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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you have any symptoms of asthma?

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  Total
Respond.^
None Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,237 339 31.4 27.1-36.0 263 21.5 18.1-25.3 248 19.8 16.6-23.3 137 10.0 8.0-12.4 250 17.3 14.7-20.4
-Piedmont NC 559 147 33.0 26.6-40.0 130 23.9 18.7-30.1 111 18.3 14.5-22.9 63 9.8 7.0-13.5 108 15.0 11.6-19.1
GENDER
Male 143 35 30.1 19.6-43.1 31 25.9 15.4-40.1 33 20.3 13.1-30.0 13 8.2 4.0-16.0 31 15.6 9.7-24.1
Female 416 112 34.4 26.8-42.9 99 23.0 17.6-29.3 78 17.4 13.2-22.5 50 10.6 7.3-15.1 77 14.7 10.9-19.5
RACE
White 453 118 29.5 23.5-36.4 105 25.2 19.1-32.4 88 18.7 14.5-23.9 46 9.4 6.5-13.4 96 17.2 13.2-22.0
African American 79 23 42.0 25.8-60.2 16 18.1 8.6-34.2 18 19.8 11.3-32.3 14 12.1 5.6-24.1 8 8.0 3.1-19.0
Other Minorities 26 6 42.1 17.1-71.9 8 23.9 9.5-48.4 5 13.4 4.1-35.6 3 8.9 1.9-32.6 4 11.8 3.5-32.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 6 29.8 10.6-60.3 4 20.3 6.0-50.4 2 21.1 4.5-60.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.5 3 27.3 8.4-60.5
Non-Hispanic 542 140 33.1 26.5-40.3 126 24.1 18.7-30.5 109 18.2 14.4-22.7 62 10.1 7.3-14.0 105 14.5 11.2-18.5
AGE
18-24 16 5 49.8 23.1-76.7 7 38.9 16.2-67.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 9.4 2.5-29.1 1 1.9 0.2-13.0
25-34 52 16 36.8 22.0-54.6 18 34.3 20.7-51.0 6 10.3 4.4-22.2 3 3.6 1.1-10.9 9 15.0 6.7-30.5
35-44 91 23 32.5 21.5-45.8 18 12.7 7.0-22.0 25 27.7 18.0-40.1 9 12.1 5.7-23.9 16 14.9 8.6-24.6
45-54 115 31 30.0 20.0-42.4 28 17.9 11.3-27.2 25 25.2 16.2-37.1 16 11.4 6.3-19.5 15 15.4 8.4-26.6
55-64 130 28 21.1 12.9-32.5 31 27.3 17.3-40.2 28 21.8 14.2-32.1 14 9.2 4.5-17.7 29 20.6 13.1-30.9
65-74 91 24 28.2 18.3-40.8 18 19.2 11.4-30.4 23 27.6 17.7-40.4 8 6.5 3.0-13.5 18 18.5 11.0-29.4
75+ 62 20 34.6 21.1-51.1 10 15.6 7.8-29.0 3 5.7 1.3-21.0 10 20.2 8.9-39.6 19 23.9 13.9-38.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 114 23 19.8 11.3-32.3 21 21.6 11.0-38.0 17 16.0 8.5-28.0 17 16.2 8.6-28.3 36 26.5 16.7-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 159 45 39.0 25.3-54.6 33 24.1 13.8-38.8 37 20.9 13.4-31.1 16 5.7 3.0-10.5 28 10.3 6.3-16.5
Some Post-H.S. 148 38 29.7 20.5-41.0 39 25.0 16.7-35.7 30 17.6 11.6-25.9 15 11.9 5.9-22.4 26 15.8 9.5-25.1
College Graduate 138 41 37.4 26.7-49.5 37 24.1 16.4-34.0 27 17.3 11.0-26.1 15 8.7 4.9-14.9 18 12.5 7.2-21.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 20 32.3 14.8-56.9 8 9.5 3.6-22.9 21 16.0 8.9-27.0 15 12.1 6.0-22.6 36 30.1 18.0-45.8
$15,000- 24,999 116 28 24.9 15.2-37.8 26 18.7 10.5-31.2 26 31.4 20.4-45.0 15 11.0 5.5-20.8 21 13.9 7.7-23.9
$25,000- 34,999 54 14 30.2 16.1-49.4 16 33.0 17.8-52.7 9 16.6 8.1-31.2 5 6.9 2.4-18.0 10 13.3 6.3-26.0
$35,000- 49,999 68 19 34.3 21.1-50.5 18 25.0 14.5-39.5 11 13.8 6.6-26.7 7 9.6 3.0-26.8 13 17.3 9.3-29.9
$50,000-74,999 64 18 26.6 15.3-42.2 21 34.6 20.7-51.7 16 23.5 13.2-38.3 6 9.4 3.6-22.1 3 5.9 1.6-19.5
$75,000+ 91 31 40.0 25.6-56.4 21 22.4 10.2-42.1 19 16.2 9.1-27.4 7 9.1 3.7-20.5 13 12.3 6.2-23.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 335 62 23.2 15.6-33.2 61 18.0 12.7-24.8 77 24.6 18.7-31.5 50 13.9 9.6-19.8 85 20.3 15.2-26.6
No 219 83 43.7 33.7-54.3 69 31.0 22.1-41.6 32 11.0 7.0-16.7 13 5.4 2.7-10.5 22 8.9 5.3-14.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 49 12 35.5 18.3-57.4 12 18.0 9.0-33.0 10 19.1 8.6-37.2 3 4.5 1.1-17.2 12 22.9 11.4-40.5
Non-Veteran 510 135 32.8 26.1-40.2 118 24.5 18.9-31.1 101 18.2 14.3-23.0 60 10.3 7.3-14.3 96 14.2 10.8-18.5

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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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