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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, how many days were you unable to work or carry out your usual activities because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 Days 8-30 days More than 30 Days None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,078 166 17.8 14.6-21.6 88 8.3 6.4-10.6 46 4.2 2.9- 5.9 778 69.7 65.7-73.5
-Western NC 125 18 19.3 11.5-30.5 11 7.5 3.8-14.5 6 3.6 1.5- 8.2 90 69.6 58.4-78.8
GENDER
Male 28 3 9.7 2.4-32.5 2 5.7 1.4-20.7 0 0.0 . - . 23 84.6 63.5-94.6
Female 97 15 23.0 13.3-36.8 9 8.3 3.7-17.3 6 5.0 2.1-11.3 67 63.7 50.4-75.2
RACE
White 108 17 21.1 12.5-33.3 9 7.0 3.3-14.2 5 3.7 1.5- 8.9 77 68.2 56.1-78.2
African American 5 1 18.7 2.3-68.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.3 1.1-49.1 3 72.0 27.3-94.6
Other Minorities 11 0 0.0 . - . 2 17.2 2.5-62.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 82.8 37.6-97.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.3 0.9-54.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 90.7 45.9-99.1
Non-Hispanic 120 18 20.4 12.2-32.0 10 7.5 3.7-14.9 6 3.8 1.6- 8.6 86 68.3 56.8-78.0
AGE
18-24 3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 100 . - .
25-34 18 6 53.2 26.9-77.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 1 3.5 0.5-21.7 10 42.8 19.6-69.8
35-44 18 1 4.6 0.6-27.0 3 18.3 5.6-45.8 0 0.0 . - . 14 77.1 50.1-91.9
45-54 19 1 2.4 0.3-16.3 1 1.8 0.2-12.2 0 0.0 . - . 17 95.8 83.1-99.1
55-64 28 6 22.5 9.8-43.9 3 12.5 3.8-34.0 3 12.0 3.8-31.8 16 53.0 33.1-72.0
65-74 24 4 24.4 9.4-50.3 1 4.0 0.6-23.8 2 6.0 1.4-22.9 17 65.5 41.8-83.4
75+ 14 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.2 1.9-35.0 0 0.0 . - . 12 90.8 65.0-98.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 24 3 7.2 2.1-22.0 2 5.0 1.2-19.0 2 7.1 1.7-25.7 17 80.6 61.4-91.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 43 6 24.9 11.0-47.1 2 6.0 1.4-22.3 1 1.8 0.2-12.0 34 67.3 46.3-83.1
Some Post-H.S. 28 6 19.5 8.2-39.7 2 7.5 1.8-26.7 2 4.6 0.9-19.5 18 68.4 46.8-84.2
College Graduate 28 3 19.9 5.9-49.5 4 12.2 3.5-34.6 1 2.8 0.4-17.9 20 65.1 40.3-83.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 27 5 23.9 9.4-48.8 3 10.0 2.6-31.3 3 12.0 3.9-31.9 16 54.1 32.7-74.0
$15,000- 24,999 25 1 17.0 2.6-61.1 1 3.0 0.4-19.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.7 22 78.5 40.4-95.1
$25,000- 34,999 17 4 27.0 9.0-58.1 4 21.4 6.6-51.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 51.6 25.0-77.3
$35,000- 49,999 14 4 28.8 9.6-60.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 10 71.2 39.4-90.4
$50,000-74,999 6 1 19.5 2.6-68.7 1 22.1 3.0-71.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 58.4 18.6-89.6
$75,000+ 18 2 15.2 3.3-48.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.9 0.5-23.8 15 80.9 50.3-94.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 77 14 26.2 14.8-41.9 8 8.4 3.9-17.3 5 5.5 2.2-13.3 50 59.9 45.4-72.8
No 48 4 10.5 3.6-27.3 3 6.4 1.6-21.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 40 81.9 64.7-91.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 13 1 7.4 1.0-39.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 12 92.6 60.6-99.0
Non-Veteran 112 17 21.2 12.6-33.6 11 8.8 4.4-16.8 6 4.2 1.8- 9.5 78 65.8 53.7-76.2

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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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