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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 29 5 20.9 6.5-50.2 1 0.7 0.1- 5.5 11 17.6 6.8-38.3 12 60.8 31.2-84.1
Buncombe 32 7 23.9 10.9-44.7 2 4.6 1.0-18.5 11 28.8 14.8-48.6 12 42.7 24.8-62.7
Cabarrus 33 7 18.1 7.5-37.5 2 6.0 1.5-21.4 11 31.4 16.7-51.1 13 44.5 26.1-64.6
Catawba 37 5 14.4 5.8-31.5 1 1.1 0.1- 7.5 20 51.3 33.3-69.0 11 33.2 17.7-53.6
Cumberland 45 9 21.2 9.9-39.5 4 6.6 2.2-18.0 19 27.7 15.2-44.9 13 44.6 24.5-66.7
Davidson 30 4 14.2 5.0-34.4 2 4.1 0.8-18.0 10 26.3 12.7-46.7 14 55.3 33.7-75.2
Durham 32 6 18.3 7.5-38.3 2 6.2 1.5-22.7 10 29.7 15.2-49.9 14 45.7 25.9-67.0
Forsyth 31 4 17.9 4.9-48.2 2 5.0 1.0-21.5 10 36.4 18.7-58.7 15 40.7 22.4-62.0
Gaston 36 8 28.4 14.1-49.1 2 7.0 1.3-30.8 9 17.0 8.3-31.6 17 47.5 29.6-66.1
Guilford 22 6 35.4 16.1-61.1 2 8.1 1.8-30.3 11 50.0 27.1-72.9 3 6.4 1.7-21.0
Iredell 33 5 16.6 6.4-36.8 1 4.2 0.6-24.7 12 25.7 13.6-43.2 15 53.4 34.8-71.2
Johnston 24 3 5.5 1.4-19.6 2 3.9 0.8-17.3 10 33.5 11.5-66.0 9 57.1 24.1-84.8
Mecklenburg 49 9 31.1 15.3-53.0 2 2.9 0.6-12.8 22 35.0 20.9-52.5 16 31.0 17.7-48.4
New Hanover 27 4 27.4 10.1-55.9 0 0.0 . - . 13 39.3 20.8-61.4 10 33.3 16.0-56.6
Onslow 37 7 25.1 10.3-49.4 3 6.4 1.8-20.8 14 30.8 16.5-50.1 13 37.7 21.2-57.7
Orange 26 6 21.2 8.5-43.9 2 3.0 0.7-12.2 11 57.6 35.7-76.9 7 18.1 7.6-37.3
Pitt 28 8 35.3 16.0-60.9 0 0.0 . - . 9 22.5 10.3-42.2 11 42.3 22.3-65.2
Randolph 35 5 16.7 5.9-39.3 0 0.0 . - . 17 38.5 21.7-58.5 13 44.8 25.0-66.4
Robeson 35 8 10.1 3.0-29.1 1 3.6 0.4-25.3 13 15.9 4.8-41.7 13 70.4 36.0-91.0
Rowan 29 6 29.8 11.8-57.3 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 12 31.2 16.1-51.7 10 37.0 18.1-60.8
Union 31 5 8.2 2.8-21.6 0 0.0 . - . 14 33.3 15.8-56.9 12 58.5 33.9-79.5
Wake 23 4 11.8 3.9-30.5 2 7.2 1.5-29.1 9 31.5 14.4-55.7 8 49.4 25.7-73.3
Wayne 32 10 41.4 21.9-64.0 0 0.0 . - . 10 19.0 9.1-35.4 12 39.6 20.1-63.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 419 90 22.9 17.8-29.1 14 2.8 1.5- 5.0 173 33.5 27.4-40.1 142 40.8 33.0-49.0
Piedmont 564 97 20.4 15.4-26.6 23 3.3 1.9- 5.6 224 32.2 27.1-37.8 220 44.0 37.6-50.7
Western NC 274 42 16.3 11.4-22.7 16 6.4 3.6-11.0 99 30.7 24.5-37.7 117 46.6 39.1-54.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 175 27 15.6 10.1-23.4 9 5.7 2.6-11.8 67 33.0 25.2-41.8 72 45.8 36.6-55.2
Northwest 273 41 16.3 11.0-23.5 14 4.5 2.4- 8.2 99 30.0 23.5-37.4 119 49.2 41.1-57.3
Charlotte 171 32 24.4 15.5-36.2 6 2.9 1.1- 7.4 68 35.8 26.8-46.0 65 36.9 27.7-47.1
Greensboro 132 24 25.8 13.3-44.1 5 1.9 0.6- 6.2 59 33.3 22.5-46.1 44 38.9 25.1-54.8
Southern Regional 142 27 19.9 12.0-31.0 6 4.1 1.7- 9.8 57 27.5 18.9-38.1 52 48.5 35.1-62.2
Coastal 57 12 28.8 16.5-45.4 3 7.6 2.4-21.3 24 36.5 23.6-51.6 18 27.1 16.3-41.4
Wake 97 17 15.2 8.3-26.2 6 4.7 1.6-12.9 35 27.2 17.2-40.2 39 52.9 37.8-67.5
Area L 34 4 13.1 4.3-33.5 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 18 37.5 19.4-60.0 11 48.2 25.2-72.1
Eastern 176 45 27.5 19.7-36.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 69 38.8 29.4-49.2 59 32.6 24.5-42.0

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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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