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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

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%)
North Carolina 1,257 229 20.5 17.2-24.3 53 3.6 2.6- 5.1 496 32.4 28.8-36.1 479 43.5 39.1-48.0
-Eastern NC 419 90 22.9 17.8-29.1 14 2.8 1.5- 5.0 173 33.5 27.4-40.1 142 40.8 33.0-49.0
GENDER
Male 98 20 16.4 9.1-27.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 41 32.5 21.4-46.0 36 50.7 35.6-65.6
Female 321 70 27.5 21.4-34.5 13 4.4 2.4- 8.0 132 34.2 28.1-40.8 106 33.9 27.5-41.0
RACE
White 259 51 20.9 15.0-28.5 9 2.6 1.2- 5.5 109 36.5 28.4-45.4 90 40.0 30.0-50.8
African American 116 28 25.6 16.2-38.1 4 3.3 1.1- 9.1 49 31.5 21.6-43.3 35 39.6 26.7-54.1
Other Minorities 43 11 27.1 11.4-51.8 1 2.6 0.4-17.2 15 22.8 9.5-45.2 16 47.5 23.4-72.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 2 23.2 5.1-63.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 23.8 6.5-58.5 3 52.9 17.6-85.6
Non-Hispanic 407 88 23.1 17.8-29.4 14 2.9 1.6- 5.1 167 33.4 27.3-40.2 138 40.6 32.7-49.1
AGE
18-24 12 4 19.5 5.2-51.6 1 1.1 0.1- 8.6 1 9.0 1.2-45.3 6 70.4 36.7-90.7
25-34 40 14 35.0 19.3-54.9 2 3.7 0.9-14.1 8 12.1 5.5-24.8 16 49.1 29.5-69.0
35-44 56 16 26.2 15.1-41.5 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 20 39.2 24.7-56.0 19 33.7 20.5-50.2
45-54 84 18 18.4 10.9-29.2 2 2.1 0.4-10.7 32 36.2 24.2-50.2 32 43.4 30.1-57.6
55-64 94 15 18.5 9.9-31.8 5 6.8 2.7-16.1 46 46.3 34.5-58.5 28 28.5 19.2-40.1
65-74 89 19 27.5 17.7-40.1 3 3.3 0.9-10.9 45 51.3 39.3-63.1 22 18.0 11.0-28.0
75+ 41 4 13.4 4.0-36.7 0 0.0 . - . 20 48.0 31.7-64.8 17 38.6 24.0-55.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 92 17 19.9 11.3-32.7 5 6.1 2.3-14.9 45 40.3 28.1-53.8 25 33.7 21.5-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 138 32 21.7 13.7-32.4 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2 55 35.4 23.9-48.9 48 41.8 26.9-58.3
Some Post-H.S. 104 26 30.3 19.0-44.7 3 1.7 0.5- 5.8 35 24.2 15.3-36.1 40 43.8 30.0-58.7
College Graduate 84 15 19.0 9.9-33.4 3 3.6 1.1-11.4 38 35.2 23.0-49.6 28 42.2 26.6-59.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 19 16.4 9.6-26.6 4 5.1 1.7-14.4 51 44.1 30.5-58.6 29 34.4 21.4-50.2
$15,000- 24,999 91 14 18.8 10.2-32.0 5 2.3 0.9- 6.2 40 32.6 21.0-46.8 32 46.3 30.7-62.6
$25,000- 34,999 35 10 32.8 15.4-56.6 0 0.0 . - . 16 31.8 17.0-51.4 9 35.4 17.1-59.3
$35,000- 49,999 50 12 27.5 14.8-45.3 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 16 41.4 25.3-59.6 21 29.5 17.4-45.4
$50,000-74,999 51 13 29.1 14.3-50.2 3 6.1 1.9-17.6 16 24.4 13.8-39.5 19 40.4 24.7-58.4
$75,000+ 42 8 18.9 8.4-37.3 1 2.5 0.3-16.2 21 41.1 23.2-61.7 12 37.5 17.2-63.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 280 58 21.4 15.4-28.8 10 2.8 1.3- 5.6 133 41.2 32.6-50.5 79 34.6 24.7-46.1
No 134 32 25.9 17.1-37.3 3 2.5 0.8- 7.5 38 20.8 14.0-29.7 61 50.8 38.8-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 10 20.5 10.2-36.9 2 3.6 0.9-14.2 21 37.4 23.4-53.9 17 38.5 23.5-56.1
Non-Veteran 368 79 22.6 17.1-29.2 12 2.7 1.4- 5.1 152 33.2 26.7-40.5 125 41.5 32.9-50.6

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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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