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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor,
nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 627 102 17.7 13.8-22.4 82 12.1 9.2-15.8 88 15.8 11.8-20.8 355 54.4 48.6-60.0
GENDER
Male 151 34 24.4 16.0-35.3 15 8.1 4.3-14.6 21 21.5 13.2-33.0 81 46.1 36.0-56.5
Female 476 68 14.5 10.8-19.1 67 14.1 10.3-18.8 67 13.1 9.3-18.1 274 58.4 51.8-64.7
RACE
White 484 77 17.4 13.4-22.2 56 10.7 7.7-14.8 65 14.7 10.5-20.3 286 57.2 51.1-63.0
African American 96 19 19.2 11.3-30.7 17 15.9 9.3-26.0 16 23.3 12.5-39.3 44 41.6 30.0-54.1
Asian 5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 100 . - .
Native American 23 5 21.2 7.0-49.0 4 20.4 6.2-50.0 3 3.5 1.0-11.8 11 54.9 28.7-78.7
Other Minorities 18 1 17.7 2.4-65.0 5 13.9 3.2-44.1 4 18.8 5.2-49.8 8 49.5 16.1-83.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 3 12.1 3.0-37.5 3 23.9 4.5-67.5 2 20.2 4.9-55.3 7 43.8 17.1-74.7
-English Speaking 11 3 19.1 4.8-52.5 1 1.6 0.2-11.4 2 32.0 8.3-70.9 5 47.3 16.7-80.2
-Spanish Speaking 4 0 0.0 . - . 2 62.2 12.4-95.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 37.8 5.0-87.6
Non-Hispanic 611 99 17.9 13.9-22.8 79 11.7 8.9-15.3 86 15.7 11.7-20.8 347 54.6 48.8-60.4
AGE
18-24 16 3 9.1 2.4-28.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 19.6 4.6-54.9 11 71.4 39.1-90.6
25-34 59 15 34.9 20.5-52.8 11 17.0 8.2-32.0 6 8.1 3.2-19.0 27 40.0 26.2-55.6
35-44 111 20 13.7 8.3-21.9 11 7.7 3.7-15.2 16 21.7 12.8-34.4 64 56.9 45.3-67.8
45-54 136 16 14.6 8.3-24.3 20 16.1 9.5-25.9 14 11.8 5.8-22.6 86 57.5 46.5-67.9
55-64 155 24 17.3 10.8-26.5 23 13.7 8.4-21.5 25 18.1 10.4-29.5 83 50.9 40.5-61.3
65-74 104 19 16.5 9.8-26.4 11 15.0 7.9-26.7 17 14.1 8.3-22.8 57 54.4 42.8-65.5
75+ 43 4 14.0 4.8-34.5 5 10.2 3.9-24.1 8 18.3 8.2-35.8 26 57.4 39.9-73.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 125 24 18.6 11.3-28.9 22 22.7 13.7-35.2 26 24.0 14.0-38.0 53 34.7 24.6-46.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 164 29 17.9 11.3-27.2 20 9.5 5.1-17.0 17 13.7 6.7-26.1 98 58.9 46.1-70.7
Some Post-H.S. 188 25 12.6 8.0-19.3 24 10.7 6.5-17.1 22 14.3 8.1-23.9 117 62.4 52.8-71.1
College Graduate 149 24 23.4 13.9-36.6 16 8.8 5.0-15.0 23 14.0 8.4-22.4 86 53.9 42.9-64.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 21 12.2 6.6-21.3 26 13.0 7.8-21.0 26 14.1 7.8-24.3 73 60.7 46.5-73.3
$15,000- 24,999 123 21 22.6 12.0-38.3 14 13.7 6.9-25.3 14 17.9 8.5-33.7 74 45.9 33.6-58.7
$25,000- 34,999 59 7 14.1 6.1-29.3 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4 10 16.3 7.4-32.3 39 67.6 51.1-80.6
$35,000- 49,999 73 9 16.1 7.7-30.7 9 8.4 4.0-17.0 14 21.7 11.0-38.6 41 53.7 38.9-68.0
$50,000-74,999 89 21 24.4 15.0-37.1 11 12.4 6.2-23.3 7 10.5 3.7-26.4 50 52.7 39.3-65.7
$75,000+ 76 10 16.1 8.1-29.6 8 12.7 5.7-26.1 11 16.7 8.4-30.4 47 54.5 40.8-67.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 444 71 15.0 11.1-19.8 61 12.6 9.3-17.0 74 19.3 14.0-25.9 238 53.1 46.0-60.1
No 175 29 22.9 14.8-33.8 19 11.1 6.1-19.3 13 8.6 4.1-17.2 114 57.4 47.1-67.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 53 13 27.5 15.2-44.6 3 2.9 0.9- 9.1 8 12.1 5.0-26.3 29 57.5 41.2-72.4
Non-Veteran 573 89 16.9 12.8-21.8 79 13.1 9.9-17.1 79 15.7 11.5-21.1 326 54.3 48.2-60.3

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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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