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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, besides emergency room visits, how many times did you see a doctor,
nurse or other health professional for urgent treatment of worsening asthma symptoms?*

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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 627 102 17.7 13.8-22.4 82 12.1 9.2-15.8 88 15.8 11.8-20.8 355 54.4 48.6-60.0
-Piedmont NC 283 50 17.8 12.8-24.3 36 12.8 8.4-18.8 38 14.1 9.1-21.2 159 55.4 46.8-63.6
GENDER
Male 69 19 27.6 16.7-42.0 6 5.7 2.2-13.9 8 16.9 7.6-33.6 36 49.8 35.4-64.3
Female 214 31 14.0 9.1-21.0 30 15.5 9.9-23.6 30 13.0 7.7-21.1 123 57.5 47.2-67.2
RACE
White 228 42 20.3 14.3-28.0 26 10.9 6.8-17.0 33 14.7 9.2-22.8 127 54.1 45.4-62.5
African American 39 7 18.0 7.9-35.9 8 18.8 8.5-36.7 4 18.7 6.1-44.8 20 44.5 27.4-63.0
Other Minorities 15 1 3.5 0.4-23.5 2 16.8 3.5-53.2 1 5.0 0.6-31.3 11 74.8 39.2-93.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 8 1 8.9 1.1-45.9 1 28.9 4.5-77.6 2 27.3 6.3-67.9 4 34.9 9.0-74.4
Non-Hispanic 275 49 18.2 13.0-24.9 35 12.0 8.0-17.8 36 13.5 8.5-20.8 155 56.3 47.6-64.6
AGE
18-24 4 1 7.2 0.7-46.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 92.8 53.1-99.3
25-34 24 7 35.1 16.8-59.1 2 13.5 3.1-43.2 1 2.2 0.3-14.7 14 49.2 27.5-71.3
35-44 57 11 17.0 8.9-29.9 6 9.3 3.5-22.2 8 22.4 10.9-40.6 32 51.4 36.0-66.4
45-54 55 6 12.4 5.0-27.6 8 19.6 9.1-37.3 7 12.6 4.3-31.5 34 55.3 38.4-71.2
55-64 80 13 16.5 8.4-29.8 10 11.3 5.1-23.1 11 17.7 7.9-35.3 46 54.4 39.5-68.7
65-74 43 8 15.6 6.5-32.8 8 24.2 11.7-43.6 5 7.4 2.7-18.8 22 52.8 35.0-69.9
75+ 19 3 25.5 8.2-56.7 2 6.3 1.5-23.0 6 29.4 11.5-57.1 8 38.8 17.5-65.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 15 28.7 15.4-47.1 10 24.7 11.4-45.6 8 21.7 7.8-47.4 15 25.0 12.1-44.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 11 15.3 7.2-29.7 7 9.7 3.4-25.0 7 8.4 2.7-23.4 45 66.6 47.2-81.7
Some Post-H.S. 92 11 9.7 4.9-18.2 10 10.3 4.8-20.6 10 13.4 6.1-26.8 61 66.7 53.3-77.8
College Graduate 73 13 24.4 13.4-40.2 9 11.4 5.5-22.1 13 16.0 8.3-28.5 38 48.3 34.9-61.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 54 9 14.3 5.6-31.9 5 3.8 1.2-11.6 8 8.9 3.2-22.6 32 73.0 51.6-87.2
$15,000- 24,999 56 12 21.7 11.5-37.2 6 16.3 6.0-37.2 5 10.6 2.9-32.3 33 51.3 34.8-67.6
$25,000- 34,999 32 6 18.3 7.5-38.2 2 2.3 0.6- 9.3 3 4.8 1.3-16.1 21 74.6 55.1-87.5
$35,000- 49,999 29 3 15.3 4.8-39.4 3 7.4 2.0-23.8 6 22.5 7.6-50.6 17 54.8 32.1-75.7
$50,000-74,999 41 10 27.5 13.3-48.5 5 16.7 6.3-37.5 4 10.2 3.0-29.2 22 45.6 27.5-65.0
$75,000+ 44 8 21.4 9.8-40.7 7 14.0 6.2-28.8 9 24.7 12.1-44.1 20 39.8 24.5-57.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 198 36 15.9 10.5-23.4 25 12.3 7.5-19.4 31 16.8 10.2-26.3 106 55.0 44.2-65.4
No 82 12 20.5 11.3-34.4 11 14.4 6.7-28.2 7 8.1 3.1-19.6 52 56.9 43.0-69.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 21 7 43.0 20.3-69.1 1 1.7 0.2-11.8 3 9.6 2.8-28.3 10 45.7 22.6-70.7
Non-Veteran 262 43 16.1 11.2-22.5 35 13.5 8.9-20.0 35 14.4 9.1-21.9 149 56.0 47.1-64.6

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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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