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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 30 days, how often did you have any symptoms of asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,237 339 31.4 27.1-36.0 263 21.5 18.1-25.3 248 19.8 16.6-23.3 137 10.0 8.0-12.4 250 17.3 14.7-20.4
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 203 61 40.3 29.6-52.0 30 15.4 9.4-24.3 38 16.2 10.9-23.4 37 15.2 9.5-23.5 37 12.8 8.3-19.3
GENDER
Males 48 17 38.5 21.8-58.4 8 18.6 7.3-40.1 7 14.9 6.6-30.2 8 19.7 8.5-39.4 8 8.3 3.4-18.9
Females 155 44 41.4 28.3-55.8 22 13.5 8.3-21.2 31 17.0 11.0-25.3 29 12.6 7.9-19.4 29 15.6 9.5-24.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 64.0 10.0-96.6 1 36.0 3.4-90.0
Non-Hispanic 197 60 40.8 29.9-52.6 30 15.7 9.5-24.7 37 16.1 10.8-23.4 36 15.2 9.5-23.6 34 12.3 7.8-18.7
AGE
18-24 7 3 59.1 18.7-90.1 2 25.8 4.4-72.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 13.6 1.7-59.3 1 1.5 0.2-12.2
25-34 24 11 60.8 38.7-79.2 5 14.4 5.6-32.5 3 9.7 2.8-28.5 4 11.6 4.1-28.8 1 3.5 0.5-21.6
35-44 29 5 13.1 4.1-34.6 8 21.8 9.6-42.3 6 18.4 6.6-41.6 8 36.5 16.8-62.1 2 10.2 2.4-34.9
45-54 49 13 34.2 17.0-57.0 7 13.2 5.9-27.0 10 24.1 11.9-42.8 9 7.4 3.5-15.1 10 21.0 9.5-40.3
55-64 39 12 41.9 23.0-63.4 3 7.5 2.1-23.7 7 17.0 7.4-34.4 6 11.5 4.6-25.7 11 22.1 11.1-39.2
65-74 39 10 26.4 13.5-45.3 3 10.0 2.8-30.1 11 31.4 16.9-50.7 7 18.3 8.5-35.1 8 13.9 6.4-27.4
75+ 15 7 46.8 21.8-73.5 2 12.0 2.8-39.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.3 1.6-27.8 4 33.8 12.7-64.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 57 11 28.3 13.5-49.9 9 23.9 8.3-52.0 11 16.0 7.4-31.2 10 12.3 5.6-25.1 16 19.5 10.4-33.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 27 56.9 38.2-73.7 8 10.3 4.7-21.1 13 14.0 7.0-26.3 10 7.4 3.4-15.3 12 11.4 5.1-23.4
Some Post-H.S. 43 12 30.2 13.1-55.3 9 17.3 8.3-32.8 8 17.4 7.9-34.3 10 27.9 13.0-50.0 4 7.2 2.0-22.4
College Graduate 33 11 42.6 20.6-67.9 4 10.2 3.2-27.9 6 18.5 6.8-41.2 7 12.6 4.8-29.5 5 16.2 5.2-40.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 17 35.8 19.7-55.9 2 4.0 1.0-15.6 13 18.5 9.3-33.4 14 21.7 10.9-38.7 17 19.9 10.4-34.8
$15,000- 24,999 54 13 31.7 16.5-52.2 8 14.5 6.6-29.0 13 26.3 14.0-43.8 10 14.1 6.9-26.8 10 13.4 6.6-25.3
$25,000- 34,999 13 4 26.1 9.0-55.8 4 38.3 14.8-68.8 2 20.2 4.8-55.9 2 11.8 2.0-46.1 1 3.6 0.5-22.6
$35,000- 49,999 21 8 29.6 12.2-56.0 5 20.7 7.8-44.7 5 25.9 9.9-52.7 1 15.4 2.4-58.1 2 8.3 1.9-29.7
$50,000-74,999 18 6 32.8 11.5-64.6 2 8.8 2.0-31.5 2 9.4 2.2-32.7 6 33.7 11.1-67.3 2 15.4 3.5-47.9
$75,000+ 12 7 75.7 40.7-93.4 1 3.1 0.4-21.2 1 2.0 0.2-14.6 1 3.0 0.4-21.0 2 16.2 3.0-54.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 135 29 29.0 18.4-42.4 14 11.2 6.3-19.1 31 22.4 14.8-32.4 30 19.9 12.1-30.9 31 17.5 11.2-26.4
No 66 32 54.0 35.7-71.3 16 20.5 9.7-38.2 7 9.1 3.7-20.5 7 10.0 3.6-24.6 4 6.5 2.1-18.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 2 10.3 2.2-36.8 5 30.2 10.8-60.6 2 12.5 2.5-43.8 2 9.2 2.0-33.4 4 37.8 13.2-71.0
Non-Veteran 188 59 42.7 31.4-54.9 25 14.2 8.1-23.7 36 16.5 10.9-24.1 35 15.7 9.7-24.6 33 10.8 7.0-16.4

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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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