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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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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 639 85 14.7 10.1-20.9 62 11.0 8.1-14.9 34 7.3 4.6-11.4 458 67.0 60.8-72.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 100 23 22.4 14.0-33.9 19 19.7 11.1-32.4 14 18.2 9.8-31.5 44 39.7 28.4-52.3
GENDER
Males 22 5 19.4 7.5-41.8 5 21.7 7.1-50.0 5 28.6 11.9-54.3 7 30.4 12.9-56.2
Females 78 18 24.5 14.6-38.0 14 18.3 10.5-30.1 9 11.2 4.7-24.3 37 46.0 33.5-59.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 98 23 22.8 14.2-34.4 18 19.0 10.5-31.9 14 18.5 9.9-31.9 43 39.7 28.2-52.4
AGE
18-24 3 1 7.9 0.7-51.3 1 22.4 2.0-80.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 69.7 16.0-96.5
25-34 9 2 23.3 5.8-59.8 3 34.5 11.0-69.1 0 0.0 . - . 4 42.1 15.8-73.9
35-44 20 5 20.2 6.8-46.7 2 18.8 3.6-59.2 2 20.3 5.3-53.8 11 40.6 19.2-66.4
45-54 25 9 42.5 20.6-67.8 5 10.1 3.7-24.4 6 36.7 15.7-64.3 5 10.8 3.7-27.3
55-64 23 4 15.4 5.4-36.7 5 18.6 6.9-41.2 5 23.1 7.6-52.2 9 43.0 22.4-66.3
65-74 16 1 3.7 0.5-23.0 2 20.4 5.3-54.1 1 2.8 0.4-18.1 12 73.1 42.9-90.7
75+ 4 1 25.8 3.2-78.2 1 34.3 4.8-84.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 39.9 7.0-85.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 24 7 33.6 14.4-60.2 6 31.9 13.6-58.2 3 7.9 2.0-26.9 8 26.6 11.7-49.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 32 7 22.5 9.7-43.9 6 13.4 5.3-30.1 6 28.6 11.4-55.5 13 35.4 18.8-56.5
Some Post-H.S. 26 5 19.6 7.7-41.8 5 19.5 6.1-47.5 4 20.5 7.2-46.1 12 40.4 20.8-63.6
College Graduate 18 4 15.3 4.9-38.7 2 15.3 3.9-44.7 1 6.9 1.0-36.3 11 62.4 36.6-82.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 10 30.4 14.0-53.8 5 13.7 4.0-38.0 6 26.4 9.3-55.6 13 29.5 14.9-50.1
$15,000- 24,999 24 5 31.4 12.6-59.3 5 20.2 8.0-42.5 3 8.4 2.3-26.4 11 40.0 20.3-63.7
$25,000- 34,999 4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 31.2 4.1-82.7 3 68.8 17.3-95.9
$35,000- 49,999 12 3 22.2 6.7-53.0 1 22.2 3.5-69.1 1 13.3 1.9-55.1 7 42.3 17.4-71.9
$50,000-74,999 12 2 10.4 2.3-36.4 2 10.5 2.3-36.8 2 27.4 6.9-65.7 6 51.8 20.4-81.8
$75,000+ 6 1 9.4 1.2-47.1 2 35.8 8.9-76.1 1 18.4 2.5-66.1 2 36.5 9.1-76.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 74 18 26.1 15.4-40.6 13 19.0 9.0-35.8 13 24.2 12.8-40.9 30 30.7 20.0-44.0
No 24 3 10.2 2.9-30.6 6 22.1 9.3-43.9 1 4.1 0.6-24.4 14 63.5 40.6-81.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 9 2 25.6 6.4-63.5 2 13.4 2.9-44.9 1 20.7 3.1-68.0 4 40.3 13.9-73.8
Non-Veteran 91 21 22.0 13.2-34.2 17 20.5 11.2-34.5 13 17.9 9.2-32.0 40 39.6 27.6-53.1

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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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