Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 377 8.1 0.5 7.1 9.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 119 6.2 0.6 5.0 7.3
Female 258 9.9 0.8 8.5 11.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 44 12.5 2.4 7.8 17.1
25-34 years 73 7.7 0.9 5.9 9.6
35-44 years 78 7.1 0.8 5.4 8.7
45-54 years 66 6.9 1.0 5.0 8.8
55-64 years 51 8.6 1.3 6.1 11.1
65+ years 64 7.7 1.0 5.8 9.7
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 317 7.8 0.5 6.7 8.8
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 22 13.6 3.0 7.8 19.4
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 17 13.2 3.4 6.6 19.9
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 11 22.3 6.4 9.7 34.9
Hispanic 8 4.3 1.6 1.1 7.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 38 12.2 2.0 8.2 16.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 112 7.2 0.7 5.8 8.7
Some College 113 8.7 1.1 6.5 10.9
College Graduate 114 7.6 0.8 6.1 9.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 44 13.7 2.3 9.3 18.2
$15,000 - $24,999 80 11.4 1.3 8.8 14.1
$25,000 - $34,999 61 9.9 1.3 7.3 12.5
$35,000 - $49,999 44 4.5 0.7 3.1 5.9
$50,000+ 93 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 235 7.3 0.6 6.1 8.5
Out of Work 15 20.1 5.0 10.2 30.0
Homemaker / Student 40 10.7 1.7 7.3 14.1
Retired 57 7.2 1.0 5.2 9.2
Unable to Work 29 16.9 3.3 10.5 23.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 190 7.1 0.5 6.0 8.1
Divorced / Separated 77 10.1 1.3 7.6 12.6
Widowed 46 9.2 1.4 6.5 11.9
Never Married 64 10.8 2.0 6.9 14.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 127 16.7 1.5 13.7 19.7
Living without a Disability 241 6.6 0.5 5.5 7.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 23 9.4 2.1 5.4 13.4
Rural 42 8.4 2.1 4.2 12.6
Densely-settled Rural 55 8.3 1.2 5.9 10.7
Semi-urban 80 8.0 1.0 6.1 9.9
Urban 173 7.9 0.6 6.6 9.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 99 15.7 1.6 12.5 18.9
Excellent to Good 277 7.0 0.5 6.0 8.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 53 10.0 1.4 7.2 12.8
Insured 322 7.9 0.5 6.9 8.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 61 13.3 1.9 9.6 16.9
<14 days mental health not good 305 7.5 0.5 6.5 8.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 94 8.6 1.0 6.7 10.5
Non-Smoker 283 8.0 0.6 6.9 9.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 141 8.3 0.9 6.5 10.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 117 7.5 0.7 6.0 8.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 92 8.8 1.0 6.9 10.7

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.