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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,240 333 26.4 23.1-30.0 119 8.9 7.0-11.3 186 11.6 9.6-14.0 602 53.1 48.8-57.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 27 9 27.5 9.9-56.9 3 6.7 1.7-23.0 4 3.6 1.1-11.8 11 62.1 32.1-85.0
Buncombe 32 12 40.2 22.9-60.3 5 11.0 4.0-26.8 5 13.3 5.3-29.7 10 35.5 18.9-56.5
Cabarrus 33 5 11.6 3.7-30.7 5 11.8 4.5-27.7 2 4.8 1.1-18.6 21 71.9 52.8-85.4
Catawba 36 13 33.8 18.8-52.9 6 24.7 9.9-49.7 4 8.3 3.0-21.1 13 33.1 17.7-53.3
Cumberland 45 10 20.1 9.6-37.3 5 15.1 5.2-36.7 12 19.5 9.7-35.3 18 45.3 25.3-66.9
Davidson 30 9 24.6 11.0-46.3 3 11.0 3.3-30.7 6 14.7 5.8-32.4 12 49.8 28.2-71.4
Durham 32 7 23.9 10.9-44.6 5 12.1 4.4-29.3 4 8.5 2.9-22.1 16 55.4 35.0-74.2
Forsyth 30 6 16.9 6.8-36.1 6 25.0 10.4-49.0 0 0.0 . - . 18 58.1 36.2-77.2
Gaston 36 9 37.1 20.5-57.4 4 9.5 3.2-25.4 6 10.0 4.1-22.6 17 43.4 26.1-62.4
Guilford 22 5 28.4 11.1-55.8 1 6.1 0.8-33.0 7 21.8 9.1-43.5 9 43.8 22.2-68.0
Iredell 30 8 23.8 11.3-43.3 4 8.6 2.8-23.6 4 13.5 5.0-31.9 14 54.1 34.6-72.4
Johnston 23 6 18.6 5.4-47.8 1 7.0 0.9-38.9 3 43.5 11.7-81.8 13 30.9 11.1-61.6
Mecklenburg 47 13 32.6 17.6-52.2 5 9.0 3.2-22.8 7 9.6 4.1-20.8 22 48.7 31.0-66.8
New Hanover 28 6 39.5 19.3-64.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.9 4 13.8 4.5-35.3 17 45.5 25.7-66.9
Onslow 36 4 11.9 4.2-29.4 4 9.7 2.6-30.3 9 25.3 10.6-49.3 19 53.0 33.1-72.0
Orange 26 13 39.7 21.3-61.5 2 4.1 0.9-16.9 2 12.0 3.0-37.5 9 44.2 23.4-67.3
Pitt 28 6 25.4 8.7-54.7 5 14.7 5.7-33.1 5 11.1 4.1-27.0 12 48.8 27.4-70.7
Randolph 36 10 33.9 16.1-58.0 2 2.9 0.6-12.1 8 16.2 7.1-33.0 16 46.9 27.5-67.3
Robeson 34 9 13.8 3.9-38.9 5 4.9 1.2-17.4 4 8.4 2.0-29.9 16 72.9 38.9-91.9
Rowan 27 9 37.2 17.4-62.5 3 6.9 2.1-20.6 3 8.2 2.5-23.8 12 47.7 25.9-70.4
Union 30 9 19.3 8.2-39.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.6 1.2-15.4 18 76.1 55.2-89.1
Wake 23 6 18.9 7.3-40.6 4 16.8 5.6-40.5 0 0.0 . - . 13 64.3 40.2-82.9
Wayne 30 7 27.9 11.8-52.7 3 7.3 1.8-25.3 2 4.1 1.0-15.8 18 60.8 37.8-79.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 414 104 26.5 21.0-33.0 39 8.5 5.4-13.1 70 16.3 11.8-22.0 201 48.6 41.0-56.3
Piedmont 551 152 24.5 19.9-29.8 58 9.6 6.8-13.4 72 8.7 6.4-11.6 269 57.2 51.0-63.2
Western NC 275 77 32.6 25.7-40.3 22 7.1 4.4-11.3 44 13.1 9.3-18.3 132 47.2 39.8-54.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 173 47 30.9 22.8-40.4 16 8.0 4.6-13.3 25 11.8 7.5-18.2 85 49.3 40.1-58.5
Northwest 270 79 26.8 20.6-34.2 29 11.9 7.5-18.3 36 9.0 6.1-13.2 126 52.2 44.2-60.2
Charlotte 167 43 30.9 21.8-41.8 15 8.8 4.3-17.0 22 8.9 5.4-14.3 87 51.5 41.0-61.8
Greensboro 129 39 22.4 14.0-33.8 8 3.6 1.5- 8.5 25 13.5 7.6-23.0 57 60.5 46.5-72.9
Southern Regional 140 39 23.9 15.4-35.0 15 9.5 4.7-18.4 22 13.2 7.9-21.2 64 53.4 40.2-66.2
Coastal 57 13 33.0 19.9-49.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 13 28.6 16.4-44.9 30 37.9 25.5-52.1
Wake 96 23 19.8 11.5-31.8 12 11.0 5.4-21.4 8 8.2 3.0-20.4 53 61.0 46.2-74.0
Area L 35 11 34.3 17.2-56.7 3 4.3 1.2-14.2 7 17.3 6.9-37.1 14 44.1 22.1-68.8
Eastern 173 39 25.9 18.0-35.7 20 11.2 6.0-20.0 28 13.4 8.0-21.6 86 49.5 39.7-59.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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