1997 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 171 138.3 86 353.9
ALEXANDER 31 98.2 15 234.4
ALLEGHANY 16 157.0 4 244.6
ANSON 61 245.0 31 585.1
ASHE 26 109.6 13 341.0
AVERY 25 157.3 4 148.4
BEAUFORT 128 291.5 31 364.9
BERTIE 56 276.5 19 423.5
BLADEN 56 179.5 17 265.9
BRUNSWICK 105 157.8 21 171.3
BUNCOMBE 312 157.6 126 347.4
BURKE 81 94.3 31 183.3
CABARRUS 200 167.7 76 299.8
CALDWELL 91 120.7 43 292.2
CAMDEN 26 407.0 6 469.5
CARTERET 58 99.1 12 115.7
CASWELL 6 26.4 2 45.7
CATAWBA 115 85.9 26 96.3
CHATHAM 37 79.7 7 79.5
CHEROKEE 24 103.9 4 100.2
CHOWAN 20 137.7 6 203.7
CLAY 3 36.2 2 152.8
CLEVELAND 136 146.1 32 162.6
COLUMBUS 130 243.6 54 475.9
CRAVEN 139 155.3 33 172.5
CUMBERLAND 505 167.2 296 402.9
CURRITUCK 26 153.3 3 81.8
DARE 39 140.2 5 97.0
DAVIDSON 177 124.0 58 199.8
DAVIE 33 102.6 13 203.8
DUPLIN 69 147.4 21 206.5
DURHAM 290 137.8 129 311.9
EDGECOMBE 134 236.0 45 347.3
FORSYTH 378 127.8 140 237.4
FRANKLIN 22 49.6 10 105.5
GASTON 169 91.1 55 142.4
GATES 12 118.6 3 133.0
GRAHAM 8 102.8 3 205.9
GRANVILLE 42 94.3 14 155.5
GREENE 32 177.5 19 500.8
GUILFORD 576 143.9 175 220.5
HALIFAX 96 166.1 31 240.6
HARNETT 112 133.1 46 239.6
HAYWOOD 86 164.3 20 219.2
HENDERSON 105 125.3 29 201.4
HERTFORD 72 318.2 22 458.3
HOKE 25 82.9 12 159.4
HYDE 27 496.0 4 409.4
IREDELL 207 185.7 106 449.2
JACKSON 45 143.9 17 339.2
JOHNSTON 185 171.3 83 355.0
JONES 18 181.8 7 322.7
LEE 63 132.2 18 177.6
LENOIR 128 214.2 57 454.6
LINCOLN 68 113.6 26 211.1
MCDOWELL 42 103.9 19 248.6
MACON 22 77.9 8 171.5
MADISON 20 106.9 6 183.5
MARTIN 67 262.3 22 406.9
MECKLENBURG 855 134.1 329 243.2
MITCHELL 22 143.7 1 36.8
MONTGOMERY 28 109.8 11 210.9
MOORE 107 151.9 42 324.1
NASH 81 95.1 28 154.1
NEW HANOVER 143 93.6 50 183.0
NORTHAMPTON 40 182.9 18 404.8
ONSLOW 221 148.8 75 214.8
ORANGE 64 57.2 15 78.0
PAMLICO 18 148.2 3 135.8
PASQUOTANK 177 510.8 37 494.2
PENDER 52 136.5 8 105.0
PERQUIMANS 26 232.4 9 415.9
PERSON 34 99.7 14 202.7
PITT 213 171.3 95 381.6
POLK 9 51.8 2 68.8
RANDOLPH 190 154.2 78 306.1
RICHMOND 260 560.4 73 734.8
ROBESON 358 304.1 154 535.5
ROCKINGHAM 141 156.1 33 188.0
ROWAN 157 125.6 87 338.3
RUTHERFORD 69 112.9 8 66.0
SAMPSON 100 177.6 29 242.1
SCOTLAND 102 285.6 34 404.7
STANLY 83 149.1 22 190.3
STOKES 24 55.6 5 56.9
SURRY 86 126.2 23 175.4
SWAIN 31 250.2 20 801.3
TRANSYLVANIA 22 77.6 10 205.1
TYRRELL 2 53.3 1 138.7
UNION 136 123.9 53 205.9
VANCE 72 174.2 22 236.9
WAKE 580 101.4 265 220.3
WARREN 28 149.3 7 187.0
WASHINGTON 35 249.3 13 416.5
WATAUGA 34 80.9 8 138.9
WAYNE 175 154.9 67 271.3
WILKES 91 142.0 23 191.9
WILSON 122 171.0 55 367.8
YADKIN 49 139.8 19 278.4
YANCEY 13 76.3 4 129.9
NORTH CAROLINA 11,003 143.9 4,073 259.6

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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