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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,213 319 34.6 30.3-39.2 128 15.7 12.0-20.1 280 23.5 20.3-27.0 486 26.2 23.2-29.5
GENDER
Male 315 96 40.3 31.8-49.4 34 16.6 10.3-25.5 53 19.3 14.1-25.7 132 23.9 18.9-29.8
Female 898 223 31.5 27.0-36.5 94 15.2 11.0-20.5 227 25.8 22.0-30.0 354 27.5 23.9-31.4
RACE
White 947 235 32.7 28.0-37.8 96 14.9 11.3-19.4 212 23.5 20.0-27.4 404 28.9 25.4-32.7
African American 189 60 40.2 29.4-52.1 20 16.2 8.7-28.0 46 22.2 15.2-31.3 63 21.4 15.1-29.4
Asian 9 2 38.1 7.9-81.5 2 7.5 1.4-31.8 3 43.0 10.4-83.0 2 11.4 1.7-48.5
Native American 36 12 38.0 19.2-61.2 5 7.1 2.2-20.1 9 24.8 10.8-47.3 10 30.1 12.8-55.9
Other Minorities 31 9 38.1 15.4-67.5 5 30.5 7.9-69.0 10 23.1 8.7-48.6 7 8.3 2.4-24.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 8 17.3 7.1-36.5 4 18.3 5.9-44.6 9 51.5 28.1-74.2 8 13.0 5.4-28.2
-English Speaking 22 7 23.0 8.8-48.0 4 29.0 9.9-60.2 5 32.9 12.0-63.9 6 15.1 5.5-35.2
-Spanish Speaking 7 1 7.5 0.9-42.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 83.2 48.2-96.3 2 9.4 1.6-39.7
Non-Hispanic 1,180 310 35.2 30.7-39.9 124 15.6 11.9-20.2 270 22.6 19.5-26.1 476 26.6 23.5-29.9
AGE
18-24 39 26 63.8 41.0-81.7 13 36.2 18.3-59.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 113 53 51.1 39.8-62.3 29 24.7 16.2-35.6 31 24.3 16.4-34.3 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 185 49 24.4 17.7-32.7 29 15.1 9.9-22.3 93 53.5 44.6-62.2 14 7.0 3.7-12.8
45-54 252 72 32.6 25.3-40.8 22 9.8 5.7-16.5 78 29.3 22.6-37.1 80 28.3 21.9-35.7
55-64 270 64 24.4 18.0-32.0 19 7.8 4.2-14.2 34 10.9 7.3-15.9 153 56.9 48.9-64.6
65-74 218 31 16.9 11.2-24.7 11 5.5 2.7-10.8 34 14.6 9.9-20.9 142 63.1 54.7-70.7
75+ 129 22 18.3 11.3-28.3 5 4.3 1.5-11.6 7 5.3 2.3-11.8 95 72.1 61.7-80.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 45 24.1 16.7-33.4 30 19.4 12.2-29.5 49 21.8 15.5-29.8 128 34.6 27.4-42.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 351 91 35.0 25.7-45.5 35 16.2 8.4-28.9 78 19.6 14.5-26.0 147 29.2 22.7-36.7
Some Post-H.S. 322 102 42.5 34.9-50.4 23 9.3 5.6-15.0 72 23.3 17.5-30.3 125 25.0 19.8-31.0
College Graduate 286 81 33.5 26.1-41.9 40 19.1 13.3-26.6 81 29.6 23.0-37.2 84 17.7 13.5-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 62 28.7 19.9-39.5 26 18.5 8.4-35.9 47 21.8 15.0-30.5 107 31.0 23.0-40.4
$15,000- 24,999 257 55 27.8 19.6-37.8 28 14.8 8.9-23.6 64 27.3 19.9-36.1 110 30.1 23.6-37.7
$25,000- 34,999 115 27 30.0 19.3-43.4 9 14.1 6.9-26.7 28 28.2 18.8-40.1 51 27.6 19.2-37.9
$35,000- 49,999 152 47 38.4 28.7-49.1 14 11.8 6.5-20.3 37 26.6 18.3-37.1 54 23.2 16.7-31.3
$50,000-74,999 144 38 28.6 20.2-38.7 17 16.5 9.4-27.3 37 27.8 19.2-38.5 52 27.1 19.3-36.6
$75,000+ 162 53 44.7 33.0-57.1 22 14.1 8.1-23.4 43 25.0 17.3-34.7 44 16.2 10.9-23.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 758 168 25.1 20.7-30.2 81 17.9 12.6-24.8 157 21.9 18.0-26.4 352 35.1 30.5-40.0
No 442 150 47.1 40.0-54.4 44 12.7 8.6-18.3 120 25.3 20.2-31.1 128 14.9 11.8-18.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 123 21 18.6 10.1-31.6 4 7.0 2.4-18.4 27 29.7 19.8-41.9 71 44.8 33.8-56.3
Non-Veteran 1,089 298 36.5 31.8-41.4 124 16.7 12.7-21.5 253 22.9 19.6-26.5 414 24.0 21.0-27.3

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*These data apply to those who have been told by a health professional that they EVER had 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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