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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,240 333 26.4 23.1-30.0 119 8.9 7.0-11.3 186 11.6 9.6-14.0 602 53.1 48.8-57.3
GENDER
Male 317 72 20.5 15.4-26.8 36 10.0 6.5-14.9 49 12.1 8.3-17.2 160 57.4 49.4-65.1
Female 923 261 29.6 25.5-34.0 83 8.3 6.2-11.1 137 11.4 9.2-14.0 442 50.7 45.8-55.5
RACE
White 954 256 26.3 22.7-30.3 81 7.6 5.6-10.1 136 12.1 9.6-15.0 481 54.1 49.4-58.7
African American 201 54 28.8 20.5-38.8 28 12.3 7.6-19.4 40 12.1 8.1-17.6 79 46.8 36.0-57.8
Asian 8 5 43.3 10.4-83.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 56.7 16.6-89.6
Native American 41 13 41.5 21.6-64.6 6 9.4 3.3-23.9 6 13.9 4.9-33.5 16 35.2 18.0-57.3
Other Minorities 34 5 10.3 2.9-30.7 4 15.5 4.8-40.2 4 5.4 1.5-17.8 21 68.7 43.3-86.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 8 27.1 10.6-53.9 3 17.0 4.0-50.2 4 11.6 3.4-33.1 16 44.2 23.2-67.5
-English Speaking 22 6 28.3 10.0-58.4 2 8.0 1.6-31.1 4 21.1 6.4-51.1 10 42.6 19.6-69.4
-Spanish Speaking 9 2 25.7 4.3-72.9 1 28.2 4.3-77.3 0 0.0 . - . 6 46.1 13.9-81.9
Non-Hispanic 1,203 323 26.4 23.0-30.1 116 8.7 6.8-11.0 180 11.5 9.5-14.0 584 53.4 49.0-57.7
AGE
18-24 39 9 10.4 4.7-21.3 2 2.9 0.6-13.0 2 4.0 0.7-21.3 26 82.7 67.8-91.6
25-34 113 35 30.5 21.2-41.6 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 9 5.0 2.4-10.1 67 63.5 52.3-73.4
35-44 185 61 30.9 23.4-39.4 28 16.9 11.0-25.0 11 5.9 3.0-11.6 85 46.3 37.7-55.2
45-54 260 77 29.9 23.1-37.8 25 9.2 5.6-14.7 32 12.9 8.5-19.2 126 48.0 40.2-55.9
55-64 270 72 30.8 23.8-38.8 34 13.6 8.4-21.3 54 19.6 14.3-26.3 110 36.0 28.9-43.8
65-74 229 56 26.1 19.7-33.6 21 10.6 6.3-17.4 45 19.9 14.5-26.6 107 43.4 36.0-51.1
75+ 137 22 14.7 8.9-23.4 6 2.5 1.0- 5.7 33 25.8 17.9-35.8 76 57.0 46.5-66.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 60 27.5 20.2-36.2 26 10.4 6.0-17.7 62 19.1 13.7-25.9 120 43.0 34.6-51.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 364 80 18.0 13.3-23.9 39 9.5 6.1-14.5 65 13.6 9.5-19.2 180 58.9 50.2-67.1
Some Post-H.S. 326 103 31.0 24.6-38.2 30 8.0 5.1-12.5 37 8.2 5.6-12.0 156 52.7 45.2-60.2
College Graduate 279 89 31.5 24.8-39.1 24 7.9 4.6-13.2 21 6.7 4.0-11.0 145 53.9 45.9-61.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 263 63 27.4 19.6-36.9 28 8.0 4.8-13.0 68 17.8 12.7-24.3 104 46.8 35.9-58.0
$15,000- 24,999 259 55 23.2 16.6-31.4 30 10.9 6.5-17.5 55 19.9 13.8-27.6 119 46.1 37.2-55.2
$25,000- 34,999 113 31 21.6 14.0-31.9 9 11.2 4.9-23.6 10 7.7 3.5-15.7 63 59.5 47.3-70.7
$35,000- 49,999 152 47 34.3 25.0-45.0 13 9.8 5.0-18.4 14 8.5 4.8-14.6 78 47.4 37.4-57.6
$50,000-74,999 145 47 31.3 22.6-41.5 16 10.6 5.8-18.6 11 6.6 3.5-12.2 71 51.5 41.2-61.7
$75,000+ 158 49 28.7 20.1-39.3 16 8.0 4.3-14.5 11 6.0 2.9-12.1 82 57.2 45.7-68.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 778 210 28.0 23.6-32.8 89 11.7 8.8-15.5 156 17.4 14.1-21.3 323 42.9 37.3-48.7
No 453 121 24.4 19.5-30.2 29 5.2 3.3- 8.2 27 4.2 2.8- 6.5 276 66.1 59.8-71.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 121 25 18.5 11.5-28.3 16 14.1 7.7-24.5 24 19.7 12.3-29.9 56 47.8 36.0-59.8
Non-Veteran 1,118 308 27.3 23.7-31.2 102 8.1 6.2-10.6 162 10.8 8.7-13.3 546 53.8 49.2-58.3

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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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