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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor,
nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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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 1,131 142 12.7 10.3-15.7 81 7.2 5.5- 9.5 117 10.1 8.0-12.7 791 69.9 66.1-73.5
-Western NC 126 17 14.3 8.4-23.2 12 8.2 4.4-14.9 7 3.8 1.4- 9.8 90 73.7 63.7-81.7
GENDER
Male 28 2 9.5 2.1-34.1 1 3.1 0.4-19.3 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 24 86.4 64.2-95.8
Female 98 15 16.0 9.1-26.4 11 10.1 5.2-18.6 6 4.9 1.7-13.0 66 69.1 57.3-78.9
RACE
White 109 16 15.8 9.3-25.7 11 8.0 4.1-14.9 5 3.9 1.3-10.9 77 72.3 61.5-81.0
African American 5 1 8.5 1.0-46.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.3 1.1-49.1 3 82.2 42.9-96.6
Other Minorities 11 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.8 1.9-60.4 1 1.2 0.1- 9.6 9 84.0 40.3-97.6
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 121 17 15.0 8.9-24.3 11 8.3 4.3-15.3 7 4.0 1.5-10.3 86 72.7 62.3-81.0
AGE
18-24 3 1 24.5 2.1-83.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 75.5 16.8-97.9
25-34 18 5 24.7 8.8-52.6 1 5.2 0.7-29.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 11 69.6 42.2-87.8
35-44 18 1 3.6 0.5-22.5 4 17.2 5.8-41.1 1 7.8 1.1-39.7 12 71.4 45.2-88.3
45-54 20 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.3 0.3-15.3 1 1.6 0.2-11.5 18 96.1 84.2-99.1
55-64 28 4 13.6 5.0-32.0 2 8.2 1.8-30.2 3 10.4 2.9-31.1 19 67.8 46.9-83.4
65-74 23 2 15.2 4.0-43.8 4 16.7 5.6-40.5 1 2.0 0.3-13.0 16 66.1 41.7-84.2
75+ 14 4 27.5 8.8-60.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 10 72.5 40.0-91.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 26 6 30.8 13.9-55.1 4 12.5 4.2-31.7 2 2.4 0.6- 9.8 14 54.2 31.9-74.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 41 3 4.3 1.2-14.0 3 7.2 2.3-20.8 3 8.0 2.3-24.0 32 80.5 63.8-90.6
Some Post-H.S. 30 4 10.3 3.7-25.8 2 5.8 1.2-23.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.6 23 82.8 65.2-92.5
College Graduate 28 4 22.5 7.5-51.0 3 9.1 2.1-31.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.9 20 67.8 42.3-85.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 28 5 23.3 9.3-47.6 5 18.3 7.0-39.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 17 57.9 36.5-76.6
$15,000- 24,999 25 5 27.4 10.3-55.3 1 2.9 0.4-18.6 1 1.5 0.2-10.2 18 68.2 41.2-86.8
$25,000- 34,999 18 0 0.0 . - . 4 17.6 5.7-42.9 2 11.8 2.1-45.4 12 70.6 42.7-88.6
$35,000- 49,999 15 3 11.7 3.4-33.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 12 88.3 66.7-96.6
$50,000-74,999 6 0 0.0 . - . 1 22.1 3.0-71.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 77.9 28.1-97.0
$75,000+ 18 2 15.2 3.3-48.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.9 0.5-23.5 15 80.9 50.3-94.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 77 12 16.0 8.4-28.3 10 12.0 6.1-22.3 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 53 71.1 58.0-81.4
No 49 5 12.1 4.8-27.3 2 3.4 0.7-15.4 5 7.6 2.5-21.0 37 76.9 60.4-88.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 13 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 13 100 . - .
Non-Veteran 113 17 16.5 9.8-26.5 12 9.5 5.1-17.2 7 4.4 1.7-11.3 77 69.5 58.5-78.6

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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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