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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

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
-Piedmont NC 287 34 16.4 9.0-28.0 20 8.2 4.6-14.0 9 5.6 2.6-11.4 224 69.9 59.6-78.5
GENDER
Male 70 8 14.3 5.9-30.6 4 12.0 4.3-29.2 4 8.8 2.9-23.5 54 64.9 48.4-78.4
Female 217 26 17.2 8.1-32.7 16 6.7 3.5-12.4 5 4.3 1.6-11.5 170 71.8 58.6-82.1
RACE
White 232 22 10.2 5.7-17.4 12 6.6 3.3-12.6 4 4.1 1.3-11.9 194 79.2 70.4-85.8
African American 39 10 26.8 13.8-45.6 8 23.3 9.5-46.7 4 13.6 4.6-34.0 17 36.2 21.3-54.4
Other Minorities 15 2 40.8 8.5-83.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.0 0.6-31.3 12 54.2 15.8-88.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 8 0 0.0 . - . 1 12.8 1.7-56.1 1 14.5 1.9-59.6 6 72.7 32.1-93.7
Non-Hispanic 279 34 17.1 9.4-29.1 19 8.0 4.4-14.0 8 5.2 2.3-11.2 218 69.8 59.1-78.6
AGE
18-24 4 1 66.1 16.6-95.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 33.9 5.0-83.4
25-34 25 5 31.0 13.1-57.1 3 8.6 2.3-27.2 0 0.0 . - . 17 60.4 36.6-80.2
35-44 57 6 7.7 3.2-17.4 3 11.3 3.5-31.0 3 10.0 3.2-26.9 45 71.0 53.8-83.8
45-54 54 10 15.2 7.1-29.8 5 10.5 3.2-29.2 4 9.6 2.4-31.2 35 64.7 46.6-79.3
55-64 80 7 6.1 2.7-13.2 4 4.8 1.4-14.7 2 5.8 1.4-20.2 67 83.4 70.6-91.3
65-74 45 3 5.1 1.5-15.6 4 12.6 4.7-29.5 0 0.0 . - . 38 82.3 65.8-91.9
75+ 21 2 16.2 3.6-49.7 1 2.1 0.3-14.0 0 0.0 . - . 18 81.7 50.3-95.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 4 6.9 2.4-18.4 7 14.6 6.0-31.6 1 7.6 1.1-37.7 39 70.9 50.6-85.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 71 12 30.8 11.3-61.0 4 8.2 2.4-24.2 3 8.4 2.6-24.5 52 52.5 31.0-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 92 8 12.2 5.0-26.7 8 9.7 3.7-23.3 4 5.3 1.6-16.3 72 72.7 57.8-83.8
College Graduate 73 10 12.6 6.0-24.3 1 1.5 0.2- 9.6 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 61 84.7 72.7-91.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 56 5 37.3 12.4-71.5 6 7.5 2.3-21.7 1 3.2 0.4-20.2 44 52.1 25.3-77.7
$15,000- 24,999 58 9 16.1 7.4-31.8 4 10.3 3.6-26.0 2 7.8 1.4-33.4 43 65.7 47.7-80.1
$25,000- 34,999 31 3 4.6 1.3-15.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 28 95.4 84.6-98.7
$35,000- 49,999 30 7 25.4 10.7-49.1 1 11.3 1.7-48.8 1 4.8 0.7-27.5 21 58.5 35.0-78.6
$50,000-74,999 41 4 8.6 3.1-21.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 12.1 3.3-35.2 34 79.3 59.0-91.1
$75,000+ 44 3 3.9 1.1-12.4 3 6.8 2.1-20.2 2 7.9 1.7-30.1 36 81.4 63.5-91.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 201 22 17.6 8.1-34.2 18 10.3 5.6-18.3 8 6.6 2.9-14.2 153 65.5 52.4-76.6
No 83 12 14.2 7.1-26.3 2 3.6 0.8-13.9 1 3.4 0.5-20.3 68 78.8 65.1-88.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 22 2 5.0 1.2-18.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.7 1.9-42.3 18 84.3 57.5-95.5
Non-Veteran 265 32 17.2 9.3-29.5 20 8.7 5.0-15.0 7 5.2 2.3-11.4 206 68.9 58.1-77.9

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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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