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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma Management

An asthma management plan is a printed form that tells when to change the amount or type of
medicine, when to call the doctor for advice, and when to go to the emergency room.

Has a doctor or other health professional ever given you
an asthma management plan?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,244 392 31.7 28.0-35.7 852 68.3 64.3-72.0
GENDER
Male 318 85 21.3 16.2-27.5 233 78.7 72.5-83.8
Female 926 307 37.4 32.7-42.3 619 62.6 57.7-67.3
RACE
White 957 292 31.4 27.4-35.7 665 68.6 64.3-72.6
African American 203 77 37.9 28.0-48.9 126 62.1 51.1-72.0
Asian 8 5 31.4 7.3-72.6 3 68.6 27.4-92.7
Native American 40 8 24.4 10.0-48.4 32 75.6 51.6-90.0
Other Minorities 34 10 21.0 8.2-44.3 24 79.0 55.7-91.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 7 25.7 9.3-53.9 24 74.3 46.1-90.7
-English Speaking 22 5 22.3 7.7-49.7 17 77.7 50.3-92.3
-Spanish Speaking 9 2 29.9 5.1-77.2 7 70.1 22.8-94.9
Non-Hispanic 1,207 383 31.9 28.1-36.0 824 68.1 64.0-71.9
AGE
18-24 36 13 26.6 12.6-47.6 23 73.4 52.4-87.4
25-34 111 38 30.1 21.2-40.9 73 69.9 59.1-78.8
35-44 184 67 34.9 27.0-43.8 117 65.1 56.2-73.0
45-54 257 92 38.9 31.4-47.0 165 61.1 53.0-68.6
55-64 271 83 27.3 21.1-34.4 188 72.7 65.6-78.9
65-74 232 62 29.9 23.0-37.7 170 70.1 62.3-77.0
75+ 146 33 27.3 19.0-37.5 113 72.7 62.5-81.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 74 28.6 21.8-36.6 203 71.4 63.4-78.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 363 103 29.1 21.6-37.9 260 70.9 62.1-78.4
Some Post-H.S. 322 117 36.0 29.1-43.4 205 64.0 56.6-70.9
College Graduate 279 97 33.1 26.4-40.7 182 66.9 59.3-73.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 82 31.5 23.3-41.2 184 68.5 58.8-76.7
$15,000- 24,999 264 78 34.0 25.9-43.2 186 66.0 56.8-74.1
$25,000- 34,999 114 36 34.6 24.1-46.7 78 65.4 53.3-75.9
$35,000- 49,999 152 56 36.2 27.3-46.2 96 63.8 53.8-72.7
$50,000-74,999 144 53 35.7 26.6-45.8 91 64.3 54.2-73.4
$75,000+ 155 51 25.1 17.4-34.7 104 74.9 65.3-82.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 786 243 32.2 27.6-37.3 543 67.8 62.7-72.4
No 450 145 30.5 24.6-37.1 305 69.5 62.9-75.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 124 37 28.8 19.9-39.7 87 71.2 60.3-80.1
Non-Veteran 1,119 355 32.2 28.1-36.4 764 67.8 63.6-71.9

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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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