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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 6,725 437 6.5 5.6- 7.5 6,288 93.5 92.5-94.4
GENDER
Male 2,604 106 4.7 3.5- 6.3 2,498 95.3 93.7-96.5
Female 4,121 331 8.1 6.9- 9.5 3,790 91.9 90.5-93.1
RACE
White 5,097 318 6.5 5.5- 7.8 4,779 93.5 92.2-94.5
African American 1,054 80 7.6 5.5-10.4 974 92.4 89.6-94.5
Asian 78 4 2.9 0.8- 9.6 74 97.1 90.4-99.2
Native American 183 22 10.9 5.2-21.5 161 89.1 78.5-94.8
Other Minorities 266 9 2.5 1.0- 5.9 257 97.5 94.1-99.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 299 15 3.9 1.7- 8.6 284 96.1 91.4-98.3
-English Speaking 127 9 10.6 4.0-24.9 118 89.4 75.1-96.0
-Spanish Speaking 172 6 1.3 0.4- 4.4 166 98.7 95.6-99.6
Non-Hispanic 6,415 422 6.7 5.7- 7.7 5,993 93.3 92.3-94.3
AGE
18-24 484 34 5.0 3.0- 8.2 450 95.0 91.8-97.0
25-34 1,135 67 5.3 3.8- 7.4 1,068 94.7 92.6-96.2
35-44 1,316 82 7.2 5.0-10.1 1,234 92.8 89.9-95.0
45-54 1,325 103 8.7 6.4-11.6 1,222 91.3 88.4-93.6
55-64 976 66 6.9 4.8- 9.7 910 93.1 90.3-95.2
65-74 799 44 5.1 3.2- 8.2 755 94.9 91.8-96.8
75+ 624 38 6.8 4.2-10.8 586 93.2 89.2-95.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,084 100 8.3 6.1-11.2 984 91.7 88.8-93.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,977 122 6.6 5.1- 8.4 1,855 93.4 91.6-94.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,567 112 7.8 5.7-10.5 1,455 92.2 89.5-94.3
College Graduate 2,076 102 3.9 3.0- 5.1 1,974 96.1 94.9-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 677 82 9.3 6.8-12.6 595 90.7 87.4-93.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,098 69 6.9 4.7-10.1 1,029 93.1 89.9-95.3
$25,000- 34,999 814 65 9.1 6.4-12.7 749 90.9 87.3-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 897 52 5.7 3.6- 9.0 845 94.3 91.0-96.4
$50,000-74,999 744 30 5.4 3.1- 9.2 714 94.6 90.8-96.9
$75,000+ 879 40 3.3 2.1- 5.2 839 96.7 94.8-97.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 415 32 7.3 5.0-10.5 383 92.7 89.5-95.0
Forsyth 464 25 5.0 3.3- 7.7 439 95.0 92.3-96.7
Guilford 425 26 5.9 3.7- 9.4 399 94.1 90.6-96.3
Henderson/Transylvania 474 29 4.2 2.8- 6.2 445 95.8 93.8-97.2
Mecklenburg 448 30 5.5 3.7- 8.1 418 94.5 91.9-96.3
Orange 438 28 5.6 3.7- 8.5 410 94.4 91.5-96.3
Pitt 415 24 4.8 3.1- 7.3 391 95.2 92.7-96.9
Randolph 430 29 5.6 3.6- 8.5 401 94.4 91.5-96.4
Robeson 443 38 7.5 5.2-10.7 405 92.5 89.3-94.8
Wake 432 20 4.7 2.6- 8.2 412 95.3 91.8-97.4
Western NC 656 45 6.0 4.3- 8.2 611 94.0 91.8-95.7
Piedmont NC 886 57 7.6 5.6-10.3 829 92.4 89.7-94.4
Eastern NC 799 54 6.8 4.9- 9.3 745 93.2 90.7-95.1

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

#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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