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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 many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to PREVENT an asthma attack from occurring?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-14 days 15-24 days 25-30 days Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,257 229 20.5 17.2-24.3 53 3.6 2.6- 5.1 496 32.4 28.8-36.1 479 43.5 39.1-48.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,095 197 21.7 17.8-26.1 44 3.7 2.6- 5.4 453 34.4 30.5-38.5 401 40.2 35.5-45.1
No 162 32 15.3 9.9-22.8 9 3.3 1.6- 6.7 43 23.2 15.6-33.1 78 58.2 47.3-68.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 20 2 9.5 2.0-35.5 1 5.4 0.7-30.5 9 31.6 14.5-55.6 8 53.5 29.3-76.1
Recommended Range 298 53 24.8 16.8-35.1 9 2.7 1.2- 5.7 112 28.5 22.0-36.0 124 44.0 35.4-52.9
Overweight 401 77 21.7 16.7-27.7 15 2.6 1.4- 4.8 163 36.7 30.7-43.1 146 39.0 32.5-46.0
Obese 469 86 17.7 13.0-23.7 24 4.8 2.9- 8.0 188 29.9 24.3-36.2 171 47.5 39.6-55.6
Current Smoker
No 957 169 19.5 16.0-23.6 34 3.2 2.1- 5.0 394 34.8 30.7-39.1 360 42.5 37.6-47.6
Yes 296 58 22.9 15.7-32.3 19 4.7 2.8- 7.9 101 26.0 19.6-33.6 118 46.3 37.1-55.8
History of CVD**
Yes 266 52 20.6 14.7-28.2 12 3.4 1.7- 6.7 122 36.9 28.5-46.3 80 39.0 28.3-50.9
No 980 174 20.3 16.5-24.8 41 3.7 2.6- 5.4 368 31.1 27.2-35.2 397 44.8 40.0-49.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,179 216 22.0 18.3-26.1 51 3.7 2.7- 5.1 470 33.2 29.5-37.0 442 41.1 36.7-45.8
Yes 70 11 7.7 3.6-15.4 2 3.3 0.6-16.7 23 24.5 13.7-40.0 34 64.5 48.5-77.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,212 219 20.7 17.3-24.6 51 3.7 2.7- 5.2 481 32.8 29.2-36.6 461 42.8 38.4-47.3
Yes 36 10 19.1 7.6-40.4 2 1.7 0.3- 8.4 12 21.4 8.7-43.7 12 57.8 30.6-81.0
Diabetes
Yes 241 51 24.8 17.3-34.3 10 3.2 1.5- 6.4 99 39.8 31.0-49.3 81 32.2 24.2-41.5
No 1,016 178 19.7 16.1-24.0 43 3.7 2.6- 5.4 397 31.0 27.2-35.0 398 45.6 40.7-50.5
Disability
Yes 793 144 18.9 15.4-23.1 36 4.0 2.7- 5.8 353 38.3 33.5-43.5 260 38.8 33.1-44.7
No 453 82 22.3 16.4-29.4 16 3.2 1.7- 5.9 139 24.8 20.0-30.3 216 49.7 42.7-56.7

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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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