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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,433 734 7.1 6.3- 7.9 8,699 92.9 92.1-93.7
GENDER
Male 3,471 169 5.2 4.2- 6.5 3,302 94.8 93.5-95.8
Female 5,962 565 8.9 7.9-10.0 5,397 91.1 90.0-92.1
RACE
White 6,921 524 7.0 6.1- 8.0 6,397 93.0 92.0-93.9
African American 1,870 166 8.0 6.4- 9.9 1,704 92.0 90.1-93.6
Asian 51 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 50 99.6 97.0-99.9
Native American 230 24 12.2 4.6-28.7 206 87.8 71.3-95.4
Other Minorities 324 16 5.2 2.8- 9.6 308 94.8 90.4-97.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 337 18 4.3 2.2- 8.4 319 95.7 91.6-97.8
-English Speaking 137 11 5.0 2.1-11.4 126 95.0 88.6-97.9
-Spanish Speaking 200 7 4.1 1.7- 9.7 193 95.9 90.3-98.3
Non-Hispanic 9,086 713 7.2 6.4- 8.1 8,373 92.8 91.9-93.6
AGE
18-24 583 49 7.5 4.9-11.4 534 92.5 88.6-95.1
25-34 1,413 94 5.7 4.3- 7.6 1,319 94.3 92.4-95.7
35-44 1,785 131 7.1 5.6- 9.0 1,654 92.9 91.0-94.4
45-54 1,844 153 6.5 5.0- 8.4 1,691 93.5 91.6-95.0
55-64 1,531 116 7.0 5.4- 9.0 1,415 93.0 91.0-94.6
65-74 1,272 107 9.1 7.0-11.8 1,165 90.9 88.2-93.0
75+ 935 76 8.0 5.9-10.8 859 92.0 89.2-94.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,597 191 9.7 8.0-11.9 1,406 90.3 88.1-92.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,833 194 6.1 4.9- 7.6 2,639 93.9 92.4-95.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,343 165 6.8 5.3- 8.8 2,178 93.2 91.2-94.7
College Graduate 2,631 181 6.8 5.5- 8.4 2,450 93.2 91.6-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,103 160 12.5 10.0-15.5 943 87.5 84.5-90.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,729 137 7.4 5.7- 9.7 1,592 92.6 90.3-94.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,040 79 8.3 5.7-11.8 961 91.7 88.2-94.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,240 67 6.6 4.6- 9.5 1,173 93.4 90.5-95.4
$50,000-74,999 1,009 64 5.8 4.0- 8.2 945 94.2 91.8-96.0
$75,000+ 1,154 52 3.4 2.2- 5.1 1,102 96.6 94.9-97.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 452 34 7.0 4.8-10.1 418 93.0 89.9-95.2
Guilford 446 36 7.9 5.4-11.4 410 92.1 88.6-94.6
Mecklenburg 449 21 3.5 2.2- 5.6 428 96.5 94.4-97.8
Orange 449 34 8.9 4.9-15.9 415 91.1 84.1-95.1
Wake 453 30 6.0 4.0- 9.0 423 94.0 91.0-96.0
Chatham/Lee 400 22 4.3 2.6- 6.9 378 95.7 93.1-97.4
Nash/Wilson 380 32 7.3 5.0-10.6 348 92.7 89.4-95.0
Craven/Pamlico 453 46 10.3 7.2-14.4 407 89.7 85.6-92.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 436 35 6.6 4.6- 9.4 401 93.4 90.6-95.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 456 24 4.2 2.6- 6.7 432 95.8 93.3-97.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 477 32 5.8 3.9- 8.7 445 94.2 91.3-96.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 424 34 6.2 4.0- 9.4 390 93.8 90.6-96.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 476 42 7.5 5.3-10.4 434 92.5 89.6-94.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 417 40 7.8 5.6-10.8 377 92.2 89.2-94.4
Northeast NC I 461 32 7.2 4.9-10.5 429 92.8 89.5-95.1
Northeast NC II 513 51 9.9 7.3-13.4 462 90.1 86.6-92.7
Northeastern Partnership 974 83 9.0 7.0-11.4 891 91.0 88.6-93.0
Mountain AHEC 1,304 107 8.1 6.3-10.4 1,197 91.9 89.6-93.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,315 297 8.3 6.8-10.0 3,018 91.7 90.0-93.2
Piedmont 4,044 274 6.3 5.3- 7.4 3,770 93.7 92.6-94.7
Western NC 2,074 163 7.9 6.3- 9.8 1,911 92.1 90.2-93.7

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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