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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how many days did symptoms of asthma make it difficult for you to stay asleep?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-2 days 3-4 days 5-10 days More than 10 days None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 895 156 20.2 16.2-25.0 111 12.1 9.5-15.3 84 7.7 5.8-10.2 95 10.6 7.9-13.9 449 49.3 44.5-54.2
-Western NC 187 39 22.4 15.7-30.8 19 11.8 7.1-18.9 18 7.1 4.0-12.3 19 8.7 5.0-14.9 92 49.9 41.0-58.8
GENDER
Male 52 12 27.2 15.2-43.9 6 17.0 7.8-33.3 4 9.9 3.6-24.6 6 7.9 3.2-18.1 24 38.0 24.5-53.6
Female 135 27 19.9 12.8-29.7 13 9.1 4.8-16.8 14 5.7 3.2- 9.9 13 9.2 4.5-17.8 68 56.1 45.3-66.3
RACE
White 173 33 21.1 14.4-29.8 16 10.9 6.3-18.3 17 7.2 4.0-12.6 19 9.2 5.2-15.6 88 51.6 42.3-60.7
African American 5 1 29.9 4.5-79.4 2 31.8 6.9-74.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 38.3 8.8-80.0
Other Minorities 9 5 55.7 19.5-86.7 1 26.6 4.1-75.5 1 7.4 0.9-40.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.2 2.1-37.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 1 36.2 5.5-84.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.5 2.7-73.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 42.3 8.9-84.6
Non-Hispanic 182 38 22.3 15.6-30.9 19 12.0 7.2-19.2 17 7.0 3.9-12.2 18 8.5 4.7-14.7 90 50.2 41.2-59.2
AGE
18-24 9 3 31.9 10.2-66.0 1 10.9 1.5-49.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 57.1 25.8-83.6
25-34 16 4 18.1 5.7-44.3 1 4.6 0.6-27.1 1 6.2 0.9-33.4 2 13.4 3.3-41.6 8 57.8 32.4-79.6
35-44 24 7 27.5 11.9-51.6 2 10.6 2.6-34.2 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 1 3.1 0.4-19.4 13 57.2 34.5-77.2
45-54 40 8 19.7 9.3-37.1 8 25.5 12.8-44.5 5 10.2 3.5-26.2 4 12.4 4.5-30.1 15 32.1 18.5-49.5
55-64 39 8 29.5 14.1-51.6 3 10.3 2.1-38.3 5 12.7 4.5-31.0 6 10.5 3.9-25.2 17 36.9 21.4-55.7
65-74 36 4 7.8 2.8-20.3 3 6.3 1.9-19.0 6 14.1 6.1-29.2 3 6.5 1.9-19.8 20 65.2 48.3-79.0
75+ 23 5 24.4 10.2-47.8 1 5.8 0.8-31.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 12.9 3.9-35.2 14 56.9 35.2-76.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 8 18.4 7.6-38.4 6 17.0 7.0-35.7 4 5.7 1.9-15.5 7 16.5 6.5-35.9 25 42.4 25.7-61.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 46 11 25.8 13.5-43.7 6 17.5 6.8-38.1 7 13.5 5.5-29.5 7 12.4 4.9-28.0 15 30.9 16.9-49.4
Some Post-H.S. 51 8 17.7 8.0-34.6 5 8.9 3.2-22.5 5 5.8 2.0-15.4 3 5.7 1.6-18.9 30 62.0 45.3-76.3
College Graduate 38 12 30.0 16.0-49.0 2 6.7 1.7-23.2 2 5.3 1.0-24.5 2 2.8 0.6-12.8 20 55.2 36.9-72.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 5 16.1 5.4-39.4 10 24.7 12.1-43.8 8 14.1 5.9-30.2 10 21.5 10.5-39.0 15 23.6 13.1-38.7
$15,000- 24,999 36 8 19.3 8.5-38.1 2 8.7 1.9-32.1 3 6.0 1.8-18.0 4 8.8 2.3-27.8 19 57.3 36.0-76.2
$25,000- 34,999 20 6 41.0 19.4-66.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.0 1.4-21.9 2 10.6 2.6-34.8 10 42.4 21.2-66.8
$35,000- 49,999 24 8 39.2 18.8-64.1 3 18.1 5.8-44.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 1 9.9 1.4-45.3 11 31.7 15.1-54.7
$50,000-74,999 24 5 14.8 5.0-36.2 1 2.3 0.3-14.9 1 6.6 0.9-34.8 0 0.0 . - . 17 76.3 53.2-90.1
$75,000+ 15 4 20.1 6.1-49.1 1 6.9 1.0-36.5 1 6.9 0.9-36.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 66.1 38.1-86.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 121 22 22.0 13.7-33.5 14 14.3 7.9-24.6 16 9.9 5.5-17.1 15 11.7 6.2-21.0 54 42.1 31.7-53.1
No 65 17 23.1 13.4-36.7 5 8.5 3.3-20.2 2 3.4 0.7-15.5 4 4.7 1.4-14.5 37 60.4 45.7-73.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 13 3 16.7 4.5-45.9 1 14.4 2.1-57.6 1 5.5 0.7-31.8 1 5.5 0.7-31.8 7 57.9 27.0-83.7
Non-Veteran 174 36 22.8 15.9-31.7 18 11.6 6.9-18.9 17 7.3 4.0-12.7 18 9.0 5.0-15.6 85 49.3 40.1-58.6

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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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