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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Adult Asthma History-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-WHITES 969 160 19.1 15.4-23.4 42 3.8 2.6- 5.7 397 35.9 31.8-40.3 370 41.1 36.4-45.9
GENDER
Males 255 40 17.5 10.6-27.6 9 3.3 1.4- 7.6 108 33.6 26.0-42.2 98 45.5 35.8-55.6
Females 714 120 20.0 16.1-24.5 33 4.1 2.7- 6.3 289 37.2 32.6-42.0 272 38.7 34.0-43.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 5.2 0.7-31.1 0 0.0 . - . 7 36.1 12.8-68.5 5 58.7 26.8-84.6
Non-Hispanic 954 158 19.3 15.6-23.7 42 3.9 2.6- 5.7 389 35.9 31.8-40.3 365 40.9 36.1-45.7
AGE
18-24 26 7 24.8 8.5-54.1 1 1.6 0.2-11.1 3 7.4 1.9-24.6 15 66.1 39.6-85.3
25-34 72 20 29.2 18.5-43.0 2 2.9 0.7-11.0 16 20.2 11.4-33.3 34 47.7 34.6-61.1
35-44 141 32 22.4 15.2-31.7 8 6.3 2.7-13.9 44 29.7 21.6-39.4 57 41.6 32.2-51.7
45-54 195 29 12.8 8.5-18.9 7 3.5 1.5- 8.0 78 45.6 36.9-54.4 81 38.2 30.1-46.9
55-64 219 29 15.3 9.7-23.5 13 4.2 2.3- 7.7 103 49.9 41.3-58.6 74 30.5 23.6-38.5
65-74 184 32 20.8 14.3-29.2 7 3.9 1.6- 9.2 80 40.6 32.5-49.2 65 34.7 26.9-43.4
75+ 126 11 8.2 3.8-16.9 3 2.0 0.6- 6.3 71 58.6 47.2-69.1 41 31.2 21.6-42.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 193 27 14.0 9.0-21.1 7 3.3 1.4- 7.4 84 42.8 33.1-53.1 75 39.9 30.5-50.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 279 42 20.0 12.2-31.0 10 2.0 0.9- 4.2 124 36.2 27.9-45.4 103 41.9 31.7-52.8
Some Post-H.S. 261 49 19.3 13.6-26.6 16 5.3 3.0- 9.4 89 29.8 23.3-37.2 107 45.6 37.6-53.8
College Graduate 235 42 21.3 14.9-29.5 9 5.0 2.2-11.0 100 37.5 30.3-45.3 84 36.2 28.7-44.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 25 16.0 9.8-25.2 11 5.3 2.7-10.3 84 41.2 31.5-51.6 57 37.5 27.4-48.8
$15,000- 24,999 193 27 16.2 10.3-24.6 8 2.8 1.1- 6.6 84 39.6 30.5-49.6 74 41.4 31.5-52.0
$25,000- 34,999 96 13 10.0 5.0-19.1 3 1.3 0.4- 4.4 40 41.6 29.0-55.5 40 47.0 33.7-60.7
$35,000- 49,999 123 21 22.7 13.9-34.8 6 4.4 1.8-10.1 46 36.3 26.5-47.4 50 36.6 26.5-48.0
$50,000-74,999 122 38 33.5 23.8-44.9 6 5.5 2.1-13.3 33 19.2 13.0-27.4 45 41.9 31.3-53.2
$75,000+ 140 14 17.2 7.3-35.2 5 4.7 1.7-12.8 66 40.6 29.8-52.4 55 37.5 26.3-50.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 609 101 17.6 13.8-22.1 29 4.0 2.6- 6.2 273 40.7 35.2-46.4 206 37.7 31.8-44.1
No 353 56 20.7 14.2-29.2 13 3.7 1.8- 7.4 121 29.8 23.9-36.5 163 45.8 38.3-53.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 103 14 13.7 7.1-24.8 2 4.7 0.9-20.7 57 48.9 36.8-61.1 30 32.7 21.7-45.9
Non-Veteran 866 146 19.7 15.7-24.5 40 3.7 2.6- 5.5 340 34.4 30.1-39.0 340 42.1 37.1-47.3

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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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