Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 704 8.3 0.4 7.5 9.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 182 6.0 0.6 4.9 7.1
Female 522 10.4 0.5 9.4 11.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 32 8.7 1.7 5.4 11.9
25-34 years 104 10.5 1.1 8.3 12.6
35-44 years 112 7.6 0.8 6.1 9.1
45-54 years 156 8.1 0.7 6.7 9.4
55-64 years 133 7.9 0.7 6.5 9.3
65+ years 160 6.8 0.6 5.7 7.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 23 4.1 1.0 2.1 6.1
Non-Hispanic 680 8.6 0.4 7.8 9.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 612 8.0 0.4 7.2 8.8
Black Only 29 13.0 3.9 5.4 20.6
Other Race Only 36 7.0 1.4 4.2 9.8
More than One Race 25 22.5 5.0 12.7 32.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 72 7.9 1.1 5.7 10.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 180 8.0 0.8 6.4 9.6
Some College 237 9.8 0.8 8.3 11.3
College Graduate 214 7.3 0.6 6.2 8.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 100 15.3 1.9 11.5 19.1
$15,000 - $24,999 117 8.8 1.0 6.9 10.8
$25,000 - $34,999 89 9.2 1.1 7.0 11.4
$35,000 - $49,999 102 7.7 0.9 5.9 9.4
$50,000+ 221 7.2 0.5 6.1 8.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 390 7.7 0.5 6.8 8.6
Out of Work 21 8.4 2.2 4.0 12.8
Homemaker / Student 48 7.6 1.4 4.8 10.4
Retired 146 6.6 0.6 5.5 7.8
Unable to Work 99 28.1 3.3 21.6 34.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 165 7.0 0.7 5.7 8.4
1-19 Hours 31 7.3 1.9 3.6 11.1
20-39 Hours 77 7.5 1.2 5.2 9.8
40 + Hours 304 7.8 0.5 6.8 8.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 395 7.8 0.4 6.9 8.6
Divorced / Separated 139 10.8 1.1 8.8 12.9
Widowed 84 7.7 0.9 6.0 9.5
Never Married 84 9.2 1.4 6.4 12.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 311 15.9 1.0 13.8 17.9
Living without a Disability 392 6.4 0.4 5.6 7.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 31 6.8 1.3 4.2 9.3
Rural 81 8.3 1.2 5.9 10.7
Densely-settled Rural 104 8.3 1.0 6.4 10.3
Semi-urban 138 8.2 0.9 6.4 10.0
Urban 348 8.4 0.5 7.4 9.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 225 16.4 1.3 13.8 19.0
Excellent to Good 477 7.0 0.4 6.2 7.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 66 6.4 1.0 4.5 8.2
Insured 636 8.6 0.4 7.8 9.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 73 8.8 1.1 6.6 11.0
No Diabetes 631 8.2 0.4 7.4 9.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 115 14.5 1.7 11.1 17.8
<14 days mental health not good 580 7.6 0.4 6.9 8.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 166 10.1 1.0 8.2 12.1
Non-Smoker 536 7.8 0.4 7.0 8.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 208 6.9 0.6 5.7 8.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 202 6.8 0.6 5.7 8.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 255 12.2 1.0 10.4 14.1

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.