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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, how many days were you unable to work or carry out your usual activities because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 Days 8-30 days More than 30 Days None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,209 188 18.1 14.7-22.1 85 5.2 3.9- 6.9 48 3.6 2.4- 5.5 888 73.1 68.9-76.9
GENDER
Male 312 47 18.1 12.9-24.8 16 3.1 1.7- 5.7 19 5.0 2.6- 9.3 230 73.8 66.5-80.0
Female 897 141 18.1 13.8-23.3 69 6.4 4.7- 8.7 29 2.8 1.6- 4.9 658 72.7 67.5-77.3
RACE
White 932 120 12.5 9.9-15.6 67 5.8 4.2- 7.9 34 3.6 2.1- 6.2 711 78.1 74.2-81.6
African American 192 48 30.7 21.7-41.5 13 3.8 1.8- 7.7 12 4.4 2.2- 8.7 119 61.1 50.3-70.9
Asian 8 3 62.6 21.6-91.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 37.4 9.0-78.4
Native American 41 10 22.2 9.3-44.4 3 5.7 1.7-17.8 1 3.1 0.4-19.5 27 68.9 47.6-84.4
Other Minorities 34 7 39.2 14.8-70.6 2 3.1 0.5-16.9 1 1.7 0.2-12.1 24 55.9 27.1-81.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 4 23.0 7.3-53.2 2 6.4 1.1-29.6 1 5.0 0.7-28.5 22 65.6 38.7-85.2
-English Speaking 20 1 4.8 0.6-28.3 2 12.2 2.1-46.9 1 9.5 1.3-45.0 16 73.5 42.5-91.2
-Spanish Speaking 9 3 43.1 11.7-81.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 56.9 18.8-88.3
Non-Hispanic 1,175 183 18.0 14.5-22.0 82 5.1 3.8- 6.8 47 3.6 2.3- 5.5 863 73.3 69.1-77.2
AGE
18-24 37 9 22.6 9.0-46.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 1 3.8 0.5-22.7 26 72.8 49.8-87.8
25-34 111 19 19.0 11.2-30.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 89 79.5 68.2-87.5
35-44 178 40 21.5 14.7-30.2 15 7.1 3.8-12.8 3 1.6 0.4- 6.4 120 69.8 60.8-77.5
45-54 249 41 17.1 11.7-24.3 22 7.7 4.3-13.3 12 4.1 2.2- 7.6 174 71.1 63.2-77.8
55-64 265 47 19.8 14.2-26.9 22 7.9 4.8-12.9 17 8.4 4.3-15.8 179 63.8 55.6-71.3
65-74 225 25 12.3 7.8-18.8 17 6.7 3.5-12.3 8 3.2 1.4- 6.9 175 77.8 70.4-83.8
75+ 138 7 5.1 2.1-12.0 6 3.2 1.4- 7.5 6 3.8 1.6- 8.9 119 87.9 80.4-92.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 245 24 14.6 8.7-23.4 21 7.1 4.0-12.3 20 9.4 5.2-16.3 180 68.9 59.7-76.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 355 60 19.0 12.0-28.8 25 5.2 3.0- 8.9 12 3.3 1.2- 8.7 258 72.5 62.8-80.4
Some Post-H.S. 322 60 21.2 15.2-28.7 25 5.5 3.3- 9.1 10 2.2 0.9- 5.3 227 71.1 63.5-77.6
College Graduate 284 44 16.2 11.0-23.2 14 3.5 1.8- 6.8 5 1.2 0.4- 3.2 221 79.1 71.9-84.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 35 25.9 14.4-42.1 30 9.4 5.9-14.6 19 6.5 3.8-11.1 157 58.2 45.6-69.9
$15,000- 24,999 255 44 21.3 14.9-29.5 20 5.3 2.7-10.1 13 6.1 2.5-14.2 178 67.3 58.2-75.3
$25,000- 34,999 111 16 14.7 8.0-25.7 6 2.8 1.1- 7.4 3 2.0 0.6- 6.6 86 80.4 69.5-88.1
$35,000- 49,999 153 30 22.4 14.5-33.0 8 3.5 1.6- 7.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7 113 73.4 63.0-81.7
$50,000-74,999 147 26 17.0 10.4-26.6 5 5.1 2.1-12.2 4 3.4 1.1- 9.8 112 74.5 64.3-82.6
$75,000+ 158 21 16.7 9.7-27.4 4 1.9 0.6- 5.7 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0 130 80.0 69.4-87.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 742 121 20.6 15.6-26.7 77 8.7 6.4-11.7 46 6.5 4.2- 9.9 498 64.2 58.2-69.7
No 455 65 15.0 10.9-20.4 8 1.1 0.5- 2.3 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 380 83.7 78.3-88.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 122 22 20.0 12.6-30.2 10 5.1 2.5-10.1 5 2.5 0.9- 6.9 85 72.4 61.8-80.9
Non-Veteran 1,086 166 17.9 14.3-22.3 75 5.2 3.8- 7.1 43 3.7 2.4- 5.8 802 73.1 68.5-77.2

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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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