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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 15,590 1,178 6.8 6.3- 7.3 14,412 93.2 92.7-93.7
-Western NC 1,659 134 7.0 5.7- 8.7 1,525 93.0 91.3-94.3
GENDER
Male 618 31 4.2 2.7- 6.5 587 95.8 93.5-97.3
Female 1,041 103 9.5 7.4-12.0 938 90.5 88.0-92.6
RACE
White 1,498 116 6.9 5.5- 8.7 1,382 93.1 91.3-94.5
African American 47 5 8.2 3.0-20.6 42 91.8 79.4-97.0
Other Minorities 104 12 7.4 3.3-15.9 92 92.6 84.1-96.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 65 4 4.4 1.2-15.3 61 95.6 84.7-98.8
Non-Hispanic 1,587 128 7.1 5.7- 8.8 1,459 92.9 91.2-94.3
AGE
18-24 53 3 3.4 0.7-14.0 50 96.6 86.0-99.3
25-34 172 19 8.1 4.7-13.8 153 91.9 86.2-95.3
35-44 244 21 8.6 5.2-13.9 223 91.4 86.1-94.8
45-54 317 21 4.9 2.8- 8.6 296 95.1 91.4-97.2
55-64 355 28 7.2 4.8-10.6 327 92.8 89.4-95.2
65-74 291 25 8.5 5.5-12.9 266 91.5 87.1-94.5
75+ 220 15 8.2 4.6-14.2 205 91.8 85.8-95.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 27 8.1 5.1-12.7 240 91.9 87.3-94.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 513 44 8.2 5.6-11.9 469 91.8 88.1-94.4
Some Post-H.S. 414 32 6.7 4.4-10.2 382 93.3 89.8-95.6
College Graduate 457 29 5.0 3.2- 7.8 428 95.0 92.2-96.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 32 14.1 9.5-20.6 190 85.9 79.4-90.5
$15,000- 24,999 305 26 6.8 4.0-11.5 279 93.2 88.5-96.0
$25,000- 34,999 240 18 7.0 4.0-12.0 222 93.0 88.0-96.0
$35,000- 49,999 260 15 6.2 3.4-11.2 245 93.8 88.8-96.6
$50,000-74,999 192 7 3.4 1.5- 7.4 185 96.6 92.6-98.5
$75,000+ 196 18 7.4 4.3-12.5 178 92.6 87.5-95.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 660 83 12.1 9.3-15.5 577 87.9 84.5-90.7
No 949 49 4.6 3.2- 6.6 900 95.4 93.4-96.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 244 13 7.1 3.6-13.5 231 92.9 86.5-96.4
Non-Veteran 1,413 121 7.0 5.6- 8.8 1,292 93.0 91.2-94.4

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

^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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