Percentage of Adults With Current Asthma

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1089 8.8 0.3 8.2 9.5
GENDER
Male 345 6.1 0.4 5.3 6.9
Female 744 11.5 0.5 10.5 12.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 77 11.1 1.4 8.4 13.7
25-34 years 110 7.7 0.8 6.2 9.2
35-44 years 107 6.4 0.7 5.0 7.9
45-54 years 176 9.6 0.8 8.0 11.2
55-64 years 251 9.7 0.7 8.4 11.0
65+ years 368 8.8 0.5 7.8 9.8
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 38 5.6 1.1 3.5 7.7
Non-Hispanic 1039 9.1 0.3 8.5 9.8
RACE
White only 948 8.6 0.3 7.9 9.2
Black or African American only 65 12.1 1.9 8.4 15.7
Other race only 34 10.5 2.0 6.5 14.4
More than one race 31 15.0 3.1 8.9 21.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 78 10.4 1.4 7.7 13.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 321 9.5 0.6 8.3 10.8
Some college 338 9.3 0.6 8.2 10.5
College graduate 349 6.9 0.4 6.1 7.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 16.3 1.7 13.0 19.6
$15,000 to $24,999 185 11.5 1.0 9.6 13.4
$25,000 to $34,999 117 10.2 1.2 7.8 12.5
$35,000 to $49,999 117 6.7 0.8 5.2 8.2
$50,000 or more 335 6.5 0.4 5.7 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 467 7.2 0.4 6.4 7.9
Out of work 35 8.2 1.6 5.0 11.4
Homemaker/Student 103 11.5 1.4 8.8 14.1
Retired 299 8.5 0.5 7.5 9.6
Unable to work 169 23.4 1.9 19.6 27.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 344 10.0 0.7 8.6 11.5
1 to less than 20 hours 73 10.4 1.6 7.3 13.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 121 9.7 1.0 7.6 11.7
40 hours or more 304 6.5 0.4 5.6 7.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 527 7.1 0.4 6.4 7.8
Divorced/Seperated 233 13.0 1.0 11.1 15.0
Widowed 146 10.2 1.0 8.3 12.1
Never married 183 10.6 1.0 8.8 12.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 452 15.8 0.9 14.1 17.5
Living without a disability 598 6.9 0.4 6.2 7.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 68 10.0 1.4 7.2 12.8
Rural 101 8.3 1.0 6.4 10.3
Densely-settled rural 150 7.2 0.7 5.8 8.6
Semi-Urban 195 9.8 0.9 8.1 11.5
Urban 575 9.0 0.5 8.1 9.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 985 8.9 0.4 8.2 9.6
Uninsured 95 8.1 1.0 6.2 10.0
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 193 12.8 1.0 10.8 14.8
No diabetes 895 8.4 0.3 7.7 9.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 519 14.2 0.7 12.8 15.6
No arthritis 565 7.0 0.4 6.3 7.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 177 18.7 1.6 15.7 21.8
<14 days mental health NOT good 890 7.7 0.3 7.1 8.4
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 196 10.7 0.9 8.9 12.4
Non-smoker 849 8.6 0.4 7.9 9.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 246 7.2 0.6 6.1 8.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 301 7.7 0.6 6.6 8.8
Obese, BMI>=30 431 11.9 0.7 10.6 13.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 730 7.8 0.4 7.1 8.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 358 12.2 0.8 10.7 13.8
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 103 6.6 0.8 5.0 8.2
Did not serve on active duty 978 9.1 0.4 8.4 9.9

Numerator: Respondents who 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.