Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 658 7.4 0.3 6.8 8.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 182 5.5 0.5 4.6 6.4
Female 476 9.2 0.5 8.3 10.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 57 9.5 1.3 6.9 12.1
25-34 years 91 7.1 0.8 5.6 8.6
35-44 years 126 7.2 0.7 5.9 8.6
45-54 years 132 6.9 0.6 5.6 8.1
55-64 years 117 8.7 0.8 7.1 10.4
65+ years 134 6.0 0.6 4.9 7.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 27 5.0 1.1 2.9 7.1
Non-Hispanic 630 7.6 0.3 6.9 8.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 597 7.6 0.4 6.9 8.3
Black Only 30 9.7 2.0 5.9 13.6
Other Race Only 24 4.5 1.1 2.4 6.6
More than One Race 6 6.0 2.6 0.8 11.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 68 10.2 1.4 7.4 13.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 179 7.3 0.6 6.1 8.5
Some College 197 7.4 0.6 6.3 8.6
College Graduate 212 6.9 0.5 5.9 7.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 76 11.1 1.5 8.1 14.1
$15,000 - $24,999 139 8.9 0.8 7.2 10.6
$25,000 - $34,999 86 7.1 0.9 5.3 8.8
$35,000 - $49,999 90 6.0 0.7 4.7 7.3
$50,000+ 182 7.2 0.6 6.1 8.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 360 6.5 0.4 5.8 7.2
Out of Work 35 10.6 2.0 6.7 14.5
Homemaker / Student 72 10.4 1.4 7.7 13.1
Retired 126 6.1 0.6 5.0 7.3
Unable to Work 65 19.7 2.6 14.5 24.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 127 7.4 0.8 5.8 8.9
1-19 Hours 20 6.0 1.5 3.1 8.9
20-39 Hours 86 7.6 1.0 5.7 9.5
40 + Hours 265 6.7 0.4 5.8 7.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 364 6.8 0.4 6.1 7.6
Divorced / Separated 123 8.0 0.8 6.5 9.5
Widowed 82 8.2 1.0 6.2 10.1
Never Married 89 9.3 1.2 7.0 11.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 264 13.8 0.9 12.1 15.6
Living without a Disability 387 6.1 0.3 5.4 6.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 24 5.3 1.2 2.9 7.6
Rural 74 6.4 0.8 4.8 8.0
Densely-settled Rural 120 8.0 0.8 6.4 9.6
Semi-urban 121 7.1 0.7 5.7 8.5
Urban 316 7.9 0.5 6.9 8.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 196 14.3 1.1 12.1 16.5
Excellent to Good 461 6.4 0.3 5.7 7.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 73 6.9 1.0 5.0 8.8
Insured 584 7.5 0.3 6.8 8.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 80 11.7 1.4 9.0 14.4
No Diabetes 566 7.0 0.3 6.4 7.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 103 13.9 1.5 11.0 16.8
<14 days mental health not good 549 6.9 0.3 6.2 7.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 137 8.0 0.8 6.5 9.6
Non-Smoker 521 7.3 0.4 6.6 8.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 192 6.2 0.5 5.2 7.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 211 6.7 0.5 5.7 7.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 221 10.6 0.8 9.1 12.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 465 7.2 0.4 6.5 8.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 192 8.0 0.6 6.7 9.2

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.