118 34 26.1 18.0-36.3 10 12.7 6.3-23.9 12 10.2 5.3-18.6 62 51.0 40.4-61.5
35-44 173 51 27.6 20.2-36.5 24 13.9 8.7-21.4 24 16.1 10.1-24.7 74 42.4 33.9-51.4
45-54 218 64 28.7 22.0-36.5 23 8.8 5.2-14.5 45 22.8 16.5-30.7 86 39.7 32.0-47.9
55-64 252 68 25.5 19.7-32.3 24 10.0 6.4-15.4 45 18.4 13.0-25.5 115 46.0 38.7-53.5
65-74 180 45 23.0 16.6-31.0 9 5.3 2.6-10.3 45 24.7 18.1-32.8 81 47.0 38.6-55.5
75+ 118 14 9.6 5.2-16.8 6 4.3 1.6-11.1 31 30.0 20.6-41.4 67 56.2 45.1-66.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 65 27.3 19.5-36.9 23 10.2 6.0-16.8 63 21.3 15.4-28.7 98 41.2 32.4-50.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 336 86 23.5 18.0-30.1 31 10.2 6.3-16.0 67 16.9 12.5-22.5 152 49.4 41.6-57.1
Some Post-H.S. 278 78 31.6 24.3-40.1 27 9.0 5.1-15.3 46 14.6 10.2-20.6 127 44.7 37.1-52.6
College Graduate 248 60 20.2 15.1-26.6 19 9.7 5.7-16.0 27 12.1 7.9-18.2 142 58.0 50.3-65.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 229 66 28.0 20.6-36.9 28 14.7 9.1-23.0 58 23.8 17.3-31.7 77 33.5 25.7-42.3
$15,000- 24,999 236 67 30.6 23.2-39.2 25 13.0 7.7-21.2 54 23.9 17.2-32.1 90 32.5 25.3-40.6
$25,000- 34,999 106 27 22.3 14.3-33.2 6 10.0 3.7-24.7 13 9.9 5.3-17.7 60 57.8 44.9-69.7
$35,000- 49,999 136 39 31.3 21.6-43.0 9 6.0 2.7-13.2 22 14.9 8.9-24.1 66 47.7 36.3-59.3
$50,000-74,999 108 24 24.6 14.4-38.7 10 6.0 2.9-12.3 13 12.1 6.6-21.2 61 57.3 43.8-69.8
$75,000+ 126 28 17.4 11.2-26.0 13 9.4 4.9-17.3 8 8.3 3.6-18.1 77 64.9 54.4-74.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 683 193 29.7 25.0-34.9 70 11.1 8.2-14.8 169 23.6 19.8-28.0 251 35.5 30.9-40.5
No 417 95 21.2 16.4-26.9 29 7.8 4.8-12.3 34 7.8 5.2-11.7 259 63.2 56.7-69.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 103 21 20.9 11.7-34.5 10 9.4 4.1-20.1 17 22.5 13.7-34.8 55 47.2 35.4-59.3
Non-Veteran 1,012 269 26.0 22.4-30.0 90 9.8 7.5-12.7 188 15.8 13.2-18.8 465 48.4 44.1-52.7

Back to Adult Asthma History.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 29MAY07.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook