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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 12 months, have you had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,276 646 49.6 45.3-53.9 630 50.4 46.1-54.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,110 556 49.8 45.2-54.4 554 50.2 45.6-54.8
No 166 90 48.5 37.6-59.5 76 51.5 40.5-62.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 20 13 72.7 48.1-88.5 7 27.3 11.5-51.9
Recommended Range 304 129 42.7 34.5-51.3 175 57.3 48.7-65.5
Overweight 406 210 50.9 44.3-57.6 196 49.1 42.4-55.7
Obese 476 261 52.0 44.1-59.7 215 48.0 40.3-55.9
Current Smoker
No 975 492 48.8 44.0-53.5 483 51.2 46.5-56.0
Yes 297 153 52.0 42.7-61.1 144 48.0 38.9-57.3
History of CVD**
Yes 271 147 60.3 50.9-69.0 124 39.7 31.0-49.1
No 994 491 46.9 42.2-51.6 503 53.1 48.4-57.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,199 610 50.1 45.7-54.5 589 49.9 45.5-54.3
Yes 69 32 43.3 28.0-60.0 37 56.7 40.0-72.0
Heavy Drinker
No 1,232 628 50.2 45.9-54.5 604 49.8 45.5-54.1
Yes 35 14 28.5 12.0-53.9 21 71.5 46.1-88.0
Diabetes
Yes 244 135 55.3 45.9-64.4 109 44.7 35.6-54.1
No 1,032 511 48.5 43.8-53.3 521 51.5 46.7-56.2
Disability
Yes 809 461 59.8 54.3-64.9 348 40.2 35.1-45.7
No 455 177 36.2 30.1-42.7 278 63.8 57.3-69.9

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*These data apply only to those with current asthma

**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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