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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, have you had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,276 646 49.6 45.3-53.9 630 50.4 46.1-54.7
GENDER
Male 327 155 45.4 37.5-53.6 172 54.6 46.4-62.5
Female 949 491 51.8 47.0-56.6 458 48.2 43.4-53.0
RACE
White 982 498 49.6 44.9-54.2 484 50.4 45.8-55.1
African American 208 100 42.9 33.3-53.1 108 57.1 46.9-66.7
Asian 8 5 43.3 10.4-83.4 3 56.7 16.6-89.6
Native American 42 24 65.1 43.5-81.9 18 34.9 18.1-56.5
Other Minorities 34 18 63.9 37.1-84.1 16 36.1 15.9-62.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 15 49.4 26.9-72.1 17 50.6 27.9-73.1
-English Speaking 23 11 56.4 30.1-79.5 12 43.6 20.5-69.9
-Spanish Speaking 9 4 40.8 10.9-79.4 5 59.2 20.6-89.1
Non-Hispanic 1,238 629 49.6 45.2-54.0 609 50.4 46.0-54.8
AGE
18-24 39 16 33.7 17.4-55.2 23 66.3 44.8-82.6
25-34 114 60 47.8 36.7-59.1 54 52.2 40.9-63.3
35-44 187 113 59.4 50.4-67.8 74 40.6 32.2-49.6
45-54 262 139 51.3 43.4-59.1 123 48.7 40.9-56.6
55-64 277 159 62.1 54.4-69.2 118 37.9 30.8-45.6
65-74 240 109 45.7 38.3-53.3 131 54.3 46.7-61.7
75+ 150 47 27.2 19.8-36.1 103 72.8 63.9-80.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 285 135 49.7 41.3-58.1 150 50.3 41.9-58.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 376 172 42.5 33.8-51.7 204 57.5 48.3-66.2
Some Post-H.S. 328 189 57.5 49.8-64.9 139 42.5 35.1-50.2
College Graduate 284 149 50.2 42.3-58.1 135 49.8 41.9-57.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 277 154 58.7 48.6-68.1 123 41.3 31.9-51.4
$15,000- 24,999 266 130 51.5 42.7-60.3 136 48.5 39.7-57.3
$25,000- 34,999 115 59 49.6 37.6-61.6 56 50.4 38.4-62.4
$35,000- 49,999 155 75 51.8 41.7-61.7 80 48.2 38.3-58.3
$50,000-74,999 148 90 61.9 51.6-71.2 58 38.1 28.8-48.4
$75,000+ 159 76 40.8 30.5-52.0 83 59.2 48.0-69.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 809 461 59.8 54.3-64.9 348 40.2 35.1-45.7
No 455 177 36.2 30.1-42.7 278 63.8 57.3-69.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 124 55 45.6 34.4-57.2 69 54.4 42.8-65.6
Non-Veteran 1,151 590 49.9 45.3-54.5 561 50.1 45.5-54.7

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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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