Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 664 8.4 0.4 7.5 9.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 192 6.7 0.6 5.5 8.0
Female 472 10.0 0.6 8.8 11.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 35 13.2 2.3 8.7 17.7
25-34 years 80 8.7 1.0 6.6 10.7
35-44 years 107 8.1 0.8 6.5 9.7
45-54 years 137 6.5 0.6 5.3 7.7
55-64 years 139 8.1 0.7 6.7 9.5
65+ years 164 6.9 0.6 5.8 8.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 19 4.4 1.4 1.7 7.2
Non-Hispanic 644 8.7 0.5 7.8 9.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 592 8.4 0.5 7.5 9.3
Black Only 31 12.5 2.6 7.4 17.6
Other Race Only 28 4.9 1.3 2.4 7.5
More than One Race 10 20.4 8.6 3.5 37.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 44 8.3 2.0 4.4 12.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 170 8.0 0.8 6.4 9.7
Some College 228 9.6 0.9 7.9 11.3
College Graduate 222 7.7 0.7 6.5 9.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 77 14.4 2.1 10.3 18.6
$15,000 - $24,999 105 9.2 1.3 6.7 11.7
$25,000 - $34,999 81 9.7 1.7 6.5 13.0
$35,000 - $49,999 94 7.3 0.9 5.4 9.1
$50,000+ 238 7.7 0.6 6.5 9.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 342 7.6 0.5 6.6 8.7
Out of Work 17 7.8 2.4 3.2 12.4
Homemaker / Student 58 10.5 1.9 6.7 14.3
Retired 164 7.4 0.6 6.2 8.6
Unable to Work 82 21.8 2.7 16.6 27.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 192 8.1 0.7 6.6 9.5
1-19 Hours 25 8.5 2.9 2.8 14.2
20-39 Hours 81 8.8 1.3 6.3 11.3
40 + Hours 259 7.3 0.6 6.1 8.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 393 7.9 0.5 7.0 8.8
Divorced / Separated 118 8.7 0.9 7.0 10.5
Widowed 71 6.3 0.8 4.7 7.8
Never Married 81 11.5 1.9 7.8 15.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 307 15.1 1.1 12.9 17.3
Living without a Disability 352 6.7 0.5 5.8 7.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 32 8.9 1.8 5.4 12.3
Rural 75 7.8 1.2 5.5 10.1
Densely-settled Rural 114 8.1 1.0 6.0 10.1
Semi-urban 129 8.7 1.1 6.6 10.8
Urban 314 8.5 0.7 7.2 9.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 225 17.9 1.5 14.9 20.9
Excellent to Good 438 7.0 0.4 6.1 7.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 67 9.3 1.5 6.4 12.2
Insured 596 8.3 0.5 7.4 9.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 96 10.7 1.2 8.4 13.1
No Diabetes 568 8.2 0.5 7.3 9.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 263 9.2 0.7 7.9 10.6
No Hypertension 399 8.1 0.5 7.0 9.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 342 12.5 0.9 10.8 14.2
No arthritis 317 6.9 0.5 5.9 7.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 98 16.4 2.2 12.0 20.7
<14 days mental health not good 546 7.6 0.4 6.8 8.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 136 9.0 1.0 6.9 11.0
Non-Smoker 528 8.3 0.5 7.3 9.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 176 7.5 0.8 5.9 9.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 195 6.8 0.6 5.6 8.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 278 12.3 0.9 10.4 14.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 451 8.1 0.5 7.1 9.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 213 9.3 0.8 7.6 10.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 244 7.9 0.7 6.5 9.2
Insufficient 257 8.4 0.7 7.0 9.8
No Activity 124 10.5 1.1 8.3 12.7

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.