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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,105 261 29.9 25.9-34.1 140 18.8 15.3-22.8 293 26.4 23.2-29.9 411 25.0 22.2-28.0
GENDER
Male 245 90 42.6 34.2-51.4 25 17.6 11.1-26.8 54 20.4 14.8-27.4 76 19.4 14.7-25.3
Female 860 171 23.9 19.9-28.4 115 19.3 15.5-23.7 239 29.2 25.4-33.3 335 27.6 24.3-31.1
RACE
White 816 187 28.8 24.2-33.9 89 18.3 14.2-23.3 213 25.6 21.9-29.8 327 27.2 23.8-31.0
African American 210 57 36.0 27.2-45.7 33 18.4 12.2-26.8 56 25.7 19.3-33.4 64 19.9 14.9-26.1
Asian 4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 25.0 3.1-77.8 3 75.0 22.2-96.9
Native American 49 11 27.7 13.8-47.7 10 24.1 11.4-44.0 12 23.7 12.4-40.3 16 24.5 12.9-41.7
Other Minorities 24 6 24.1 10.3-46.7 7 27.5 12.8-49.5 10 47.6 26.1-70.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 4 17.1 5.6-41.8 8 29.6 14.1-52.0 12 44.8 25.1-66.4 5 8.5 3.3-20.2
-English Speaking 21 3 19.9 5.3-52.8 6 38.0 17.0-64.8 7 28.8 12.2-54.0 5 13.2 5.0-30.7
-Spanish Speaking 8 1 11.9 1.6-53.5 2 14.6 3.1-47.7 5 73.4 37.3-92.8 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,073 255 30.2 26.2-34.6 132 18.4 14.9-22.5 281 25.8 22.5-29.3 405 25.6 22.7-28.7
AGE
18-24 46 21 50.7 34.4-67.0 23 47.7 31.7-64.2 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 120 39 33.6 24.4-44.3 37 28.6 20.1-38.9 44 37.8 28.1-48.6 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 177 52 33.0 25.1-42.0 32 19.5 13.1-28.0 86 44.9 36.3-53.8 7 2.6 1.1- 6.1
45-54 223 53 25.1 18.3-33.4 16 7.2 4.0-12.8 74 33.9 26.7-42.0 80 33.7 26.6-41.8
55-64 249 48 19.9 14.5-26.6 20 8.9 5.0-15.5 48 19.0 14.0-25.3 133 52.2 44.7-59.6
65-74 175 28 17.4 11.4-25.7 7 5.2 2.2-11.6 21 10.0 6.0-16.3 119 67.4 58.5-75.2
75+ 108 17 18.5 10.8-29.9 3 3.6 1.0-12.5 17 20.8 12.2-33.0 71 57.1 45.2-68.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 59 34.2 25.4-44.3 25 20.3 12.4-31.3 53 20.6 14.7-28.1 96 24.9 19.1-31.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 339 70 30.1 22.6-38.9 46 20.1 14.2-27.8 87 24.5 18.9-31.0 136 25.3 20.2-31.1
Some Post-H.S. 275 61 25.9 19.2-34.1 39 20.2 13.7-28.9 74 26.6 20.2-34.2 101 27.2 21.5-33.8
College Graduate 253 69 29.2 22.7-36.7 30 14.3 9.4-21.2 79 34.6 27.9-42.0 75 21.9 16.9-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 214 47 26.2 18.3-36.0 20 18.7 11.1-29.8 50 22.6 16.3-30.4 97 32.5 25.2-40.7
$15,000- 24,999 237 47 21.8 15.5-29.7 35 22.3 15.2-31.6 65 29.6 22.2-38.2 90 26.3 20.4-33.2
$25,000- 34,999 108 25 34.1 21.7-49.2 14 13.0 7.1-22.5 31 29.6 19.8-41.6 38 23.3 15.5-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 137 29 24.5 15.1-37.2 17 20.2 11.2-33.6 43 33.7 23.8-45.3 48 21.7 15.2-30.0
$50,000-74,999 108 28 34.4 21.9-49.5 15 17.9 8.7-33.5 30 22.8 14.9-33.2 35 24.9 16.6-35.6
$75,000+ 128 36 30.2 21.2-41.0 15 14.3 8.3-23.7 43 34.9 25.8-45.2 34 20.6 14.1-29.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 673 144 25.8 21.3-30.8 72 16.8 12.4-22.3 178 26.0 21.9-30.5 279 31.5 27.3-35.9
No 416 113 34.7 28.1-41.9 66 20.8 15.6-27.0 112 27.7 22.5-33.6 125 16.8 13.5-20.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 16 11.4 6.3-19.7 8 9.7 4.4-19.8 26 35.9 24.0-49.9 45 43.0 31.3-55.5
Non-Veteran 1,010 245 31.6 27.4-36.1 132 19.6 15.9-23.9 267 25.5 22.2-29.1 366 23.3 20.5-26.3

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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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