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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, how many days were you unable to work or carry out your usual activities because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 Days 8-30 days More than 30 Days None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,209 188 18.1 14.7-22.1 85 5.2 3.9- 6.9 48 3.6 2.4- 5.5 888 73.1 68.9-76.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,047 155 18.0 14.2-22.6 75 5.3 4.0- 7.2 39 2.9 2.0- 4.2 778 73.7 69.1-77.8
No 162 33 18.4 11.6-27.9 10 4.6 2.0-10.1 9 6.6 2.4-16.7 110 70.4 59.5-79.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 19 4 24.4 8.9-51.4 5 17.9 6.2-42.0 1 6.4 0.9-34.3 9 51.4 26.7-75.4
Recommended Range 289 34 15.1 9.6-22.9 14 4.5 2.2- 9.1 11 1.7 0.9- 3.4 230 78.7 70.7-85.0
Overweight 388 64 20.1 15.1-26.3 25 3.6 2.3- 5.7 12 2.6 1.4- 4.9 287 73.6 67.3-79.1
Obese 450 75 18.0 11.8-26.4 38 6.9 4.5-10.4 20 5.5 2.8-10.4 317 69.7 61.5-76.8
Current Smoker
No 931 142 17.4 14.1-21.4 60 5.1 3.7- 7.1 32 3.2 1.9- 5.1 697 74.3 70.0-78.2
Yes 274 46 20.1 12.3-31.3 25 5.4 3.1- 9.3 16 4.9 2.2-10.5 187 69.6 59.2-78.4
History of CVD**
Yes 246 42 28.2 17.1-42.8 26 6.8 4.2-10.8 17 8.2 4.0-16.1 161 56.8 44.9-67.9
No 952 146 16.3 13.2-20.1 57 4.8 3.4- 6.7 28 2.5 1.4- 4.3 721 76.4 72.3-80.1
Binge Drinker
No 1,134 177 18.1 14.5-22.3 81 5.3 4.0- 7.1 47 3.5 2.4- 5.1 829 73.1 68.8-77.0
Yes 69 9 16.0 7.1-32.4 3 4.1 1.0-15.4 1 4.8 0.7-27.0 56 75.1 57.4-87.1
Heavy Drinker
No 1,166 186 18.7 15.2-22.9 83 5.4 4.0- 7.1 48 3.8 2.5- 5.7 849 72.1 67.8-76.0
Yes 35 2 3.9 0.8-17.1 1 0.9 0.1- 6.8 0 0.0 . - . 32 95.2 82.6-98.8
Diabetes
Yes 225 43 27.2 18.7-37.8 25 7.7 4.6-12.6 8 5.0 1.7-13.9 149 60.0 49.8-69.4
No 984 145 16.5 12.9-20.9 60 4.8 3.4- 6.6 40 3.4 2.1- 5.3 739 75.4 70.8-79.5
Disability
Yes 742 121 20.6 15.6-26.7 77 8.7 6.4-11.7 46 6.5 4.2- 9.9 498 64.2 58.2-69.7
No 455 65 15.0 10.9-20.4 8 1.1 0.5- 2.3 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 380 83.7 78.3-88.0

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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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