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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to PREVENT an asthma attack from occurring?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-14 days 15-24 days 25-30 days Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,257 229 20.5 17.2-24.3 53 3.6 2.6- 5.1 496 32.4 28.8-36.1 479 43.5 39.1-48.0
GENDER
Male 320 55 20.3 13.9-28.7 12 2.9 1.4- 6.0 125 29.2 23.1-36.2 128 47.6 39.2-56.1
Female 937 174 20.6 17.1-24.7 41 4.0 2.8- 5.8 371 34.1 29.9-38.5 351 41.3 36.3-46.4
RACE
White 969 160 19.1 15.4-23.4 42 3.8 2.6- 5.7 397 35.9 31.8-40.3 370 41.1 36.4-45.9
African American 205 52 28.3 19.6-38.9 6 2.3 1.0- 5.2 77 26.5 19.3-35.3 70 42.9 32.4-54.1
Asian 8 3 13.8 3.0-45.8 1 15.4 1.9-63.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 70.8 29.2-93.5
Native American 39 11 33.2 14.6-59.1 2 4.4 1.0-18.1 13 24.4 11.0-45.7 13 38.0 18.9-61.7
Other Minorities 34 3 8.2 2.2-26.0 2 3.6 0.7-16.7 9 15.2 5.3-36.5 20 73.1 49.4-88.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 2 3.7 0.9-14.5 2 6.9 1.4-28.0 14 29.9 13.3-54.3 13 59.5 35.9-79.4
-English Speaking 22 2 6.8 1.6-24.6 2 12.6 2.6-43.6 12 33.6 15.2-58.8 6 47.1 22.3-73.5
-Spanish Speaking 9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 25.4 4.1-72.9 7 74.6 27.1-95.9
Non-Hispanic 1,220 226 21.1 17.6-25.0 51 3.6 2.5- 5.0 479 32.4 28.8-36.2 464 43.0 38.6-47.6
AGE
18-24 38 11 25.0 11.3-46.6 2 1.3 0.3- 6.2 3 4.5 1.2-15.7 22 69.2 48.2-84.4
25-34 114 31 27.9 19.0-39.1 6 3.9 1.6- 8.9 24 18.0 11.1-27.7 53 50.2 39.0-61.4
35-44 183 44 23.8 17.0-32.3 9 5.6 2.6-11.8 56 28.9 21.7-37.5 74 41.6 33.1-50.7
45-54 262 50 15.6 11.4-21.0 7 2.6 1.1- 6.0 99 41.8 34.2-49.9 106 40.0 32.5-47.9
55-64 274 39 16.9 11.2-24.8 16 4.7 2.7- 8.1 126 45.1 37.4-53.1 93 33.2 26.3-41.0
65-74 235 41 21.3 15.5-28.6 9 3.9 1.8- 8.1 106 42.7 35.4-50.3 79 32.1 25.4-39.6
75+ 144 13 7.8 3.8-15.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5 80 58.1 47.6-67.9 48 32.4 23.4-43.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 275 43 17.9 11.7-26.3 10 3.4 1.7- 6.7 122 38.1 30.3-46.7 100 40.6 32.4-49.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 370 67 19.8 13.4-28.2 14 2.5 1.3- 4.7 152 31.2 24.5-38.9 137 46.5 37.1-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 328 69 22.7 16.9-29.9 16 3.8 2.1- 6.7 108 28.0 22.1-34.8 135 45.5 38.0-53.2
College Graduate 282 50 21.2 15.0-29.1 13 5.2 2.6-10.0 114 34.2 27.6-41.5 105 39.4 31.7-47.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 44 14.9 10.0-21.6 16 5.6 3.1-10.0 123 33.1 25.1-42.2 88 46.4 35.5-57.6
$15,000- 24,999 260 39 16.1 11.1-22.8 10 2.3 1.1- 4.9 110 36.9 28.9-45.6 101 44.7 35.8-54.0
$25,000- 34,999 115 21 17.7 10.4-28.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.5 43 36.0 25.2-48.3 48 45.2 33.5-57.6
$35,000- 49,999 154 29 25.8 17.2-36.9 7 3.7 1.6- 8.1 57 37.5 28.4-47.5 61 33.0 24.4-42.9
$50,000-74,999 147 44 34.1 24.6-45.1 8 5.6 2.5-11.9 40 19.2 13.5-26.7 55 41.0 31.3-51.6
$75,000+ 158 19 18.4 9.0-34.1 5 4.0 1.4-10.9 71 37.4 27.7-48.3 63 40.2 29.1-52.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 793 144 18.9 15.4-23.1 36 4.0 2.7- 5.8 353 38.3 33.5-43.5 260 38.8 33.1-44.7
No 453 82 22.3 16.4-29.4 16 3.2 1.7- 5.9 139 24.8 20.0-30.3 216 49.7 42.7-56.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 124 20 16.3 9.6-26.3 4 5.0 1.4-15.9 63 43.4 32.5-54.9 37 35.4 24.3-48.3
Non-Veteran 1,132 208 20.8 17.2-24.9 49 3.5 2.5- 4.9 433 31.2 27.5-35.2 442 44.5 39.8-49.3

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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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