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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you have any symptoms of asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,237 339 31.4 27.1-36.0 263 21.5 18.1-25.3 248 19.8 16.6-23.3 137 10.0 8.0-12.4 250 17.3 14.7-20.4
GENDER
Male 313 84 31.4 23.9-40.1 60 19.5 13.2-27.9 65 20.8 14.5-28.9 28 8.9 5.6-14.0 76 19.3 14.2-25.5
Female 924 255 31.4 26.4-36.8 203 22.6 18.9-26.7 183 19.2 16.0-22.8 109 10.6 8.2-13.5 174 16.3 13.4-19.7
RACE
White 949 256 28.0 23.9-32.5 213 23.4 19.4-28.0 194 21.0 17.2-25.4 91 9.0 7.0-11.6 195 18.5 15.4-22.2
African American 203 61 40.3 29.6-52.0 30 15.4 9.4-24.3 38 16.2 10.9-23.4 37 15.2 9.5-23.5 37 12.8 8.3-19.3
Asian 8 2 12.0 1.8-49.8 3 26.1 5.4-68.5 2 17.2 2.7-60.9 1 44.6 8.6-87.3 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 41 8 18.4 6.8-41.3 9 29.4 12.1-55.8 8 15.8 6.0-35.6 5 5.8 1.7-17.8 11 30.5 15.0-52.2
Other Minorities 34 11 54.0 27.7-78.2 7 12.0 3.8-32.3 6 18.3 6.5-42.0 3 2.7 0.6-11.8 7 13.0 4.3-32.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 30 8 25.2 10.0-50.3 7 20.3 7.7-43.6 6 26.8 9.8-55.1 3 3.4 0.9-11.9 6 24.4 8.9-51.4
-English Speaking 21 6 28.9 10.1-59.3 4 26.4 8.2-59.0 4 15.3 4.8-39.6 3 6.2 1.6-20.8 4 23.2 7.5-52.9
-Spanish Speaking 9 2 20.7 3.5-65.1 3 13.0 3.0-41.5 2 40.7 10.1-80.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 25.7 4.3-72.9
Non-Hispanic 1,202 330 31.6 27.3-36.3 256 21.6 18.2-25.5 241 19.5 16.4-23.2 134 10.2 8.1-12.8 241 17.0 14.4-20.0
AGE
18-24 39 9 37.3 18.9-60.4 13 29.2 14.5-50.2 6 14.2 4.3-38.2 6 10.1 3.9-23.6 5 9.2 3.1-24.0
25-34 113 37 40.5 29.5-52.6 35 28.8 19.9-39.7 19 12.8 7.7-20.5 8 5.7 2.8-11.3 14 12.3 6.5-21.8
35-44 185 47 28.5 20.9-37.5 41 16.9 11.6-23.9 47 27.8 20.5-36.4 20 11.8 7.0-19.3 30 15.0 10.0-21.9
45-54 258 68 28.7 21.7-36.9 52 17.1 12.4-23.1 53 22.4 16.3-29.9 32 10.4 6.9-15.4 53 21.5 15.8-28.6
55-64 272 59 23.0 16.9-30.6 56 22.5 16.0-30.6 55 19.5 14.2-26.2 34 10.4 6.7-15.8 68 24.6 18.6-31.7
65-74 225 63 28.8 22.2-36.4 40 18.5 13.2-25.3 55 25.9 19.5-33.4 22 9.8 6.2-15.0 45 17.1 12.3-23.2
75+ 138 52 37.0 27.5-47.5 25 17.0 11.0-25.4 12 8.2 4.1-15.6 15 14.0 7.0-26.0 34 23.9 16.5-33.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 51 22.5 15.8-31.1 40 16.1 9.9-25.0 56 18.4 13.1-25.4 35 12.1 7.7-18.5 88 30.9 23.8-39.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 362 110 35.2 26.1-45.5 73 21.3 14.5-30.2 76 22.0 15.1-30.9 33 5.5 3.5- 8.5 70 16.0 11.3-22.1
Some Post-H.S. 322 91 29.2 22.4-37.1 76 23.6 17.8-30.6 61 18.5 13.8-24.4 38 13.9 9.1-20.8 56 14.7 10.3-20.6
College Graduate 281 86 35.9 28.0-44.7 74 23.7 18.1-30.5 54 19.0 13.9-25.6 31 9.9 6.7-14.5 36 11.4 7.6-16.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 44 25.3 14.4-40.5 27 11.1 6.6-18.2 59 17.7 12.5-24.6 39 12.8 8.1-19.4 91 33.1 24.6-42.8
$15,000- 24,999 257 72 28.7 20.9-38.1 53 16.9 11.5-24.2 51 23.7 16.9-32.1 31 10.1 6.4-15.6 50 20.5 14.0-29.0
$25,000- 34,999 115 34 31.6 21.2-44.3 31 30.1 19.7-42.9 19 18.1 10.5-29.4 9 6.3 2.9-13.1 22 14.0 8.5-22.1
$35,000- 49,999 153 47 30.7 21.9-41.1 41 24.9 17.4-34.3 32 23.3 15.8-33.0 10 7.4 3.0-17.1 23 13.7 8.6-21.2
$50,000-74,999 146 43 28.7 20.4-38.8 35 25.9 17.4-36.8 34 20.5 13.8-29.2 20 15.0 8.7-24.7 14 9.8 5.3-17.6
$75,000+ 158 55 41.1 29.7-53.5 37 21.4 12.2-34.9 31 16.7 10.7-25.0 16 9.8 5.3-17.5 19 11.0 6.3-18.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 772 157 22.3 17.4-28.0 139 16.9 13.5-21.0 169 24.6 19.9-30.1 103 12.4 9.6-16.0 204 23.8 19.8-28.3
No 454 178 42.7 35.7-50.0 124 27.7 21.7-34.6 76 13.5 10.2-17.7 33 7.1 4.5-10.8 43 9.1 6.3-13.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 119 32 30.3 19.6-43.7 23 16.9 10.2-26.6 20 16.5 9.5-27.0 11 7.2 3.7-13.8 33 29.1 19.8-40.5
Non-Veteran 1,117 306 31.3 26.8-36.2 240 22.1 18.4-26.2 228 20.2 16.8-24.0 126 10.3 8.1-13.0 217 16.1 13.4-19.2

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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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