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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Adult Asthma History

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  Total
Respond.^
None 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%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,114 321 29.0 25.4-32.9 223 20.3 17.1-23.8 214 22.1 18.8-25.9 108 7.4 5.9- 9.3 248 21.1 18.1-24.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 28 11 39.1 21.3-60.5 6 17.9 7.3-37.7 4 18.6 7.0-41.0 2 4.5 1.0-17.5 5 19.8 7.8-42.0
Buncombe 34 13 36.9 21.1-56.1 7 20.8 9.1-40.9 2 5.6 1.3-20.6 6 20.5 8.2-42.9 6 16.1 6.6-34.6
Cabarrus 25 10 37.1 18.3-60.9 4 19.2 6.2-46.0 4 22.2 7.8-48.9 3 11.4 3.1-34.5 4 10.1 3.5-26.1
Catawba 14 6 59.5 27.0-85.4 3 12.2 3.1-37.6 1 3.7 0.5-24.0 2 12.8 2.8-42.6 2 11.8 2.0-46.3
Cumberland 43 11 14.9 7.2-28.6 7 11.6 4.6-26.1 9 43.5 21.2-68.7 6 13.6 5.3-30.8 10 16.4 7.2-33.2
Davidson 29 7 25.8 10.4-51.1 6 25.5 11.0-48.5 7 20.4 8.6-40.9 4 12.9 4.3-32.9 5 15.4 5.5-36.4
Durham 20 8 31.4 14.7-54.8 5 22.4 8.5-47.3 4 27.9 10.5-56.0 1 3.2 0.4-19.9 2 15.2 3.7-45.3
Forsyth 25 6 15.6 6.2-34.1 6 27.7 11.3-53.7 3 20.4 6.1-50.2 2 4.9 1.1-18.4 8 31.4 13.7-57.0
Gaston 31 7 15.1 6.1-32.8 3 10.5 2.5-35.2 7 36.1 14.4-65.6 7 16.6 5.8-39.1 7 21.8 9.0-43.9
Guilford 32 6 19.3 7.3-41.8 8 41.8 21.8-64.9 6 16.7 6.4-37.0 3 3.1 0.8-10.8 9 19.2 8.8-36.9
Iredell 26 7 22.0 8.9-44.9 6 22.5 8.4-47.6 7 39.3 15.0-70.4 0 0.0 . - . 6 16.2 6.3-35.7
Johnston 36 8 17.0 7.8-33.1 12 38.7 20.1-61.3 8 16.7 7.6-32.8 2 5.3 1.1-21.6 6 22.2 8.6-46.5
Mecklenburg 46 18 38.6 24.7-54.7 8 16.0 7.9-30.0 9 23.3 12.3-39.7 3 4.6 1.4-13.5 8 17.5 8.6-32.3
New Hanover 28 6 13.3 5.6-28.4 4 9.2 3.0-25.2 8 38.7 19.9-61.6 2 4.6 1.0-18.0 8 34.2 17.3-56.3
Onslow 26 9 32.4 14.9-56.6 4 25.4 8.7-54.9 4 6.9 2.3-18.7 3 12.8 3.8-35.4 6 22.5 9.2-45.4
Orange 21 6 33.5 14.6-59.7 7 18.0 7.6-36.8 3 22.0 6.5-53.3 1 5.2 0.7-29.7 4 21.3 6.9-49.8
Pitt 37 9 27.3 12.3-50.2 8 31.3 15.8-52.5 8 20.3 9.4-38.3 7 12.1 5.3-25.3 5 9.0 3.5-21.3
Randolph 25 9 48.8 23.7-74.6 3 5.4 1.6-17.1 4 25.9 8.7-56.3 3 9.2 2.4-29.0 6 10.6 4.0-25.4
Robeson 32 6 12.4 5.1-26.8 6 27.7 11.3-53.5 8 27.5 13.5-48.1 5 14.9 5.9-32.9 7 17.5 7.9-34.3
Rowan 29 8 18.7 6.9-41.4 7 43.3 15.5-76.0 6 20.0 6.1-49.2 0 0.0 . - . 8 18.1 6.8-39.9
Union 25 9 28.4 13.8-49.5 6 32.7 14.3-58.5 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 2 9.6 1.8-38.3 7 27.7 12.8-50.0
Wake 44 17 39.1 24.3-56.2 7 13.6 6.1-27.6 9 25.0 12.4-44.0 2 3.0 0.7-12.7 9 19.4 8.8-37.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 27 9 39.4 17.3-67.0 3 9.0 2.5-28.0 7 20.1 8.3-41.2 3 6.8 1.5-25.0 5 24.7 9.4-50.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 44 8 14.0 6.6-27.4 10 19.8 10.0-35.5 8 25.3 12.1-45.6 5 7.8 3.1-18.5 13 33.0 18.1-52.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 38 8 22.5 9.4-44.7 6 10.2 4.2-22.9 8 26.9 11.9-50.1 5 12.6 4.6-30.1 11 27.8 12.8-50.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 30 8 37.7 18.3-62.0 7 24.3 10.0-48.0 5 13.6 4.7-33.4 2 3.5 0.8-14.5 8 20.8 9.7-39.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 39 17 54.2 34.6-72.5 5 11.3 4.4-26.2 6 14.5 6.1-30.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.7 10 18.5 9.1-34.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 41 15 33.0 19.2-50.6 10 29.0 13.8-51.2 7 17.8 7.2-37.7 2 5.1 1.2-18.5 7 15.1 6.7-30.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 35 13 42.6 19.1-70.0 8 24.3 9.2-50.4 4 4.6 1.5-13.3 2 5.2 1.2-20.1 8 23.3 8.3-50.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 32 9 37.8 20.7-58.7 5 12.2 4.7-28.1 6 16.6 6.7-35.5 5 14.1 5.6-31.3 7 19.2 8.8-36.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 34 6 12.4 4.2-31.3 7 13.4 5.4-29.6 8 34.1 16.5-57.6 3 4.4 1.2-15.2 10 35.7 16.2-61.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 27 11 38.0 20.3-59.7 4 20.0 6.9-45.8 3 15.6 4.2-43.6 3 10.7 3.2-30.5 6 15.7 6.2-34.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 25 4 15.4 5.3-37.2 7 24.9 10.9-47.3 6 32.9 14.2-59.2 3 12.0 3.6-33.4 5 14.8 5.5-34.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 38 10 21.7 10.8-38.8 6 19.1 7.0-42.6 7 13.3 5.8-27.7 4 10.9 3.7-27.7 11 35.1 17.8-57.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 48 6 14.0 6.0-29.2 12 22.8 10.0-44.2 17 41.4 25.2-59.6 4 2.5 0.6- 9.6 9 19.3 9.5-35.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 89 19 20.8 12.4-32.7 17 14.1 8.3-23.1 18 25.7 15.5-39.5 10 8.8 4.4-16.9 25 30.6 19.5-44.6
No 1,025 302 29.6 25.8-33.7 206 20.7 17.4-24.5 196 21.9 18.4-25.8 98 7.3 5.7- 9.3 223 20.4 17.3-24.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 419 113 29.2 22.9-36.2 83 18.6 14.3-23.9 86 23.4 17.6-30.3 41 7.1 4.9-10.2 96 21.7 17.1-27.2
Piedmont 568 179 30.9 26.0-36.4 111 20.4 16.1-25.5 99 20.2 16.0-25.3 50 6.5 4.7- 8.9 129 22.0 17.5-27.3
Western NC 127 29 21.7 14.5-31.1 29 23.4 14.2-36.0 29 26.5 17.8-37.5 17 11.7 6.4-20.3 23 16.8 10.6-25.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 82 19 21.7 13.3-33.3 19 22.2 12.0-37.3 19 29.3 18.2-43.7 10 8.6 3.8-18.5 15 18.2 10.4-29.9
Northwest 186 50 24.1 17.2-32.7 42 27.0 18.4-37.9 36 20.7 13.6-30.1 16 9.7 5.4-16.6 42 18.5 12.5-26.5
Charlotte 158 51 27.8 20.0-37.2 26 15.1 9.6-23.0 26 19.9 12.7-29.9 16 7.0 3.8-12.4 39 30.1 20.3-42.2
Greensboro 132 44 34.9 24.4-47.3 28 24.2 14.4-37.7 21 16.8 10.0-26.9 11 5.0 2.5- 9.6 28 19.1 11.2-30.6
Southern Regional 126 31 21.5 13.9-31.8 20 12.9 7.6-21.2 31 39.3 26.3-54.0 16 9.9 5.4-17.6 28 16.3 10.3-25.0
Coastal 70 23 30.0 19.5-43.2 14 23.3 11.9-40.7 13 18.6 10.3-31.1 4 5.0 1.7-13.9 16 23.1 13.9-35.8
Wake 158 48 33.6 23.7-45.2 36 20.2 13.2-29.6 30 21.2 13.4-31.7 14 7.0 3.9-12.4 30 18.0 11.4-27.3
Area L 49 10 28.4 14.3-48.4 9 16.7 7.6-33.0 11 22.7 11.1-40.7 4 4.5 1.6-12.1 15 27.7 15.3-44.7
Eastern 153 45 37.1 25.6-50.3 29 18.3 12.0-26.8 27 14.6 9.3-22.2 17 6.9 3.8-12.1 35 23.1 15.3-33.4

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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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