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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you use a prescription asthma inhaler during an asthma attack to stop it?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-4 5-14 15 or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,240 333 26.4 23.1-30.0 119 8.9 7.0-11.3 186 11.6 9.6-14.0 602 53.1 48.8-57.3
-Western NC 275 77 32.6 25.7-40.3 22 7.1 4.4-11.3 44 13.1 9.3-18.3 132 47.2 39.8-54.7
GENDER
Male 80 19 30.4 19.1-44.8 10 11.0 5.7-20.4 16 17.7 10.1-29.2 35 40.8 28.4-54.5
Female 195 58 33.7 25.4-43.1 12 5.1 2.5-10.0 28 10.7 6.9-16.2 97 50.6 41.6-59.5
RACE
White 253 68 32.3 25.1-40.4 20 6.7 4.0-10.9 42 13.7 9.6-19.1 123 47.4 39.6-55.2
African American 9 4 47.1 17.6-78.7 1 10.0 1.3-47.6 1 5.2 0.7-30.9 3 37.7 12.1-72.6
Other Minorities 13 5 28.4 10.0-58.6 1 18.4 2.7-64.3 1 3.4 0.4-21.8 6 49.8 20.7-79.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 3 39.4 9.7-79.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 13.3 1.6-58.6 2 47.3 11.6-86.0
Non-Hispanic 267 73 32.5 25.4-40.3 22 7.3 4.5-11.5 42 12.9 9.0-18.1 130 47.4 39.8-55.0
AGE
18-24 11 4 35.1 13.2-65.7 1 6.4 0.9-35.1 0 0.0 . - . 6 58.5 29.2-82.8
25-34 22 9 42.2 22.3-64.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.7 1.9-26.7 11 50.1 28.9-71.2
35-44 37 16 42.0 25.2-60.8 3 6.5 1.9-20.1 2 4.4 0.8-21.2 16 47.1 29.3-65.7
45-54 62 16 25.6 15.0-40.1 6 12.2 5.0-26.8 8 15.5 7.6-29.1 32 46.7 32.8-61.0
55-64 51 14 34.5 19.9-52.8 7 11.1 5.0-22.8 8 18.3 7.8-37.0 22 36.1 23.0-51.7
65-74 52 9 15.1 7.4-28.6 3 7.2 2.3-20.6 17 32.6 20.4-47.8 23 45.0 30.9-60.0
75+ 38 8 27.1 13.3-47.3 2 5.9 1.3-22.3 7 17.0 7.8-33.0 21 50.1 33.1-67.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 13 34.8 19.4-54.3 6 8.2 2.9-21.1 15 13.8 7.5-24.3 32 43.1 28.1-59.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 72 15 21.1 11.4-35.7 7 11.0 4.9-23.2 18 25.8 15.3-40.1 32 42.0 28.5-56.9
Some Post-H.S. 73 26 34.6 22.6-48.9 5 4.0 1.6-10.0 8 9.8 4.4-20.5 34 51.5 37.7-65.1
College Graduate 62 22 38.5 25.2-53.6 4 6.3 2.3-16.3 2 3.8 0.9-14.9 34 51.5 36.8-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 13 15.1 7.7-27.5 8 15.8 6.7-32.7 17 22.9 13.2-36.7 23 46.2 31.1-62.1
$15,000- 24,999 56 12 27.7 13.8-47.9 5 9.1 3.5-21.7 10 17.0 8.1-32.3 29 46.2 30.3-63.0
$25,000- 34,999 27 9 38.3 19.6-61.2 2 7.6 1.8-27.4 4 11.8 3.9-30.9 12 42.3 21.9-65.6
$35,000- 49,999 36 10 36.3 19.5-57.3 2 2.7 0.6-11.2 4 9.7 3.4-24.6 20 51.3 32.1-70.1
$50,000-74,999 32 9 31.1 15.3-52.9 2 4.7 1.1-17.3 3 8.6 2.5-25.5 18 55.6 35.3-74.3
$75,000+ 26 12 57.9 34.8-78.0 2 6.2 1.4-23.8 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 11 34.9 16.9-58.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 169 40 23.9 16.9-32.8 16 8.7 4.9-15.1 37 19.7 13.6-27.6 76 47.7 38.5-57.1
No 105 36 42.3 30.6-54.8 6 5.3 2.3-12.0 7 5.6 2.3-12.9 56 46.8 35.1-58.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 3 8.0 2.3-24.5 2 6.3 1.5-23.2 7 28.1 11.8-53.5 12 57.5 32.6-79.1
Non-Veteran 251 74 34.8 27.4-43.0 20 7.2 4.3-11.7 37 11.7 8.0-16.9 120 46.2 38.6-54.1

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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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