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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to prevent an asthma attack from occurring?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,135 195 17.9 15.0-21.2 31 2.9 1.9- 4.5 496 40.3 36.4-44.2 413 39.0 35.0-43.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 28 9 33.8 17.1-55.7 0 0.0 . - . 14 49.9 30.1-69.8 5 16.3 6.3-36.0
Buncombe 35 4 8.1 2.8-21.6 2 6.9 1.7-24.5 16 49.5 31.5-67.7 13 35.4 20.3-54.1
Cabarrus 25 3 7.5 2.3-22.0 1 2.0 0.3-13.5 11 45.8 24.8-68.4 10 44.7 23.7-67.8
Catawba 14 1 4.4 0.6-27.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 36.6 12.9-69.2 6 59.0 26.4-85.2
Cumberland 43 6 12.8 4.9-29.5 1 2.2 0.3-14.3 18 35.3 18.6-56.5 18 49.8 27.5-72.1
Davidson 26 6 20.5 8.5-41.5 0 0.0 . - . 10 29.9 14.3-52.1 10 49.6 28.2-71.2
Durham 22 4 24.4 8.8-52.1 1 3.1 0.4-19.3 6 28.9 12.4-53.8 11 43.6 23.3-66.3
Forsyth 26 4 34.1 14.4-61.3 0 0.0 . - . 12 33.8 16.9-56.3 10 32.1 15.6-54.8
Gaston 31 8 18.7 7.3-40.3 0 0.0 . - . 15 47.4 24.8-71.2 8 33.8 12.8-64.1
Guilford 31 8 26.2 12.1-47.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.6 11 42.9 22.4-66.1 11 29.8 15.0-50.3
Iredell 27 8 41.0 16.6-70.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.8 8 21.3 8.8-43.1 10 37.0 16.8-63.1
Johnston 37 6 12.4 5.1-27.4 1 3.9 0.5-23.0 16 53.6 33.8-72.4 14 30.1 16.4-48.5
Mecklenburg 48 7 15.8 7.5-30.3 3 7.6 2.2-23.0 23 49.9 35.0-64.8 15 26.7 16.0-41.1
New Hanover 28 2 8.0 2.0-27.2 1 1.8 0.2-12.0 14 46.5 27.0-67.2 11 43.7 24.3-65.3
Onslow 26 4 9.6 3.2-25.5 0 0.0 . - . 13 35.8 18.5-57.7 9 54.6 32.5-75.1
Orange 22 4 13.2 4.4-33.3 1 3.4 0.5-20.9 10 47.7 24.9-71.5 7 35.7 16.3-61.3
Pitt 37 12 34.5 18.7-54.7 3 6.0 1.6-19.8 12 32.2 17.6-51.3 10 27.3 12.4-49.8
Randolph 28 3 9.3 2.3-30.3 0 0.0 . - . 16 47.1 23.6-71.9 9 43.7 21.3-68.9
Robeson 35 10 28.3 14.8-47.2 0 0.0 . - . 11 27.6 14.2-46.7 14 44.2 25.9-64.1
Rowan 28 2 8.3 1.8-31.3 0 0.0 . - . 14 26.1 10.9-50.4 12 65.7 38.4-85.4
Union 26 4 24.2 9.2-50.2 0 0.0 . - . 12 32.0 16.7-52.5 10 43.8 23.7-66.2
Wake 44 7 12.7 5.6-26.1 1 6.1 0.9-32.2 20 45.9 29.8-62.9 16 35.3 21.4-52.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 29 5 12.6 4.7-30.0 0 0.0 . - . 9 35.3 16.9-59.5 15 52.1 29.0-74.3
Northeast Partnership II*** 44 6 25.5 10.9-49.0 1 2.6 0.4-16.4 17 34.3 20.6-51.2 20 37.7 23.1-54.9
Northeast Partnership I*** 37 6 17.5 7.1-37.0 1 4.0 0.6-23.5 21 52.6 32.4-71.9 9 26.0 11.5-48.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 30 5 18.1 6.1-42.9 0 0.0 . - . 14 38.7 20.9-60.2 11 43.2 23.2-65.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 37 6 14.6 6.0-31.5 2 2.8 0.7-11.0 11 23.0 11.6-40.5 18 59.6 39.7-76.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 41 8 25.2 10.8-48.4 1 2.8 0.4-17.8 17 34.4 20.3-51.9 15 37.6 21.9-56.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 37 5 21.2 6.4-51.4 1 2.0 0.3-13.6 14 28.2 13.0-50.8 17 48.5 24.6-73.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 36 5 13.6 5.5-30.1 2 7.4 1.7-26.4 20 49.6 32.2-67.1 9 29.4 15.5-48.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 35 4 19.3 6.8-43.9 0 0.0 . - . 20 48.4 27.3-70.0 11 32.3 16.2-54.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 28 5 22.0 8.4-46.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.9 13 46.6 26.8-67.4 9 29.3 14.1-51.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 25 3 8.4 2.4-25.8 2 9.3 2.2-31.9 10 49.0 27.6-70.8 10 33.3 16.4-56.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 39 6 9.0 3.8-20.0 1 1.8 0.2-11.7 16 41.7 24.1-61.7 16 47.5 28.7-67.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 50 9 20.8 8.4-42.9 2 5.5 1.3-19.9 25 48.0 31.2-65.3 14 25.8 13.7-43.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 89 12 19.1 10.0-33.6 2 2.8 0.7-10.5 41 43.6 31.4-56.6 34 34.5 23.8-47.2
No 1,046 183 17.8 14.8-21.2 29 2.9 1.8- 4.6 455 40.0 36.0-44.2 379 39.3 35.1-43.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 422 78 19.0 14.4-24.5 10 1.9 1.0- 3.8 173 35.0 29.3-41.2 161 44.0 37.1-51.2
Piedmont 583 98 18.1 14.2-22.8 14 2.8 1.4- 5.6 265 41.9 36.5-47.5 206 37.2 31.9-42.9
Western NC 130 19 14.6 7.7-25.9 7 5.5 2.5-12.0 58 45.6 35.0-56.5 46 34.3 24.5-45.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 85 13 16.5 7.5-32.4 4 5.9 2.1-15.5 41 48.5 35.5-61.7 27 29.0 18.9-41.8
Northwest 185 31 20.9 13.5-30.8 4 1.4 0.5- 4.3 75 34.1 25.9-43.4 75 43.6 34.0-53.7
Charlotte 162 25 12.7 8.1-19.4 5 3.6 1.3- 9.4 78 48.2 37.9-58.7 54 35.5 25.9-46.4
Greensboro 139 28 22.3 13.6-34.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 67 43.4 31.9-55.6 42 33.5 23.6-45.2
Southern Regional 129 25 18.9 11.7-28.9 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 52 32.3 22.7-43.5 50 47.2 34.4-60.3
Coastal 70 10 20.2 9.4-38.3 2 2.6 0.5-11.7 31 39.7 27.5-53.4 27 37.5 25.4-51.3
Wake 163 25 15.4 9.5-24.0 7 5.8 2.1-14.6 69 42.8 32.7-53.5 62 36.1 26.2-47.2
Area L 48 10 24.0 11.5-43.5 0 0.0 . - . 21 34.9 21.2-51.6 17 41.1 24.9-59.4
Eastern 154 28 16.4 10.3-25.1 5 2.1 0.8- 5.6 62 34.4 25.2-45.0 59 47.0 35.6-58.8

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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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