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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-WHITES

During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room
or urgent care center because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Twice Three or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 639 85 14.7 10.1-20.9 62 11.0 8.1-14.9 34 7.3 4.6-11.4 458 67.0 60.8-72.6
-WHITES 491 55 10.6 7.5-14.9 35 9.5 6.4-13.8 18 5.6 2.8-10.8 383 74.4 68.4-79.6
GENDER
Males 119 12 11.3 5.2-22.8 10 11.9 6.0-22.2 6 9.5 3.3-24.3 91 67.3 54.1-78.3
Females 372 43 10.3 7.1-14.8 25 8.4 5.2-13.3 12 3.9 1.6- 9.0 292 77.4 71.1-82.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 1 9.3 1.1-48.6 1 22.4 2.9-73.2 1 3.5 0.4-24.6 3 64.8 22.0-92.3
Non-Hispanic 484 53 10.5 7.3-14.9 34 9.2 6.2-13.6 17 5.6 2.8-11.0 380 74.6 68.5-79.9
AGE
18-24 10 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.0 3.2-68.0 9 79.0 32.0-96.8
25-34 39 5 21.1 8.5-43.5 3 10.4 2.9-31.2 3 3.2 0.9-10.6 28 65.3 45.1-81.2
35-44 83 7 9.5 4.1-20.5 8 11.7 5.6-22.6 4 7.2 2.1-21.9 64 71.6 58.0-82.2
45-54 103 12 7.5 3.9-13.7 11 14.3 7.2-26.3 2 4.4 0.7-22.5 78 73.9 60.9-83.7
55-64 126 14 8.4 4.7-14.6 5 6.7 2.7-15.7 4 3.5 1.0-11.6 103 81.4 71.6-88.3
65-74 87 10 12.5 6.4-22.8 6 7.7 3.3-17.0 3 3.4 0.9-11.7 68 76.5 64.6-85.2
75+ 40 7 22.4 10.0-42.9 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 1 2.5 0.4-16.0 31 73.8 54.0-87.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 91 7 7.5 3.2-16.3 8 13.8 5.9-28.9 6 12.1 4.1-30.6 70 66.6 50.6-79.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 126 18 12.6 6.9-22.0 9 10.5 4.8-21.6 7 11.8 4.4-28.3 92 65.0 51.7-76.4
Some Post-H.S. 150 16 11.8 5.7-22.9 11 8.6 4.4-16.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 119 78.7 67.9-86.6
College Graduate 123 13 9.3 4.8-17.2 7 6.7 2.8-15.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 102 83.3 73.8-89.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 99 9 12.5 4.1-32.4 7 7.6 3.2-17.1 8 5.6 2.5-12.1 75 74.2 58.4-85.6
$15,000- 24,999 97 16 14.5 8.1-24.6 7 12.6 5.7-25.6 4 17.0 6.1-39.1 70 55.9 41.2-69.6
$25,000- 34,999 50 5 5.8 2.2-14.6 3 6.5 2.0-18.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 41 86.8 74.4-93.7
$35,000- 49,999 55 9 18.9 8.2-37.8 3 6.8 1.8-22.4 1 3.7 0.5-21.8 42 70.7 52.1-84.2
$50,000-74,999 74 7 12.3 5.3-26.1 2 3.2 0.7-13.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 64 84.1 70.3-92.2
$75,000+ 67 4 2.9 1.0- 8.5 3 8.0 2.3-24.0 2 5.1 1.0-21.7 58 84.0 68.4-92.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 39 9.7 6.3-14.7 29 10.7 7.0-16.1 14 6.6 2.9-14.1 266 73.0 65.5-79.4
No 138 16 12.8 7.0-22.3 6 7.1 2.8-16.9 3 3.1 0.7-12.5 113 77.0 65.8-85.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 42 7 19.3 7.9-40.0 1 1.7 0.2-11.2 3 7.8 2.0-26.0 31 71.3 51.2-85.4
Non-Veteran 449 48 9.8 6.6-14.2 34 10.2 6.9-14.9 15 5.4 2.5-11.2 352 74.7 68.3-80.1

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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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