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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,074 296 27.6 24.0-31.6 96 7.4 5.7- 9.6 159 11.6 9.5-14.1 523 53.4 48.8-58.0
No 166 37 21.1 14.0-30.4 23 15.4 9.2-24.7 27 11.9 6.9-19.9 79 51.6 40.6-62.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 17 3 20.9 4.6-59.1 3 17.4 5.0-45.9 4 22.8 8.0-49.9 7 38.9 17.6-65.5
Recommended Range 297 79 26.7 20.2-34.3 22 5.9 3.2-10.7 31 6.7 4.0-11.1 165 60.7 52.3-68.5
Overweight 397 111 28.7 23.1-35.0 35 9.2 5.9-14.0 61 12.0 8.8-16.2 190 50.1 43.4-56.8
Obese 462 126 23.9 18.7-29.9 52 9.9 6.7-14.3 79 13.8 10.1-18.6 205 52.4 44.6-60.1
Current Smoker
No 943 253 26.2 22.4-30.3 85 8.8 6.6-11.7 129 10.2 8.2-12.6 476 54.9 50.1-59.5
Yes 294 79 27.1 20.5-34.8 34 9.3 5.9-14.4 57 15.4 10.6-21.9 124 48.3 39.0-57.6
History of CVD**
Yes 253 64 27.8 20.2-36.9 25 11.5 6.5-19.4 65 20.1 14.5-27.2 99 40.7 29.8-52.5
No 976 267 26.1 22.4-30.0 93 8.4 6.4-11.0 117 9.5 7.4-12.1 499 56.0 51.3-60.5
Binge Drinker
No 1,162 313 27.4 23.9-31.2 112 9.4 7.3-12.0 180 11.6 9.6-13.9 557 51.7 47.3-56.1
Yes 70 17 18.2 9.6-31.9 7 5.4 2.1-12.9 4 11.2 3.9-28.2 42 65.2 48.9-78.7
Heavy Drinker
No 1,197 323 26.4 23.1-30.1 115 9.1 7.1-11.6 182 11.8 9.7-14.3 577 52.6 48.3-56.9
Yes 35 9 22.3 8.8-46.1 4 4.0 1.2-12.4 1 3.3 0.4-21.3 21 70.4 45.1-87.3
Diabetes
Yes 235 63 29.1 20.9-39.0 30 17.7 10.8-27.6 50 16.0 11.3-22.1 92 37.2 28.6-46.7
No 1,005 270 25.9 22.4-29.8 89 7.3 5.6- 9.6 136 10.9 8.7-13.5 510 55.9 51.2-60.5
Disability
Yes 778 210 28.0 23.6-32.8 89 11.7 8.8-15.5 156 17.4 14.1-21.3 323 42.9 37.3-48.7
No 453 121 24.4 19.5-30.2 29 5.2 3.3- 8.2 27 4.2 2.8- 6.5 276 66.1 59.8-71.8

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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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