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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,213 319 34.6 30.3-39.2 128 15.7 12.0-20.1 280 23.5 20.3-27.0 486 26.2 23.2-29.5
-Piedmont NC 541 154 36.2 29.8-43.2 58 16.0 11.0-22.8 121 22.8 18.3-28.1 208 24.9 20.6-29.8
GENDER
Male 140 45 43.9 31.3-57.3 13 14.1 7.3-25.4 21 18.2 11.1-28.6 61 23.8 16.5-32.9
Female 401 109 32.6 25.7-40.2 45 17.0 10.7-25.9 100 25.0 19.5-31.4 147 25.5 20.3-31.4
RACE
White 440 123 36.3 29.3-44.0 45 13.5 9.5-18.7 90 21.4 16.7-27.1 182 28.8 23.7-34.4
African American 76 22 36.9 21.3-55.9 10 20.2 8.8-40.2 23 26.3 15.3-41.4 21 16.6 8.7-29.3
Other Minorities 24 8 33.5 14.2-60.5 3 26.7 6.2-66.8 8 26.9 10.9-52.7 5 12.9 4.0-34.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 4 16.4 4.9-42.4 3 26.0 7.8-59.1 5 51.0 22.0-79.4 2 6.6 1.3-27.9
Non-Hispanic 526 149 36.9 30.3-44.1 55 15.7 10.5-22.7 116 21.8 17.3-27.0 206 25.6 21.2-30.7
AGE
18-24 16 10 66.5 35.1-87.9 6 33.5 12.1-64.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 49 25 49.6 33.0-66.3 12 27.7 14.7-46.0 12 22.7 12.2-38.2 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 93 30 29.1 19.4-41.2 13 10.9 5.9-19.2 42 53.3 41.0-65.3 8 6.7 2.8-15.2
45-54 113 35 31.3 21.3-43.2 12 12.7 6.3-24.2 26 24.7 15.5-37.0 40 31.3 21.6-42.9
55-64 127 28 25.3 16.1-37.5 7 8.9 3.6-20.5 19 11.0 6.4-18.4 73 54.7 42.8-66.2
65-74 87 13 17.0 9.0-29.8 5 5.6 1.9-15.2 19 21.1 12.7-32.9 50 56.3 43.1-68.8
75+ 54 12 21.7 11.1-38.1 3 6.3 1.7-20.9 2 3.5 0.7-16.2 37 68.4 51.9-81.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 14 19.4 10.0-34.4 15 25.7 13.6-43.0 23 20.9 12.0-33.9 54 34.0 23.0-47.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 152 38 36.0 22.4-52.3 18 17.3 7.3-35.5 36 19.5 12.4-29.4 60 27.2 18.4-38.2
Some Post-H.S. 149 58 48.3 37.5-59.2 7 6.7 2.9-14.8 27 19.7 12.1-30.2 57 25.4 17.9-34.7
College Graduate 134 44 34.1 24.2-45.6 18 18.4 10.6-29.9 35 31.3 21.8-42.6 37 16.2 10.8-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 21 23.3 12.0-40.3 12 27.1 10.4-54.4 19 17.9 9.7-30.6 45 31.7 19.2-47.5
$15,000- 24,999 113 21 17.6 10.3-28.5 15 18.4 9.1-33.6 34 35.7 23.7-49.7 43 28.4 19.1-39.9
$25,000- 34,999 54 17 38.3 22.0-57.8 4 12.7 4.5-31.0 10 21.6 10.6-39.2 23 27.4 16.3-42.2
$35,000- 49,999 65 22 38.9 25.2-54.7 7 13.1 5.8-26.8 17 30.8 18.0-47.4 19 17.2 9.8-28.5
$50,000-74,999 63 22 34.6 21.5-50.5 4 10.7 3.7-27.3 11 23.2 11.5-41.3 26 31.5 19.1-47.3
$75,000+ 89 31 45.8 30.1-62.3 11 14.2 6.4-28.4 23 24.8 15.0-38.0 24 15.3 8.8-25.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 325 71 23.1 17.1-30.4 42 21.0 13.3-31.4 69 21.8 16.1-28.8 143 34.2 27.4-41.7
No 210 83 51.7 41.4-61.9 15 10.3 5.2-19.2 50 23.8 16.9-32.4 62 14.3 10.1-19.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 7 18.3 6.0-44.3 3 9.6 2.7-28.8 9 24.7 11.6-44.9 31 47.4 29.7-65.7
Non-Veteran 491 147 37.9 31.1-45.3 55 16.7 11.3-24.0 112 22.7 17.9-28.2 177 22.7 18.4-27.7

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*These data apply to those who have been told they EVER had 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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