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2002 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,739 738 10.9 9.7-12.1 6,001 89.1 87.9-90.3
GENDER
Male 2,611 230 9.3 7.7-11.3 2,381 90.7 88.7-92.3
Female 4,128 508 12.3 10.8-13.9 3,620 87.7 86.1-89.2
RACE
White 5,107 546 11.1 9.8-12.6 4,561 88.9 87.4-90.2
African American 1,056 131 12.2 9.6-15.5 925 87.8 84.5-90.4
Asian 78 6 6.3 2.1-17.4 72 93.7 82.6-97.9
Native American 185 37 19.3 11.3-30.9 148 80.7 69.1-88.7
Other Minorities 266 14 4.1 2.0- 8.1 252 95.9 91.9-98.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 299 18 5.1 2.5-10.0 281 94.9 90.0-97.5
-English Speaking 127 10 10.8 4.2-25.0 117 89.2 75.0-95.8
-Spanish Speaking 172 8 2.9 1.1- 7.5 164 97.1 92.5-98.9
Non-Hispanic 6,429 720 11.3 10.1-12.6 5,709 88.7 87.4-89.9
AGE
18-24 487 72 11.0 7.7-15.4 415 89.0 84.6-92.3
25-34 1,138 120 8.8 6.8-11.2 1,018 91.2 88.8-93.2
35-44 1,319 154 12.3 9.7-15.4 1,165 87.7 84.6-90.3
45-54 1,327 164 13.3 10.6-16.5 1,163 86.7 83.5-89.4
55-64 977 97 10.1 7.7-13.3 880 89.9 86.7-92.3
65-74 799 69 9.2 6.5-12.7 730 90.8 87.3-93.5
75+ 626 58 11.2 6.3-19.1 568 88.8 80.9-93.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,087 137 11.3 8.7-14.6 950 88.7 85.4-91.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,981 202 11.0 9.0-13.4 1,779 89.0 86.6-91.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,570 195 13.0 10.5-16.0 1,375 87.0 84.0-89.5
College Graduate 2,080 203 8.5 7.0-10.3 1,877 91.5 89.7-93.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 682 119 15.8 11.4-21.4 563 84.2 78.6-88.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,099 113 10.5 7.8-14.0 986 89.5 86.0-92.2
$25,000- 34,999 815 99 12.8 9.7-16.7 716 87.2 83.3-90.3
$35,000- 49,999 898 93 10.1 7.4-13.8 805 89.9 86.2-92.6
$50,000-74,999 747 57 9.5 6.5-13.6 690 90.5 86.4-93.5
$75,000+ 879 86 8.4 6.3-11.1 793 91.6 88.9-93.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 415 58 13.4 10.2-17.6 357 86.6 82.4-89.8
Forsyth 464 38 7.7 5.4-10.9 426 92.3 89.1-94.6
Guilford 425 50 12.8 9.2-17.4 375 87.2 82.6-90.8
Henderson/Transylvania 474 50 8.8 6.3-12.1 424 91.2 87.9-93.7
Mecklenburg 448 55 10.6 7.8-14.3 393 89.4 85.7-92.2
Orange 441 50 10.9 7.9-14.8 391 89.1 85.2-92.1
Pitt 417 45 9.7 7.1-13.1 372 90.3 86.9-92.9
Randolph 431 48 10.1 7.3-13.8 383 89.9 86.2-92.7
Robeson 445 61 12.3 9.3-16.1 384 87.7 83.9-90.7
Wake 432 41 10.8 7.4-15.4 391 89.2 84.6-92.6
Western NC 658 70 9.9 7.6-12.8 588 90.1 87.2-92.4
Piedmont NC 889 91 11.8 9.2-15.0 798 88.2 85.0-90.8
Eastern NC 800 81 10.4 8.0-13.2 719 89.6 86.8-92.0

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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