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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,240 333 26.4 23.1-30.0 119 8.9 7.0-11.3 186 11.6 9.6-14.0 602 53.1 48.8-57.3
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 201 54 28.8 20.5-38.8 28 12.3 7.6-19.4 40 12.1 8.1-17.6 79 46.8 36.0-57.8
GENDER
Males 47 11 27.7 14.2-47.1 6 10.2 3.8-24.3 7 9.3 3.8-21.1 23 52.8 34.2-70.7
Females 154 43 29.4 19.9-41.2 22 13.6 7.8-22.7 33 13.7 8.9-20.5 56 43.2 30.5-56.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 1 64.0 10.0-96.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 36.0 3.4-90.0
Non-Hispanic 195 52 28.8 20.4-39.0 28 12.5 7.7-19.8 39 11.8 7.9-17.4 76 46.8 36.0-58.0
AGE
18-24 7 1 4.4 0.5-29.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.5 0.2-12.2 5 94.1 71.8-99.0
25-34 24 7 35.5 16.0-61.4 1 2.5 0.3-16.4 2 5.0 1.2-18.7 14 57.0 33.2-78.0
35-44 29 11 44.3 23.3-67.6 9 35.9 17.6-59.6 0 0.0 . - . 9 19.7 8.9-38.3
45-54 49 20 37.8 21.3-57.8 7 13.6 5.0-32.0 8 12.6 4.9-29.0 14 35.9 19.3-56.8
55-64 39 9 27.4 14.0-46.8 4 10.5 2.6-33.8 15 30.6 16.9-48.9 11 31.4 14.4-55.5
65-74 38 5 16.5 6.5-36.0 5 15.3 6.1-33.6 10 27.2 13.9-46.4 18 41.0 25.0-59.1
75+ 14 1 12.0 1.7-51.4 2 6.6 1.5-25.2 4 35.1 13.6-65.0 7 46.3 21.6-72.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 55 15 30.3 15.4-50.9 10 13.8 5.9-29.2 11 12.9 6.2-24.9 19 43.0 24.1-64.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 69 19 26.1 14.3-42.7 4 4.0 1.3-11.3 18 16.8 8.6-30.2 28 53.1 33.8-71.5
Some Post-H.S. 44 10 27.2 13.3-47.6 8 14.6 6.2-30.7 7 8.5 3.5-19.2 19 49.7 30.1-69.4
College Graduate 33 10 34.8 14.7-62.3 6 22.4 8.2-48.4 4 8.1 2.6-22.6 13 34.7 16.5-58.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 17 36.1 20.5-55.4 8 11.8 4.8-26.4 19 21.1 11.4-35.7 19 31.0 17.3-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 53 11 24.5 12.8-41.7 7 9.1 3.9-20.2 11 16.3 8.3-29.5 24 50.0 33.2-66.9
$25,000- 34,999 13 3 19.2 5.4-49.6 1 1.4 0.2-10.2 0 0.0 . - . 9 79.3 49.7-93.7
$35,000- 49,999 22 10 54.3 29.9-76.8 5 23.1 8.4-49.7 1 5.4 0.7-30.5 6 17.2 5.8-40.9
$50,000-74,999 17 4 16.3 5.0-41.9 2 21.0 5.3-55.9 4 11.8 3.6-32.5 7 50.9 22.6-78.6
$75,000+ 12 2 25.6 4.3-72.4 3 19.3 4.3-55.7 2 7.6 1.5-30.2 5 47.6 14.6-82.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 135 35 34.6 24.0-46.9 23 15.3 9.1-24.5 34 18.2 12.0-26.6 43 32.0 21.9-44.1
No 65 19 22.2 11.5-38.6 5 9.0 3.3-22.5 5 4.5 1.7-11.3 36 64.3 46.7-78.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 3 19.9 5.2-52.8 4 27.8 7.8-63.7 5 35.0 12.8-66.2 3 17.3 5.1-45.1
Non-Veteran 186 51 29.5 20.7-40.2 24 11.1 6.6-18.1 35 10.2 6.8-15.2 76 49.1 37.9-60.5

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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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