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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 many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to PREVENT an asthma attack from occurring?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-14 days 15-24 days 25-30 days Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,120 202 22.3 18.1-27.1 33 3.2 2.0- 5.2 452 34.8 30.5-39.4 433 39.7 35.0-44.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 978 178 22.4 17.9-27.7 24 2.3 1.4- 3.9 412 36.5 31.9-41.5 364 38.7 33.7-44.0
No 141 24 21.6 12.2-35.4 9 7.6 3.0-17.9 40 27.0 16.6-40.7 68 43.8 31.4-57.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 16 7 60.4 25.9-86.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 18.5 5.1-48.8 4 21.1 5.5-55.0
Recommended Range 285 46 21.2 12.7-33.2 12 5.0 2.1-11.4 105 32.2 23.6-42.2 122 41.6 32.3-51.6
Overweight 333 56 20.9 14.6-29.1 8 3.2 1.5- 6.8 128 34.4 27.7-41.8 141 41.5 33.9-49.5
Obese 443 80 20.1 15.0-26.4 12 2.4 1.1- 5.2 200 39.0 31.8-46.7 151 38.5 30.7-47.0
Current Smoker
No 819 145 22.9 18.3-28.2 26 3.5 2.0- 6.1 329 33.7 29.2-38.6 319 39.9 34.6-45.4
Yes 300 57 20.8 12.7-32.0 7 2.6 1.0- 6.7 122 37.2 27.9-47.6 114 39.3 30.1-49.4
COPD
Yes 395 58 17.4 12.3-24.1 8 1.7 0.7- 4.0 210 43.9 36.1-52.0 119 37.0 28.1-46.8
No 696 139 23.4 18.1-29.6 24 3.9 2.2- 6.7 231 31.6 26.3-37.5 302 41.1 35.5-47.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,032 184 23.0 18.4-28.3 29 3.0 1.7- 5.1 417 34.1 29.5-39.0 402 39.9 34.9-45.2
Yes 78 14 15.3 8.1-26.9 4 5.8 1.8-16.8 31 39.0 26.1-53.7 29 39.9 26.0-55.7
Heavy Drinker
No 1,061 186 22.2 17.8-27.3 32 3.3 2.0- 5.5 433 34.4 29.9-39.1 410 40.1 35.2-45.3
Yes 46 12 23.1 11.6-40.7 1 2.1 0.3-13.5 16 42.0 24.0-62.3 17 32.9 18.2-51.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,120 202 22.3 18.1-27.1 33 3.2 2.0- 5.2 452 34.8 30.5-39.4 433 39.7 35.0-44.6
Diabetes
Yes 225 36 23.1 14.3-35.0 7 2.2 1.0- 5.0 92 33.8 25.9-42.7 90 40.9 32.0-50.5
No 864 161 22.2 17.5-27.7 24 3.3 1.9- 5.7 349 35.1 30.1-40.4 330 39.5 34.1-45.1
Disability
Yes 680 124 23.1 18.1-29.0 17 3.0 1.4- 6.3 304 38.1 32.3-44.3 235 35.9 29.7-42.6
No 424 76 21.7 14.9-30.5 16 3.7 2.0- 6.7 143 31.0 24.6-38.2 189 43.6 36.3-51.2
Hypertension
Yes 560 93 20.9 16.1-26.7 15 2.8 1.4- 5.3 243 39.7 34.3-45.3 209 36.6 31.3-42.3
No 558 108 22.9 17.0-30.1 18 3.5 1.8- 6.7 209 31.8 25.8-38.6 223 41.7 34.9-48.9

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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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