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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,105 261 29.9 25.9-34.1 140 18.8 15.3-22.8 293 26.4 23.2-29.9 411 25.0 22.2-28.0
-Western NC 130 33 23.8 15.5-34.8 12 8.6 4.3-16.7 40 39.2 28.7-50.8 45 28.3 20.3-38.1
GENDER
Male 29 11 26.2 12.7-46.5 0 0.0 . - . 9 47.5 26.7-69.2 9 26.3 12.6-47.1
Female 101 22 22.9 13.2-36.7 12 12.1 6.0-22.7 31 35.9 24.7-48.9 36 29.1 19.9-40.5
RACE
White 112 28 23.5 14.6-35.6 8 8.6 3.9-17.7 38 41.1 29.9-53.2 38 26.8 18.6-37.0
African American 5 3 72.0 27.3-94.6 1 9.3 1.1-49.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 18.7 2.3-68.9
Other Minorities 12 2 12.1 2.5-42.5 2 3.1 0.6-14.1 2 34.6 6.7-79.5 6 50.3 16.5-83.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 76.5 29.0-96.3 2 23.5 3.7-71.0
Non-Hispanic 124 32 24.2 15.5-35.5 12 9.1 4.5-17.5 37 37.9 27.3-49.7 43 28.9 20.5-39.0
AGE
18-24 3 1 72.8 16.0-97.4 2 27.2 2.6-84.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 18 4 16.0 4.5-43.4 5 21.4 7.1-49.3 9 62.6 35.3-83.7 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 19 6 22.2 8.5-46.8 1 5.8 0.8-32.2 11 65.9 40.1-84.8 1 6.0 0.8-33.2
45-54 20 5 20.5 7.2-45.9 1 2.1 0.3-14.3 5 22.2 6.7-52.8 9 55.3 29.0-78.9
55-64 28 9 29.8 14.7-51.0 1 1.5 0.2-10.2 7 24.6 11.2-45.7 11 44.2 25.7-64.4
65-74 25 3 17.8 5.7-43.4 2 9.1 1.8-34.8 3 12.1 3.0-37.9 17 61.1 37.9-80.1
75+ 15 3 10.1 2.9-29.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 55.3 27.9-79.9 7 34.6 14.0-63.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 25 6 15.3 5.9-34.4 2 12.3 3.1-38.3 7 38.6 18.2-64.0 10 33.7 17.1-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 45 16 32.0 16.3-53.1 2 6.8 1.5-26.4 13 40.3 23.1-60.2 14 21.0 10.5-37.4
Some Post-H.S. 30 5 18.8 7.3-40.5 5 13.1 4.6-32.4 9 34.8 15.5-60.7 11 33.3 17.1-54.7
College Graduate 28 5 20.7 7.4-45.9 3 3.4 1.0-11.6 11 44.3 24.4-66.2 9 31.6 14.7-55.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 27 8 36.0 18.3-58.6 3 6.9 1.8-22.7 7 30.0 13.8-53.4 9 27.1 13.6-46.8
$15,000- 24,999 27 4 7.0 2.0-21.5 5 16.7 5.4-41.6 7 51.5 26.7-75.5 11 24.8 11.2-46.4
$25,000- 34,999 18 3 15.4 4.3-42.6 1 6.9 0.9-36.2 8 46.7 22.3-72.8 6 31.0 11.9-60.0
$35,000- 49,999 16 4 16.2 5.2-40.3 2 18.3 4.4-52.2 5 42.9 17.2-73.1 5 22.6 8.1-49.1
$50,000-74,999 6 4 63.8 23.7-90.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 36.2 9.1-76.3
$75,000+ 18 1 3.0 0.4-19.1 1 1.9 0.3-13.2 10 55.9 29.3-79.5 6 39.2 16.8-67.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 81 18 20.9 12.2-33.3 7 8.0 3.0-19.8 23 34.6 22.5-49.1 33 36.5 25.0-49.8
No 49 15 27.8 13.8-47.9 5 9.5 3.4-23.5 17 45.4 28.2-63.7 12 17.4 9.0-30.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 12 2 5.1 0.8-25.9 1 7.4 1.0-39.3 4 51.5 20.8-81.1 5 36.0 12.4-69.2
Non-Veteran 118 31 26.7 17.4-38.7 11 8.8 4.2-17.7 36 37.3 26.7-49.3 40 27.2 19.0-37.1

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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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