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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 12 months, how many days were you unable to work or carry out your usual activities because of your asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 Days 8-30 days More than 30 Days None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,209 188 18.1 14.7-22.1 85 5.2 3.9- 6.9 48 3.6 2.4- 5.5 888 73.1 68.9-76.9
-Western NC 267 25 8.4 5.2-13.3 20 5.4 3.2- 8.8 11 4.2 2.2- 8.0 211 82.0 76.1-86.7
GENDER
Male 77 3 5.7 1.8-16.3 4 3.1 1.1- 8.5 6 7.9 3.4-17.3 64 83.3 72.0-90.6
Female 190 22 9.9 5.9-16.2 16 6.6 3.7-11.5 5 2.2 0.7- 6.5 147 81.3 73.9-86.9
RACE
White 245 18 7.1 4.0-12.1 19 5.6 3.3- 9.2 9 3.5 1.7- 7.2 199 83.9 77.8-88.5
African American 9 3 26.3 7.5-61.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 10.0 1.3-47.6 5 63.7 30.3-87.6
Other Minorities 13 4 33.0 10.4-67.7 1 4.4 0.6-26.8 1 19.8 3.0-66.2 7 42.8 17.1-73.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 0 0.0 . - . 1 17.1 2.1-66.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 82.9 33.3-97.9
Non-Hispanic 261 25 8.5 5.3-13.5 18 5.0 2.9- 8.5 11 4.3 2.2- 8.1 207 82.2 76.2-86.9
AGE
18-24 10 3 26.8 8.3-59.7 1 8.0 1.1-40.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 65.2 33.8-87.3
25-34 21 2 5.3 1.0-23.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 19 94.7 76.7-99.0
35-44 36 5 6.3 2.3-15.9 1 2.0 0.3-13.2 0 0.0 . - . 30 91.7 80.9-96.6
45-54 59 3 5.2 1.5-16.3 8 10.3 4.6-21.5 5 12.9 5.4-27.8 43 71.6 56.7-82.9
55-64 50 6 13.5 5.3-30.4 2 4.6 1.1-17.0 4 7.0 2.3-19.6 38 74.9 58.1-86.5
65-74 50 5 7.2 2.8-17.2 5 8.1 3.3-18.8 1 3.8 0.5-22.4 39 80.8 66.9-89.8
75+ 39 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 3 7.8 2.3-23.1 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 34 88.5 73.7-95.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 60 4 5.4 1.6-16.2 5 6.2 2.4-15.3 4 9.0 3.1-23.5 47 79.4 64.5-89.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 7 11.0 4.7-23.5 5 4.2 1.6-10.5 4 6.5 2.2-18.0 54 78.3 64.8-87.6
Some Post-H.S. 73 9 11.8 5.2-24.8 8 8.7 3.8-18.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8 54 78.2 64.9-87.4
College Graduate 62 5 5.4 1.8-14.9 2 2.4 0.6- 9.3 0 0.0 . - . 55 92.3 82.6-96.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 54 5 5.4 2.1-13.2 10 14.4 7.2-26.9 7 18.3 8.2-35.9 32 61.9 45.4-76.1
$15,000- 24,999 57 8 14.8 6.5-30.4 2 1.7 0.4- 7.1 2 5.0 1.1-19.4 45 78.4 62.3-88.9
$25,000- 34,999 27 2 8.9 1.8-34.2 1 3.8 0.5-23.0 0 0.0 . - . 24 87.2 63.8-96.4
$35,000- 49,999 37 4 13.2 4.0-35.5 3 9.4 2.6-28.6 0 0.0 . - . 30 77.4 55.9-90.2
$50,000-74,999 32 2 3.1 0.7-11.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.9 0.4-18.0 29 94.1 81.7-98.3
$75,000+ 26 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 25 98.5 89.9-99.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 161 18 11.8 6.7-19.8 17 8.5 4.8-14.3 11 8.1 4.2-14.9 115 71.7 62.5-79.4
No 105 7 4.8 1.9-11.3 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4 0 0.0 . - . 95 93.2 86.5-96.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 1 3.9 0.5-23.7 2 6.4 1.5-23.5 2 6.3 1.5-23.2 19 83.3 63.0-93.6
Non-Veteran 243 24 8.8 5.4-14.1 18 5.3 3.1- 8.9 9 4.0 1.9- 8.2 192 81.9 75.5-86.8

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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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