2000 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 131 99.7 53 199.5
ALEXANDER 21 62.2 14 201.3
ALLEGHANY 9 84.0 3 173.6
ANSON 49 193.5 23 435.8
ASHE 27 110.5 12 298.5
AVERY 19 109.6 4 144.7
BEAUFORT 109 242.1 14 161.1
BERTIE 46 233.0 13 311.8
BLADEN 61 188.4 19 283.1
BRUNSWICK 125 169.6 22 168.9
BUNCOMBE 265 127.9 71 186.3
BURKE 102 114.0 33 183.3
CABARRUS 202 153.1 56 194.7
CALDWELL 119 153.4 59 382.5
CAMDEN 10 144.7 1 71.7
CARTERET 77 129.4 13 130.6
CASWELL 6 25.4 1 22.2
CATAWBA 109 76.6 45 152.7
CHATHAM 28 56.5 9 95.6
CHEROKEE 27 110.7 11 265.9
CHOWAN 21 144.3 5 175.5
CLAY 5 56.8 . .
CLEVELAND 125 129.4 37 178.6
COLUMBUS 144 262.5 83 715.8
CRAVEN 141 153.9 32 167.8
CUMBERLAND 390 128.3 203 279.3
CURRITUCK 24 131.2 6 158.6
DARE 11 36.5 2 38.1
DAVIDSON 156 105.6 46 152.6
DAVIE 27 77.1 7 98.2
DUPLIN 85 172.3 28 256.8
DURHAM 206 91.8 75 168.4
EDGECOMBE 154 277.0 59 468.7
FORSYTH 288 93.8 57 90.6
FRANKLIN 61 128.3 21 207.4
GASTON 230 120.6 94 237.9
GATES 7 66.4 4 176.8
GRAHAM 4 49.9 1 68.7
GRANVILLE 65 133.2 17 175.9
GREENE 25 131.3 6 149.5
GUILFORD 394 93.1 118 137.5
HALIFAX 68 118.5 16 129.5
HARNETT 110 120.1 44 208.9
HAYWOOD 77 142.0 25 264.6
HENDERSON 144 160.6 45 290.4
HERTFORD 54 238.9 9 193.8
HOKE 37 108.9 13 148.1
HYDE 36 614.6 3 316.5
IREDELL 224 181.5 93 345.8
JACKSON 48 144.2 15 286.5
JOHNSTON 201 163.3 69 249.3
JONES 23 221.3 4 182.2
LEE 67 136.1 15 140.8
LENOIR 167 279.7 68 539.2
LINCOLN 68 106.0 24 177.4
MCDOWELL 30 70.8 2 24.3
MACON 26 86.8 6 120.8
MADISON 25 126.9 3 85.3
MARTIN 43 168.0 6 111.0
MECKLENBURG 841 120.0 281 186.0
MITCHELL 8 50.9 2 74.5
MONTGOMERY 18 66.9 8 141.6
MOORE 78 103.8 18 130.9
NASH 119 135.7 51 273.3
NEW HANOVER 142 88.0 23 79.8
NORTHAMPTON 34 153.8 12 272.4
ONSLOW 159 106.7 50 150.6
ORANGE 29 24.4 8 39.7
PAMLICO 19 146.6 1 44.9
PASQUOTANK 113 322.9 24 333.3
PENDER 36 87.0 8 99.6
PERQUIMANS 15 131.7 1 47.7
PERSON 70 195.8 25 339.7
PITT 188 139.8 70 262.1
POLK 14 76.0 1 31.8
RANDOLPH 125 95.4 45 162.5
RICHMOND 243 521.5 81 798.0
ROBESON 390 315.0 119 393.7
ROCKINGHAM 93 101.0 34 187.9
ROWAN 149 113.9 60 220.9
RUTHERFORD 66 104.7 5 39.8
SAMPSON 88 145.5 22 165.6
SCOTLAND 98 272.0 41 484.3
STANLY 106 181.7 35 285.0
STOKES 21 46.8 3 32.5
SURRY 95 132.9 24 167.9
SWAIN 15 115.5 12 471.0
TRANSYLVANIA 19 64.6 9 185.7
TYRRELL 2 48.5 1 134.0
UNION 176 141.0 86 284.7
VANCE 111 257.6 27 274.4
WAKE 504 79.6 167 121.7
WARREN 19 94.6 4 103.1
WASHINGTON 17 124.0 4 136.8
WATAUGA 43 100.4 12 209.1
WAYNE 148 130.4 30 120.3
WILKES 81 123.1 19 152.2
WILSON 158 213.4 35 222.1
YADKIN 25 68.5 5 67.1
YANCEY 26 145.8 13 409.2
NORTH CAROLINA 10,254 126.8 3,313 198.2

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