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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

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
-Piedmont NC 564 97 20.4 15.4-26.6 23 3.3 1.9- 5.6 224 32.2 27.1-37.8 220 44.0 37.6-50.7
GENDER
Male 144 24 24.2 13.9-38.7 7 3.5 1.2- 9.4 56 27.4 19.1-37.6 57 45.0 33.1-57.5
Female 420 73 18.6 13.8-24.8 16 3.2 1.7- 5.9 168 34.6 28.4-41.3 163 43.6 36.1-51.4
RACE
White 457 74 19.6 14.0-26.7 18 3.4 1.8- 6.3 192 37.3 31.3-43.7 173 39.7 33.2-46.6
African American 80 20 30.3 17.0-48.0 2 1.5 0.3- 6.0 27 22.8 13.1-36.7 31 45.4 29.4-62.4
Other Minorities 26 3 9.9 2.5-31.5 3 5.6 1.5-19.3 5 13.6 4.5-34.4 15 70.9 46.7-87.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.0 1.0-37.3 7 31.0 11.1-61.8 8 62.0 32.3-84.7
Non-Hispanic 547 97 21.3 16.1-27.7 22 3.1 1.8- 5.4 217 32.3 27.1-38.0 211 43.2 36.7-50.1
AGE
18-24 16 5 28.5 9.6-59.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 11 71.5 40.1-90.4
25-34 52 11 26.5 14.1-44.1 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 13 22.3 11.7-38.3 27 49.8 33.8-65.9
35-44 90 24 26.7 16.9-39.4 6 8.7 3.7-19.1 22 22.1 13.7-33.6 38 42.6 30.7-55.4
45-54 115 22 13.3 8.2-20.9 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 48 48.3 36.8-60.1 44 36.9 26.4-48.7
55-64 130 17 16.7 8.9-29.2 9 4.0 1.9- 8.3 60 45.7 34.4-57.4 44 33.6 23.6-45.4
65-74 95 15 19.4 11.1-31.7 4 3.7 1.1-11.8 40 40.5 29.3-52.9 36 36.3 25.5-48.7
75+ 64 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7 2 2.0 0.4- 8.7 41 65.8 49.2-79.2 18 29.8 16.9-47.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 117 19 20.1 10.3-35.6 4 2.3 0.8- 6.9 49 40.1 27.6-54.0 45 37.4 25.7-50.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 160 25 18.9 9.8-33.4 7 2.9 1.2- 7.1 67 27.4 18.6-38.2 61 50.8 37.0-64.4
Some Post-H.S. 151 28 19.5 12.1-30.1 6 2.4 0.8- 6.5 54 31.4 22.7-41.6 63 46.7 36.1-57.6
College Graduate 136 25 23.6 14.6-35.7 6 5.4 2.0-13.7 54 34.2 25.2-44.4 51 36.9 26.8-48.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 16 13.3 6.7-24.7 10 6.7 3.0-14.3 41 24.6 15.1-37.6 40 55.3 38.6-70.9
$15,000- 24,999 115 19 16.7 9.8-26.9 2 1.5 0.3- 8.1 52 41.9 29.8-55.1 42 39.9 27.7-53.5
$25,000- 34,999 53 9 12.6 5.6-25.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 17 37.1 21.5-56.1 26 49.9 32.6-67.2
$35,000- 49,999 67 13 29.7 16.6-47.2 0 0.0 . - . 28 35.2 23.0-49.7 26 35.2 22.4-50.5
$50,000-74,999 64 18 34.5 20.7-51.6 4 5.0 1.5-15.6 20 19.8 11.7-31.6 22 40.7 26.2-57.0
$75,000+ 90 10 21.5 8.7-43.8 4 5.2 1.6-15.7 39 36.3 24.0-50.8 37 37.0 23.4-53.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 343 60 18.7 13.6-25.2 18 4.5 2.6- 7.8 149 36.6 29.6-44.2 116 40.2 32.0-49.0
No 216 35 21.9 13.6-33.5 5 2.0 0.6- 6.8 73 27.4 20.3-35.9 103 48.7 38.5-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 6 11.1 3.9-27.9 1 6.0 0.9-32.1 30 49.0 31.0-67.2 13 33.9 17.4-55.5
Non-Veteran 514 91 21.4 15.9-28.0 22 3.0 1.8- 5.0 194 30.6 25.3-36.4 207 45.0 38.2-52.0

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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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