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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma Management--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

An asthma management plan is a printed form that tells when to change the amount or type of
medicine, when to call the doctor for advice, and when to go to the emergency room.

Has a doctor or other health professional ever given you
an asthma management plan?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,244 392 31.7 28.0-35.7 852 68.3 64.3-72.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,080 339 31.4 27.5-35.5 741 68.6 64.5-72.5
No 164 53 33.4 23.2-45.4 111 66.6 54.6-76.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 18 4 31.2 10.5-63.6 14 68.8 36.4-89.5
Recommended Range 294 99 34.9 27.4-43.2 195 65.1 56.8-72.6
Overweight 396 125 31.9 26.0-38.5 271 68.1 61.5-74.0
Obese 467 141 29.4 23.1-36.6 326 70.6 63.4-76.9
Current Smoker
No 947 303 33.0 28.7-37.6 644 67.0 62.4-71.3
Yes 293 88 28.5 21.7-36.5 205 71.5 63.5-78.3
History of CVD**
Yes 262 61 22.6 16.2-30.8 201 77.4 69.2-83.8
No 971 328 33.4 29.2-37.9 643 66.6 62.1-70.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,167 366 31.7 28.0-35.7 801 68.3 64.3-72.0
Yes 69 25 33.8 19.2-52.3 44 66.2 47.7-80.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,200 378 31.3 27.7-35.2 822 68.7 64.8-72.3
Yes 35 13 49.3 21.3-77.8 22 50.7 22.2-78.7
Diabetes
Yes 237 68 31.4 23.1-41.1 169 68.6 58.9-76.9
No 1,007 324 31.8 27.7-36.2 683 68.2 63.8-72.3
Disability
Yes 786 243 32.2 27.6-37.3 543 67.8 62.7-72.4
No 450 145 30.5 24.6-37.1 305 69.5 62.9-75.4

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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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