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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 14,965 1,189 7.6 7.0- 8.1 13,776 92.4 91.9-93.0
GENDER
Male 5,526 277 5.2 4.5- 6.0 5,249 94.8 94.0-95.5
Female 9,439 912 9.8 9.0-10.6 8,527 90.2 89.4-91.0
RACE
White 11,184 862 7.6 7.0- 8.3 10,322 92.4 91.7-93.0
African American 2,688 240 8.4 7.2- 9.8 2,448 91.6 90.2-92.8
Asian 90 6 6.1 2.2-15.5 84 93.9 84.5-97.8
Native American 287 44 13.2 9.3-18.3 243 86.8 81.7-90.7
Other Minorities 625 30 3.6 2.1- 6.2 595 96.4 93.8-97.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 669 30 3.5 2.1- 5.8 639 96.5 94.2-97.9
-English Speaking 278 23 7.3 4.0-13.0 255 92.7 87.0-96.0
-Spanish Speaking 391 7 1.7 0.6- 4.4 384 98.3 95.6-99.4
Non-Hispanic 14,276 1,158 7.9 7.3- 8.4 13,118 92.1 91.6-92.7
AGE
18-24 840 69 8.4 6.3-11.3 771 91.6 88.7-93.7
25-34 2,388 155 6.2 5.0- 7.5 2,233 93.8 92.5-95.0
35-44 2,822 216 7.1 6.1- 8.3 2,606 92.9 91.7-93.9
45-54 2,790 228 8.0 6.8- 9.3 2,562 92.0 90.7-93.2
55-64 2,538 241 9.3 7.9-10.8 2,297 90.7 89.2-92.1
65-74 1,989 171 7.4 6.2- 8.8 1,818 92.6 91.2-93.8
75+ 1,522 105 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,417 92.9 90.9-94.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,470 281 10.4 9.0-12.1 2,189 89.6 87.9-91.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,407 330 7.1 6.2- 8.1 4,077 92.9 91.9-93.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,755 293 7.4 6.4- 8.5 3,462 92.6 91.5-93.6
College Graduate 4,306 282 6.5 5.6- 7.4 4,024 93.5 92.6-94.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,723 243 12.6 10.8-14.7 1,480 87.4 85.3-89.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,532 225 8.4 7.1- 9.9 2,307 91.6 90.1-92.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,726 122 6.5 5.2- 8.0 1,604 93.5 92.0-94.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,958 126 7.6 6.2- 9.3 1,832 92.4 90.7-93.8
$50,000-74,999 1,796 89 5.1 4.0- 6.4 1,707 94.9 93.6-96.0
$75,000+ 2,014 118 5.7 4.6- 7.0 1,896 94.3 93.0-95.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,764 683 13.6 12.5-14.9 4,081 86.4 85.1-87.5
No 9,756 485 5.0 4.5- 5.6 9,271 95.0 94.4-95.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,928 114 6.1 4.9- 7.7 1,814 93.9 92.3-95.1
Non-Veteran 12,843 1,066 7.9 7.3- 8.5 11,777 92.1 91.5-92.7
Currently Serving 169 8 4.4 1.8-10.1 161 95.6 89.9-98.2

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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 (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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