Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 348 7.8 0.5 6.9 8.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 95 6.0 0.7 4.7 7.4
Female 253 9.5 0.6 8.3 10.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 48 11.8 1.9 8.1 15.6
25-34 years 61 7.0 0.9 5.2 8.8
35-44 years 75 7.8 1.0 5.9 9.7
45-54 years 64 7.3 1.0 5.3 9.3
55-64 years 34 7.1 1.3 4.5 9.7
65+ years 64 6.9 0.9 5.1 8.7
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White, Non-Hispanic 306 7.9 0.5 6.9 8.8
Black, Non-Hispanic 18 9.9 2.7 4.6 15.1
Other Race, Non-Hispanic 8 7.3 2.9 1.7 12.9
Hispanic 12 5.4 1.8 1.9 8.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 39 11.2 1.9 7.5 14.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 104 7.3 0.8 5.8 8.8
Some College 117 9.2 1.0 7.2 11.1
College Graduate 88 6.1 0.7 4.7 7.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 41 13.1 2.2 8.7 17.5
$15,000 - $24,999 72 9.7 1.4 7.0 12.4
$25,000 - $34,999 41 7.0 1.2 4.7 9.3
$35,000 - $49,000 58 8.2 1.1 5.9 10.4
$50,000+ 79 7.1 0.9 5.4 8.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 208 7.0 0.5 5.9 8.1
Out of Work 13 14.5 4.7 5.3 23.7
Homemaker / Student 38 10.2 1.7 6.8 13.6
Retired 64 7.6 1.0 5.6 9.7
Unable to Work 25 20.8 4.2 12.6 29.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 177 6.9 0.5 5.9 8.0
Divorced / Separated 72 10.0 1.3 7.5 12.5
Widowed 36 8.2 1.4 5.4 11.0
Never Married 62 9.8 1.5 6.8 12.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 111 15.0 1.5 12.1 17.9
Living without a Disability 231 6.5 0.5 5.5 7.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 14 6.8 1.9 3.0 10.5
Rural 35 6.7 1.2 4.4 9.1
Densely-settled Rural 55 7.3 1.2 4.9 9.6
Semi-urban 60 6.0 0.8 4.4 7.6
Urban 181 9.4 0.8 7.9 10.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 88 15.9 1.8 12.4 19.3
Excellent to Good 260 6.7 0.5 5.8 7.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 43 9.3 1.6 6.3 12.4
Insured 305 7.7 0.5 6.7 8.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 53 14.3 2.1 10.2 18.4
<14 days mental health not good 290 7.3 0.5 6.4 8.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 87 9.3 1.1 7.2 11.5
Non-Smoker 258 7.4 0.5 6.4 8.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 134 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 100 6.5 0.8 5.1 8.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 100 10.6 1.1 8.3 12.8

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor or health
care professional that they had asthma and that they currently have asthma.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.