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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Adult Asthma History

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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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 28 5 25.2 10.5-49.2 1 6.2 0.9-33.1 9 32.0 16.5-52.8 13 36.6 19.9-57.2
Buncombe 36 10 32.1 17.2-51.8 5 12.1 4.3-29.8 6 17.4 7.2-36.3 15 38.4 22.7-57.0
Cabarrus 23 7 32.8 14.3-58.7 2 13.6 2.9-45.5 8 39.3 19.0-64.1 6 14.3 5.7-31.5
Catawba 14 6 57.7 25.6-84.4 0 0.0 . - . 5 29.8 9.4-63.6 3 12.5 3.4-37.0
Cumberland 44 11 34.2 13.8-63.0 8 28.8 13.2-51.8 10 18.2 8.4-35.3 15 18.7 9.4-33.8
Davidson 25 3 11.8 3.3-34.7 4 28.6 10.7-57.2 11 39.4 20.4-62.4 7 20.1 8.3-41.1
Durham 22 5 26.3 10.2-52.9 3 17.3 5.4-43.2 8 39.9 20.1-63.6 6 16.6 6.9-34.6
Forsyth 25 4 15.0 4.4-40.5 4 26.0 9.3-54.7 8 37.9 18.4-62.3 9 21.1 9.5-40.5
Gaston 29 3 9.1 2.2-30.5 3 28.4 8.1-64.0 10 29.6 13.4-53.1 13 33.0 15.4-57.1
Guilford 35 8 25.0 11.9-45.2 5 33.8 15.2-59.2 8 15.4 6.6-32.1 14 25.7 13.9-42.6
Iredell 29 4 24.7 5.6-64.6 3 6.5 1.7-21.2 10 37.3 17.9-62.0 12 31.6 15.0-54.7
Johnston 34 6 14.8 5.8-32.8 4 12.0 4.3-29.4 13 50.9 30.2-71.2 11 22.4 11.1-39.9
Mecklenburg 47 14 30.9 18.5-46.8 6 14.5 6.5-29.2 13 33.6 20.3-50.0 14 21.1 12.2-34.0
New Hanover 27 4 17.5 5.1-45.7 5 25.3 10.5-49.4 5 21.3 8.8-43.2 13 35.9 19.5-56.5
Onslow 26 9 43.9 22.5-67.8 2 11.9 2.6-39.9 6 23.2 9.2-47.3 9 21.0 9.7-39.8
Orange 22 4 21.1 6.3-51.5 4 17.6 5.9-42.0 7 30.7 13.3-56.1 7 30.5 12.9-56.5
Pitt 34 4 12.2 3.7-33.4 6 25.0 11.5-46.1 9 25.6 12.5-45.4 15 37.1 21.4-56.1
Randolph 26 7 50.8 26.0-75.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 7 30.7 13.2-56.3 11 17.1 7.8-33.3
Robeson 34 6 27.2 11.3-52.3 5 14.5 5.7-32.0 6 21.2 9.4-41.2 17 37.2 21.8-55.7
Rowan 26 9 26.9 9.3-57.0 4 41.8 13.2-77.2 8 23.7 8.7-50.3 5 7.6 2.5-21.0
Union 26 7 24.0 10.8-45.2 3 19.0 5.6-48.3 5 28.1 11.9-52.9 11 28.9 14.7-48.9
Wake 41 17 52.7 35.2-69.6 3 8.9 2.2-29.7 10 21.6 11.2-37.7 11 16.7 8.5-30.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 29 9 29.9 13.9-52.8 6 32.7 12.4-62.6 7 27.3 11.8-51.3 7 10.2 4.0-23.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 42 9 20.3 10.2-36.5 2 11.7 2.6-39.8 14 33.4 18.4-52.6 17 34.6 20.4-52.1
Northeast Partnership I*** 31 8 26.9 12.5-48.6 4 24.1 8.3-52.6 4 10.4 3.1-29.7 15 38.7 20.4-61.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 29 7 34.5 15.6-60.1 3 12.4 2.8-41.0 7 22.3 9.6-43.6 12 30.8 16.0-50.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 39 7 29.4 12.2-55.4 6 22.9 9.4-46.0 7 13.9 5.9-29.3 19 33.9 19.4-52.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 40 7 21.8 9.5-42.5 8 27.6 12.4-50.8 8 19.5 9.3-36.6 17 31.1 18.1-47.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 35 10 41.2 19.0-67.7 9 37.8 15.3-67.1 7 10.1 3.9-23.5 9 10.9 4.6-23.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 36 6 17.8 7.8-35.7 4 12.4 4.4-30.4 11 35.9 20.4-54.9 15 33.9 19.3-52.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 34 10 41.8 20.7-66.4 2 7.5 1.3-32.8 6 20.6 8.2-42.8 16 30.1 16.0-49.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 23 6 28.6 11.7-54.9 4 14.2 5.0-34.3 5 25.0 9.9-50.4 8 32.1 14.2-57.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 26 8 24.1 11.2-44.5 2 15.8 3.7-47.9 8 39.5 20.3-62.5 8 20.6 9.4-39.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 42 13 45.0 26.6-65.0 5 14.5 5.6-32.8 10 19.1 9.6-34.4 14 21.3 11.3-36.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 46 8 14.0 6.2-28.7 4 7.4 1.9-24.5 17 49.9 32.3-67.6 17 28.6 16.4-45.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 81 18 22.5 13.7-34.5 6 14.5 6.0-31.1 23 30.7 19.5-44.8 34 32.3 21.8-45.1
No 1,024 243 30.4 26.2-34.8 134 19.1 15.5-23.3 270 26.1 22.8-29.8 377 24.5 21.6-27.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 409 92 28.4 21.9-36.0 58 21.7 15.8-28.9 96 22.4 17.7-27.9 163 27.5 22.7-32.9
Piedmont 567 137 32.4 26.9-38.4 70 19.8 14.9-25.8 157 25.2 21.1-29.9 203 22.6 19.0-26.6
Western NC 129 32 23.6 15.3-34.7 12 8.7 4.3-16.7 40 39.3 28.8-50.9 45 28.4 20.3-38.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 82 18 20.5 12.2-32.2 9 9.1 3.9-19.9 23 38.3 25.4-53.1 32 32.1 21.8-44.6
Northwest 181 44 26.2 17.7-37.0 21 17.4 10.3-27.7 63 35.4 26.9-45.1 53 20.9 14.7-29.0
Charlotte 158 44 35.2 25.0-46.9 17 17.5 10.3-28.3 40 24.6 17.5-33.6 57 22.6 16.4-30.4
Greensboro 139 28 31.7 21.0-44.8 16 20.3 10.9-34.7 35 19.9 13.3-28.7 60 28.1 20.2-37.6
Southern Regional 129 27 30.3 17.9-46.4 17 18.8 10.6-31.1 28 21.9 14.2-32.1 57 29.0 20.5-39.3
Coastal 69 11 17.2 8.9-30.5 13 26.9 14.6-44.0 13 20.0 11.4-32.8 32 36.0 24.6-49.2
Wake 153 39 35.5 25.3-47.3 22 20.7 11.7-33.9 44 25.3 17.8-34.6 48 18.5 12.9-25.8
Area L 45 14 33.8 18.8-52.9 3 7.7 1.7-28.3 12 25.1 12.7-43.7 16 33.5 19.2-51.5
Eastern 149 36 30.0 19.8-42.5 22 26.0 15.7-39.9 35 21.9 14.5-31.6 56 22.1 15.8-30.1

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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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