Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 358 7.6 0.4 6.8 8.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 115 6.3 0.6 5.1 7.6
Female 243 8.8 0.6 7.6 10.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 40 11.3 1.8 7.7 15.0
25-34 years 59 7.5 1.0 5.5 9.5
35-44 years 77 7.2 0.9 5.5 8.9
45-54 years 73 6.5 0.8 4.9 8.1
55-64 years 54 8.1 1.1 5.8 10.3
65+ years 52 6.1 0.9 4.4 7.9
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 304 7.7 0.5 6.7 8.6
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 16 9.7 2.7 4.3 15.0
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 14 9.5 2.7 4.2 14.8
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 8 17.0 6.4 4.4 29.6
Hispanic 9 4.0 1.6 0.8 7.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 24 7.9 1.7 4.6 11.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 103 7.4 0.8 5.8 9.0
Some College 127 8.5 0.8 6.8 10.1
College Graduate 104 7.0 0.7 5.5 8.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 36 9.9 1.8 6.4 13.4
$15,000 - $24,999 79 10.8 1.4 8.1 13.4
$25,000 - $34,999 54 7.4 1.1 5.3 9.5
$35,000 - $49,999 60 7.9 1.1 5.7 10.2
$50,000+ 93 6.0 0.7 4.8 7.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 229 7.4 0.5 6.3 8.4
Out of Work 13 8.8 2.9 3.0 14.5
Homemaker / Student 36 8.7 1.5 5.7 11.7
Retired 52 6.5 0.9 4.7 8.4
Unable to Work 28 17.0 3.2 10.8 23.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 189 6.9 0.5 5.8 7.9
Divorced / Separated 85 11.2 1.3 8.6 13.9
Widowed 33 8.3 1.5 5.4 11.2
Never Married 51 8.2 1.3 5.6 10.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 117 14.2 1.4 11.4 16.9
Living without a Disability 228 6.2 0.5 5.3 7.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 18 10.9 2.9 5.3 16.5
Rural 47 7.5 1.2 5.2 9.9
Densely-settled Rural 48 6.1 0.9 4.3 8.0
Semi-urban 69 7.3 1.0 5.4 9.3
Urban 175 8.1 0.7 6.8 9.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 87 13.4 1.5 10.4 16.4
Excellent to Good 269 6.8 0.5 5.9 7.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 41 8.9 1.5 5.9 11.9
Insured 316 7.5 0.5 6.6 8.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 57 15.2 2.2 11.0 19.5
<14 days mental health not good 282 6.8 0.4 6.0 7.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 81 7.8 1.0 5.9 9.7
Non-Smoker 277 7.6 0.5 6.6 8.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 138 8.1 0.8 6.6 9.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 98 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 97 8.5 0.9 6.7 10.4

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.