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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,032 1,908 12.9 12.2-13.6 13,124 87.1 86.4-87.8
GENDER
Male 5,553 556 10.8 9.8-11.9 4,997 89.2 88.1-90.2
Female 9,479 1,352 14.7 13.9-15.7 8,127 85.3 84.3-86.1
RACE
White 11,238 1,403 13.0 12.2-13.9 9,835 87.0 86.1-87.8
African American 2,698 383 14.5 12.8-16.2 2,315 85.5 83.8-87.2
Asian 90 7 6.6 2.6-15.9 83 93.4 84.1-97.4
Native American 289 56 18.4 13.5-24.5 233 81.6 75.5-86.5
Other Minorities 625 44 5.6 3.7- 8.5 581 94.4 91.5-96.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 671 49 5.7 3.8- 8.3 622 94.3 91.7-96.2
-English Speaking 280 37 10.7 6.8-16.4 243 89.3 83.6-93.2
-Spanish Speaking 391 12 3.4 1.7- 6.7 379 96.6 93.3-98.3
Non-Hispanic 14,340 1,857 13.4 12.7-14.1 12,483 86.6 85.9-87.3
AGE
18-24 843 137 17.9 14.7-21.7 706 82.1 78.3-85.3
25-34 2,398 257 10.4 8.9-12.1 2,141 89.6 87.9-91.1
35-44 2,829 375 14.0 12.4-15.7 2,454 86.0 84.3-87.6
45-54 2,805 369 13.4 11.9-15.1 2,436 86.6 84.9-88.1
55-64 2,558 352 13.4 11.9-15.1 2,206 86.6 84.9-88.1
65-74 1,997 246 11.2 9.7-12.9 1,751 88.8 87.1-90.3
75+ 1,526 166 11.2 9.3-13.4 1,360 88.8 86.6-90.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,486 390 15.3 13.5-17.3 2,096 84.7 82.7-86.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,425 510 11.9 10.8-13.2 3,915 88.1 86.8-89.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,767 502 13.4 12.1-14.9 3,265 86.6 85.1-87.9
College Graduate 4,327 502 11.8 10.7-13.1 3,825 88.2 86.9-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,732 334 18.6 16.4-21.1 1,398 81.4 78.9-83.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,544 339 13.5 11.8-15.4 2,205 86.5 84.6-88.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,732 194 11.0 9.3-12.9 1,538 89.0 87.1-90.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,976 228 12.7 10.9-14.7 1,748 87.3 85.3-89.1
$50,000-74,999 1,800 166 10.0 8.4-11.9 1,634 90.0 88.1-91.6
$75,000+ 2,019 229 11.3 9.7-13.2 1,790 88.7 86.8-90.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,798 915 18.7 17.3-20.1 3,883 81.3 79.9-82.7
No 9,787 956 10.4 9.7-11.3 8,831 89.6 88.7-90.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,935 183 9.8 8.2-11.6 1,752 90.2 88.4-91.8
Non-Veteran 12,903 1,709 13.5 12.7-14.3 11,194 86.5 85.7-87.3
Currently Serving 169 15 7.1 3.8-12.9 154 92.9 87.1-96.2

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^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 (MAHEC): 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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