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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Adult Asthma History

During the past 30 days, how often did you have any symptoms of asthma?

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  Total
Respond.^
None Less than once a week Once or twice a week > Twice a week not every day Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,237 339 31.4 27.1-36.0 263 21.5 18.1-25.3 248 19.8 16.6-23.3 137 10.0 8.0-12.4 250 17.3 14.7-20.4
-Western NC 267 78 29.1 22.5-36.8 53 21.1 15.6-28.0 59 22.0 16.4-28.9 28 10.1 6.6-15.3 49 17.6 12.5-24.2
GENDER
Male 74 23 31.3 19.3-46.5 14 18.6 10.2-31.3 15 19.3 11.0-31.6 7 9.3 4.1-19.6 15 21.5 12.3-34.8
Female 193 55 28.0 20.6-36.8 39 22.4 15.7-31.0 44 23.4 16.5-32.0 21 10.5 6.3-17.1 34 15.7 10.1-23.6
RACE
White 245 71 28.6 21.7-36.6 49 21.4 15.6-28.7 54 22.5 16.6-29.7 25 9.7 6.2-15.1 46 17.8 12.5-24.7
African American 9 4 57.3 25.2-84.2 1 12.7 1.8-54.4 2 16.4 3.7-50.0 2 13.6 3.0-44.5 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 13 3 22.4 6.3-55.3 3 18.7 5.2-49.3 3 11.8 3.2-34.9 1 18.4 2.7-64.3 3 28.7 7.5-66.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.0 2.6-72.4 3 66.5 21.8-93.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 12.5 1.5-57.8
Non-Hispanic 261 78 29.6 22.9-37.4 52 21.2 15.6-28.2 56 21.4 15.8-28.3 28 10.3 6.7-15.5 47 17.5 12.3-24.2
AGE
18-24 11 2 20.8 4.7-58.0 5 45.3 19.4-74.0 2 20.0 5.0-54.3 2 14.0 3.3-43.3 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 21 5 31.0 13.5-56.5 5 15.8 5.8-36.5 6 24.5 10.8-46.5 3 13.7 4.3-35.8 2 14.9 3.8-43.6
35-44 37 9 28.4 14.3-48.4 10 26.6 13.3-46.1 9 26.6 13.0-46.8 3 6.0 1.7-18.7 6 12.5 5.1-27.8
45-54 60 20 31.1 19.1-46.3 8 12.8 5.9-25.5 11 15.5 8.0-27.9 4 6.4 2.3-16.7 17 34.2 21.5-49.7
55-64 51 12 21.9 12.1-36.3 8 22.5 10.9-40.9 14 24.4 13.1-41.0 7 12.2 5.1-26.4 10 19.0 8.5-37.2
65-74 48 12 28.3 16.0-44.9 10 19.5 10.1-34.1 11 24.2 13.3-39.9 7 15.6 7.1-30.9 8 12.5 6.0-24.2
75+ 37 16 42.5 26.3-60.5 7 15.4 6.9-30.7 6 18.6 8.4-36.5 2 5.3 1.2-19.9 6 18.2 8.1-35.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 11 22.5 10.1-43.0 9 12.5 5.1-27.3 20 27.5 16.0-43.2 8 6.7 3.1-13.8 17 30.7 17.3-48.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 23 35.5 22.5-51.1 12 20.9 11.1-35.9 12 13.0 6.6-23.8 4 5.2 1.7-15.2 19 25.4 15.0-39.7
Some Post-H.S. 70 21 23.9 14.5-36.6 16 25.7 14.8-40.6 15 25.9 14.8-41.4 11 14.6 7.5-26.5 7 9.9 3.7-23.9
College Graduate 61 23 34.9 22.0-50.6 16 24.4 14.0-39.0 11 19.8 10.3-34.7 5 12.8 5.3-27.8 6 8.1 3.1-19.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 58 7 11.6 5.0-24.4 5 16.8 6.3-37.8 15 23.8 13.2-39.1 9 9.1 4.4-17.6 22 38.8 24.6-55.2
$15,000- 24,999 54 18 31.3 18.4-48.0 12 15.3 7.9-27.7 13 24.9 12.8-42.8 6 10.5 4.3-23.7 5 17.9 6.2-41.9
$25,000- 34,999 26 6 32.9 13.9-59.7 7 28.2 12.7-51.4 4 8.2 2.9-21.3 3 13.3 3.9-37.0 6 17.4 6.9-37.7
$35,000- 49,999 37 13 25.6 13.4-43.2 10 25.8 12.4-46.2 8 30.8 15.0-52.7 2 11.0 2.6-36.0 4 6.8 2.4-18.2
$50,000-74,999 31 7 25.2 10.4-49.5 7 28.1 12.9-50.7 9 22.6 10.5-42.3 5 13.1 5.0-30.1 3 11.0 2.6-35.9
$75,000+ 25 11 40.4 19.5-65.5 5 16.1 5.8-37.6 5 26.1 10.4-51.9 2 8.5 2.1-28.9 2 8.9 2.0-32.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 163 39 22.3 15.5-31.0 29 19.2 12.6-28.2 35 22.8 15.6-32.0 19 10.7 6.2-17.8 41 25.1 17.8-34.1
No 103 39 37.2 26.0-49.9 24 23.5 14.9-34.9 23 20.7 12.8-31.8 9 9.5 4.7-18.3 8 9.1 3.6-21.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 22 10 41.8 18.6-69.3 2 6.6 1.3-26.9 2 6.5 1.5-23.7 3 9.9 2.8-30.1 5 35.2 14.0-64.5
Non-Veteran 245 68 28.0 21.2-35.9 51 22.4 16.5-29.8 57 23.4 17.4-30.7 25 10.1 6.4-15.6 44 16.0 11.1-22.6

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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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