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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 15,763 1,314 7.6 7.0- 8.2 14,449 92.4 91.8-93.0
-Western NC 2,896 288 9.5 8.2-10.9 2,608 90.5 89.1-91.8
GENDER
Male 1,149 84 6.8 5.3- 8.8 1,065 93.2 91.2-94.7
Female 1,747 204 12.0 10.1-14.1 1,543 88.0 85.9-89.9
RACE
White 2,675 265 9.9 8.6-11.5 2,410 90.1 88.5-91.4
African American 79 9 7.7 3.7-15.3 70 92.3 84.7-96.3
Other Minorities 131 14 4.8 2.4- 9.2 117 95.2 90.8-97.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 58 6 3.3 1.2- 8.5 52 96.7 91.5-98.8
Non-Hispanic 2,828 280 9.8 8.4-11.3 2,548 90.2 88.7-91.6
AGE
18-24 74 11 10.2 5.4-18.6 63 89.8 81.4-94.6
25-34 225 22 9.1 5.8-13.9 203 90.9 86.1-94.2
35-44 367 38 10.5 7.4-14.9 329 89.5 85.1-92.6
45-54 524 64 11.2 8.5-14.7 460 88.8 85.3-91.5
55-64 691 53 7.7 5.6-10.5 638 92.3 89.5-94.4
65-74 556 54 9.1 6.8-12.0 502 90.9 88.0-93.2
75+ 444 44 8.1 5.8-11.1 400 91.9 88.9-94.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 447 73 14.2 10.4-19.1 374 85.8 80.9-89.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 894 75 6.9 5.2- 9.1 819 93.1 90.9-94.8
Some Post-H.S. 742 76 10.4 7.9-13.5 666 89.6 86.5-92.1
College Graduate 808 62 8.8 6.6-11.7 746 91.2 88.3-93.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 64 13.0 9.5-17.5 322 87.0 82.5-90.5
$15,000- 24,999 507 60 10.6 7.6-14.5 447 89.4 85.5-92.4
$25,000- 34,999 341 28 8.6 5.6-13.1 313 91.4 86.9-94.4
$35,000- 49,999 434 39 8.4 5.8-12.2 395 91.6 87.8-94.2
$50,000-74,999 408 32 8.9 5.9-13.2 376 91.1 86.8-94.1
$75,000+ 417 26 7.3 4.6-11.5 391 92.7 88.5-95.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,186 181 14.8 12.4-17.5 1,005 85.2 82.5-87.6
No 1,636 105 6.7 5.3- 8.5 1,531 93.3 91.5-94.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 420 25 6.1 3.6-10.1 395 93.9 89.9-96.4
Non-Veteran 2,475 263 10.0 8.6-11.6 2,212 90.0 88.4-91.4

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

^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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