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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,106 270 26.7 22.7-31.1 106 10.0 7.2-13.8 185 14.7 11.3-18.9 545 48.6 43.7-53.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 963 234 26.2 22.0-30.8 96 11.2 7.9-15.7 161 13.8 10.2-18.3 472 48.8 43.6-54.1
No 142 36 29.0 18.4-42.6 10 4.8 2.3- 9.5 24 18.9 10.4-31.8 72 47.3 34.5-60.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 8 29.6 9.3-63.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 42.5 9.6-83.8 5 27.9 7.7-64.2
Recommended Range 278 61 24.3 16.7-33.8 25 11.0 4.8-23.0 48 18.5 10.4-30.8 144 46.3 36.5-56.3
Overweight 331 78 30.9 23.5-39.3 32 11.4 7.1-17.9 54 12.9 9.3-17.7 167 44.8 37.2-52.7
Obese 441 110 25.6 19.7-32.5 46 9.5 6.4-13.9 77 12.8 9.5-17.0 208 52.2 44.3-59.9
Current Smoker
No 808 211 30.9 26.0-36.3 67 7.9 5.5-11.2 118 12.0 9.2-15.5 412 49.2 43.7-54.6
Yes 298 59 17.0 11.6-24.4 39 14.9 8.3-25.3 67 20.8 12.6-32.1 133 47.3 37.2-57.7
COPD
Yes 389 88 23.7 17.9-30.6 45 11.1 7.6-15.9 104 23.1 17.5-29.8 152 42.2 33.4-51.5
No 691 176 28.2 23.1-33.9 60 9.8 6.2-15.0 78 11.6 7.5-17.4 377 50.4 44.4-56.5
Binge Drinker
No 1,020 251 27.7 23.4-32.6 97 9.8 6.8-13.8 170 14.3 10.7-18.8 502 48.2 43.0-53.5
Yes 77 17 20.6 11.8-33.5 6 7.3 2.9-17.4 14 18.4 9.3-33.2 40 53.6 38.9-67.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,048 261 27.6 23.4-32.3 99 9.6 6.8-13.5 180 14.6 11.1-19.0 508 48.1 43.0-53.3
Yes 47 7 13.3 5.7-28.3 5 15.0 4.4-40.3 5 18.2 6.2-42.9 30 53.5 34.1-71.8
Diabetes
Yes 220 58 32.9 23.4-44.2 25 10.8 6.6-17.1 37 13.3 8.6-20.0 100 43.0 33.8-52.6
No 856 204 25.4 21.1-30.4 78 9.8 6.6-14.4 143 14.8 10.9-19.8 431 49.9 44.2-55.6
Disability
Yes 669 161 25.8 20.9-31.5 76 12.2 8.1-18.0 146 18.5 14.4-23.4 286 43.4 37.0-50.1
No 421 106 28.3 21.8-35.7 29 7.4 4.2-12.7 37 9.7 4.7-18.9 249 54.6 46.7-62.4
Hypertension
Yes 552 135 26.8 21.9-32.4 47 8.9 6.3-12.5 105 16.1 12.7-20.2 265 48.2 42.4-54.0
No 553 135 26.6 21.0-33.1 59 10.8 6.7-16.8 80 13.8 8.9-20.6 279 48.9 41.7-56.1

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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.

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