Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 720 8.7 0.4 7.8 9.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 222 7.3 0.6 6.1 8.5
Female 498 10.1 0.6 8.9 11.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 30 11.4 2.2 7.2 15.6
25-34 years 78 9.3 1.1 7.1 11.5
35-44 years 110 8.5 0.9 6.8 10.2
45-54 years 151 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.1
55-64 years 168 8.6 0.7 7.2 10.0
65+ years 183 7.2 0.6 6.1 8.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 26 7.8 2.1 3.6 11.9
Non-Hispanic 693 8.8 0.4 7.9 9.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 628 8.6 0.5 7.7 9.4
Black Only 31 11.1 2.7 5.8 16.4
Other Race Only 37 6.8 1.6 3.6 10.0
More than One Race 23 18.4 5.0 8.6 28.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 54 11.2 2.5 6.4 16.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 183 7.4 0.7 6.0 8.9
Some College 232 10.0 0.9 8.3 11.7
College Graduate 251 8.2 0.6 6.9 9.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 84 13.2 2.3 8.7 17.7
$15,000 - $24,999 126 10.9 1.2 8.5 13.4
$25,000 - $34,999 77 9.2 1.3 6.7 11.7
$35,000 - $49,999 106 8.4 1.0 6.4 10.4
$50,000+ 250 7.7 0.6 6.5 9.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 368 8.1 0.6 7.0 9.2
Out of Work 22 9.7 2.3 5.1 14.3
Homemaker / Student 64 8.8 1.5 5.8 11.8
Retired 165 7.6 0.6 6.4 8.9
Unable to Work 100 23.0 2.4 18.3 27.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 188 7.4 0.6 6.2 8.7
1-19 Hours 42 7.3 1.3 4.8 9.7
20-39 Hours 72 9.9 1.6 6.7 13.1
40 + Hours 291 8.0 0.6 6.9 9.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 422 8.0 0.4 7.2 8.9
Divorced / Separated 131 10.7 1.1 8.5 12.8
Widowed 91 7.4 0.8 5.7 9.0
Never Married 76 11.1 1.9 7.4 14.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 355 16.0 1.1 13.9 18.2
Living without a Disability 360 6.4 0.4 5.5 7.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 31 8.6 1.9 4.9 12.4
Rural 72 8.2 1.4 5.4 10.9
Densely-settled Rural 123 9.2 1.1 7.1 11.3
Semi-urban 132 7.6 0.9 5.9 9.4
Urban 361 9.1 0.6 7.9 10.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 69 11.1 1.6 8.0 14.3
Insured 649 8.3 0.4 7.5 9.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 111 11.6 1.3 9.0 14.2
No Diabetes 608 8.4 0.5 7.5 9.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 261 19.5 1.5 16.7 22.4
Excellent to Good 458 7.0 0.4 6.1 7.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 129 17.3 1.9 13.5 21.0
<14 days mental health not good 578 7.8 0.4 6.9 8.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 145 11.5 1.2 9.1 14.0
Non-Smoker 575 8.1 0.5 7.2 9.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 177 6.9 0.7 5.5 8.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 226 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 288 11.8 0.9 10.1 13.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 459 8.2 0.5 7.2 9.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 261 10.2 0.8 8.6 11.8
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 161 9.5 0.9 7.8 11.3
No Hypertension 194 8.2 0.7 6.7 9.6
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 144 8.9 0.9 7.1 10.7
Insufficient 134 8.0 0.8 6.3 9.6
No Activity 62 10.1 1.5 7.2 13.1

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults with current asthma among categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Questionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.