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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

How old were you when you were first told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,213 319 34.6 30.3-39.2 128 15.7 12.0-20.1 280 23.5 20.3-27.0 486 26.2 23.2-29.5
-Western NC 272 69 32.4 25.4-40.4 26 12.3 7.7-19.1 67 29.1 22.6-36.7 110 26.2 20.9-32.2
GENDER
Male 81 22 29.2 18.2-43.3 10 16.3 7.8-30.9 15 26.3 15.9-40.4 34 28.2 19.1-39.6
Female 191 47 34.3 25.6-44.1 16 10.1 5.5-17.6 52 30.7 22.8-39.9 76 25.0 19.0-32.2
RACE
White 250 63 32.4 25.0-40.7 23 12.1 7.4-19.2 58 28.6 21.8-36.5 106 27.0 21.4-33.3
African American 9 4 47.5 17.9-79.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 37.3 11.8-72.6 2 15.2 3.3-48.4
Other Minorities 13 2 21.8 4.3-63.4 3 29.2 7.7-66.9 6 39.2 15.0-70.1 2 9.9 2.2-34.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 1 20.5 2.4-73.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 61.5 17.2-92.4 3 18.0 3.6-56.3
Non-Hispanic 265 68 32.9 25.7-41.0 26 12.7 8.0-19.6 65 28.3 21.8-35.8 106 26.2 20.9-32.3
AGE
18-24 11 10 92.5 60.9-99.0 1 7.5 1.0-39.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 23 12 54.5 33.1-74.3 5 18.2 7.1-39.5 6 27.3 12.1-50.7 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 40 6 12.1 4.6-28.5 7 23.1 9.9-45.1 25 58.8 39.5-75.7 2 6.0 1.1-26.5
45-54 59 15 22.3 12.4-36.7 5 6.9 2.5-18.1 22 41.3 27.3-56.9 17 29.4 18.2-43.9
55-64 53 13 21.7 12.2-35.4 4 6.6 1.9-20.3 9 22.2 10.5-41.0 27 49.5 33.9-65.3
65-74 49 8 23.2 10.9-42.8 3 8.8 2.6-26.1 3 4.2 1.2-13.3 35 63.8 45.9-78.6
75+ 35 5 17.5 6.2-40.5 1 2.0 0.3-12.9 2 5.9 1.4-22.2 27 74.6 53.5-88.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 60 11 24.6 11.1-46.0 5 15.0 5.2-36.4 12 28.4 15.1-47.0 32 32.0 20.1-46.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 23 42.7 28.5-58.2 5 3.2 1.2- 8.0 15 25.7 15.1-40.3 27 28.4 18.0-41.8
Some Post-H.S. 74 20 37.5 24.5-52.5 5 6.5 2.4-16.5 19 30.4 18.9-45.0 30 25.7 16.8-37.1
College Graduate 67 15 26.5 15.7-41.2 11 22.7 12.2-38.3 21 31.4 19.2-46.9 20 19.4 11.2-31.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 14 25.1 13.6-41.7 4 6.5 1.8-21.0 11 31.1 16.8-50.2 28 37.3 24.1-52.7
$15,000- 24,999 57 14 27.8 14.3-47.2 5 12.0 3.3-35.0 14 30.0 17.1-47.2 24 30.1 17.9-46.0
$25,000- 34,999 26 5 22.9 8.8-47.8 3 18.7 5.8-46.1 6 33.1 14.3-59.3 12 25.4 12.7-44.4
$35,000- 49,999 38 11 37.3 20.4-58.1 4 13.3 4.0-36.2 9 25.6 12.5-45.5 14 23.7 12.8-39.7
$50,000-74,999 32 10 38.9 21.2-60.1 5 21.8 8.2-46.5 10 24.7 11.2-45.9 7 14.6 6.5-29.6
$75,000+ 29 7 33.5 15.3-58.5 3 8.0 2.3-24.2 12 43.5 23.5-65.9 7 15.0 6.3-31.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 167 38 25.2 17.6-34.7 14 9.8 4.8-19.1 33 28.6 20.1-39.0 82 36.4 28.3-45.4
No 104 31 41.1 29.5-53.8 12 15.3 8.2-26.7 34 29.8 20.3-41.5 27 13.8 8.9-20.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 25 7 25.6 10.0-51.5 1 15.1 2.3-57.4 3 22.9 6.9-54.4 14 36.4 18.2-59.6
Non-Veteran 247 62 33.1 25.7-41.5 25 12.0 7.5-18.8 64 29.7 22.9-37.6 96 25.1 19.7-31.4

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*These data apply to those who had been told they ever had 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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