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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-WHITES

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,240 333 26.4 23.1-30.0 119 8.9 7.0-11.3 186 11.6 9.6-14.0 602 53.1 48.8-57.3
-WHITES 954 256 26.3 22.7-30.3 81 7.6 5.6-10.1 136 12.1 9.6-15.0 481 54.1 49.4-58.7
GENDER
Males 252 58 20.0 14.5-26.8 24 6.9 4.2-11.1 41 13.6 8.9-20.2 129 59.6 50.5-68.1
Females 702 198 29.8 25.4-34.6 57 8.0 5.5-11.3 95 11.2 8.7-14.4 352 51.0 46.0-56.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 3 28.4 6.7-68.6 1 8.7 1.2-43.8 2 15.5 2.9-52.8 7 47.4 17.9-78.9
Non-Hispanic 939 252 26.3 22.6-30.3 80 7.6 5.6-10.1 133 12.0 9.5-15.0 474 54.2 49.5-58.8
AGE
18-24 26 8 15.6 6.6-32.5 1 3.6 0.5-22.1 1 6.1 0.8-33.3 16 74.7 52.9-88.6
25-34 71 21 28.7 18.2-42.1 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 4 3.2 1.1- 9.3 45 67.3 54.0-78.3
35-44 142 46 29.9 21.9-39.3 17 10.6 6.2-17.6 9 6.6 3.1-13.5 70 52.9 43.0-62.5
45-54 193 52 27.0 19.8-35.5 16 8.2 4.6-14.3 22 13.2 8.1-20.7 103 51.6 42.9-60.3
55-64 216 58 30.3 22.8-39.1 26 12.7 7.2-21.4 39 19.5 13.4-27.5 93 37.5 29.8-45.9
65-74 179 49 27.8 20.6-36.3 15 9.6 4.9-17.8 33 18.1 12.5-25.5 82 44.5 36.1-53.3
75+ 121 21 15.7 9.3-25.2 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7 28 24.7 16.3-35.4 68 57.6 46.3-68.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 40 26.6 18.3-36.9 14 9.1 4.1-19.0 46 22.9 15.6-32.1 88 41.5 32.1-51.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 273 56 17.0 11.8-23.7 28 8.2 5.1-13.1 45 13.7 8.8-20.5 144 61.1 51.6-69.9
Some Post-H.S. 259 86 31.4 24.5-39.1 22 7.2 4.2-12.2 27 7.7 4.9-11.9 124 53.7 45.6-61.5
College Graduate 232 73 32.2 25.2-40.1 17 6.2 3.3-11.3 17 7.2 4.1-12.4 125 54.5 46.3-62.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 171 38 23.0 15.4-32.9 17 8.1 4.4-14.4 42 18.0 12.4-25.4 74 50.9 40.2-61.4
$15,000- 24,999 191 43 24.8 16.9-34.7 19 8.8 4.9-15.4 44 24.9 16.8-35.3 85 41.5 32.0-51.7
$25,000- 34,999 94 26 23.2 14.4-35.2 7 10.3 4.1-23.6 8 5.6 2.5-12.2 53 60.9 47.3-73.0
$35,000- 49,999 121 35 30.5 20.9-42.2 6 3.9 1.4-10.2 13 9.8 5.4-17.2 67 55.7 44.3-66.5
$50,000-74,999 121 39 31.1 22.0-41.9 14 9.4 4.9-17.2 6 5.3 2.3-11.8 62 54.2 43.2-64.9
$75,000+ 140 44 29.6 20.7-40.4 13 6.7 3.4-12.9 9 6.0 2.6-13.2 74 57.7 45.7-68.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 596 163 27.3 22.7-32.5 58 9.7 6.8-13.7 113 17.7 13.8-22.4 262 45.3 39.3-51.4
No 352 91 24.9 19.4-31.4 22 4.6 2.8- 7.6 22 4.8 2.9- 7.7 217 65.7 58.7-72.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 21 20.0 12.0-31.4 11 12.0 5.8-23.1 18 16.7 9.8-27.0 50 51.4 38.9-63.7
Non-Veteran 854 235 27.0 23.1-31.3 70 7.1 5.1- 9.7 118 11.5 9.0-14.7 431 54.4 49.4-59.3

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*These data apply only to those with current asthma.

^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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