2002 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 157 115.3 49 177.2
ALEXANDER 27 78.9 10 143.4
ALLEGHANY 16 147.3 3 171.6
ANSON 87 343.1 30 575.0
ASHE 25 101.1 12 304.0
AVERY 28 156.0 13 461.8
BEAUFORT 98 214.6 20 230.6
BERTIE 41 207.0 11 273.0
BLADEN 60 183.7 26 391.9
BRUNSWICK 108 136.6 29 213.3
BUNCOMBE 312 148.2 64 169.1
BURKE 84 94.0 24 136.9
CABARRUS 154 109.9 44 142.6
CALDWELL 117 149.6 62 404.9
CAMDEN 16 218.3 2 143.3
CARTERET 87 144.8 35 369.5
CASWELL 11 46.4 4 90.0
CATAWBA 107 73.0 42 139.0
CHATHAM 29 55.2 10 101.5
CHEROKEE 32 127.6 11 266.7
CHOWAN 21 146.8 2 72.1
CLAY 10 108.5 3 229.5
CLEVELAND 164 168.6 43 209.1
COLUMBUS 131 238.7 58 515.0
CRAVEN 138 150.2 33 175.1
CUMBERLAND 457 149.4 272 379.5
CURRITUCK 19 96.8 6 152.6
DARE 31 96.3 6 110.4
DAVIDSON 166 110.1 57 187.9
DAVIE 43 116.9 9 120.5
DUPLIN 77 152.1 22 198.8
DURHAM 216 92.5 88 186.8
EDGECOMBE 146 265.7 43 357.5
FORSYTH 273 86.7 64 98.6
FRANKLIN 77 153.0 25 233.4
GASTON 229 119.3 96 244.9
GATES 13 121.4 4 180.8
GRAHAM 10 124.5 4 281.1
GRANVILLE 83 161.0 29 287.4
GREENE 34 174.6 12 298.8
GUILFORD 470 109.6 139 159.7
HALIFAX 142 248.7 34 286.9
HARNETT 143 148.7 53 241.9
HAYWOOD 70 127.0 16 173.1
HENDERSON 159 171.0 26 161.5
HERTFORD 51 213.7 12 266.4
HOKE 46 127.8 21 226.0
HYDE 14 239.5 . .
IREDELL 287 220.2 103 365.4
JACKSON 37 108.4 14 264.8
JOHNSTON 222 167.3 64 214.1
JONES 30 292.9 6 295.1
LEE 84 168.6 13 123.0
LENOIR 165 278.3 62 513.3
LINCOLN 75 112.6 33 241.3
MCDOWELL 23 53.5 5 61.6
MACON 37 119.6 14 286.1
MADISON 20 100.7 1 28.3
MARTIN 86 342.9 19 375.4
MECKLENBURG 965 131.4 362 226.2
MITCHELL 14 87.9 2 75.4
MONTGOMERY 26 95.3 5 88.9
MOORE 116 149.8 26 190.2
NASH 175 196.2 57 304.5
NEW HANOVER 164 98.8 61 210.6
NORTHAMPTON 29 133.2 11 266.6
ONSLOW 189 124.0 70 204.7
ORANGE 61 50.9 19 92.3
PAMLICO 28 215.0 8 388.9
PASQUOTANK 88 245.7 31 437.2
PENDER 43 99.7 11 136.8
PERQUIMANS 20 172.3 8 400.6
PERSON 28 76.2 11 150.7
PITT 140 101.5 46 168.1
POLK 20 106.0 3 96.4
RANDOLPH 154 115.1 60 215.1
RICHMOND 186 398.1 46 463.3
ROBESON 482 385.0 144 476.6
ROCKINGHAM 167 180.4 64 358.9
ROWAN 122 91.8 39 142.5
RUTHERFORD 100 157.9 25 201.3
SAMPSON 110 178.1 27 200.8
SCOTLAND 85 237.7 26 320.8
STANLY 95 161.1 36 299.2
STOKES 21 46.3 4 44.0
SURRY 78 108.3 21 147.0
SWAIN 26 195.7 16 614.9
TRANSYLVANIA 21 71.4 7 150.0
TYRRELL 6 143.9 4 568.2
UNION 177 127.4 76 225.9
VANCE 115 259.1 14 137.5
WAKE 621 91.4 237 160.1
WARREN 30 150.0 4 108.7
WASHINGTON 30 220.6 10 361.8
WATAUGA 42 97.9 15 272.0
WAYNE 138 121.2 35 142.2
WILKES 100 150.0 33 262.2
WILSON 118 156.6 44 275.9
YADKIN 44 119.1 18 241.0
YANCEY 12 66.9 7 223.2
NORTH CAROLINA 11,281 135.5 3,755 220.0

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/)