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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

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
-Piedmont NC 551 152 24.5 19.9-29.8 58 9.6 6.8-13.4 72 8.7 6.4-11.6 269 57.2 51.0-63.2
GENDER
Male 139 31 17.5 11.1-26.4 15 10.8 5.7-19.4 16 7.0 3.7-12.9 77 64.8 53.4-74.7
Female 412 121 27.9 22.1-34.5 43 9.1 6.0-13.4 56 9.5 6.7-13.2 192 53.6 46.2-60.8
RACE
White 446 124 24.0 19.2-29.6 41 8.6 5.7-12.7 60 9.9 7.0-13.6 221 57.6 50.9-63.9
African American 78 21 25.9 14.5-41.8 14 15.1 7.6-27.7 10 6.5 3.1-13.1 33 52.5 36.0-68.5
Other Minorities 26 7 25.7 10.6-50.3 3 7.8 1.4-33.1 2 4.2 0.9-17.3 14 62.4 36.5-82.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 2 24.6 6.5-60.7 3 22.6 5.3-60.2 2 13.3 3.2-41.8 9 39.5 16.5-68.4
Non-Hispanic 534 150 24.5 19.8-29.9 55 9.1 6.4-12.7 70 8.5 6.2-11.5 259 58.0 51.6-64.0
AGE
18-24 16 3 8.4 2.3-25.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 13 91.6 74.2-97.7
25-34 52 16 30.3 17.5-47.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 2 1.5 0.3- 6.7 33 67.4 50.8-80.5
35-44 92 28 27.7 18.2-39.9 17 19.6 11.4-31.8 5 4.2 1.6-10.6 42 48.4 36.3-60.8
45-54 114 34 26.2 17.4-37.5 10 9.1 4.2-18.7 11 10.9 5.3-21.1 59 53.8 42.0-65.2
55-64 126 34 30.2 20.2-42.5 17 15.9 8.3-28.4 25 16.8 10.1-26.5 50 37.2 26.6-49.1
65-74 90 28 30.0 19.8-42.6 10 14.2 6.6-27.7 13 14.4 7.7-25.3 39 41.5 29.9-54.1
75+ 59 9 9.0 4.1-18.5 2 1.5 0.3- 6.0 16 27.3 15.7-43.1 32 62.3 46.4-75.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 110 23 22.1 12.8-35.5 11 10.1 3.9-23.7 21 14.1 7.4-25.0 55 53.7 39.7-67.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 157 31 14.2 8.7-22.4 18 9.1 4.7-17.0 25 10.1 6.1-16.3 83 66.6 54.8-76.7
Some Post-H.S. 149 56 33.9 24.5-44.7 16 11.0 6.2-18.9 15 5.8 3.1-10.5 62 49.3 38.6-60.1
College Graduate 135 42 29.4 20.3-40.4 13 8.5 4.3-16.3 11 6.4 3.0-13.0 69 55.8 44.6-66.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 22 23.7 13.4-38.4 7 3.8 1.5- 9.2 28 16.1 9.3-26.6 43 56.3 39.2-72.1
$15,000- 24,999 116 29 25.7 16.0-38.5 18 14.8 7.5-27.1 19 11.9 7.1-19.4 50 47.6 34.9-60.7
$25,000- 34,999 51 16 22.2 11.5-38.4 3 6.1 1.9-18.1 3 2.6 0.6-10.4 29 69.1 52.2-82.1
$35,000- 49,999 67 21 31.3 18.5-47.8 7 11.2 4.7-24.5 7 8.5 3.7-18.3 32 49.0 34.2-63.9
$50,000-74,999 62 26 39.1 24.9-55.5 9 15.2 6.8-30.5 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 26 44.5 29.5-60.6
$75,000+ 90 23 21.9 12.5-35.5 9 9.0 4.1-18.8 8 7.5 3.2-16.6 50 61.6 46.6-74.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 330 98 28.7 22.3-36.0 40 12.2 7.9-18.3 58 13.3 9.4-18.5 134 45.8 37.5-54.4
No 216 53 19.8 13.6-27.9 17 6.5 3.6-11.6 13 3.4 1.8- 6.2 133 70.3 61.4-77.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 47 11 19.7 9.0-37.9 7 18.5 7.6-38.5 6 9.1 3.4-22.0 23 52.7 33.6-71.1
Non-Veteran 504 141 24.9 20.0-30.5 51 8.8 6.1-12.7 66 8.6 6.3-11.8 246 57.6 51.1-63.9

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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