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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 30 days, how many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to PREVENT an asthma attack from occurring?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-14 days 15-24 days 25-30 days Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,257 229 20.5 17.2-24.3 53 3.6 2.6- 5.1 496 32.4 28.8-36.1 479 43.5 39.1-48.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 205 52 28.3 19.6-38.9 6 2.3 1.0- 5.2 77 26.5 19.3-35.3 70 42.9 32.4-54.1
GENDER
Males 48 12 32.8 17.0-53.7 3 2.7 0.8- 8.8 11 17.3 8.4-32.6 22 47.2 29.3-65.8
Females 157 40 25.7 16.8-37.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4 66 31.9 22.4-43.2 48 40.4 27.9-54.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 1 64.0 10.0-96.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 36.0 3.4-90.0 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 199 51 28.5 19.7-39.2 6 2.3 1.0- 5.3 74 26.1 18.9-35.0 68 43.1 32.5-54.4
AGE
18-24 7 3 39.3 9.3-80.5 1 1.5 0.2-12.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 59.1 18.7-90.1
25-34 24 7 33.7 14.7-60.1 1 2.3 0.3-15.3 3 8.7 2.6-25.0 13 55.2 31.8-76.5
35-44 29 9 39.3 19.2-63.8 0 0.0 . - . 10 31.0 14.5-54.3 10 29.7 13.9-52.5
45-54 49 17 25.8 14.5-41.8 0 0.0 . - . 16 35.0 18.2-56.6 16 39.1 22.0-59.4
55-64 40 6 10.0 4.0-22.8 3 9.3 2.9-26.2 19 37.8 22.2-56.5 12 42.9 24.2-64.0
65-74 39 8 26.4 13.4-45.3 1 2.8 0.4-17.2 22 55.1 37.3-71.7 8 15.7 6.9-32.2
75+ 16 2 6.3 1.4-24.0 0 0.0 . - . 7 42.1 19.3-68.7 7 51.7 26.3-76.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 58 14 31.1 14.1-55.4 2 3.7 0.8-14.8 24 24.1 13.7-38.7 18 41.1 23.9-60.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 20 24.0 13.4-39.3 2 2.3 0.5- 9.5 25 22.3 12.2-37.1 23 51.4 32.1-70.3
Some Post-H.S. 44 12 28.7 14.0-49.9 0 0.0 . - . 17 31.3 16.4-51.5 15 40.0 21.8-61.5
College Graduate 33 6 31.8 12.1-61.2 2 4.1 0.9-16.6 11 29.7 13.9-52.7 14 34.4 16.5-58.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 15 19.7 10.6-33.6 3 5.7 1.7-17.0 26 23.9 13.4-39.1 22 50.7 34.1-67.2
$15,000- 24,999 53 12 25.1 13.5-41.9 2 2.3 0.6- 8.9 22 36.8 21.3-55.7 17 35.8 21.5-53.2
$25,000- 34,999 13 5 33.3 12.6-63.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.0 2.0-31.8 6 57.7 29.4-81.8
$35,000- 49,999 22 7 43.4 20.5-69.5 0 0.0 . - . 9 39.9 19.2-64.9 6 16.7 5.6-40.6
$50,000-74,999 18 3 25.0 5.8-64.0 1 4.4 0.6-26.5 6 25.1 9.6-51.5 8 45.5 19.5-74.3
$75,000+ 12 2 26.7 4.8-72.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 25.7 7.1-60.9 5 47.6 14.7-82.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 138 34 24.3 16.0-35.0 4 2.9 1.0- 8.0 64 37.8 27.7-49.2 36 35.0 24.5-47.2
No 65 18 33.4 18.3-53.0 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 13 13.3 6.4-25.4 33 52.3 33.8-70.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 4 24.9 8.0-55.8 2 9.6 2.1-34.1 6 41.4 16.2-72.1 3 24.0 6.7-58.1
Non-Veteran 190 48 28.6 19.5-39.8 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 71 25.3 18.1-34.3 67 44.4 33.4-56.1

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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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