Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 345 7.5 0.5 6.6 8.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 91 5.5 0.6 4.2 6.7
Female 254 9.5 0.7 8.2 10.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 33 10.4 1.9 6.7 14.0
25-34 years 54 7.3 1.1 5.2 9.4
35-44 years 75 8.4 1.0 6.4 10.3
45-54 years 70 6.3 0.8 4.7 7.8
55-64 years 45 7.3 1.1 5.0 9.5
65+ years 66 6.2 0.8 4.6 7.8
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 298 7.4 0.5 6.4 8.3
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 15 10.1 2.8 4.6 15.6
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 12 11.5 3.6 4.4 18.6
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 7 12.9 5.1 2.8 22.9
Hispanic 10 4.0 1.4 1.2 6.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 21 7.3 1.9 3.7 11.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 108 9.0 1.0 7.1 11.0
Some College 108 7.2 0.8 5.7 8.7
College Graduate 108 6.5 0.7 5.2 7.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 54 15.9 2.6 10.9 20.9
$15,000 - $24,999 61 7.1 1.0 5.1 9.0
$25,000 - $34,999 44 6.4 1.1 4.2 8.7
$35,000 - $49,999 42 4.8 0.8 3.2 6.3
$50,000+ 90 6.8 0.8 5.3 8.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 195 6.7 0.5 5.7 7.8
Out of Work 13 10.7 3.3 4.3 17.1
Homemaker / Student 37 9.8 1.8 6.4 13.3
Retired 60 5.7 0.8 4.1 7.3
Unable to Work 40 25.6 4.2 17.5 33.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 169 6.4 0.5 5.4 7.3
Divorced / Separated 81 10.1 1.3 7.5 12.8
Widowed 34 6.7 1.2 4.3 9.1
Never Married 61 10.6 1.6 7.5 13.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 129 13.8 1.3 11.2 16.3
Living without a Disability 213 6.2 0.5 5.3 7.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 8 4.6 1.7 1.2 7.9
Rural 32 5.6 1.1 3.5 7.7
Densely-settled Rural 50 6.1 1.0 4.2 7.9
Semi-urban 76 8.4 1.1 6.2 10.5
Urban 177 8.3 0.7 6.9 9.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 109 15.8 1.6 12.7 19.0
Excellent to Good 236 6.3 0.5 5.4 7.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 39 7.5 1.4 4.7 10.3
Insured 306 7.5 0.5 6.6 8.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 39 11.4 1.9 7.6 15.1
No Diabetes 306 7.3 0.5 6.4 8.2
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 112 8.9 0.9 7.1 10.7
No Hypertension 233 7.1 0.5 6.1 8.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 53 15.8 2.4 11.0 20.5
<14 days mental health not good 288 6.8 0.4 5.9 7.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 79 8.7 1.1 6.5 10.8
Non-Smoker 266 7.2 0.5 6.3 8.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 108 6.5 0.7 5.1 7.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 107 6.9 0.8 5.4 8.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 108 9.9 1.1 7.9 12.0

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.