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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Adult Asthma History

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

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  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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 27 3 12.0 3.8-32.1 3 10.2 2.8-30.8 6 16.0 6.7-33.5 15 61.9 41.1-79.1
Buncombe 34 8 18.2 8.4-34.8 2 5.8 1.4-20.9 6 17.1 6.3-38.6 18 59.0 39.8-75.8
Cabarrus 24 9 32.8 15.4-56.7 1 2.4 0.3-15.7 2 4.7 1.1-17.7 12 60.1 37.0-79.5
Catawba 14 5 20.5 6.6-48.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.6 0.7-33.1 8 73.8 43.8-91.1
Cumberland 44 10 24.0 11.3-43.9 3 7.6 2.2-23.3 9 11.1 4.6-24.5 22 57.3 35.5-76.6
Davidson 28 8 24.5 11.1-45.9 6 15.6 6.1-34.5 4 17.6 6.2-41.0 10 42.2 22.4-65.0
Durham 22 5 30.9 12.9-57.4 3 9.6 3.0-26.8 1 9.2 1.3-43.3 13 50.3 28.2-72.3
Forsyth 24 5 22.0 8.2-47.0 5 31.6 12.7-59.4 2 7.8 1.6-30.7 12 38.5 19.3-62.1
Gaston 29 8 19.3 7.6-41.1 4 10.6 3.5-28.0 5 18.1 5.9-43.7 12 52.0 27.9-75.2
Guilford 31 13 42.9 22.8-65.6 2 5.3 1.2-21.0 3 9.4 2.3-31.0 13 42.4 23.3-64.1
Iredell 28 8 25.6 10.9-49.2 4 29.8 8.3-66.5 3 10.1 2.3-34.7 13 34.5 16.3-58.7
Johnston 37 9 21.4 10.1-39.8 3 7.3 2.1-22.8 5 17.3 5.5-42.7 20 54.0 33.7-73.1
Mecklenburg 47 8 18.4 9.0-33.9 3 6.6 2.0-19.3 12 22.5 12.6-36.9 24 52.5 37.3-67.2
New Hanover 28 4 11.3 3.8-28.9 2 4.6 1.0-18.0 8 33.0 16.4-55.4 14 51.1 30.7-71.2
Onslow 25 1 2.2 0.3-14.5 3 14.3 4.1-39.2 7 19.3 8.5-38.0 14 64.2 41.6-81.9
Orange 22 6 21.4 8.8-43.6 1 12.7 1.9-52.2 2 4.8 1.1-18.4 13 61.2 35.9-81.6
Pitt 37 14 41.6 24.3-61.3 2 4.0 1.0-15.0 7 16.5 7.0-34.1 14 38.0 20.9-58.7
Randolph 28 5 32.7 12.1-63.2 2 3.7 0.7-16.4 5 14.7 5.1-35.6 16 49.0 25.2-73.2
Robeson 35 12 27.7 14.7-45.8 2 6.2 1.4-22.9 7 22.3 10.3-41.7 14 43.9 25.8-63.7
Rowan 26 6 16.1 6.4-35.0 1 2.1 0.3-14.1 6 19.0 7.2-41.7 13 62.8 39.9-81.1
Union 26 6 14.3 5.6-32.1 2 6.1 1.4-23.1 2 7.0 1.7-24.7 16 72.6 52.3-86.5
Wake 42 12 21.5 11.7-36.3 3 8.7 1.9-32.4 10 27.7 14.3-46.6 17 42.1 26.5-59.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 29 8 28.9 12.9-52.8 3 9.5 2.7-28.3 3 7.9 2.1-25.2 15 53.7 30.6-75.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 42 11 21.0 11.0-36.4 6 27.0 11.7-50.9 11 20.6 10.9-35.7 14 31.3 17.7-49.2
Northeast Partnership I*** 38 8 21.0 9.6-40.0 3 7.9 2.2-25.1 12 30.1 14.7-51.7 15 41.0 22.5-62.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 29 5 13.9 5.2-32.1 2 3.5 0.8-13.5 6 18.1 6.4-41.7 16 64.6 42.4-81.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 39 9 17.6 8.4-33.1 3 5.0 1.4-15.8 11 22.1 11.1-39.2 16 55.4 35.9-73.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 41 10 33.2 16.5-55.5 3 6.6 2.0-19.9 5 8.9 3.4-21.3 23 51.4 33.1-69.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 36 11 52.7 28.2-75.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 4 9.2 3.0-24.8 20 37.3 18.1-61.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 31 12 34.9 19.4-54.4 1 3.6 0.5-21.7 7 20.1 9.4-38.1 11 41.3 23.5-61.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 33 12 27.5 12.7-49.8 6 28.6 10.5-57.8 6 12.3 4.6-28.9 9 31.6 15.4-54.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 28 8 31.2 14.8-54.2 2 12.6 2.8-42.1 3 6.2 1.8-18.7 15 50.1 29.7-70.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 23 5 16.3 6.1-36.7 2 14.6 2.9-49.8 6 28.4 12.3-52.8 10 40.7 20.9-64.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 40 12 23.1 12.1-39.7 4 7.0 2.5-18.3 6 12.2 4.6-28.4 18 57.7 39.1-74.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 48 14 26.9 12.9-47.8 7 14.4 5.0-35.0 12 26.6 14.1-44.4 15 32.2 18.4-49.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 88 22 24.8 15.4-37.3 9 15.8 7.4-30.6 24 24.2 15.1-36.5 33 35.2 23.9-48.4
No 1,027 268 25.6 22.0-29.6 91 9.3 7.1-12.2 181 15.8 13.2-18.9 487 49.2 45.0-53.5
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 420 107 24.2 19.2-30.0 35 8.9 5.9-13.1 90 17.5 13.6-22.2 188 49.4 42.6-56.3
Piedmont 570 151 27.3 22.3-32.9 53 10.1 7.0-14.4 88 14.7 11.3-18.9 278 47.9 42.3-53.6
Western NC 125 32 22.1 14.0-33.1 12 10.3 4.9-20.4 27 20.4 13.2-30.2 54 47.1 36.1-58.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 82 22 23.8 13.4-38.7 9 11.4 4.6-25.5 18 23.3 13.8-36.5 33 41.5 29.2-55.0
Northwest 182 48 23.2 16.4-31.7 21 16.7 9.8-27.0 27 11.6 7.4-17.7 86 48.5 38.8-58.4
Charlotte 159 40 20.5 13.9-29.2 13 8.1 4.0-15.7 29 17.3 11.2-25.8 77 54.0 43.6-64.1
Greensboro 134 35 32.7 21.5-46.4 10 6.6 3.2-13.3 17 8.8 4.4-16.6 72 51.9 39.7-63.9
Southern Regional 129 41 29.6 20.2-41.1 12 8.2 4.3-15.3 25 15.0 9.2-23.7 51 47.2 34.5-60.2
Coastal 70 13 22.8 11.5-40.2 5 6.1 2.3-15.2 13 16.5 9.1-27.9 39 54.6 40.3-68.2
Wake 159 43 30.8 21.0-42.7 13 7.4 3.2-16.5 27 20.4 12.9-30.6 76 41.4 31.6-52.0
Area L 47 10 17.4 8.7-31.9 5 12.4 4.0-32.4 11 20.0 9.1-38.4 21 50.2 32.8-67.5
Eastern 153 38 23.0 15.7-32.6 12 9.5 4.8-17.8 38 18.4 12.5-26.3 65 49.1 37.7-60.6

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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.

**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, Edgecombe, 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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