Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1447 8.5 0.3 7.9 9.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 424 7.1 0.5 6.1 8.0
Female 1023 9.9 0.4 9.0 10.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 72 15.0 1.8 11.5 18.4
25-34 years 144 8.7 0.8 7.1 10.2
35-44 years 209 7.8 0.6 6.6 8.9
45-54 years 306 7.5 0.5 6.6 8.4
55-64 years 331 7.3 0.4 6.5 8.2
65+ years 385 6.2 0.3 5.5 6.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 45 7.5 1.5 4.5 10.4
Non-Hispanic 1400 8.6 0.3 7.9 9.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1253 8.3 0.3 7.6 9.0
Black Only 72 10.4 1.7 7.1 13.7
Other Race Only 59 7.2 1.3 4.7 9.7
More than One Race 59 19.9 3.2 13.6 26.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 130 11.8 1.6 8.7 14.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 414 8.7 0.6 7.5 9.9
Some College 444 9.1 0.7 7.9 10.4
College Graduate 458 7.2 0.4 6.3 8.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 179 14.4 1.5 11.3 17.4
$15,000 - $24,999 245 9.2 0.8 7.7 10.7
$25,000 - $34,999 172 10.0 1.1 7.8 12.2
$35,000 - $49,999 216 8.2 0.8 6.8 9.7
$50,000+ 472 7.1 0.5 6.2 8.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 694 7.4 0.4 6.7 8.1
Out of Work 78 11.3 1.6 8.1 14.5
Homemaker / Student 112 11.7 1.5 8.8 14.5
Retired 365 6.8 0.4 6.0 7.5
Unable to Work 192 19.9 1.8 16.3 23.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 413 8.8 0.7 7.5 10.2
1-19 Hours 68 8.3 1.6 5.2 11.4
20-39 Hours 161 8.2 0.9 6.4 10.0
40 + Hours 514 7.2 0.4 6.4 8.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 799 7.2 0.3 6.6 7.8
Divorced / Separated 258 9.8 0.8 8.3 11.4
Widowed 209 7.8 0.6 6.7 8.9
Never Married 177 13.2 1.4 10.5 15.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 685 15.4 0.8 13.9 17.0
Living without a Disability 754 6.7 0.3 6.0 7.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 48 7.3 1.6 4.2 10.4
Rural 185 9.0 1.0 7.0 11.0
Densely-settled Rural 222 8.8 0.8 7.2 10.4
Semi-urban 282 8.9 0.8 7.4 10.5
Urban 706 8.1 0.4 7.3 8.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 152 9.9 1.2 7.7 12.2
Insured 1293 8.3 0.3 7.7 9.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 245 10.8 0.8 9.2 12.3
No Diabetes 1202 8.3 0.3 7.6 9.0
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 666 9.4 0.4 8.5 10.3
No Hypertension 778 8.1 0.4 7.3 8.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 708 12.0 0.6 10.9 13.1
No Arthritis 726 7.4 0.4 6.6 8.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 474 16.1 0.9 14.3 17.9
Excellent to Good 968 7.4 0.3 6.8 8.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 276 18.7 1.6 15.7 21.8
<14 days mental health not good 1152 7.5 0.3 6.9 8.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 299 10.9 0.9 9.1 12.6
Non-Smoker 1146 8.0 0.3 7.3 8.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 359 7.7 0.6 6.5 8.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 440 7.5 0.5 6.4 8.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 571 10.8 0.6 9.6 11.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 972 8.0 0.4 7.3 8.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 474 10.0 0.7 8.7 11.4
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 532 8.2 0.5 7.2 9.1
Insufficient 543 7.9 0.5 7.0 8.8
No Activity 304 11.3 1.0 9.4 13.2

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.