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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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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%)
TOTAL 1,146 109 9.6 7.3-12.5 58 5.8 4.0- 8.5 50 5.3 3.4- 8.1 929 79.3 75.2-82.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,000 91 8.2 6.3-10.6 43 4.5 2.9- 6.9 39 4.1 2.7- 6.3 827 83.2 79.6-86.2
No 145 18 16.1 8.2-29.2 15 12.2 5.8-23.9 11 10.9 4.3-24.9 101 60.7 47.0-73.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 16 3 14.3 3.5-43.1 1 2.6 0.3-18.6 1 36.8 7.0-81.9 11 46.2 15.3-80.3
Recommended Range 294 25 8.8 4.3-17.0 8 2.4 0.9- 6.2 13 6.3 3.0-12.7 248 82.6 73.7-88.9
Overweight 337 30 9.1 5.8-13.8 12 3.6 1.7- 7.5 15 4.8 2.6- 8.7 280 82.5 76.5-87.3
Obese 456 47 10.2 7.1-14.5 33 7.6 4.8-11.8 20 3.8 1.9- 7.2 356 78.5 72.5-83.4
Current Smoker
No 834 73 10.0 7.1-13.8 37 6.3 4.0-10.0 34 4.9 2.8- 8.5 690 78.8 73.7-83.2
Yes 311 36 8.8 5.7-13.3 21 4.8 2.6- 8.7 16 6.2 3.1-11.9 238 80.2 73.2-85.8
COPD
Yes 401 47 10.9 7.5-15.6 30 9.6 5.9-15.3 27 7.8 4.3-13.6 297 71.7 64.2-78.1
No 703 60 9.2 6.4-13.2 24 3.5 2.0- 6.1 19 4.3 2.2- 8.0 600 83.0 78.0-87.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,057 102 10.1 7.6-13.3 54 6.2 4.1- 9.2 45 4.8 3.0- 7.6 856 79.0 74.6-82.8
Yes 78 7 7.4 2.9-17.6 4 3.9 1.4-10.8 5 10.7 3.8-26.8 62 78.0 63.3-87.9
Heavy Drinker
No 1,084 106 9.7 7.3-12.7 56 6.1 4.1- 8.9 48 5.1 3.3- 7.9 874 79.1 74.9-82.8
Yes 48 3 10.7 3.3-30.0 2 3.1 0.7-12.7 2 9.6 1.5-42.2 41 76.5 53.2-90.3
Diabetes
Yes 231 24 10.9 6.8-16.9 19 8.3 4.2-15.9 15 6.8 3.4-13.3 173 74.0 65.2-81.2
No 884 81 9.1 6.5-12.5 39 5.5 3.5- 8.6 33 4.9 2.9- 8.3 731 80.5 75.7-84.4
Disability
Yes 694 80 12.5 8.9-17.2 46 8.6 5.6-13.2 39 7.2 4.3-12.0 529 71.6 65.3-77.1
No 427 28 6.0 3.9- 9.3 11 2.4 1.2- 4.9 9 2.7 1.2- 5.8 379 88.9 84.5-92.1
Hypertension
Yes 576 52 8.6 6.2-11.9 34 8.0 4.6-13.5 27 4.9 2.8- 8.3 463 78.5 72.9-83.3
No 568 57 10.3 7.0-14.8 24 4.5 2.7- 7.5 23 5.6 3.0-10.1 464 79.7 73.8-84.5

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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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