1995 NORTH CAROLINA ASTHMA HOSPITALIZATIONS AND RATES PER 100,000 BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE,
ALL AGES AND AGES 0-14, NC HOSPITAL DISCHARGE REPORTS

RESIDENCE TOTAL NUMBER TOTAL RATE NUMBER AGES 0-14 RATE AGES 0-14
ALAMANCE 177 150.1 71 313.4
ALEXANDER 46 151.0 20 329.3
ALLEGHANY 19 191.8 1 62.0
ANSON 72 293.7 33 630.9
ASHE 36 155.7 3 79.7
AVERY 37 239.8 9 345.5
BEAUFORT 79 181.0 29 339.5
BERTIE 46 224.1 14 306.4
BLADEN 59 194.1 28 450.2
BRUNSWICK 71 115.4 15 130.7
BUNCOMBE 338 174.9 125 349.8
BURKE 134 161.0 49 301.6
CABARRUS 232 207.0 86 367.9
CALDWELL 118 159.3 70 489.6
CAMDEN 25 395.1 3 242.9
CARTERET 53 92.8 15 146.2
CASWELL 9 41.3 1 23.9
CATAWBA 60 46.5 23 88.7
CHATHAM 40 91.2 14 168.4
CHEROKEE 49 219.8 26 678.7
CHOWAN 31 217.9 7 231.8
CLAY 9 114.0 5 396.5
CLEVELAND 145 159.8 19 100.0
COLUMBUS 129 246.8 72 646.3
CRAVEN 188 217.8 67 353.3
CUMBERLAND 359 120.3 180 247.9
CURRITUCK 35 218.1 8 230.2
DARE 14 53.8 2 41.3
DAVIDSON 171 124.1 54 195.4
DAVIE 48 157.7 14 237.6
DUPLIN 59 131.6 19 198.3
DURHAM 348 172.8 131 327.3
EDGECOMBE 125 217.6 36 275.3
FORSYTH 353 123.6 115 202.1
FRANKLIN 49 116.3 10 113.0
GASTON 238 130.7 91 240.0
GATES 9 90.5 2 91.3
GRAHAM 14 183.0 4 288.2
GRANVILLE 56 132.6 20 237.2
GREENE 52 306.4 21 600.2
GUILFORD 593 154.5 201 266.7
HALIFAX 110 187.4 41 310.7
HARNETT 121 153.9 47 266.8
HAYWOOD 121 238.9 46 531.7
HENDERSON 159 200.3 50 368.1
HERTFORD 81 352.5 40 820.7
HOKE 36 127.5 12 172.4
HYDE 9 169.7 5 518.1
IREDELL 258 245.8 80 368.1
JACKSON 59 195.1 20 412.9
JOHNSTON 172 174.7 72 346.6
JONES 26 262.7 10 462.7
LEE 97 212.7 31 318.8
LENOIR 246 412.1 91 736.7
LINCOLN 69 121.6 29 252.3
MCDOWELL 36 95.0 12 168.2
MACON 32 120.5 13 301.7
MADISON 25 138.7 10 322.3
MARTIN 29 112.8 8 146.7
MECKLENBURG 658 110.4 236 185.8
MITCHELL 17 111.4 2 73.9
MONTGOMERY 29 116.8 9 178.4
MOORE 112 166.0 36 292.2
NASH 100 120.3 32 181.2
NEW HANOVER 162 112.5 46 175.7
NORTHAMPTON 39 181.4 22 503.4
ONSLOW 246 165.6 121 340.5
ORANGE 91 84.8 35 184.3
PAMLICO 16 133.7 2 90.5
PASQUOTANK 140 419.8 34 454.3
PENDER 72 204.0 21 295.1
PERQUIMANS 28 258.4 4 187.1
PERSON 33 100.4 15 228.4
PITT 258 216.0 120 490.0
POLK 10 61.0 6 223.7
RANDOLPH 139 119.1 60 252.9
RICHMOND 91 198.3 32 324.5
ROBESON 407 356.5 115 410.0
ROCKINGHAM 180 201.6 28 162.3
ROWAN 255 211.8 142 576.2
RUTHERFORD 46 76.3 5 42.1
SAMPSON 51 96.1 13 116.3
SCOTLAND 103 293.2 36 441.0
STANLY 70 129.1 29 257.9
STOKES 24 57.9 4 48.4
SURRY 94 142.2 17 136.5
SWAIN 30 253.9 10 416.1
TRANSYLVANIA 32 116.4 19 411.6
TYRRELL 7 182.9 3 390.6
UNION 84 83.6 35 151.0
VANCE 92 228.8 28 313.4
WAKE 621 117.7 267 245.3
WARREN 28 151.0 2 53.4
WASHINGTON 5 35.0 2 63.8
WATAUGA 55 134.5 17 296.8
WAYNE 259 234.0 112 463.2
WILKES 53 84.5 17 146.3
WILSON 111 159.2 53 361.8
YADKIN 44 130.4 10 157.2
YANCEY 11 66.6 2 67.5
NORTH CAROLINA 11,314 154.2 4,129 275.2

Notes: Data includes only NC resident hospital discharges occurring in North Carolina with a primary diagnosis of asthma.
Numbers and rates may be smaller than the actual asthma-related hospital use for counties that border other states.
Rates based on small numbers (fewer than 20 cases) are unstable & should be interpreted with caution.
Numbers and rates shown here may differ from figures presented in previous reports due to changes in population estimates and revisions to hospital discharge files.
 
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