Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 722 8.6 0.4 7.7 9.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 206 6.8 0.7 5.5 8.2
Female 516 10.3 0.6 9.2 11.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 26 13.1 2.7 7.7 18.4
25-34 years 52 7.8 1.2 5.6 10.1
35-44 years 98 8.4 0.9 6.6 10.2
45-54 years 142 8.1 0.7 6.6 9.6
55-64 years 166 7.7 0.6 6.4 9.0
65+ years 238 8.3 0.6 7.2 9.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 22 6.6 1.9 2.8 10.4
Non-Hispanic 700 8.8 0.5 7.8 9.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 625 8.4 0.5 7.5 9.3
Black Only 37 8.3 1.8 4.8 11.8
Other Race Only 37 11.1 2.5 6.1 16.1
More than One Race 23 10.8 2.7 5.5 16.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 51 9.7 1.9 6.0 13.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 217 9.7 1.0 7.8 11.6
Some College 210 8.9 0.9 7.1 10.7
College Graduate 244 7.4 0.6 6.2 8.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 98 17.3 2.8 11.8 22.8
$15,000 - $24,999 110 9.5 1.6 6.3 12.7
$25,000 - $34,999 72 9.0 1.5 6.1 11.9
$35,000 - $49,999 108 8.1 0.9 6.2 9.9
$50,000+ 234 7.2 0.6 6.1 8.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 315 7.4 0.6 6.3 8.5
Out of Work 35 10.8 2.2 6.6 15.1
Homemaker / Student 66 10.8 1.7 7.4 14.2
Retired 209 8.0 0.6 6.9 9.1
Unable to Work 95 20.5 2.7 15.3 25.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 236 8.4 0.7 7.0 9.8
1-19 Hours 57 13.8 2.4 9.0 18.6
20-39 Hours 73 8.7 1.4 5.9 11.5
40 + Hours 217 6.8 0.6 5.6 8.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 390 7.3 0.4 6.5 8.1
Divorced / Separated 142 13.1 1.6 9.9 16.3
Widowed 118 10.2 1.1 8.0 12.4
Never Married 70 11.1 1.9 7.4 14.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 27 6.3 1.4 3.4 9.1
Rural 85 7.6 1.1 5.4 9.8
Densely-settled Rural 97 8.6 1.1 6.3 10.8
Semi-urban 125 7.7 1.1 5.5 9.9
Urban 388 9.4 0.7 8.1 10.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 363 14.2 0.9 12.4 16.0
Living without a Disability 357 7.0 0.5 6.0 8.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 61 8.2 1.4 5.5 10.8
Insured 661 8.7 0.5 7.8 9.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 124 10.7 1.1 8.6 12.8
No Diabetes 595 8.4 0.5 7.4 9.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 249 17.2 1.4 14.4 20.0
Excellent to Good 472 7.3 0.5 6.4 8.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 129 17.2 2.1 13.0 21.4
<14 days mental health not good 582 7.8 0.5 6.9 8.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 145 11.3 1.3 8.7 13.8
Non-Smoker 577 8.1 0.5 7.2 9.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 204 8.7 0.9 7.0 10.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 210 8.1 0.8 6.5 9.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 282 9.6 0.7 8.2 11.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 474 8.2 0.5 7.1 9.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 248 10.0 0.8 8.3 11.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 177 12.5 1.1 10.4 14.6
No Arthritis 173 6.9 0.6 5.7 8.2

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults with current asthma among categories of Arthritis Status
is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.