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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Asthma Management

An asthma management plan is a printed form that tells when to change the amount or type of
medicine, when to call the doctor for advice, and when to go to the emergency room.

Has a doctor or other health professional ever given you
an asthma management plan?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,244 392 31.7 28.0-35.7 852 68.3 64.3-72.0
-Western NC 277 65 25.0 19.1-32.0 212 75.0 68.0-80.9
GENDER
Male 81 17 19.1 11.0-31.2 64 80.9 68.8-89.0
Female 196 48 28.3 20.8-37.1 148 71.7 62.9-79.2
RACE
White 255 58 24.4 18.4-31.7 197 75.6 68.3-81.6
African American 9 4 51.9 20.8-81.6 5 48.1 18.4-79.2
Other Minorities 13 3 20.6 5.7-52.9 10 79.4 47.1-94.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 1 38.3 6.6-84.4 5 61.7 15.6-93.4
Non-Hispanic 269 64 24.9 19.0-32.0 205 75.1 68.0-81.0
AGE
18-24 10 3 28.9 9.1-62.2 7 71.1 37.8-90.9
25-34 22 9 36.6 18.9-58.9 13 63.4 41.1-81.1
35-44 37 8 17.0 7.9-32.8 29 83.0 67.2-92.1
45-54 61 14 26.6 15.3-42.1 47 73.4 57.9-84.7
55-64 52 10 16.6 8.3-30.4 42 83.4 69.6-91.7
65-74 52 12 23.3 13.1-37.8 40 76.7 62.2-86.9
75+ 41 9 26.6 13.6-45.7 32 73.4 54.3-86.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 13 18.8 9.7-33.4 56 81.2 66.6-90.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 71 20 27.0 16.4-41.1 51 73.0 58.9-83.6
Some Post-H.S. 74 15 24.6 14.1-39.4 59 75.4 60.6-85.9
College Graduate 61 17 29.8 18.0-45.1 44 70.2 54.9-82.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 16 26.0 14.6-41.8 47 74.0 58.2-85.4
$15,000- 24,999 58 14 24.5 13.6-40.2 44 75.5 59.8-86.4
$25,000- 34,999 27 5 24.0 9.2-49.8 22 76.0 50.2-90.8
$35,000- 49,999 36 12 46.7 27.8-66.6 24 53.3 33.4-72.2
$50,000-74,999 32 7 22.7 9.8-44.1 25 77.3 55.9-90.2
$75,000+ 25 6 15.9 6.0-36.1 19 84.1 63.9-94.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 174 43 28.4 20.5-37.9 131 71.6 62.1-79.5
No 102 22 21.0 13.1-31.8 80 79.0 68.2-86.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 9 45.2 21.8-70.9 15 54.8 29.1-78.2
Non-Veteran 253 56 23.2 17.3-30.3 197 76.8 69.7-82.7

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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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