1999 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 142 110.1 62 240.7
ALEXANDER 40 120.7 16 235.5
ALLEGHANY 10 94.4 4 235.0
ANSON 45 178.3 22 412.4
ASHE 25 103.2 9 231.0
AVERY 27 163.3 2 75.0
BEAUFORT 146 326.2 35 404.5
BERTIE 49 247.2 11 256.9
BLADEN 60 187.2 26 397.7
BRUNSWICK 119 166.6 28 219.9
BUNCOMBE 252 123.6 64 172.5
BURKE 119 134.9 43 244.6
CABARRUS 232 180.4 87 313.4
CALDWELL 95 123.6 37 244.0
CAMDEN 18 264.3 4 289.0
CARTERET 82 139.3 25 248.9
CASWELL 11 47.0 3 66.3
CATAWBA 111 79.4 41 144.0
CHATHAM 30 61.8 7 76.1
CHEROKEE 29 120.9 7 172.2
CHOWAN 26 180.0 6 209.6
CLAY 8 92.5 . .
CLEVELAND 168 176.1 52 255.5
COLUMBUS 130 239.0 75 656.5
CRAVEN 153 168.6 46 242.4
CUMBERLAND 423 140.7 222 308.4
CURRITUCK 13 72.8 2 53.2
DARE 22 74.8 3 56.9
DAVIDSON 183 125.6 61 205.8
DAVIE 31 90.4 11 158.1
DUPLIN 79 163.4 27 256.1
DURHAM 258 117.2 106 245.4
EDGECOMBE 139 249.2 64 507.5
FORSYTH 296 97.7 82 134.4
FRANKLIN 46 99.2 18 181.5
GASTON 239 126.4 102 259.5
GATES 16 153.6 9 386.6
GRAHAM 5 63.0 1 68.0
GRANVILLE 74 154.8 11 114.2
GREENE 28 149.1 14 356.1
GUILFORD 420 101.0 147 176.6
HALIFAX 104 181.6 43 343.6
HARNETT 105 117.8 36 177.0
HAYWOOD 85 159.0 24 258.8
HENDERSON 112 127.8 33 217.8
HERTFORD 46 204.0 9 193.1
HOKE 39 118.3 15 179.5
HYDE 21 359.9 6 606.1
IREDELL 246 204.1 117 450.8
JACKSON 62 190.5 15 292.1
JOHNSTON 195 164.2 60 229.0
JONES 14 135.9 5 225.6
LEE 83 171.1 24 231.5
LENOIR 169 284.2 93 747.8
LINCOLN 68 108.4 25 191.8
MCDOWELL 36 85.8 11 137.8
MACON 42 143.2 5 103.9
MADISON 18 92.7 6 174.0
MARTIN 78 305.3 18 332.2
MECKLENBURG 966 141.9 370 255.1
MITCHELL 11 70.6 1 36.8
MONTGOMERY 22 82.9 12 219.3
MOORE 72 97.8 19 140.7
NASH 114 131.5 42 227.9
NEW HANOVER 157 99.9 41 147.8
NORTHAMPTON 41 186.4 17 385.1
ONSLOW 167 111.6 53 155.5
ORANGE 49 42.3 21 106.3
PAMLICO 23 178.9 4 179.0
PASQUOTANK 123 352.4 43 590.5
PENDER 44 109.5 11 140.0
PERQUIMANS 27 239.0 7 330.2
PERSON 50 142.1 25 351.0
PITT 236 180.6 108 415.1
POLK 13 72.2 3 99.5
RANDOLPH 164 127.5 62 230.4
RICHMOND 243 523.5 67 672.4
ROBESON 388 318.6 161 542.7
ROCKINGHAM 150 164.0 51 285.5
ROWAN 216 167.7 119 446.1
RUTHERFORD 77 123.3 14 112.5
SAMPSON 107 180.9 27 212.3
SCOTLAND 86 239.9 32 380.6
STANLY 107 187.8 49 413.0
STOKES 16 36.2 3 33.1
SURRY 93 131.9 30 216.7
SWAIN 20 155.8 12 468.2
TRANSYLVANIA 17 58.6 5 104.2
TYRRELL 2 48.1 . .
UNION 145 120.2 81 281.1
VANCE 86 201.7 16 165.3
WAKE 645 105.3 268 205.0
WARREN 17 85.8 1 25.7
WASHINGTON 20 145.6 8 271.8
WATAUGA 58 137.1 18 316.5
WAYNE 166 147.2 56 227.4
WILKES 72 110.5 11 89.7
WILSON 148 202.2 31 200.0
YADKIN 54 150.0 16 220.3
YANCEY 7 39.7 2 63.8
NORTH CAROLINA 11,141 140.3 4,054 248.6

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.
 
PREPARED BY NC-DHHS STATE CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/schs/)