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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, have you had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,276 646 49.6 45.3-53.9 630 50.4 46.1-54.7
-Western NC 279 132 48.0 40.6-55.5 147 52.0 44.5-59.4
GENDER
Male 82 38 50.5 37.4-63.5 44 49.5 36.5-62.6
Female 197 94 46.7 37.9-55.7 103 53.3 44.3-62.1
RACE
White 257 121 47.9 40.2-55.7 136 52.1 44.3-59.8
African American 9 4 34.3 11.5-67.8 5 65.7 32.2-88.5
Other Minorities 13 7 62.6 31.9-85.6 6 37.4 14.4-68.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 2 28.0 5.6-72.0 4 72.0 28.0-94.4
Non-Hispanic 271 129 48.2 40.8-55.8 142 51.8 44.2-59.2
AGE
18-24 11 5 44.2 18.7-73.1 6 55.8 26.9-81.3
25-34 22 10 42.9 23.1-65.1 12 57.1 34.9-76.9
35-44 37 23 60.5 41.3-76.9 14 39.5 23.1-58.7
45-54 63 34 55.2 40.8-68.8 29 44.8 31.2-59.2
55-64 53 24 46.2 31.0-62.3 29 53.8 37.7-69.0
65-74 51 22 37.5 24.7-52.5 29 62.5 47.5-75.3
75+ 40 13 34.8 20.7-52.2 27 65.2 47.8-79.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 68 30 47.2 31.4-63.5 38 52.8 36.5-68.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 73 32 45.2 31.5-59.6 41 54.8 40.4-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 74 40 51.4 37.6-64.9 34 48.6 35.1-62.4
College Graduate 62 29 48.3 33.8-63.0 33 51.7 37.0-66.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 36 52.8 37.4-67.7 27 47.2 32.3-62.6
$15,000- 24,999 57 23 46.3 30.4-63.0 34 53.7 37.0-69.6
$25,000- 34,999 27 9 37.2 18.9-59.9 18 62.8 40.1-81.1
$35,000- 49,999 37 18 49.4 30.7-68.3 19 50.6 31.7-69.3
$50,000-74,999 32 19 57.0 36.4-75.5 13 43.0 24.5-63.6
$75,000+ 26 12 49.0 27.0-71.4 14 51.0 28.6-73.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 173 88 52.6 43.4-61.7 85 47.4 38.3-56.6
No 105 43 42.3 30.9-54.7 62 57.7 45.3-69.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 9 48.2 23.9-73.3 15 51.8 26.7-76.1
Non-Veteran 255 123 48.0 40.3-55.8 132 52.0 44.2-59.7

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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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