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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 times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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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 639 85 14.7 10.1-20.9 62 11.0 8.1-14.9 34 7.3 4.6-11.4 458 67.0 60.8-72.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 549 72 14.6 9.5-21.8 50 11.4 8.1-15.8 30 6.8 4.2-10.8 397 67.3 60.4-73.4
No 90 13 15.4 7.5-28.8 12 9.4 4.6-18.4 4 9.5 2.7-27.8 61 65.7 50.5-78.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 13 2 6.9 1.5-26.6 1 3.2 0.4-20.5 2 8.7 1.8-33.4 8 81.2 56.5-93.5
Recommended Range 128 13 9.7 4.8-18.6 12 13.5 6.5-26.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 101 76.5 64.2-85.5
Overweight 208 27 13.4 8.4-20.6 20 11.5 7.0-18.3 11 7.6 3.7-15.0 150 67.5 58.5-75.4
Obese 257 40 20.1 10.9-33.9 24 9.4 5.6-15.4 17 9.8 5.0-18.4 176 60.7 49.5-70.9
Current Smoker
No 487 62 12.2 9.0-16.3 45 10.6 7.3-15.1 25 7.3 4.4-11.8 355 70.0 64.1-75.2
Yes 151 23 21.1 9.6-40.3 17 12.1 6.8-20.9 9 7.4 2.6-19.1 102 59.4 44.8-72.5
History of CVD**
Yes 143 25 28.9 13.9-50.5 13 8.5 4.2-16.3 11 11.3 5.2-22.8 94 51.3 35.9-66.5
No 488 60 11.3 8.1-15.6 47 11.2 7.9-15.7 22 5.6 3.0-10.1 359 71.9 66.0-77.1
Binge Drinker
No 603 79 14.3 9.5-20.9 59 11.1 8.1-15.0 31 6.0 3.7- 9.7 434 68.6 62.2-74.3
Yes 32 5 15.9 4.9-41.0 1 6.5 0.9-34.3 3 20.8 6.5-49.7 23 56.8 33.6-77.3
Heavy Drinker
No 621 82 14.8 10.1-21.1 59 10.3 7.5-14.0 34 7.5 4.7-11.8 446 67.4 61.1-73.1
Yes 14 3 19.1 4.9-52.0 1 8.1 1.1-41.5 0 0.0 . - . 10 72.8 40.5-91.3
Diabetes
Yes 131 18 13.5 7.5-23.1 10 10.8 4.6-23.4 9 11.2 4.7-24.6 94 64.5 51.4-75.7
No 508 67 15.0 9.7-22.3 52 11.1 7.9-15.2 25 6.5 3.7-11.0 364 67.5 60.5-73.8
Disability
Yes 454 62 16.2 10.1-25.0 47 11.8 8.2-16.7 29 9.3 5.6-15.1 316 62.6 54.8-69.9
No 177 21 11.5 6.7-18.9 14 9.6 5.2-17.0 4 2.8 0.8- 9.3 138 76.1 67.0-83.4

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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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