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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,799 1,939 11.7 10.9-12.5 13,860 88.3 87.5-89.1
GENDER
Male 5,980 589 10.3 9.1-11.6 5,391 89.7 88.4-90.9
Female 9,819 1,350 13.0 12.0-14.0 8,469 87.0 86.0-88.0
RACE
White 12,259 1,487 11.8 11.0-12.7 10,772 88.2 87.3-89.0
African American 2,390 330 13.7 11.6-16.1 2,060 86.3 83.9-88.4
Asian 108 10 8.8 3.8-19.0 98 91.2 81.0-96.2
Native American 319 55 17.5 12.0-24.8 264 82.5 75.2-88.0
Other Minorities 659 51 6.0 3.8- 9.6 608 94.0 90.4-96.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 636 45 3.9 2.6- 5.8 591 96.1 94.2-97.4
-English Speaking 237 33 8.9 5.4-14.1 204 91.1 85.9-94.6
-Spanish Speaking 399 12 2.2 1.1- 4.3 387 97.8 95.7-98.9
Non-Hispanic 15,113 1,886 12.3 11.5-13.2 13,227 87.7 86.8-88.5
AGE
18-24 473 63 13.3 9.7-17.9 410 86.7 82.1-90.3
25-34 1,511 186 10.8 9.1-12.8 1,325 89.2 87.2-90.9
35-44 2,449 273 10.6 9.2-12.3 2,176 89.4 87.7-90.8
45-54 3,078 410 13.0 11.4-14.7 2,668 87.0 85.3-88.6
55-64 3,382 421 12.0 10.7-13.5 2,961 88.0 86.5-89.3
65-74 2,731 348 11.7 10.3-13.2 2,383 88.3 86.8-89.7
75+ 2,060 223 10.0 8.6-11.7 1,837 90.0 88.3-91.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,257 374 13.1 11.2-15.2 1,883 86.9 84.8-88.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,650 553 12.4 10.7-14.3 4,097 87.6 85.7-89.3
Some Post-H.S. 4,099 521 12.3 10.9-13.9 3,578 87.7 86.1-89.1
College Graduate 4,754 487 9.8 8.7-10.9 4,267 90.2 89.1-91.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,778 341 15.9 13.3-18.9 1,437 84.1 81.1-86.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,527 372 13.4 11.5-15.7 2,155 86.6 84.3-88.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,681 181 10.4 8.5-12.6 1,500 89.6 87.4-91.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,191 261 11.0 9.4-12.8 1,930 89.0 87.2-90.6
$50,000-74,999 2,240 250 11.1 9.5-12.9 1,990 88.9 87.1-90.5
$75,000+ 3,231 283 9.2 7.7-10.8 2,948 90.8 89.2-92.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,866 1,115 19.2 17.7-20.8 4,751 80.8 79.2-82.3
No 9,484 782 8.4 7.5- 9.3 8,702 91.6 90.7-92.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,379 218 9.7 8.1-11.5 2,161 90.3 88.5-91.9
Non-Veteran 13,413 1,720 12.0 11.1-12.9 11,693 88.0 87.1-88.9

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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