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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,615 1,768 10.9 10.3-11.7 13,847 89.1 88.3-89.7
-Western NC 1,664 207 12.1 9.9-14.6 1,457 87.9 85.4-90.1
GENDER
Male 619 59 11.6 8.0-16.3 560 88.4 83.7-92.0
Female 1,045 148 12.6 10.3-15.3 897 87.4 84.7-89.7
RACE
White 1,503 182 12.3 10.0-15.1 1,321 87.7 84.9-90.0
African American 47 5 8.2 3.0-20.6 42 91.8 79.4-97.0
Other Minorities 104 19 10.9 5.7-20.0 85 89.1 80.0-94.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 8 10.0 4.3-21.8 58 90.0 78.2-95.7
Non-Hispanic 1,591 197 12.2 10.0-14.8 1,394 87.8 85.2-90.0
AGE
18-24 53 7 15.8 6.3-34.3 46 84.2 65.7-93.7
25-34 172 27 13.1 8.3-20.1 145 86.9 79.9-91.7
35-44 244 34 14.3 9.8-20.6 210 85.7 79.4-90.2
45-54 319 33 8.6 5.6-13.0 286 91.4 87.0-94.4
55-64 355 45 11.4 8.2-15.6 310 88.6 84.4-91.8
65-74 292 34 10.9 7.5-15.6 258 89.1 84.4-92.5
75+ 222 25 10.9 6.9-16.9 197 89.1 83.1-93.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 42 15.3 9.1-24.5 226 84.7 75.5-90.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 515 68 13.0 9.6-17.4 447 87.0 82.6-90.4
Some Post-H.S. 414 46 10.5 7.1-15.1 368 89.5 84.9-92.9
College Graduate 459 49 10.5 6.8-15.8 410 89.5 84.2-93.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 45 20.1 13.9-28.3 177 79.9 71.7-86.1
$15,000- 24,999 306 45 13.9 9.5-19.8 261 86.1 80.2-90.5
$25,000- 34,999 241 27 9.6 6.1-14.8 214 90.4 85.2-93.9
$35,000- 49,999 261 29 10.5 6.7-16.0 232 89.5 84.0-93.3
$50,000-74,999 193 13 5.9 3.3-10.4 180 94.1 89.6-96.7
$75,000+ 196 19 7.6 4.5-12.7 177 92.4 87.3-95.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 664 122 19.6 15.3-24.7 542 80.4 75.3-84.7
No 950 82 8.7 6.4-11.7 868 91.3 88.3-93.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 244 17 9.3 5.2-16.2 227 90.7 83.8-94.8
Non-Veteran 1,418 190 12.5 10.2-15.3 1,228 87.5 84.7-89.8

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^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.

** 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.

*** 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.

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