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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 often did you have any symptoms of asthma?

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  Total
Respond.^
None Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,237 339 31.4 27.1-36.0 263 21.5 18.1-25.3 248 19.8 16.6-23.3 137 10.0 8.0-12.4 250 17.3 14.7-20.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,073 297 31.3 26.8-36.2 233 22.2 18.5-26.5 223 20.9 17.3-24.9 115 10.3 8.0-13.0 205 15.3 12.8-18.2
No 164 42 31.7 21.1-44.5 30 18.4 11.5-28.1 25 14.9 9.3-23.0 22 8.8 5.1-14.9 45 26.3 18.0-36.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 19 5 27.2 10.9-53.2 4 18.8 6.2-44.6 3 26.5 8.1-59.8 3 10.2 2.8-31.2 4 17.4 5.5-43.0
Recommended Range 289 97 33.0 25.2-41.9 66 24.2 16.3-34.3 53 18.1 12.9-24.9 24 10.3 5.8-17.6 49 14.3 9.7-20.6
Overweight 399 99 26.9 20.9-33.9 91 23.7 18.5-29.9 81 21.6 16.6-27.5 47 10.8 7.6-15.2 81 17.0 13.0-21.9
Obese 462 118 36.1 28.2-44.9 91 18.6 13.8-24.6 94 18.0 12.6-25.0 58 9.0 6.5-12.4 101 18.3 13.8-23.8
Current Smoker
No 946 278 33.5 28.8-38.6 215 22.0 18.5-26.0 186 20.8 16.9-25.2 101 10.3 7.9-13.4 166 13.4 11.0-16.2
Yes 288 61 26.0 17.6-36.7 47 20.2 12.9-30.1 61 17.0 12.3-23.1 36 9.3 6.2-13.7 83 27.5 20.6-35.7
History of CVD**
Yes 254 50 26.0 15.3-40.6 45 19.4 12.9-28.0 61 21.8 15.7-29.4 26 7.7 4.5-12.9 72 25.2 18.4-33.5
No 973 288 32.8 28.2-37.7 217 22.1 18.3-26.5 184 18.9 15.4-23.0 111 10.6 8.3-13.4 173 15.6 12.8-18.9
Binge Drinker
No 1,161 318 31.3 27.0-35.9 239 21.0 17.5-24.9 236 20.7 17.3-24.6 134 10.4 8.3-13.0 234 16.6 14.1-19.5
Yes 68 19 33.9 18.6-53.5 24 27.8 16.1-43.6 11 10.5 5.2-20.2 3 6.6 1.9-20.7 11 21.2 10.3-38.6
Heavy Drinker
No 1,194 326 30.7 26.5-35.3 252 21.6 18.2-25.5 241 20.2 17.0-23.9 136 10.3 8.2-12.8 239 17.2 14.5-20.3
Yes 34 8 44.4 16.2-76.7 11 23.6 8.2-51.5 7 11.4 3.6-30.7 1 4.1 0.5-25.6 7 16.4 6.1-37.0
Diabetes
Yes 233 52 30.1 21.2-40.7 35 12.9 7.9-20.2 57 26.5 19.0-35.7 28 12.6 7.5-20.4 61 17.9 13.1-24.1
No 1,004 287 31.6 26.9-36.7 228 23.1 19.2-27.4 191 18.5 15.2-22.5 109 9.5 7.4-12.2 189 17.2 14.3-20.7
Disability
Yes 772 157 22.3 17.4-28.0 139 16.9 13.5-21.0 169 24.6 19.9-30.1 103 12.4 9.6-16.0 204 23.8 19.8-28.3
No 454 178 42.7 35.7-50.0 124 27.7 21.7-34.6 76 13.5 10.2-17.7 33 7.1 4.5-10.8 43 9.1 6.3-13.0

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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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