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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

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%)
North Carolina 1,240 333 26.4 23.1-30.0 119 8.9 7.0-11.3 186 11.6 9.6-14.0 602 53.1 48.8-57.3
-Eastern NC 414 104 26.5 21.0-33.0 39 8.5 5.4-13.1 70 16.3 11.8-22.0 201 48.6 41.0-56.3
GENDER
Male 98 22 20.4 12.0-32.5 11 8.3 3.8-17.3 17 16.9 9.0-29.4 48 54.5 39.5-68.6
Female 316 82 30.8 24.5-37.9 28 8.7 5.1-14.4 53 15.9 11.5-21.6 153 44.6 37.8-51.6
RACE
White 255 64 26.2 19.4-34.3 20 6.1 3.1-11.5 34 15.6 9.8-24.1 137 52.1 42.4-61.7
African American 114 29 31.2 20.3-44.6 13 9.4 4.8-17.8 29 18.6 11.7-28.2 43 40.8 28.0-55.0
Other Minorities 44 11 16.9 7.4-34.3 6 19.2 6.4-45.4 7 14.2 5.2-33.2 20 49.7 26.1-73.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 3 32.6 8.9-70.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.0 0.4-21.0 5 64.3 27.1-89.8
Non-Hispanic 402 100 26.5 20.8-33.0 39 8.7 5.6-13.4 68 16.3 11.8-22.2 195 48.5 40.7-56.2
AGE
18-24 12 2 4.8 1.0-21.2 1 7.5 1.0-40.4 2 13.9 2.1-54.4 7 73.8 38.6-92.6
25-34 39 10 22.8 11.1-41.2 1 2.0 0.3-13.4 5 10.1 3.6-25.1 23 65.1 45.7-80.5
35-44 56 17 31.0 18.3-47.4 8 17.0 7.7-33.6 4 10.5 3.4-28.0 27 41.4 27.2-57.1
45-54 84 27 39.1 26.0-54.0 9 7.4 3.4-15.5 13 15.1 7.7-27.5 35 38.4 26.6-51.7
55-64 93 24 30.4 20.2-43.0 10 10.6 4.2-24.2 21 25.1 15.9-37.2 38 33.9 23.9-45.6
65-74 87 19 27.9 17.8-40.9 8 7.9 3.7-16.0 15 19.1 11.1-30.9 45 45.1 33.5-57.2
75+ 40 5 17.7 6.6-39.5 2 2.2 0.5- 9.0 10 28.3 15.5-46.1 23 51.7 34.8-68.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 92 24 30.8 19.1-45.6 9 12.2 5.2-26.0 26 29.5 18.9-42.7 33 27.6 18.0-39.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 135 34 23.6 15.0-35.1 14 9.6 4.6-19.0 22 15.4 7.5-29.0 65 51.4 36.7-65.8
Some Post-H.S. 104 21 23.2 14.0-36.0 9 4.8 2.2-10.0 14 12.0 6.2-21.7 60 60.1 46.4-72.4
College Graduate 82 25 31.3 19.4-46.4 7 7.7 2.2-23.4 8 9.7 4.4-20.2 42 51.3 35.5-66.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 28 39.1 25.6-54.5 13 10.7 4.9-21.6 23 17.9 10.4-29.2 38 32.4 20.6-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 87 14 17.7 9.3-31.2 7 6.2 2.6-14.0 26 32.2 19.0-49.0 40 43.9 28.7-60.4
$25,000- 34,999 35 6 9.8 3.9-22.1 4 23.1 7.1-54.1 3 14.2 4.3-38.3 22 52.9 31.2-73.5
$35,000- 49,999 49 16 38.7 23.2-56.9 4 11.7 3.4-33.4 3 7.6 2.3-22.5 26 42.0 26.7-59.0
$50,000-74,999 51 12 20.2 10.8-34.4 5 7.9 2.7-21.1 7 13.1 5.8-27.0 27 58.8 41.8-73.9
$75,000+ 42 14 32.8 17.3-53.3 5 5.8 1.8-17.0 2 4.4 1.0-16.9 21 57.0 36.1-75.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 279 72 28.8 21.5-37.4 33 12.5 7.7-19.5 61 22.7 16.0-31.1 113 36.1 26.6-46.7
No 132 32 23.1 15.3-33.2 6 2.1 0.8- 5.7 7 5.4 2.4-11.6 87 69.4 58.6-78.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 11 20.7 11.1-35.4 7 11.6 5.1-24.4 11 29.6 16.1-47.9 21 38.1 23.5-55.1
Non-Veteran 363 93 27.6 21.4-34.8 31 7.2 4.3-12.0 59 14.5 10.0-20.6 180 50.6 42.3-58.9

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*These data apply only to those with current asthma.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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