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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

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%)
North Carolina 639 85 14.7 10.1-20.9 62 11.0 8.1-14.9 34 7.3 4.6-11.4 458 67.0 60.8-72.6
-Eastern NC 221 37 14.8 9.8-21.7 28 13.9 9.0-21.0 16 11.9 6.1-21.8 140 59.4 49.8-68.3
GENDER
Male 46 8 14.7 6.3-30.9 9 12.9 5.7-26.7 6 20.9 8.5-42.8 23 51.5 32.6-69.9
Female 175 29 14.8 9.7-22.0 19 14.5 8.6-23.5 10 6.4 2.6-14.9 117 64.2 54.4-72.9
RACE
White 139 22 13.5 8.1-21.8 9 10.7 5.3-20.6 7 10.4 3.7-26.1 101 65.3 52.9-76.0
African American 57 12 18.6 9.1-34.2 11 17.1 8.9-30.5 9 22.4 10.2-42.3 25 41.9 26.1-59.5
Other Minorities 25 3 13.5 3.0-43.7 8 21.1 7.1-48.5 0 0.0 . - . 14 65.4 36.0-86.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 2 25.9 4.1-74.3 1 4.6 0.5-32.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 69.5 22.8-94.6
Non-Hispanic 215 35 14.7 9.6-21.7 26 13.7 8.7-20.9 16 12.2 6.3-22.3 138 59.5 49.8-68.5
AGE
18-24 7 1 2.3 0.3-16.9 2 16.5 3.4-52.5 1 26.6 4.0-75.8 3 54.6 18.0-86.8
25-34 25 3 6.4 1.7-21.4 4 17.1 5.5-42.2 3 5.4 1.5-17.9 15 71.1 46.7-87.3
35-44 32 3 14.5 4.1-40.1 5 15.3 5.7-35.0 2 16.0 4.2-44.9 22 54.3 32.9-74.2
45-54 49 10 18.0 8.7-33.5 9 15.6 6.5-33.2 4 16.6 5.7-39.8 26 49.8 32.9-66.8
55-64 54 12 23.0 11.4-40.9 5 10.0 3.9-23.5 4 4.8 1.5-14.3 33 62.1 45.3-76.5
65-74 41 5 17.8 7.4-37.2 2 6.0 1.4-23.1 1 4.8 0.7-26.9 33 71.4 52.0-85.2
75+ 12 3 32.9 10.9-66.2 1 15.6 2.3-59.3 1 7.3 1.0-38.5 7 44.2 19.0-72.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 10 24.5 11.5-44.7 6 12.0 5.0-26.3 4 12.3 3.3-36.7 30 51.1 33.5-68.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 67 10 12.0 5.8-23.1 9 8.0 3.4-17.9 10 25.2 11.1-47.7 38 54.8 37.0-71.4
Some Post-H.S. 57 12 20.2 10.1-36.4 8 20.3 9.6-37.9 1 5.7 0.8-30.6 36 53.9 36.8-70.1
College Graduate 47 5 4.0 1.5-10.3 5 15.9 6.0-36.0 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 36 78.5 59.2-90.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 12 17.0 8.0-32.5 9 9.3 4.0-20.3 8 18.9 7.7-39.2 32 54.8 37.2-71.2
$15,000- 24,999 47 8 12.4 5.2-26.5 5 11.9 4.0-30.6 4 23.1 7.0-54.7 30 52.5 28.8-75.2
$25,000- 34,999 18 3 23.4 5.7-60.7 3 24.3 7.1-57.5 1 6.6 0.9-36.0 11 45.7 18.9-75.2
$35,000- 49,999 26 5 17.3 6.0-40.5 2 11.7 2.5-40.9 1 11.0 1.6-48.3 18 60.1 34.8-81.0
$50,000-74,999 30 4 16.6 5.3-41.5 3 10.2 3.0-29.3 0 0.0 . - . 23 73.2 49.7-88.3
$75,000+ 20 2 3.9 0.9-15.0 1 5.8 0.8-31.8 1 4.1 0.6-24.2 16 86.3 65.2-95.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 166 31 17.8 11.6-26.3 18 12.8 7.4-21.2 13 15.4 7.5-29.0 104 54.1 43.1-64.6
No 51 4 7.1 1.8-24.2 9 16.7 7.7-32.7 2 3.1 0.7-12.1 36 73.1 55.4-85.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 23 5 28.6 11.2-56.1 3 15.2 4.2-42.1 2 12.9 2.8-42.9 13 43.3 23.2-65.9
Non-Veteran 197 31 11.4 7.4-17.2 25 14.0 8.7-21.7 14 11.9 5.7-23.1 127 62.7 52.4-72.0

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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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