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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 12 months, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor,
nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 627 102 17.7 13.8-22.4 82 12.1 9.2-15.8 88 15.8 11.8-20.8 355 54.4 48.6-60.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 96 19 19.2 11.3-30.7 17 15.9 9.3-26.0 16 23.3 12.5-39.3 44 41.6 30.0-54.1
GENDER
Males 20 6 25.7 10.7-49.9 1 2.7 0.4-17.6 5 43.5 20.9-69.2 8 28.1 12.7-51.2
Females 76 13 14.9 8.0-26.0 16 24.8 14.8-38.6 11 9.7 4.8-18.4 36 50.6 37.5-63.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 95 19 19.4 11.4-30.9 17 16.0 9.3-26.2 16 23.5 12.6-39.5 43 41.2 29.6-53.8
AGE
18-24 3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 69.7 16.0-96.5 2 30.3 3.5-84.0
25-34 9 4 42.4 15.7-74.3 1 12.4 1.7-53.3 0 0.0 . - . 4 45.2 17.6-76.1
35-44 20 2 8.0 1.4-34.3 4 15.7 4.5-42.4 3 32.4 10.9-65.4 11 43.9 20.9-69.7
45-54 23 5 25.5 8.6-55.4 1 2.4 0.3-15.7 3 15.1 3.4-47.4 14 57.0 30.8-79.8
55-64 22 5 23.9 9.2-49.5 8 36.5 17.6-60.7 4 22.1 6.6-53.1 5 17.6 6.3-40.5
65-74 16 2 5.4 1.1-21.9 2 20.4 5.3-54.1 5 21.0 7.8-45.6 7 53.2 27.5-77.3
75+ 3 1 50.5 7.5-92.8 1 39.2 4.7-89.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 10.3 1.0-55.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 22 5 32.1 12.6-60.7 5 27.0 10.8-53.1 6 16.6 6.3-37.1 6 24.2 7.7-55.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 30 9 32.2 14.7-56.6 3 8.0 2.2-25.0 3 12.5 2.7-42.4 15 47.3 26.9-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 26 1 4.6 0.6-26.5 8 20.5 8.8-40.7 5 36.9 16.4-63.5 12 38.1 20.0-60.4
College Graduate 18 4 23.6 8.2-51.4 1 3.5 0.5-21.9 2 11.1 2.3-40.0 11 61.8 35.7-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 32 7 21.6 8.1-46.1 7 20.7 8.7-41.4 7 28.7 10.7-57.5 11 29.1 13.2-52.5
$15,000- 24,999 22 4 19.8 6.3-47.4 1 4.7 0.6-27.2 2 4.7 1.1-18.0 15 70.8 45.2-87.7
$25,000- 34,999 4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 100 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 12 3 26.4 7.9-60.0 2 11.1 2.3-39.2 2 26.5 5.6-68.4 5 36.1 13.8-66.6
$50,000-74,999 12 3 18.4 5.2-48.1 3 23.3 6.0-59.2 4 48.3 17.8-80.1 2 10.0 1.7-41.3
$75,000+ 6 0 0.0 . - . 2 23.9 5.3-63.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 76.1 36.1-94.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 70 15 21.4 11.5-36.3 12 16.5 8.6-29.4 15 26.6 13.9-44.8 28 35.5 22.9-50.4
No 24 4 14.7 5.2-34.9 5 15.1 5.6-35.0 1 16.3 2.5-59.2 14 53.9 30.0-76.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 9 4 41.0 14.3-74.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 20.7 3.1-68.0 4 38.2 13.1-71.8
Non-Veteran 87 15 16.2 8.7-28.3 17 18.1 10.5-29.4 15 23.6 12.1-41.0 40 42.0 29.6-55.5

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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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