2003 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 153 112.2 47 170.1
ALEXANDER 38 110.0 13 186.0
ALLEGHANY 14 129.7 5 286.4
ANSON 83 329.1 24 467.7
ASHE 34 135.5 12 301.2
AVERY 39 215.6 10 358.8
BEAUFORT 93 204.0 25 290.5
BERTIE 27 136.3 8 201.5
BLADEN 49 149.5 14 210.7
BRUNSWICK 113 138.1 14 100.6
BUNCOMBE 271 127.7 40 105.6
BURKE 93 104.7 25 144.9
CABARRUS 200 139.4 68 214.7
CALDWELL 102 130.5 30 197.5
CAMDEN 16 204.0 . .
CARTERET 113 186.5 47 501.9
CASWELL 8 33.7 5 113.0
CATAWBA 121 82.6 47 155.8
CHATHAM 23 42.8 3 30.2
CHEROKEE 46 182.0 19 457.9
CHOWAN 17 118.3 4 145.8
CLAY 11 117.4 2 151.4
CLEVELAND 184 188.6 40 195.5
COLUMBUS 111 203.5 50 448.4
CRAVEN 158 170.5 36 191.5
CUMBERLAND 459 149.1 224 314.8
CURRITUCK 21 102.0 2 49.2
DARE 36 108.0 9 163.7
DAVIDSON 189 124.4 47 154.2
DAVIE 34 91.3 8 105.7
DUPLIN 69 135.9 38 342.8
DURHAM 290 122.8 106 220.7
EDGECOMBE 159 294.0 54 464.2
FORSYTH 349 109.9 70 106.9
FRANKLIN 77 149.1 33 300.8
GASTON 294 153.7 109 281.1
GATES 14 129.2 3 136.6
GRAHAM 7 87.0 4 279.9
GRANVILLE 61 116.3 15 147.7
GREENE 27 135.8 5 122.7
GUILFORD 515 119.4 141 161.4
HALIFAX 147 258.5 36 309.0
HARNETT 161 164.6 51 230.7
HAYWOOD 76 136.1 13 140.0
HENDERSON 155 164.0 24 146.9
HERTFORD 37 155.8 8 180.3
HOKE 56 151.4 24 250.4
HYDE 8 139.9 . .
IREDELL 332 249.1 107 372.1
JACKSON 49 140.0 16 295.6
JOHNSTON 229 168.0 39 126.7
JONES 29 284.8 8 400.8
LEE 85 170.7 16 151.9
LENOIR 214 363.3 77 644.0
LINCOLN 89 132.1 30 220.1
MCDOWELL 31 72.0 6 74.2
MACON 18 57.4 4 80.8
MADISON 27 135.2 2 56.8
MARTIN 123 493.4 34 685.2
MECKLENBURG 939 125.2 320 195.9
MITCHELL 8 50.2 6 228.9
MONTGOMERY 43 157.3 16 284.7
MOORE 86 109.9 13 94.9
NASH 162 180.8 47 251.0
NEW HANOVER 165 97.6 53 181.2
NORTHAMPTON 40 183.5 14 346.4
ONSLOW 210 133.8 76 222.6
ORANGE 58 48.0 20 97.4
PAMLICO 17 130.8 5 250.1
PASQUOTANK 128 351.3 46 649.1
PENDER 43 98.4 11 136.3
PERQUIMANS 37 315.9 2 100.7
PERSON 50 135.2 22 301.4
PITT 174 125.2 45 164.1
POLK 16 84.7 3 97.5
RANDOLPH 136 100.8 37 132.4
RICHMOND 200 430.2 43 438.6
ROBESON 478 380.7 121 401.7
ROCKINGHAM 203 219.6 58 328.7
ROWAN 140 105.2 41 150.4
RUTHERFORD 97 152.9 8 64.9
SAMPSON 101 162.3 27 198.6
SCOTLAND 104 292.9 29 363.3
STANLY 111 187.9 37 309.1
STOKES 31 68.0 5 55.3
SURRY 119 165.3 15 105.7
SWAIN 16 119.8 7 270.4
TRANSYLVANIA 29 98.4 6 128.8
TYRRELL 4 94.7 2 290.3
UNION 193 133.4 89 253.7
VANCE 91 207.5 25 249.9
WAKE 628 89.8 217 142.3
WARREN 37 184.5 9 248.3
WASHINGTON 25 185.6 5 184.0
WATAUGA 59 137.9 17 312.6
WAYNE 213 186.9 57 232.4
WILKES 92 137.5 16 126.9
WILSON 142 187.7 41 256.6
YADKIN 31 84.2 7 94.8
YANCEY 11 61.4 3 97.3
NORTH CAROLINA 12,051 143.2 3,572 207.9

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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