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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 12 months, have you had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,276 646 49.6 45.3-53.9 630 50.4 46.1-54.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 208 100 42.9 33.3-53.1 108 57.1 46.9-66.7
GENDER
Males 49 22 46.9 29.3-65.2 27 53.1 34.8-70.7
Females 159 78 40.6 30.0-52.2 81 59.4 47.8-70.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 1 64.0 10.0-96.6 1 36.0 3.4-90.0
Non-Hispanic 202 98 42.9 33.2-53.2 104 57.1 46.8-66.8
AGE
18-24 7 3 19.5 3.7-60.2 4 80.5 39.8-96.3
25-34 24 9 28.3 13.7-49.6 15 71.7 50.4-86.3
35-44 30 20 75.1 53.2-88.9 10 24.9 11.1-46.8
45-54 50 25 42.8 25.9-61.7 25 57.2 38.3-74.1
55-64 39 23 56.5 35.8-75.1 16 43.5 24.9-64.2
65-74 40 16 43.5 27.2-61.3 24 56.5 38.7-72.8
75+ 17 4 32.0 12.1-61.6 13 68.0 38.4-87.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 59 24 34.9 20.4-52.8 35 65.1 47.2-79.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 71 32 34.8 20.5-52.4 39 65.2 47.6-79.5
Some Post-H.S. 44 26 62.1 39.8-80.3 18 37.9 19.7-60.2
College Graduate 34 18 37.1 19.6-58.7 16 62.9 41.3-80.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 34 47.9 31.4-64.8 31 52.1 35.2-68.6
$15,000- 24,999 55 24 41.1 26.1-58.0 31 58.9 42.0-73.9
$25,000- 34,999 13 4 30.9 10.8-62.3 9 69.1 37.7-89.2
$35,000- 49,999 22 12 68.6 43.0-86.3 10 31.4 13.7-57.0
$50,000-74,999 18 12 73.5 41.0-91.7 6 26.5 8.3-59.0
$75,000+ 12 6 21.2 6.7-50.1 6 78.8 49.9-93.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 140 74 55.9 44.3-66.9 66 44.1 33.1-55.7
No 66 24 26.8 15.5-42.3 42 73.2 57.7-84.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 9 68.3 34.6-89.7 6 31.7 10.3-65.4
Non-Veteran 193 91 40.9 31.1-51.5 102 59.1 48.5-68.9

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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.

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