Percentage of Adults with Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1990 8.7 0.2 8.2 9.1
GENDER
Male 666 6.7 0.3 6.1 7.3
Female 1324 10.6 0.4 9.9 11.3
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 138 9.8 0.9 8.1 11.6
25-34 years 221 8.4 0.6 7.2 9.6
35-44 years 226 7.8 0.6 6.7 8.9
45-54 years 355 9.6 0.6 8.5 10.7
55-64 years 453 9.0 0.5 8.1 9.9
65+ years 597 7.8 0.4 7.1 8.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 96 5.8 0.7 4.4 7.1
Non-hispanic 1879 9.0 0.2 8.5 9.4
RACE
White only 1697 8.3 0.2 7.8 8.8
Black or African American only 130 13.5 1.5 10.6 16.3
Other race only 69 9.6 1.5 6.7 12.6
More than one race 65 16.3 2.2 11.9 20.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 153 9.3 0.9 7.6 11.0
High school graduate or G.E.D 549 8.9 0.4 8.0 9.8
Some college 618 9.3 0.4 8.4 10.1
College graduate 660 7.4 0.3 6.8 8.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 235 15.4 1.2 13.0 17.9
$15,000 to $24,999 309 10.3 0.7 9.0 11.7
$25,000 to $34,999 195 8.7 0.7 7.3 10.1
$35,000 to $49,999 240 8.2 0.6 6.9 9.4
$50,000 or more 652 6.7 0.3 6.1 7.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 881 7.1 0.3 6.6 7.7
Out of work 91 11.0 1.4 8.3 13.6
Homemaker/Student 177 9.5 0.8 7.9 11.1
Retired 505 8.0 0.4 7.2 8.9
Unable to work 311 23.9 1.5 21.0 26.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 561 8.5 0.5 7.6 9.4
1 to less than 20 hours 105 8.3 1.0 6.4 10.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 217 8.7 0.7 7.2 10.1
40 plus hours 604 6.7 0.3 6.1 7.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1037 7.2 0.3 6.7 7.7
Divorced/Seperated 370 11.3 0.7 9.9 12.6
Widowed 257 10.1 0.7 8.6 11.5
Never married 326 10.6 0.7 9.3 12.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 865 16.3 0.6 15.1 17.5
Not living with a disability 1040 6.4 0.2 5.9 6.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 104 7.9 0.9 6.1 9.6
Rural 161 6.4 0.6 5.2 7.5
Densely-settled rural 314 7.9 0.5 6.9 8.9
Semi-Urban 333 10.0 0.7 8.6 11.3
Urban 1078 9.0 0.3 8.3 9.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1808 8.7 0.2 8.2 9.2
Uninsured 170 8.2 0.7 6.8 9.6
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 368 13.9 0.8 12.3 15.5
No diabetes 1617 8.1 0.2 7.6 8.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 926 13.7 0.5 12.7 14.7
No 1052 7.0 0.3 6.5 7.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 350 18.5 1.1 16.3 20.7
<14 days mental health NOT good 1589 7.5 0.2 7.1 8.0
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 369 10.9 0.6 9.7 12.2
Non-smoker 1517 8.1 0.3 7.6 8.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 455 7.2 0.4 6.4 8.0
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 524 7.2 0.4 6.5 8.0
Obese, BMI>=30 808 11.4 0.5 10.4 12.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1221 8.4 0.3 7.8 8.9
No 570 9.3 0.5 8.4 10.2
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 177 5.6 0.5 4.7 6.5
Did not serve on active duty 1801 9.1 0.3 8.6 9.6

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.