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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, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor,
nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 627 102 17.7 13.8-22.4 82 12.1 9.2-15.8 88 15.8 11.8-20.8 355 54.4 48.6-60.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 539 90 17.4 13.6-22.1 69 12.0 8.9-15.9 83 15.8 11.8-20.9 297 54.7 48.6-60.7
No 88 12 18.9 8.6-36.7 13 12.6 6.0-24.6 5 15.8 6.3-34.4 58 52.7 37.8-67.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 2 7.7 1.7-28.7 1 8.6 1.2-42.9 3 32.9 9.6-69.4 6 50.7 21.7-79.2
Recommended Range 125 14 10.8 5.6-19.7 14 9.8 4.8-18.9 10 12.4 5.3-26.6 87 67.0 54.3-77.7
Overweight 203 37 24.9 16.7-35.4 19 6.7 3.9-11.2 25 15.5 9.6-24.0 122 52.9 43.5-62.1
Obese 256 47 17.8 12.5-24.6 39 15.4 10.3-22.3 45 17.0 10.8-25.7 125 49.9 40.0-59.8
Current Smoker
No 476 73 18.1 13.4-24.0 67 13.6 10.1-18.1 68 16.3 11.8-22.2 268 51.9 45.8-58.0
Yes 150 29 16.9 10.7-25.5 14 8.1 4.1-15.5 20 14.6 7.7-25.9 87 60.5 48.0-71.6
History of CVD**
Yes 139 24 17.9 10.6-28.8 12 7.9 3.8-15.7 28 19.1 10.7-31.9 75 55.0 39.9-69.3
No 480 77 17.6 13.2-23.1 67 13.0 9.6-17.4 59 14.5 10.2-20.1 277 54.9 48.8-60.9
Binge Drinker
No 591 97 18.1 14.0-23.1 78 12.5 9.4-16.3 85 15.7 11.7-20.7 331 53.7 47.8-59.6
Yes 32 4 12.2 3.8-32.7 3 8.9 2.0-31.8 2 17.2 4.4-48.5 23 61.6 37.7-81.0
Heavy Drinker
No 610 98 17.3 13.4-22.2 81 11.9 9.0-15.5 87 16.1 12.0-21.3 344 54.7 48.8-60.4
Yes 14 3 28.9 8.6-63.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.1 1.1-41.5 10 63.0 30.4-87.0
Diabetes
Yes 126 18 15.1 8.2-26.1 18 14.0 7.9-23.4 27 29.4 17.9-44.3 63 41.6 30.4-53.7
No 501 84 18.2 13.9-23.6 64 11.7 8.6-15.9 61 13.2 9.3-18.3 292 56.9 50.5-63.1
Disability
Yes 444 71 15.0 11.1-19.8 61 12.6 9.3-17.0 74 19.3 14.0-25.9 238 53.1 46.0-60.1
No 175 29 22.9 14.8-33.8 19 11.1 6.1-19.3 13 8.6 4.1-17.2 114 57.4 47.1-67.1

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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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