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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,213 319 34.6 30.3-39.2 128 15.7 12.0-20.1 280 23.5 20.3-27.0 486 26.2 23.2-29.5
-Eastern NC 400 96 32.9 25.7-41.1 44 16.9 10.4-26.3 92 21.4 16.5-27.3 168 28.8 23.4-34.8
GENDER
Male 94 29 40.6 26.1-57.0 11 20.4 8.3-42.2 17 17.1 9.6-28.6 37 21.9 13.9-32.7
Female 306 67 27.7 21.4-35.0 33 14.5 9.6-21.3 75 24.4 18.9-30.8 131 33.5 27.5-40.1
RACE
White 257 49 25.1 17.6-34.5 28 20.6 11.4-34.5 64 23.3 17.1-31.0 116 31.0 24.0-38.9
African American 104 34 43.7 29.9-58.5 10 12.4 5.3-26.2 20 16.7 9.3-28.3 40 27.2 18.2-38.6
Other Minorities 39 13 48.9 24.7-73.6 6 8.0 2.8-21.1 8 22.6 9.2-45.6 12 20.5 8.3-42.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 3 18.0 4.0-53.6 1 3.3 0.4-22.8 2 42.9 9.7-83.9 3 35.8 9.2-75.5
Non-Hispanic 389 93 33.3 25.9-41.6 43 17.2 10.6-26.7 89 21.0 16.2-26.9 164 28.5 23.1-34.5
AGE
18-24 12 6 47.1 16.1-80.5 6 52.9 19.5-83.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 41 16 51.3 32.0-70.2 12 23.9 12.6-40.7 13 24.8 12.8-42.6 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 52 13 22.3 11.5-38.8 9 19.2 9.0-36.2 26 50.3 34.1-66.3 4 8.3 2.6-23.1
45-54 80 22 41.1 27.5-56.2 5 6.2 1.9-18.4 30 30.5 20.0-43.6 23 22.2 13.5-34.3
55-64 90 23 23.8 14.9-35.8 8 6.5 3.0-13.5 6 5.5 2.4-12.4 53 64.2 51.9-74.9
65-74 82 10 12.2 5.8-23.8 3 2.8 0.8- 9.0 12 11.8 6.4-20.8 57 73.2 61.2-82.5
75+ 40 5 13.2 5.1-30.0 1 2.2 0.3-14.1 3 7.9 2.3-23.7 31 76.7 59.4-88.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 86 20 30.5 18.1-46.7 10 13.2 5.9-27.2 14 18.9 10.3-32.1 42 37.3 25.6-50.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 129 30 30.1 18.3-45.4 12 19.2 6.4-45.5 27 17.5 10.5-27.8 60 33.1 22.3-46.1
Some Post-H.S. 99 24 34.5 21.1-50.9 11 15.9 7.6-30.5 26 25.8 15.6-39.6 38 23.7 15.4-34.6
College Graduate 85 22 37.8 22.3-56.1 11 18.0 8.8-33.2 25 24.4 15.0-37.2 27 19.9 12.0-31.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 88 27 39.6 24.7-56.6 10 9.9 4.6-20.2 17 23.6 12.8-39.3 34 26.9 16.7-40.2
$15,000- 24,999 87 20 41.7 25.5-60.0 8 11.3 4.7-24.8 16 14.4 7.3-26.4 43 32.5 21.3-46.2
$25,000- 34,999 35 5 18.5 7.4-39.0 2 14.2 2.9-47.8 12 38.0 20.2-59.6 16 29.4 14.2-51.2
$35,000- 49,999 49 14 38.1 21.7-57.7 3 8.1 2.3-25.0 11 19.4 9.7-35.0 21 34.5 20.4-51.9
$50,000-74,999 49 6 12.5 4.5-30.0 8 21.9 8.9-44.5 16 36.9 21.7-55.3 19 28.8 16.5-45.2
$75,000+ 44 15 49.2 28.8-69.8 8 18.1 8.2-35.2 8 12.9 5.4-27.9 13 19.8 9.7-36.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 266 59 28.3 20.2-38.2 25 17.2 8.5-31.7 55 18.7 13.2-25.9 127 35.8 28.0-44.4
No 128 36 40.8 28.4-54.6 17 16.5 9.2-27.7 36 25.6 17.2-36.3 39 17.1 11.4-24.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 7 15.9 7.1-31.9 0 0.0 . - . 15 39.3 23.9-57.2 26 44.8 29.4-61.4
Non-Veteran 351 89 35.7 27.6-44.7 44 19.5 12.1-29.9 77 19.1 14.3-25.1 141 25.8 20.5-31.9

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*These data apply to those who had been told they ever had 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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