Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2072 8.9 0.2 8.4 9.3
GENDER
Female 1442 10.9 0.3 10.2 11.6
Male 630 6.8 0.3 6.1 7.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 136 9.9 0.9 8.1 11.7
25-34 years 236 9.1 0.6 7.8 10.3
35-44 years 288 9.5 0.6 8.3 10.7
45-54 years 359 9.2 0.6 8.0 10.3
55-64 years 435 8.2 0.4 7.3 9.0
65+ years 618 7.8 0.3 7.1 8.5
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 1984 9.2 0.3 8.7 9.7
Hispanic 81 5.7 0.8 4.2 7.2
RACE
White only 1794 8.8 0.2 8.3 9.3
Black or African American only 113 11.4 1.4 8.7 14.2
Other race only 90 7.0 1.0 4.9 9.0
More than one race 56 15.8 2.3 11.3 20.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 212 11.9 1.0 9.9 13.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 566 8.5 0.4 7.7 9.4
Some college 651 9.0 0.4 8.2 9.8
College graduate 643 7.8 0.4 7.1 8.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 16.3 1.1 14.2 18.4
$15,000 to $24,999 391 9.8 0.6 8.6 11.1
$25,000 to $34,999 226 8.6 0.7 7.3 10.0
$35,000 to $49,999 244 7.4 0.6 6.2 8.6
$50,000 or more 630 7.4 0.3 6.7 8.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 940 7.8 0.3 7.2 8.4
Out of work 114 11.5 1.2 9.1 13.8
Homemaker/Student 171 9.6 0.8 8.0 11.3
Retired 500 7.3 0.4 6.6 8.0
Unable to work 339 22.2 1.3 19.6 24.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 567 8.1 0.4 7.2 8.9
1 to less than 20 hours 115 9.3 1.1 7.1 11.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 263 9.9 0.8 8.5 11.4
40 plus hours 633 7.1 0.3 6.5 7.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1002 7.5 0.3 6.9 8.0
Divorced/Separated 450 11.7 0.7 10.4 13.0
Widowed 270 8.8 0.6 7.6 9.9
Never married 343 11.3 0.7 9.8 12.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1100 6.9 0.3 6.4 7.4
Living with a disability 950 16.4 0.6 15.2 17.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 115 9.4 1.0 7.5 11.4
Rural 192 8.3 0.7 6.9 9.6
Densely-settled rural 355 8.9 0.6 7.8 10.1
Semi-Urban 352 9.3 0.6 8.1 10.5
Urban 1058 8.8 0.3 8.2 9.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 273 9.8 0.7 8.4 11.3
Insured 1791 8.6 0.2 8.2 9.1
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1649 8.3 0.3 7.8 8.8
Have diabetes 417 14.0 0.8 12.5 15.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1096 7.3 0.3 6.8 7.8
Yes 967 14.0 0.5 13.0 15.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1652 7.8 0.2 7.3 8.2
14+ days mental health NOT good 383 19.0 1.1 16.9 21.1
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1614 8.5 0.3 8.0 9.0
Current smoker 436 10.8 0.6 9.6 12.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 532 7.5 0.4 6.7 8.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 563 6.9 0.4 6.2 7.7
Obese, BMI>=30 872 12.7 0.5 11.8 13.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 688 11.0 0.5 10.0 11.9
Yes 1310 8.4 0.3 7.8 8.9
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1884 9.3 0.3 8.8 9.8
Served on active duty 186 5.7 0.5 4.8 6.7

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or
other health professional that they had asthma and that they currently have asthma.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.