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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 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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 28 7 48.6 18.9-79.3 3 13.5 3.0-44.1 5 9.0 2.8-25.4 5 12.7 3.9-34.3 8 16.2 5.9-37.2
Buncombe 33 7 26.6 12.5-47.9 9 25.4 12.3-45.2 8 30.4 15.1-51.8 5 11.2 4.4-25.7 4 6.4 2.3-17.0
Cabarrus 34 11 41.4 23.7-61.6 9 16.5 7.9-31.0 6 21.9 9.4-43.0 5 9.4 3.6-22.3 3 10.8 3.5-29.1
Catawba 38 8 22.3 9.8-43.3 8 15.6 7.4-30.0 11 37.0 20.2-57.8 2 6.0 1.2-25.9 9 19.0 8.9-35.8
Cumberland 44 13 37.8 18.4-62.2 4 10.6 3.6-27.5 8 17.6 7.2-37.2 6 10.5 4.4-23.2 13 23.5 11.7-41.6
Davidson 27 6 18.4 6.9-40.5 8 39.8 18.4-65.9 5 21.5 8.3-45.5 3 9.8 2.6-30.2 5 10.6 3.8-26.0
Durham 33 9 32.1 15.3-55.1 10 35.3 17.8-57.8 3 7.7 2.3-22.9 5 9.7 3.3-25.2 6 15.2 5.9-33.7
Forsyth 29 8 26.6 10.6-52.5 6 18.1 7.4-37.9 9 25.3 11.1-47.9 3 11.0 3.5-30.0 3 19.0 6.3-45.0
Gaston 36 5 13.1 4.9-30.3 8 17.5 8.2-33.4 5 13.6 5.3-30.8 4 22.8 8.7-47.8 14 33.0 18.5-51.7
Guilford 22 3 16.0 4.1-45.7 6 33.7 14.6-60.3 5 25.6 10.5-50.0 3 10.7 2.5-36.4 5 14.0 4.9-33.7
Iredell 32 8 29.6 14.8-50.5 9 30.6 15.3-51.9 4 12.7 4.6-30.4 4 9.5 3.3-24.7 7 17.5 7.8-34.8
Johnston 24 6 17.0 5.2-43.2 7 18.7 5.9-46.0 3 12.5 2.7-42.5 1 1.8 0.2-13.0 7 50.0 17.2-82.8
Mecklenburg 49 11 22.2 10.6-40.8 11 29.2 14.5-50.2 13 22.1 11.9-37.4 6 17.5 7.0-37.3 8 9.0 4.0-18.7
New Hanover 25 10 34.7 17.3-57.5 7 38.1 17.7-63.8 5 20.3 6.9-46.7 1 2.4 0.3-15.7 2 4.6 1.0-18.1
Onslow 37 10 34.8 18.9-55.1 5 12.9 5.0-29.7 9 23.5 9.4-47.7 3 4.1 1.2-13.1 10 24.7 11.9-44.2
Orange 26 7 15.6 6.7-32.0 8 25.9 11.9-47.4 5 20.4 7.8-43.8 2 12.2 2.6-42.0 4 26.0 9.5-53.9
Pitt 29 11 58.3 37.2-76.8 4 9.1 3.1-23.9 6 16.0 6.6-34.0 3 6.8 2.0-20.4 5 9.8 3.7-23.6
Randolph 36 10 23.5 11.6-41.9 12 45.5 25.7-66.7 3 8.4 2.3-26.3 3 3.1 0.9- 9.6 8 19.5 7.9-40.8
Robeson 35 7 7.6 2.0-24.5 8 11.1 3.3-31.5 5 57.4 19.8-88.1 7 7.3 2.1-22.4 8 16.6 4.7-44.5
Rowan 30 3 11.7 3.1-35.8 7 20.1 8.7-40.1 9 39.5 19.2-64.1 5 16.5 6.5-36.2 6 12.2 5.0-26.5
Union 29 8 33.9 11.6-66.7 7 33.4 13.5-61.8 8 19.6 7.6-42.1 2 3.4 0.8-13.6 4 9.7 3.2-26.0
Wake 23 11 58.1 34.0-78.9 3 11.3 3.2-33.1 4 17.1 5.8-40.8 1 2.2 0.3-14.8 4 11.3 3.4-31.8
Wayne 31 11 29.2 14.1-50.9 6 35.0 15.7-61.1 3 8.4 2.2-27.0 4 8.1 2.7-22.3 7 19.2 8.0-39.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 411 114 29.6 23.0-37.3 80 17.1 13.0-22.2 78 21.3 14.7-29.8 46 10.3 6.9-15.1 93 21.6 16.4-28.0
Piedmont 559 147 33.0 26.6-40.0 130 23.9 18.7-30.1 111 18.3 14.5-22.9 63 9.8 7.0-13.5 108 15.0 11.6-19.1
Western NC 267 78 29.1 22.5-36.8 53 21.1 15.6-28.0 59 22.0 16.4-28.9 28 10.1 6.6-15.3 49 17.6 12.5-24.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 173 55 32.2 24.0-41.7 34 21.8 15.0-30.6 40 24.0 16.7-33.2 19 10.6 6.5-16.9 25 11.3 7.0-17.8
Northwest 264 59 23.0 16.6-30.9 60 22.4 16.3-30.1 59 22.8 16.8-30.1 29 10.9 6.9-16.9 57 20.9 14.8-28.7
Charlotte 169 43 26.3 18.0-36.6 37 24.5 15.8-35.9 37 21.7 14.7-30.7 19 13.5 7.5-23.0 33 14.1 9.4-20.6
Greensboro 132 36 34.0 20.6-50.6 32 28.7 15.9-46.3 23 14.7 8.8-23.5 15 7.8 4.0-14.6 26 14.8 8.5-24.5
Southern Regional 140 36 29.4 18.5-43.3 29 15.8 9.8-24.5 24 23.2 11.4-41.5 20 12.5 6.6-22.5 31 19.0 12.2-28.4
Coastal 55 16 23.1 13.6-36.4 11 25.1 13.5-41.7 11 16.8 8.4-30.7 5 11.2 4.4-25.5 12 23.9 12.9-39.9
Wake 98 32 47.2 31.9-63.1 25 20.2 11.7-32.6 13 12.2 6.2-22.8 8 4.0 1.7- 9.0 20 16.4 8.7-28.8
Area L 33 8 33.6 12.6-64.1 8 16.3 6.8-33.9 6 20.3 8.1-42.6 4 10.5 3.1-30.0 7 19.3 7.7-40.8
Eastern 173 54 33.7 25.1-43.6 27 15.9 10.1-24.3 35 19.8 13.0-28.9 18 9.3 4.9-16.9 39 21.3 13.9-31.2

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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.

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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