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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,799 1,939 11.7 10.9-12.5 13,860 88.3 87.5-89.1
-Western NC 2,907 387 13.3 11.7-15.0 2,520 86.7 85.0-88.3
GENDER
Male 1,153 122 10.3 8.3-12.7 1,031 89.7 87.3-91.7
Female 1,754 265 16.0 13.8-18.5 1,489 84.0 81.5-86.2
RACE
White 2,685 357 13.9 12.2-15.8 2,328 86.1 84.2-87.8
African American 80 10 9.1 4.5-17.4 70 90.9 82.6-95.5
Other Minorities 131 20 6.9 3.7-12.5 111 93.1 87.5-96.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 8 7.0 2.5-17.7 51 93.0 82.3-97.5
Non-Hispanic 2,838 377 13.5 12.0-15.3 2,461 86.5 84.7-88.0
AGE
18-24 74 17 16.7 9.6-27.4 57 83.3 72.6-90.4
25-34 226 34 14.5 10.2-20.2 192 85.5 79.8-89.8
35-44 370 52 13.8 10.1-18.5 318 86.2 81.5-89.9
45-54 525 82 14.6 11.5-18.5 443 85.4 81.5-88.5
55-64 694 74 10.5 8.1-13.5 620 89.5 86.5-91.9
65-74 559 66 11.5 8.8-14.9 493 88.5 85.1-91.2
75+ 444 60 11.6 8.8-15.2 384 88.4 84.8-91.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 449 83 17.3 12.9-22.8 366 82.7 77.2-87.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 896 99 9.8 7.6-12.6 797 90.2 87.4-92.4
Some Post-H.S. 743 100 13.5 10.7-17.0 643 86.5 83.0-89.3
College Graduate 814 103 14.4 11.5-17.9 711 85.6 82.1-88.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 73 15.4 11.5-20.4 314 84.6 79.6-88.5
$15,000- 24,999 511 75 13.3 9.9-17.6 436 86.7 82.4-90.1
$25,000- 34,999 343 40 11.9 8.4-16.7 303 88.1 83.3-91.6
$35,000- 49,999 434 61 13.8 10.2-18.5 373 86.2 81.5-89.8
$50,000-74,999 408 52 15.2 11.2-20.4 356 84.8 79.6-88.8
$75,000+ 420 36 9.6 6.4-14.1 384 90.4 85.9-93.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,193 229 19.8 17.0-23.1 964 80.2 76.9-83.0
No 1,640 152 9.6 7.9-11.7 1,488 90.4 88.3-92.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 423 35 8.7 5.7-12.9 388 91.3 87.1-94.3
Non-Veteran 2,483 352 13.9 12.2-15.8 2,131 86.1 84.2-87.8

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^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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