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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,153 114 10.2 8.0-12.9 58 5.4 3.8- 7.5 70 6.9 5.2- 9.2 911 77.5 73.9-80.7
-Piedmont NC 593 60 10.9 7.7-15.2 24 5.1 2.9- 8.7 36 7.7 5.1-11.5 473 76.3 70.9-80.9
GENDER
Male 138 11 10.1 4.5-21.1 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 9 7.9 3.5-17.1 115 81.3 69.9-89.0
Female 455 49 11.3 7.8-16.0 21 7.1 4.0-12.1 27 7.6 4.8-11.9 358 74.0 67.8-79.4
RACE
White 466 42 10.2 6.5-15.6 15 3.2 1.5- 6.4 21 5.9 3.3-10.3 388 80.7 74.6-85.7
African American 105 13 11.3 6.1-20.0 9 13.4 6.0-27.2 14 14.8 8.2-25.4 69 60.5 48.1-71.6
Other Minorities 21 5 23.8 9.7-47.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.1 1.2-40.0 15 68.1 43.4-85.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 3 13.0 3.6-37.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.1 1.0-37.2 14 79.9 53.6-93.2
Non-Hispanic 574 57 10.8 7.6-15.3 24 5.3 3.1- 9.1 35 7.8 5.1-11.6 458 76.1 70.6-80.9
AGE
18-24 28 3 14.8 4.7-37.9 4 10.7 3.3-29.4 3 7.5 2.2-22.8 18 67.0 45.8-82.9
25-34 61 8 10.6 4.9-21.2 2 5.0 0.8-24.5 4 5.5 1.9-15.3 47 79.0 64.6-88.5
35-44 92 10 13.4 6.9-24.6 4 4.6 1.6-12.2 3 7.8 2.2-24.2 75 74.2 60.6-84.3
45-54 117 13 9.7 5.3-17.1 4 4.5 1.5-12.4 12 11.3 6.2-19.8 88 74.6 64.4-82.6
55-64 133 14 8.2 4.5-14.5 4 2.3 0.8- 6.6 8 8.2 3.1-19.9 107 81.4 71.0-88.6
65-74 96 7 7.6 3.0-17.6 3 1.8 0.6- 5.6 4 6.3 2.2-16.8 82 84.3 73.1-91.4
75+ 64 5 8.7 2.9-23.3 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6 2 4.0 1.0-14.9 55 85.3 71.3-93.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 13 6.8 3.6-12.6 7 6.5 2.3-16.8 16 15.0 7.8-26.8 97 71.7 59.3-81.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 169 22 18.6 10.6-30.6 8 4.6 1.6-12.4 10 10.6 5.3-20.4 129 66.2 54.5-76.2
Some Post-H.S. 148 17 11.4 5.7-21.3 7 8.4 3.3-19.5 8 4.7 2.1-10.3 116 75.5 64.1-84.2
College Graduate 141 8 6.8 3.0-14.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 130 91.3 83.4-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 19 19.3 10.2-33.4 7 11.2 4.1-26.8 11 11.4 5.2-22.9 75 58.2 43.7-71.4
$15,000- 24,999 120 11 7.9 4.0-15.2 9 4.4 2.0- 9.0 12 19.5 10.3-33.9 88 68.2 55.3-78.8
$25,000- 34,999 55 4 10.5 3.6-26.7 1 9.3 1.4-42.7 3 6.8 2.1-20.0 47 73.5 52.2-87.5
$35,000- 49,999 68 8 18.9 6.8-42.8 6 13.2 5.7-28.0 0 0.0 . - . 54 67.9 48.4-82.7
$50,000-74,999 58 4 5.4 2.0-14.2 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 1 3.3 0.5-19.9 52 89.4 76.7-95.6
$75,000+ 79 3 4.0 1.2-12.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 76 96.0 87.2-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 345 37 9.5 6.5-13.7 16 6.3 3.3-11.6 32 11.7 7.6-17.7 260 72.4 65.4-78.5
No 233 20 10.1 5.3-18.1 7 3.8 1.3-10.8 4 3.3 1.1- 9.5 202 82.9 73.9-89.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 3 7.8 2.2-23.7 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 3 5.8 1.3-22.1 41 85.4 68.9-94.0
Non-Veteran 545 57 11.1 7.8-15.7 23 5.4 3.1- 9.2 33 7.9 5.1-11.8 432 75.6 70.0-80.5

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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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