1996 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 171 141.5 67 285.5
ALEXANDER 51 165.0 22 354.2
ALLEGHANY 14 140.1 3 184.8
ANSON 67 272.2 33 630.1
ASHE 36 152.8 8 210.6
AVERY 16 103.3 1 38.1
BEAUFORT 146 335.1 52 613.4
BERTIE 42 205.6 7 153.7
BLADEN 80 260.5 27 430.4
BRUNSWICK 59 92.4 13 109.6
BUNCOMBE 290 147.7 98 271.2
BURKE 96 113.4 27 162.3
CABARRUS 243 210.0 80 327.9
CALDWELL 119 159.3 59 407.0
CAMDEN 18 281.6 2 158.0
CARTERET 47 81.3 8 77.4
CASWELL 15 68.3 4 94.5
CATAWBA 129 98.2 30 113.4
CHATHAM 30 66.1 4 46.5
CHEROKEE 36 159.5 4 102.9
CHOWAN 16 111.0 3 99.9
CLAY 11 137.9 8 632.9
CLEVELAND 142 154.2 27 139.3
COLUMBUS 131 247.3 61 539.5
CRAVEN 155 176.1 43 226.0
CUMBERLAND 382 127.6 194 265.4
CURRITUCK 32 192.8 2 55.4
DARE 23 85.7 5 100.2
DAVIDSON 198 141.1 69 243.4
DAVIE 34 108.3 11 178.4
DUPLIN 67 146.3 18 182.5
DURHAM 348 169.6 124 306.0
EDGECOMBE 106 185.8 31 238.1
FORSYTH 340 116.9 117 202.0
FRANKLIN 27 62.4 9 97.8
GASTON 199 108.5 83 217.2
GATES 9 89.6 2 89.4
GRAHAM 7 90.0 6 413.8
GRANVILLE 57 131.6 13 149.5
GREENE 38 218.0 13 358.7
GUILFORD 535 136.7 160 207.0
HALIFAX 125 215.3 34 260.8
HARNETT 90 110.4 19 102.8
HAYWOOD 87 169.0 30 336.4
HENDERSON 139 171.3 33 237.3
HERTFORD 52 227.1 16 327.5
HOKE 30 102.5 13 179.6
HYDE 35 660.3 8 830.7
IREDELL 184 170.5 72 318.6
JACKSON 46 149.0 12 244.3
JOHNSTON 203 197.0 52 236.1
JONES 17 172.4 7 321.4
LEE 96 205.5 26 260.9
LENOIR 212 353.6 81 648.3
LINCOLN 83 142.1 26 218.1
MCDOWELL 35 89.5 10 135.1
MACON 26 94.7 7 155.3
MADISON 19 102.8 6 188.0
MARTIN 54 211.1 8 147.4
MECKLENBURG 667 108.3 242 184.9
MITCHELL 13 85.4 1 37.0
MONTGOMERY 26 103.1 9 175.0
MOORE 89 129.2 27 213.2
NASH 89 105.5 25 138.9
NEW HANOVER 126 84.7 33 123.3
NORTHAMPTON 34 156.7 7 158.7
ONSLOW 233 155.4 86 242.3
ORANGE 77 70.2 29 153.0
PAMLICO 9 74.1 3 134.5
PASQUOTANK 144 424.1 34 451.9
PENDER 53 144.7 13 176.2
PERQUIMANS 23 208.7 11 508.3
PERSON 24 71.8 6 89.2
PITT 245 201.6 106 432.7
POLK 13 76.7 1 35.8
RANDOLPH 151 125.9 46 187.2
RICHMOND 175 376.9 50 504.2
ROBESON 362 312.1 129 454.0
ROCKINGHAM 183 203.2 34 194.6
ROWAN 189 154.0 84 334.0
RUTHERFORD 70 115.4 2 16.7
SAMPSON 77 141.0 22 190.0
SCOTLAND 117 328.5 38 455.7
STANLY 78 142.0 18 157.7
STOKES 30 70.7 10 116.8
SURRY 62 92.8 16 125.9
SWAIN 22 181.5 4 162.8
TRANSYLVANIA 23 82.1 10 209.6
TYRRELL 3 80.3 1 137.4
UNION 105 99.9 35 143.5
VANCE 61 149.7 15 164.3
WAKE 405 73.6 141 122.9
WARREN 17 91.0 4 107.0
WASHINGTON 33 234.4 14 447.1
WATAUGA 29 70.1 9 158.6
WAYNE 230 205.2 94 383.9
WILKES 93 146.2 31 261.7
WILSON 136 192.8 59 399.2
YADKIN 37 107.1 9 135.7
YANCEY 15 89.7 3 99.3
NORTH CAROLINA 10,663 142.3 3,519 229.3

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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