1998 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 112 88.7 44 175.9
ALEXANDER 33 101.6 12 181.1
ALLEGHANY 17 163.3 5 299.4
ANSON 49 193.9 26 485.3
ASHE 27 112.8 8 209.0
AVERY 52 329.9 1 38.3
BEAUFORT 147 333.5 29 341.5
BERTIE 38 190.3 8 183.2
BLADEN 34 106.9 16 246.3
BRUNSWICK 95 137.7 28 224.1
BUNCOMBE 230 114.2 70 190.5
BURKE 94 107.7 36 208.1
CABARRUS 205 165.4 60 226.0
CALDWELL 85 111.5 39 260.7
CAMDEN 10 155.9 2 154.0
CARTERET 74 125.6 14 136.5
CASWELL 6 25.9 3 67.0
CATAWBA 135 98.9 35 126.8
CHATHAM 46 97.1 9 100.4
CHEROKEE 30 127.4 5 123.7
CHOWAN 25 169.5 4 135.6
CLAY 5 59.2 . .
CLEVELAND 150 158.7 27 134.5
COLUMBUS 100 185.6 55 482.8
CRAVEN 161 178.4 47 246.9
CUMBERLAND 412 137.2 181 249.8
CURRITUCK 27 154.4 2 53.7
DARE 30 105.1 3 57.6
DAVIDSON 167 116.1 54 184.4
DAVIE 35 105.0 10 149.7
DUPLIN 80 167.8 22 211.7
DURHAM 272 126.2 94 222.5
EDGECOMBE 153 273.0 50 393.0
FORSYTH 292 97.4 91 151.7
FRANKLIN 43 94.9 16 165.4
GASTON 180 96.0 62 159.2
GATES 10 97.2 5 217.3
GRAHAM 7 90.0 2 137.6
GRANVILLE 54 115.8 9 95.6
GREENE 26 138.4 13 330.8
GUILFORD 501 122.9 147 181.1
HALIFAX 97 168.3 24 188.7
HARNETT 112 128.9 42 211.7
HAYWOOD 72 136.0 19 205.9
HENDERSON 108 125.7 30 202.5
HERTFORD 58 257.5 16 339.7
HOKE 44 139.2 17 214.3
HYDE 27 459.9 2 194.2
IREDELL 238 205.4 91 367.9
JACKSON 34 106.6 11 216.7
JOHNSTON 170 149.9 67 270.8
JONES 21 208.9 8 365.3
LEE 72 149.7 24 235.1
LENOIR 136 228.0 65 520.9
LINCOLN 53 86.3 17 133.9
MCDOWELL 22 53.3 6 77.2
MACON 33 114.9 5 105.4
MADISON 8 41.7 4 118.7
MARTIN 85 333.3 16 296.0
MECKLENBURG 831 126.3 294 210.4
MITCHELL 11 71.7 1 37.1
MONTGOMERY 29 111.2 5 93.7
MOORE 59 81.9 20 151.2
NASH 137 159.0 35 190.6
NEW HANOVER 124 79.6 26 94.0
NORTHAMPTON 39 178.4 18 407.5
ONSLOW 206 137.2 81 233.0
ORANGE 58 50.5 20 101.8
PAMLICO 27 219.6 9 410.0
PASQUOTANK 124 354.1 21 282.8
PENDER 48 122.6 11 141.8
PERQUIMANS 22 194.9 4 186.5
PERSON 35 101.1 14 199.6
PITT 181 142.9 66 261.2
POLK 14 79.2 2 67.8
RANDOLPH 121 95.8 45 171.4
RICHMOND 293 630.0 57 572.7
ROBESON 362 301.2 124 423.8
ROCKINGHAM 191 209.6 41 232.0
ROWAN 157 123.3 63 239.9
RUTHERFORD 87 140.5 6 48.8
SAMPSON 91 157.9 30 243.7
SCOTLAND 99 275.1 28 331.5
STANLY 91 161.8 27 231.5
STOKES 18 41.2 2 22.5
SURRY 83 119.3 21 155.4
SWAIN 13 103.1 2 79.1
TRANSYLVANIA 28 96.9 9 184.3
TYRRELL 5 125.2 2 264.6
UNION 140 122.0 61 224.4
VANCE 91 216.8 16 169.3
WAKE 570 96.1 219 174.3
WARREN 15 76.1 4 101.9
WASHINGTON 28 202.0 10 329.5
WATAUGA 38 89.9 6 104.4
WAYNE 179 158.3 60 243.2
WILKES 60 93.0 9 74.3
WILSON 124 171.3 39 256.6
YADKIN 38 107.0 8 113.8
YANCEY 10 57.8 1 32.3
NORTH CAROLINA 10,516 134.9 3,325 207.9

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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