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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how many days did you take a prescription asthma medication to PREVENT an asthma attack from occurring?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-14 days 15-24 days 25-30 days Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,257 229 20.5 17.2-24.3 53 3.6 2.6- 5.1 496 32.4 28.8-36.1 479 43.5 39.1-48.0
-Western NC 274 42 16.3 11.4-22.7 16 6.4 3.6-11.0 99 30.7 24.5-37.7 117 46.6 39.1-54.3
GENDER
Male 78 11 16.2 8.4-29.0 4 6.6 2.3-17.4 28 28.1 18.4-40.4 35 49.2 35.8-62.6
Female 196 31 16.3 10.7-24.2 12 6.3 3.2-11.9 71 32.1 24.5-40.8 82 45.3 36.4-54.4
RACE
White 253 35 15.7 10.7-22.5 15 6.4 3.6-11.3 96 31.9 25.4-39.2 107 45.9 38.2-53.9
African American 9 4 36.3 12.4-69.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.9 1.2-44.4 4 54.8 23.1-83.0
Other Minorities 12 3 16.7 4.6-45.7 1 11.4 1.6-51.0 2 9.5 2.1-33.9 6 62.4 31.1-85.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 0 0.0 . - . 1 19.1 2.5-68.8 3 31.2 7.6-71.5 2 49.6 13.0-86.7
Non-Hispanic 266 41 16.5 11.5-23.0 15 6.2 3.4-10.9 95 30.6 24.3-37.7 115 46.7 39.1-54.5
AGE
18-24 10 2 20.2 4.9-55.3 1 9.3 1.3-44.9 2 18.1 4.2-53.0 5 52.4 23.3-80.0
25-34 22 6 21.7 9.1-43.3 3 11.1 3.2-32.0 3 14.2 4.6-36.4 10 53.0 31.6-73.4
35-44 37 4 9.5 2.8-28.2 2 3.0 0.7-12.3 14 35.9 20.6-54.8 17 51.5 33.3-69.4
45-54 63 10 17.8 8.9-32.6 4 6.7 2.4-17.1 19 31.7 19.9-46.5 30 43.8 30.4-58.2
55-64 50 7 13.9 5.7-30.4 2 2.5 0.6-10.0 20 40.1 25.0-57.3 21 43.5 28.1-60.4
65-74 51 7 16.2 7.5-31.5 2 5.3 1.3-19.5 21 34.5 22.3-49.1 21 44.0 29.8-59.3
75+ 39 6 15.4 6.6-31.9 1 3.6 0.5-21.4 19 50.6 33.9-67.3 13 30.4 16.8-48.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 7 8.9 3.4-21.5 1 1.8 0.3-11.8 28 29.6 18.3-44.2 30 59.7 43.8-73.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 72 10 18.6 9.2-33.9 4 3.8 1.3-10.3 30 38.8 26.0-53.3 28 38.8 25.6-54.0
Some Post-H.S. 73 15 20.4 10.8-35.1 7 11.8 5.3-24.3 19 23.4 13.5-37.3 32 44.4 31.2-58.5
College Graduate 62 10 16.5 8.4-30.0 4 6.8 2.1-20.3 22 33.1 20.9-48.0 26 43.5 29.4-58.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 9 16.8 7.5-33.5 2 3.1 0.6-14.0 31 38.7 25.6-53.7 19 41.4 26.6-58.0
$15,000- 24,999 54 6 7.4 2.9-17.7 3 5.1 1.5-15.6 18 30.2 17.3-47.1 27 57.3 40.3-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 27 2 9.6 2.1-34.5 2 4.7 1.1-17.9 10 39.1 20.0-62.1 13 46.7 25.7-68.9
$35,000- 49,999 37 4 12.1 4.0-31.3 6 17.7 7.4-36.6 13 38.1 21.1-58.6 14 32.1 16.9-52.3
$50,000-74,999 32 13 40.5 22.6-61.4 1 6.3 0.9-33.4 4 10.3 3.4-27.5 14 42.8 24.3-63.6
$75,000+ 26 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 0 0.0 . - . 11 36.8 18.5-59.9 14 61.8 38.8-80.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 170 26 14.6 9.3-22.2 8 4.7 2.2- 9.5 71 38.1 29.6-47.4 65 42.6 33.6-52.2
No 103 15 17.9 10.1-29.6 8 8.4 3.8-17.9 28 22.2 14.3-32.7 52 51.5 39.4-63.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 4 23.4 7.0-55.2 1 4.8 0.6-27.8 12 39.4 19.1-64.2 7 32.4 12.1-62.7
Non-Veteran 250 38 15.6 10.8-22.1 15 6.5 3.6-11.5 87 29.9 23.5-37.3 110 47.9 40.1-55.8

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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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