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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,153 114 10.2 8.0-12.9 58 5.4 3.8- 7.5 70 6.9 5.2- 9.2 911 77.5 73.9-80.7
GENDER
Male 265 19 7.7 4.1-13.8 10 2.7 1.2- 5.8 14 6.0 3.1-11.2 222 83.6 76.6-88.8
Female 888 95 11.4 8.9-14.6 48 6.6 4.6- 9.6 56 7.4 5.3-10.1 689 74.6 70.4-78.4
RACE
White 847 75 9.9 7.2-13.3 34 4.0 2.6- 6.2 34 4.6 3.0- 7.2 704 81.5 77.3-85.0
African American 223 25 9.6 6.1-14.7 19 10.6 5.9-18.2 33 15.8 10.6-22.9 146 64.0 55.5-71.8
Asian 4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 100 . - .
Native American 50 10 20.6 9.7-38.5 4 4.4 1.5-12.3 2 4.9 0.8-24.4 34 70.1 52.0-83.5
Other Minorities 26 3 11.9 3.1-36.4 1 4.9 0.7-27.8 1 5.0 0.7-28.3 21 78.2 54.5-91.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 3 8.0 2.3-24.6 1 4.3 0.6-25.2 1 4.4 0.6-25.6 24 83.3 63.4-93.5
-English Speaking 21 3 12.5 3.5-35.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 18 87.5 64.1-96.5
-Spanish Speaking 8 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.9 1.6-53.5 1 12.2 1.6-54.2 6 75.9 37.0-94.4
Non-Hispanic 1,121 111 10.3 8.1-13.1 56 5.4 3.8- 7.6 69 7.0 5.2- 9.4 885 77.3 73.6-80.5
AGE
18-24 49 5 10.2 3.6-25.6 6 8.6 3.3-20.4 4 6.4 2.2-16.8 34 74.9 59.3-85.9
25-34 119 19 15.0 9.1-23.8 2 2.6 0.4-14.1 11 6.6 3.4-12.4 87 75.8 65.8-83.6
35-44 177 21 12.8 7.9-20.2 14 8.5 4.8-14.6 10 7.3 3.2-15.7 132 71.4 62.3-79.0
45-54 226 19 7.2 4.4-11.7 15 5.9 3.2-10.5 19 8.9 5.4-14.2 173 78.1 71.2-83.6
55-64 263 22 7.9 4.8-12.8 10 2.9 1.5- 5.6 13 7.0 3.5-13.6 218 82.2 75.3-87.4
65-74 186 16 8.9 5.1-15.1 7 4.1 1.7- 9.8 9 6.2 2.9-12.6 154 80.8 72.9-86.8
75+ 125 10 7.1 3.3-14.5 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 4 4.4 1.5-12.0 108 87.2 78.6-92.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 26 7.6 4.8-11.6 21 8.7 5.0-14.7 30 14.4 9.2-21.9 183 69.3 60.9-76.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 38 13.0 8.4-19.5 20 5.4 3.0- 9.5 18 6.5 3.7-11.2 274 75.1 67.9-81.2
Some Post-H.S. 284 31 10.4 6.5-16.4 13 6.2 2.9-12.6 17 5.5 3.2- 9.3 223 77.9 70.5-83.8
College Graduate 253 17 8.7 4.9-15.0 4 1.3 0.4- 3.7 4 1.1 0.4- 3.5 228 88.9 82.6-93.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 240 38 18.4 12.3-26.6 20 11.4 6.4-19.4 23 10.5 6.3-16.9 159 59.7 50.6-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 245 18 6.1 3.5-10.4 16 5.8 3.1-10.3 22 14.8 9.0-23.6 189 73.3 64.8-80.4
$25,000- 34,999 109 9 10.8 5.3-20.6 5 7.4 2.1-22.6 6 5.4 2.2-12.8 89 76.5 63.4-85.9
$35,000- 49,999 137 19 17.5 9.4-30.2 8 6.6 2.9-14.0 3 1.6 0.4- 5.7 107 74.3 62.1-83.7
$50,000-74,999 109 5 3.5 1.4- 8.3 2 1.1 0.2- 6.1 2 2.5 0.6-10.3 100 92.9 85.7-96.6
$75,000+ 126 5 4.8 1.8-12.0 2 0.6 0.1- 3.5 0 0.0 . - . 119 94.7 87.6-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 712 79 10.7 8.2-13.9 41 6.8 4.6- 9.9 62 10.4 7.7-14.0 530 72.1 67.5-76.3
No 421 32 8.3 5.2-13.0 16 3.8 1.9- 7.4 8 2.8 1.2- 6.5 365 85.1 79.4-89.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 106 6 5.9 2.4-13.8 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0 6 6.1 2.3-14.9 90 86.6 77.0-92.6
Non-Veteran 1,047 108 10.6 8.3-13.6 54 5.8 4.1- 8.1 64 7.0 5.1- 9.5 821 76.6 72.8-80.0

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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.

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