Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2003 BRFSS

Notes:

* U.S. Total includes the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and excludes the three territories.

** CI denotes confidence interval.

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 257,312 11.9 11.6 - 12.1 25,777,202
NYS Lifetime 5,535 11.7 10.7 - 12.7 1,697,945
         
US* Current 256,651 7.7 7.5 - 7.9 16,640,152
NYS Current 5,518 7.6 6.8 - 8.4 1,106,254

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 101,611 10.3 10.0-10.7 10,870,237
Female 155,701 13.3 13.0-13.6 14,906,964
NYS Lifetime Male 2,171 10.0 8.6-11.5 690,888
Female 3,364 13.2 11.8-14.5 1,007,057
         
US* Current Male 101,388 5.8 5.5-6.1 6,057,965
Female 155,263 9.5 9.2-9.7 10,582,187
NYS Current Male 2,168 5.8 4.7-6.9 400,530
Female 3,350 9.3 8.1-10.4 705,724

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 17,755 15.6 14.7-16.6 4,423,864
25-34 39,140 12.5 11.9-13.1 4,847,168
35-44 50,458 10.8 10.3-11.2 4,757,371
45-54 52,632 12.0 11.4-12.5 4,755,013
55-64 40,672 11.4 10.8-12.0 3,225,741
65+ 54,666 10.0 9.6-10.5 3,650,185
NYS Lifetime 18-24 389 15.6 11.6-19.5 279,706
25-34 881 14.0 11.4-16.6 364,122
35-44 1,093 10.6 8.6-12.6 315,917
45-54 1,129 11.2 9.2-13.3 292,011
55-64 858 11.9 9.2-14.6 224,231
65+ 1,113 8.4 6.6-10.2 211,999
         
US* Current 18-24 17,675 9.1 8.3-9.8 2,553,439
25-34 39,023 7.3 6.9-7.7 2,826,460
35-44 50,334 7.2 6.7-7.6 3,158,556
45-54 52,510 7.9 7.5-8.3 3,136,884
55-64 40,563 8.0 7.5-8.5 2,263,890
65+ 54,562 7.2 6.8-7.6 2,620,745
NYS Current 18-24 388 8.9 5.8-11.9 159,006
25-34 877 7.8 5.9-9.7 201,331
35-44 1,089 7.5 5.7-9.2 221,848
45-54 1,128 7.8 6.1-9.6 203,067
55-64 855 9.1 6.7-11.5 170,720
65+ 1,110 5.8 4.3-7.3 146,521

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 213,243 11.7 11.5-12.0 19,867,797
Black 20,062 14.2 13.3-15.1 3,136,127
Other 17,403 9.8 8.9-10.7 1,895,289
Multi 4,626 17.4 15.1-19.7 689,319
NYS Lifetime White 4,287 11.8 10.7-12.9 1,181,813
Black 561 16.5 12.8-20.3 315,832
Other 530 7.7 5.2-10.1 157,232
Multi 75 7.8 1.4-14.1 18,462
         
US* Current White 212,720 7.6 7.4-7.9 12,946,216
Black 20,000 9.1 8.4-9.9 2,015,563
Other 17,355 6.0 5.2-6.7 1,148,901
Multi 4,610 10.6 8.9-12.3 417,121
NYS Current White 4,277 7.8 6.9-8.7 778,367
Black 556 10.2 7.1-13.3 192,532
Other 529 5.0 3.3-6.7 102,626
Multi 74 5.5 N/A 13,060

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 205,410 11.9 11.7-12.2 18,292,748
Black NH 19,430 14.1 13.2-15.0 2,979,570
Other NH 10,972 11.1 9.8-12.4 1,192,116
Multirace NH 4,172 17.9 15.5-20.3 609,217
Hispanic 15,141 9.2 8.3-10.1 2,483,405
NYS Lifetime White NH 4,031 11.6 10.5-12.7 1,042,911
Black NH 513 16.0 12.2-19.7 278,472
Other NH 287 7.2 3.4-11.0 76,945
Multirace NH 57 9.9 1.2-18.5 16,463
Hispanic 576 11.2 8.5-13.9 265,393
         
US* Current White NH 204,897 7.8 7.6-8.0 11,980,405
Black NH 19,373 9.2 9.4-10.0 1,932,406
Other NH 10,937 6.6 5.6-7.6 707,501
Multirace NH 4,156 11.3 9.4-13.2 382,709
Hispanic 15,113 5.6 4.9-6.3 1,502,173
NYS Current White NH 4,021 7.4 6.5-8.4 667,408
Black NH 508 9.9 6.8-13.0 170,466
Other NH 286 4.2 1.9-6.5 44,720
Multirace NH 56 7.9 N/A 13,060
Hispanic 576 8.3 5.9-10.7 196,887

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 27,254 12.9 12.1-13.6 3,367,517
HS Grad 78,551 11.5 11.1-12.0 7,622,750
Some Coll 69,844 12.6 12.1-13.1 7,330,455
Coll Grad 81,065 11.2 10.8-11.6 7,412,620
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 541 12.9 9.8-16.1 243,908
HS Grad 1,557 13.1 11.1-15.1 564,965
Some Coll 1,335 11.1 9.1-13.0 378,641
Coll Grad 2,084 10.5 9.0-12.0 509,207
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 27,167 9.4 8.7-10.1 2,451,430
HS Grad 78,351 7.5 7.1-7.8 4,924,299
Some Coll 69,642 8.1 7.7-8.5 4,704,330
Coll Grad 80,895 6.8 6.5-7.1 4,525,869
NYS Current HS Nongrad 534 9.3 6.6-12.1 174,317
HS Grad 1,553 8.7 7.1-10.3 375,922
Some Coll 1,333 7.1 5.5-8.8 243,691
Coll Grad 2,080 6.4 5.2-7.6 312,324

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2003 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 26,725 15.2 14.3-16.0 3,199,907
$15,000-$24,999 41,457 12.6 12.0-13.2 4,242,644
$25,000-$49,999 72,295 11.6 11.1-12.0 6,811,439
$50,000-$74,999 37,784 11.1 10.5-11.7 3,592,771
$75,000+ 44,609 11.1 10.6-11.6 4,753,433
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 576 14.7 11.3-18.1 239,510
$15,000-$24,999 808 11.4 8.8-14.0 262,194
$25,000-$49,999 1,372 12.6 10.5-14.6 437,623
$50,000-$74,999 845 10.3 8.0-12.6 209,731
$75,000+ 1,218 10.2 8.2-12.1 307,976
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 26,628 11.1 10.4-11.8 2,336,266
$15,000-$24,999 41,335 8.5 8.0-9.0 2,854,040
$25,000-$49,999 72,111 7.3 7.0-7.7 4,307,973
$50,000-$74,999 37,693 6.9 6.4-7.4 2,239,356
$75,000+ 44,526 6.6 6.2-7.1 2,848,901
NYS Current $0-$14,999 572 10.4 7.6-13.3 168,659
$15,000-$24,999 804 7.9 5.7-10.1 181,191
$25,000-$49,999 1,369 8.5 6.8-10.2 296,337
$50,000-$74,999 842 5.6 3.9-7.3 114,221
$75,000+ 1,217 6.2 4.7-7.8 188,886

Note: If values for the 95% confidence interval are not provided, the normal approximation to the binomial distribution does not apply due to small sample size.