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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you have any symptoms of asthma?

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  Total
Respond.^
None Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,237 339 31.4 27.1-36.0 263 21.5 18.1-25.3 248 19.8 16.6-23.3 137 10.0 8.0-12.4 250 17.3 14.7-20.4
-Eastern NC 411 114 29.6 23.0-37.3 80 17.1 13.0-22.2 78 21.3 14.7-29.8 46 10.3 6.9-15.1 93 21.6 16.4-28.0
GENDER
Male 96 26 33.5 20.5-49.5 15 10.4 5.4-18.9 17 22.4 10.2-42.3 8 9.9 4.2-21.4 30 23.8 14.2-37.2
Female 315 88 26.9 21.1-33.7 65 21.9 16.7-28.2 61 20.5 15.1-27.2 38 10.6 7.2-15.2 63 20.1 15.0-26.4
RACE
White 251 67 24.0 17.8-31.6 59 21.0 15.1-28.4 52 25.1 15.5-37.9 20 7.5 4.4-12.4 53 22.4 15.3-31.6
African American 115 34 37.6 24.7-52.5 13 12.5 6.9-21.4 18 12.2 6.9-20.8 21 18.9 10.4-31.9 29 18.9 12.0-28.5
Other Minorities 44 12 37.3 14.9-66.8 8 9.3 3.9-20.9 8 25.4 10.4-50.0 5 2.8 1.0- 7.7 11 25.2 11.5-46.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 2 15.2 2.6-54.4 2 19.8 3.7-61.0 1 35.1 6.1-81.7 2 14.0 2.5-51.0 2 15.9 3.3-51.6
Non-Hispanic 399 112 30.1 23.3-37.8 78 17.2 13.0-22.4 76 21.0 14.3-29.7 44 10.3 6.8-15.2 89 21.5 16.2-27.9
AGE
18-24 12 2 18.1 2.9-61.8 1 3.2 0.4-21.4 4 41.2 11.6-78.9 1 9.9 1.3-48.0 4 27.7 7.7-63.6
25-34 40 16 53.8 34.2-72.2 12 26.5 13.8-44.7 7 10.0 3.8-23.9 2 4.7 1.1-17.7 3 5.1 1.5-15.6
35-44 57 15 20.3 10.9-34.6 13 20.1 10.5-35.2 13 28.5 16.2-45.1 8 14.5 6.2-30.1 8 16.7 7.5-33.0
45-54 83 17 24.7 13.5-40.9 16 18.0 10.3-29.6 17 21.2 12.0-34.7 12 10.9 5.5-20.7 21 25.0 15.3-38.2
55-64 91 19 27.0 16.8-40.4 17 13.8 7.9-23.1 13 13.2 6.8-24.1 13 11.9 6.0-22.1 29 34.1 23.4-46.6
65-74 86 27 29.9 20.0-42.1 12 17.0 9.2-29.4 21 24.4 15.3-36.5 7 10.6 4.9-21.7 19 18.1 11.0-28.3
75+ 39 16 38.2 23.7-55.2 8 20.7 10.2-37.5 3 6.6 1.9-20.4 3 7.1 2.0-22.5 9 27.3 14.6-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 91 17 26.5 14.8-42.8 10 10.0 4.9-19.6 19 16.8 9.5-27.9 10 9.1 4.4-18.1 35 37.6 25.8-51.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 133 42 28.1 18.4-40.4 28 16.3 10.0-25.5 27 27.4 13.2-48.4 13 5.2 2.5-10.6 23 22.9 12.8-37.7
Some Post-H.S. 104 32 31.2 18.6-47.4 21 19.9 11.6-32.0 16 16.0 8.6-27.8 12 17.4 8.4-32.7 23 15.4 8.8-25.5
College Graduate 82 22 33.2 18.1-52.8 21 22.4 13.0-35.7 16 22.6 12.1-38.3 11 10.7 5.3-20.7 12 11.0 5.5-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 17 20.9 10.4-37.6 14 10.9 5.8-19.5 23 17.6 9.9-29.3 15 15.5 7.6-29.2 33 35.0 22.6-49.9
$15,000- 24,999 87 26 33.2 18.7-51.9 15 14.9 7.7-26.9 12 12.0 6.0-22.5 10 8.6 4.1-17.1 24 31.2 17.9-48.4
$25,000- 34,999 35 14 33.5 16.8-55.5 8 25.6 11.7-47.1 6 27.4 10.7-54.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 6 13.0 5.2-29.1
$35,000- 49,999 48 15 27.1 14.4-45.0 13 24.2 12.8-40.9 13 36.5 21.0-55.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 6 11.4 4.8-24.6
$50,000-74,999 51 18 34.1 20.2-51.5 7 11.8 3.9-30.4 9 14.6 6.7-28.8 9 24.6 10.9-46.5 8 14.9 6.7-29.9
$75,000+ 42 13 44.8 23.9-67.7 11 21.6 10.6-39.2 7 12.5 4.6-29.5 7 12.9 5.1-28.9 4 8.2 2.5-23.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 274 56 20.7 14.4-28.7 49 14.1 9.8-19.7 57 25.6 16.3-38.0 34 10.9 7.0-16.7 78 28.7 21.1-37.8
No 132 56 44.0 31.8-57.0 31 22.6 14.8-32.7 21 14.5 8.7-23.3 11 9.4 4.1-20.0 13 9.6 5.1-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 10 19.2 10.0-33.7 9 19.2 8.5-37.7 8 16.6 7.2-33.8 5 9.9 4.0-22.5 16 35.1 20.8-52.7
Non-Veteran 362 103 30.5 23.2-38.9 71 17.0 12.7-22.4 70 22.1 14.8-31.8 41 10.5 6.7-15.9 77 19.9 14.5-26.7

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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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