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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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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 639 85 14.7 10.1-20.9 62 11.0 8.1-14.9 34 7.3 4.6-11.4 458 67.0 60.8-72.6
GENDER
Male 154 20 13.6 7.8-22.4 17 13.5 7.7-22.7 11 12.1 6.1-22.6 106 60.8 49.9-70.7
Female 485 65 15.3 9.4-23.8 45 9.8 6.8-13.9 23 5.0 2.7- 9.0 352 70.0 62.3-76.6
RACE
White 491 55 10.6 7.5-14.9 35 9.5 6.4-13.8 18 5.6 2.8-10.8 383 74.4 68.4-79.6
African American 100 23 22.4 14.0-33.9 19 19.7 11.1-32.4 14 18.2 9.8-31.5 44 39.7 28.4-52.3
Asian 5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 100 . - .
Native American 24 3 9.7 2.5-30.6 6 23.1 7.7-52.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 14 66.3 39.2-85.7
Other Minorities 18 4 42.3 10.9-81.4 2 2.0 0.3-11.1 1 4.3 0.5-27.6 11 51.4 16.9-84.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 2 5.5 1.1-23.6 2 10.5 1.7-44.5 2 12.2 2.1-47.7 9 71.8 40.0-90.7
-English Speaking 11 1 6.3 0.8-35.6 2 16.6 2.7-58.7 2 19.3 3.4-62.1 6 57.8 23.5-85.9
-Spanish Speaking 4 1 4.2 0.4-32.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 95.8 67.7-99.6
Non-Hispanic 622 82 15.0 10.2-21.3 59 10.9 7.9-14.8 32 7.1 4.4-11.4 449 67.0 60.7-72.7
AGE
18-24 16 3 32.0 6.7-75.4 2 6.9 1.5-26.8 1 11.0 1.5-50.3 10 50.1 19.8-80.3
25-34 60 9 17.8 8.4-34.0 8 14.0 6.4-28.1 3 2.1 0.6- 6.8 40 66.1 50.0-79.1
35-44 112 13 11.0 5.8-20.0 10 12.1 6.0-23.2 8 10.8 4.8-22.4 81 66.0 54.0-76.3
45-54 137 22 13.9 8.4-22.2 19 13.5 7.5-23.1 8 10.0 4.2-21.8 88 62.6 51.4-72.5
55-64 158 19 10.8 6.1-18.3 11 7.8 4.0-14.8 9 6.0 2.6-13.4 119 75.4 65.8-82.9
65-74 108 11 9.9 5.2-17.9 9 10.7 5.4-20.2 4 3.0 0.9- 8.9 84 76.5 65.9-84.5
75+ 45 8 22.2 10.6-40.7 2 5.6 1.1-23.9 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 34 70.1 51.8-83.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 17 14.1 7.9-24.0 16 15.2 8.4-26.1 10 9.5 3.7-22.2 87 61.1 48.7-72.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 170 27 22.1 10.3-41.3 18 9.8 5.2-17.8 14 13.7 6.8-25.6 111 54.4 40.7-67.5
Some Post-H.S. 189 23 12.9 7.4-21.6 19 12.8 7.4-21.2 8 5.1 2.0-12.4 139 69.2 59.3-77.6
College Graduate 149 17 9.1 5.1-15.7 9 6.9 3.2-14.2 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 121 82.8 74.3-88.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 20 25.3 10.6-49.3 18 8.6 4.5-15.9 16 10.2 4.8-20.1 98 55.9 39.2-71.5
$15,000- 24,999 128 24 17.0 10.4-26.6 12 12.2 6.4-21.7 7 13.1 5.1-29.8 85 57.7 44.6-69.9
$25,000- 34,999 58 6 10.3 3.3-27.6 4 9.6 3.3-24.9 2 2.9 0.6-13.0 46 77.2 60.1-88.4
$35,000- 49,999 74 13 18.6 9.6-33.0 4 10.3 3.1-29.2 2 5.9 1.5-20.9 55 65.2 49.1-78.5
$50,000-74,999 90 10 12.1 6.0-22.9 4 4.3 1.5-11.8 3 5.4 1.5-17.8 73 78.3 65.7-87.1
$75,000+ 76 5 3.3 1.3- 8.4 5 9.6 3.6-23.4 3 5.8 1.5-19.8 63 81.2 67.2-90.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 454 62 16.2 10.1-25.0 47 11.8 8.2-16.7 29 9.3 5.6-15.1 316 62.6 54.8-69.9
No 177 21 11.5 6.7-18.9 14 9.6 5.2-17.0 4 2.8 0.8- 9.3 138 76.1 67.0-83.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 10 20.3 10.0-37.0 4 8.3 2.7-23.1 4 10.1 3.3-27.3 36 61.2 44.4-75.8
Non-Veteran 584 74 13.7 9.0-20.5 58 11.3 8.2-15.5 30 7.0 4.2-11.5 422 67.9 61.3-73.8

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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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