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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,213 319 34.6 30.3-39.2 128 15.7 12.0-20.1 280 23.5 20.3-27.0 486 26.2 23.2-29.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,050 265 33.0 28.4-37.9 103 15.7 11.6-20.9 236 22.6 19.3-26.3 446 28.8 25.3-32.5
No 163 54 41.8 30.6-53.9 25 15.6 9.5-24.5 44 27.4 19.2-37.6 40 15.2 10.2-22.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 20 4 23.9 8.8-50.6 3 29.9 10.4-61.1 5 18.3 6.9-40.2 8 27.9 12.2-51.7
Recommended Range 292 94 46.1 37.1-55.4 35 14.1 9.2-21.1 56 17.0 12.2-23.2 107 22.8 17.4-29.3
Overweight 400 95 28.3 22.2-35.4 40 12.9 8.9-18.3 87 29.0 23.1-35.6 178 29.8 24.7-35.5
Obese 441 112 34.7 27.2-43.0 45 19.0 11.6-29.4 111 20.8 16.0-26.5 173 25.6 20.5-31.5
Current Smoker
No 927 249 34.8 30.0-40.0 86 14.0 10.3-18.9 206 22.8 19.2-26.8 386 28.4 24.8-32.2
Yes 284 70 34.2 25.3-44.4 42 20.0 12.3-31.0 74 25.5 19.1-33.1 98 20.3 15.2-26.6
History of CVD**
Yes 241 40 18.0 11.7-26.7 21 15.7 6.0-35.2 42 20.0 13.5-28.6 138 46.3 35.9-57.1
No 961 277 37.9 33.1-43.0 106 15.4 11.8-19.9 235 24.0 20.5-27.9 343 22.6 19.6-26.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,138 289 32.0 27.8-36.6 118 15.6 11.8-20.5 260 24.1 20.8-27.8 471 28.2 25.0-31.7
Yes 69 27 58.0 41.7-72.7 10 16.5 8.1-30.6 19 18.0 9.7-31.0 13 7.5 3.6-14.9
Heavy Drinker
No 1,170 305 33.8 29.6-38.4 125 15.9 12.1-20.5 270 23.8 20.6-27.4 470 26.5 23.4-29.8
Yes 34 11 52.3 23.2-80.0 3 12.5 3.1-39.2 9 19.0 7.1-41.8 11 16.2 6.3-35.6
Diabetes
Yes 214 41 22.8 15.0-33.0 15 12.2 5.9-23.7 44 22.1 14.7-31.7 114 42.9 33.7-52.6
No 999 278 36.6 31.8-41.7 113 16.2 12.2-21.2 236 23.7 20.3-27.6 372 23.4 20.3-26.8
Disability
Yes 758 168 25.1 20.7-30.2 81 17.9 12.6-24.8 157 21.9 18.0-26.4 352 35.1 30.5-40.0
No 442 150 47.1 40.0-54.4 44 12.7 8.6-18.3 120 25.3 20.2-31.1 128 14.9 11.8-18.7

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*These data apply to those who have EVER had 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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