Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 603 6.9 0.3 6.3 7.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 167 5.2 0.5 4.3 6.1
Female 436 8.6 0.5 7.6 9.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 33 7.6 1.4 4.9 10.4
25-34 years 82 7.1 0.9 5.4 8.7
35-44 years 105 6.5 0.7 5.1 7.8
45-54 years 142 7.6 0.7 6.3 9.0
55-64 years 112 7.8 0.8 6.3 9.4
65+ years 126 5.2 0.5 4.2 6.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 18 3.9 1.1 1.8 6.0
Non-Hispanic 584 7.1 0.4 6.4 7.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 542 7.0 0.4 6.3 7.7
Black Only 24 7.7 1.9 4.1 11.3
Other Race Only 23 4.7 1.1 2.6 6.8
More than One Race 13 10.8 3.4 4.1 17.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 49 8.2 1.4 5.4 11.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 162 6.2 0.6 5.1 7.4
Some College 200 7.6 0.7 6.3 8.9
College Graduate 191 6.6 0.5 5.5 7.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 67 11.9 1.9 8.2 15.6
$15,000 - $24,999 127 8.4 0.9 6.7 10.1
$25,000 - $34,999 70 6.3 0.9 4.5 8.2
$35,000 - $49,999 97 6.7 0.8 5.2 8.2
$50,000+ 173 5.9 0.5 4.9 6.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 342 6.4 0.4 5.6 7.2
Out of Work 21 6.8 1.8 3.2 10.5
Homemaker / Student 52 8.1 1.3 5.5 10.7
Retired 119 5.3 0.5 4.3 6.4
Unable to Work 68 19.7 2.5 14.9 24.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 146 6.5 0.7 5.2 7.8
1-19 Hours 27 8.3 2.2 4.0 12.6
20-39 Hours 79 7.2 1.0 5.3 9.2
40 + Hours 258 6.1 0.4 5.2 6.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 337 6.3 0.4 5.6 7.1
Divorced / Separated 116 9.0 0.9 7.2 10.9
Widowed 75 6.7 0.8 5.1 8.3
Never Married 74 8.1 1.2 5.7 10.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 256 12.5 0.9 10.9 14.2
Living without a Disability 335 5.4 0.4 4.7 6.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 18 4.7 1.5 1.8 7.6
Rural 70 6.2 0.8 4.5 7.8
Densely-settled Rural 105 6.8 0.8 5.3 8.3
Semi-urban 103 6.1 0.7 4.7 7.5
Urban 304 7.7 0.5 6.6 8.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 174 12.7 1.0 10.7 14.8
Excellent to Good 428 6.1 0.4 5.4 6.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 62 6.3 1.0 4.4 8.2
Insured 539 7.0 0.4 6.3 7.7
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 78 10.5 1.3 8.0 13.0
No Diabetes 525 6.6 0.3 6.0 7.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 208 8.3 0.6 7.0 9.5
No Hypertension 395 6.5 0.4 5.7 7.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 296 10.5 0.7 9.2 11.8
No arthritis 302 5.6 0.4 4.8 6.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 104 12.9 1.4 10.1 15.7
<14 days mental health not good 491 6.3 0.3 5.6 7.0
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 122 7.9 0.9 6.2 9.6
Non-Smoker 481 6.7 0.4 6.0 7.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 169 5.6 0.5 4.5 6.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 195 6.4 0.5 5.4 7.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 204 9.6 0.8 8.1 11.1
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 231 6.3 0.5 5.3 7.3
Insufficient 242 7.2 0.5 6.2 8.3
No Activity 106 8.2 0.9 6.5 10.0

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.