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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 136 20 12.7 7.4-21.1 6 5.1 1.8-13.9 58 44.0 33.1-55.5 52 38.2 27.6-50.0
Female 447 78 20.5 15.7-26.4 8 1.7 0.7- 3.9 207 41.0 35.0-47.2 154 36.8 30.9-43.0
RACE
White 458 72 16.7 12.3-22.2 7 2.1 0.7- 6.1 217 43.2 36.9-49.8 162 38.0 31.8-44.6
African American 103 22 23.6 14.9-35.5 5 4.3 1.7-10.5 41 38.7 27.8-51.0 35 33.3 23.1-45.5
Other Minorities 21 4 19.2 6.6-44.3 2 8.8 2.0-30.8 7 36.1 17.3-60.3 8 36.0 17.2-60.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 5 24.4 9.3-50.2 2 7.9 1.8-29.0 3 25.7 8.3-56.8 7 42.0 18.4-69.9
Non-Hispanic 565 93 17.8 13.8-22.7 12 2.6 1.2- 5.5 262 42.7 37.2-48.4 198 36.9 31.5-42.6
AGE
18-24 28 6 20.6 9.0-40.4 0 0.0 . - . 7 29.8 14.2-52.2 15 49.6 29.9-69.4
25-34 61 15 23.5 13.0-38.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 18 30.5 18.8-45.4 27 45.3 31.6-59.7
35-44 92 21 17.4 10.5-27.5 4 8.0 2.6-21.9 36 42.7 31.1-55.2 31 31.9 22.0-43.8
45-54 115 21 20.6 13.0-31.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 52 46.8 36.2-57.7 41 31.7 23.0-42.0
55-64 129 18 14.5 8.4-23.9 3 1.8 0.5- 6.6 74 55.4 44.8-65.5 34 28.3 19.9-38.5
65-74 96 10 10.1 4.8-20.1 5 7.7 2.8-19.2 47 42.7 32.0-54.2 34 39.5 28.5-51.7
75+ 60 7 13.1 5.7-27.3 0 0.0 . - . 31 56.2 41.2-70.1 22 30.7 19.4-45.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 20 18.2 10.4-29.7 5 6.7 2.2-18.4 55 30.5 20.7-42.4 47 44.7 31.6-58.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 166 33 19.6 12.5-29.5 2 1.4 0.3- 5.6 80 51.7 41.3-62.0 51 27.3 19.6-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 148 22 16.6 9.7-27.0 3 1.0 0.2- 4.3 75 49.3 38.4-60.3 48 33.0 23.8-43.9
College Graduate 140 23 18.2 11.4-27.7 4 2.4 0.7- 7.8 54 35.3 26.4-45.5 59 44.1 34.5-54.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 111 20 25.2 13.9-41.4 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 62 51.3 37.2-65.2 27 22.3 12.6-36.4
$15,000- 24,999 117 27 25.3 15.9-37.7 4 7.2 2.1-21.5 45 36.3 25.5-48.7 41 31.3 21.9-42.5
$25,000- 34,999 55 8 17.5 8.2-33.4 3 5.2 1.5-15.9 23 42.3 26.4-59.9 21 35.0 20.9-52.4
$35,000- 49,999 68 11 15.8 8.3-28.0 0 0.0 . - . 30 41.1 26.0-58.1 27 43.0 28.8-58.5
$50,000-74,999 57 11 17.5 8.8-31.7 0 0.0 . - . 25 49.9 33.4-66.4 21 32.7 20.0-48.4
$75,000+ 79 13 16.7 8.9-29.2 2 2.4 0.5-11.7 31 38.0 26.6-50.9 33 42.9 30.9-55.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 338 59 18.9 13.9-25.3 7 3.0 1.1- 8.3 175 48.2 40.7-55.8 97 29.8 23.1-37.6
No 233 36 16.6 11.0-24.4 6 2.4 1.0- 6.0 90 37.0 29.1-45.7 101 43.9 35.8-52.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 9 26.1 12.5-46.7 1 3.2 0.4-19.3 20 39.3 24.5-56.3 18 31.4 18.7-47.7
Non-Veteran 535 89 17.5 13.5-22.4 13 2.7 1.3- 5.7 245 42.1 36.4-48.0 188 37.7 32.1-43.6

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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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