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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor,
nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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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%)
North Carolina 627 102 17.7 13.8-22.4 82 12.1 9.2-15.8 88 15.8 11.8-20.8 355 54.4 48.6-60.0
-Eastern NC 215 35 19.3 12.0-29.6 27 8.5 5.5-13.0 37 22.8 14.9-33.2 116 49.4 39.8-58.9
GENDER
Male 44 9 23.0 9.0-47.4 2 3.4 0.8-13.0 11 35.9 19.2-57.0 22 37.7 22.1-56.3
Female 171 26 17.0 11.0-25.4 25 11.7 7.6-17.6 26 14.8 8.9-23.6 94 56.5 46.9-65.7
RACE
White 138 22 15.2 9.3-23.8 12 5.7 2.9-10.7 20 20.4 11.3-34.0 84 58.8 46.9-69.7
African American 53 11 20.4 9.8-37.7 9 13.8 6.7-26.3 11 27.9 12.9-50.3 22 37.8 23.1-55.3
Other Minorities 24 2 33.2 8.4-72.9 6 11.1 3.7-28.7 6 24.0 7.4-55.5 10 31.7 12.6-59.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 1 18.6 2.1-71.2 2 11.9 1.9-48.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 69.5 22.8-94.6
Non-Hispanic 210 34 19.3 11.9-29.8 25 8.5 5.4-13.0 37 23.3 15.2-33.9 114 49.0 39.4-58.6
AGE
18-24 7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 47.1 13.7-83.2 5 52.9 16.8-86.3
25-34 25 6 41.6 17.2-70.9 6 10.8 4.0-26.3 4 12.5 3.7-34.8 9 35.1 16.1-60.4
35-44 32 4 8.2 2.5-23.4 4 5.1 1.7-14.3 5 27.8 11.5-53.3 19 58.9 36.9-77.8
45-54 47 8 23.7 10.9-44.2 6 8.9 3.3-21.8 7 17.9 6.9-38.8 26 49.5 32.4-66.8
55-64 51 9 19.4 9.6-35.4 7 13.9 6.2-28.2 10 20.1 8.7-39.8 25 46.6 31.1-62.8
65-74 41 8 20.2 9.7-37.2 2 6.7 1.6-24.0 8 24.7 12.2-43.6 23 48.4 31.7-65.6
75+ 11 0 0.0 . - . 2 22.6 5.6-59.0 1 8.7 1.2-43.1 8 68.7 35.2-89.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 5 12.2 4.4-29.7 9 18.9 9.1-34.9 11 28.2 13.3-50.1 23 40.7 24.5-59.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 63 13 21.1 10.7-37.4 8 6.8 3.1-14.2 9 25.6 10.8-49.4 33 46.5 29.7-64.2
Some Post-H.S. 57 9 15.5 7.1-30.5 7 7.1 3.0-16.1 9 21.9 9.2-43.6 32 55.6 38.2-71.7
College Graduate 47 8 27.3 9.2-58.3 3 3.8 1.1-12.4 8 16.3 6.4-35.6 28 52.7 30.6-73.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 58 9 12.4 5.1-27.2 15 23.2 12.8-38.3 11 21.5 9.6-41.5 23 43.0 26.1-61.6
$15,000- 24,999 45 6 27.3 8.0-61.7 4 4.8 1.5-14.4 7 31.0 11.8-60.2 28 36.9 19.1-59.0
$25,000- 34,999 18 1 13.0 1.8-54.3 1 2.4 0.3-16.0 5 35.3 12.5-67.5 11 49.3 21.3-77.8
$35,000- 49,999 26 5 25.5 9.4-52.9 3 5.7 1.6-18.8 6 23.6 8.1-52.0 12 45.2 23.5-68.9
$50,000-74,999 29 7 23.3 10.0-45.3 2 5.2 1.3-19.5 3 16.9 3.4-54.1 17 54.5 31.1-76.1
$75,000+ 20 1 6.9 1.0-36.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.0 1.3-23.3 17 87.1 63.4-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 160 27 17.0 10.6-26.0 23 11.3 7.1-17.6 31 26.8 17.0-39.6 79 44.8 34.4-55.8
No 51 8 24.8 9.5-50.8 3 2.6 0.8- 8.8 5 13.7 4.3-36.0 35 58.9 37.7-77.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 23 6 23.9 9.4-48.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.9 5.1-43.5 13 59.2 35.3-79.5
Non-Veteran 191 29 19.0 11.0-30.6 27 9.9 6.4-15.1 32 22.4 13.9-33.9 103 48.7 38.4-59.1

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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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