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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 137 26 21.0 12.4-33.3 11 7.6 3.6-15.3 23 17.3 10.6-27.0 77 54.2 42.7-65.2
Female 433 125 30.3 24.6-36.7 42 11.4 7.5-16.8 65 13.5 9.9-18.0 201 44.9 38.7-51.2
RACE
White 448 121 28.4 22.4-35.2 40 9.9 6.6-14.8 71 14.7 10.9-19.7 216 46.9 40.4-53.5
African American 101 24 23.1 14.9-33.9 11 10.5 4.4-23.2 13 13.8 7.4-24.2 53 52.6 40.6-64.4
Other Minorities 20 6 30.1 13.0-55.4 2 12.9 3.1-41.2 4 19.9 7.2-44.3 8 37.0 17.5-62.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 7 44.6 19.8-72.3 1 7.9 1.1-40.3 2 5.1 1.1-19.9 5 42.4 17.4-72.0
Non-Hispanic 554 144 26.6 21.6-32.4 52 10.2 7.1-14.6 86 15.1 11.6-19.5 272 48.0 42.3-53.8
AGE
18-24 27 9 40.4 21.7-62.4 2 8.9 2.2-30.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.6 15 49.4 29.4-69.7
25-34 61 12 17.5 9.3-30.6 8 17.7 8.3-33.9 6 8.5 3.4-19.3 35 56.3 41.6-69.9
35-44 91 26 25.9 16.9-37.5 11 10.2 4.7-20.7 11 17.1 8.6-31.1 43 46.8 35.0-59.1
45-54 113 36 31.4 22.2-42.3 8 7.4 3.0-17.0 22 23.0 14.7-34.1 47 38.3 28.6-49.0
55-64 126 36 25.8 17.8-35.7 14 9.7 5.4-16.7 19 17.6 10.0-29.2 57 46.9 36.5-57.5
65-74 93 22 21.9 13.7-32.9 7 9.2 4.3-18.5 15 14.9 8.7-24.3 49 54.1 42.3-65.4
75+ 57 9 17.1 8.4-31.6 3 6.0 1.4-22.2 14 26.5 14.7-42.9 31 50.5 35.0-65.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 125 30 26.3 15.2-41.5 14 10.8 5.4-20.7 22 17.8 10.0-29.6 59 45.0 32.2-58.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 163 45 29.4 20.7-39.8 17 11.0 5.6-20.3 29 16.0 10.2-24.3 72 43.6 33.4-54.4
Some Post-H.S. 143 44 34.9 24.6-46.8 14 10.5 4.8-21.4 21 13.2 7.6-22.2 64 41.4 31.4-52.2
College Graduate 138 32 19.2 12.7-27.9 8 8.4 3.8-17.7 15 11.5 6.5-19.5 83 61.0 50.8-70.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 30 28.0 16.6-43.1 16 19.1 9.7-34.1 24 23.0 13.7-36.1 37 29.9 19.0-43.7
$15,000- 24,999 115 30 27.6 17.9-40.0 17 15.1 8.2-26.1 23 22.8 13.7-35.5 45 34.5 24.2-46.6
$25,000- 34,999 54 15 27.9 15.6-44.7 3 13.6 3.6-40.3 7 12.6 5.4-26.4 29 45.9 29.9-62.8
$35,000- 49,999 67 21 30.1 18.5-45.0 4 5.2 1.7-14.8 7 9.7 4.0-21.5 35 55.0 39.5-69.6
$50,000-74,999 57 17 40.8 24.4-59.5 4 4.0 1.3-11.2 6 9.0 3.7-20.5 30 46.2 30.5-62.7
$75,000+ 79 18 18.2 10.5-29.5 5 7.3 2.6-18.9 5 9.3 3.4-22.8 51 65.2 51.9-76.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 329 101 33.8 26.6-42.0 37 11.3 7.4-16.8 67 20.2 15.1-26.5 124 34.7 27.9-42.1
No 230 49 20.5 14.5-28.3 15 7.9 3.9-15.3 19 8.3 4.6-14.6 147 63.3 54.5-71.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 47 9 14.4 7.1-26.9 7 17.2 6.4-38.5 8 20.9 10.0-38.6 23 47.5 31.1-64.5
Non-Veteran 523 142 28.3 23.0-34.2 46 9.6 6.5-14.0 80 14.2 10.7-18.6 255 47.9 42.0-53.9

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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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