Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2004 BRFSS

Notes:

* U.S. Total excludes Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands and designates an estimate for the 50 states and the District of Columbia combined.

** CI denotes confidence interval.

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 296,497 13.3 13.1-13.6 29,064,305
NYS Lifetime 5,916 14.2 13.1-15.3 2,072,314
         
US* Current 295,333 8.1 7.9-8.3 17,624,929
NYS Current 5,894 8.9 8.0-9.7 1,292,115

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 114,959 11.6 11.2-12.0 12,284,661
Female 181,538 14.9 14.6-15.2 16,779,644
NYS Lifetime Male 2,225 12.7 11.0-14.5 883,533
Female 3,691 15.5 14.0-16.9 1,188,781
         
US* Current Male 114,552 6.1 5.8-6.4 6,429,764
Female 180,781 10.0 9.7-10.3 11,195,166
NYS Current Male 2,217 7.2 5.9-8.5 497,030
Female 3,677 10.4 9.2-11.5 795,084

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 18,364 17.4 16.4-18.4 4,961,160
25-34 43,354 13.7 13.1-14.3 5,457,718
35-44 55,603 12.4 11.9-12.9 5,495,790
45-54 60,658 13.1 12.6-13.7 5,273,390
55-64 49,585 13.7 13.1-14.2 3,832,287
65+ 67,005 10.9 10.5-11.4 3,949,841
NYS Lifetime 18-24 337 20.2 15.2-25.1 367,927
25-34 874 14.5 11.8-17.2 387,969
35-44 1,216 12.9 10.8-15.0 385,441
45-54 1,199 13.5 11.2-15.9 355,040
55-64 930 16.8 13.8-19.9 320,240
65+ 1,296 10.0 8.1-11.9 249,942
         
US* Current 18-24 18,264 9.0 8.3-9.8 2,567,695
25-34 43,163 7.7 7.2-8.1 3,034,730
35-44 55,415 7.7 7.3-8.1 3,389,681
45-54 60,423 8.4 8.0-8.9 3,363,284
55-64 49,373 9.1 8.6-9.5 2,531,843
65+ 66,776 7.4 7.1-7.8 2,684,513
NYS Current 18-24 334 9.1 5.8-12.3 163,647
25-34 871 8.7 6.7-10.8 232,650
35-44 1,214 8.5 6.8-10.2 252,960
45-54 1,195 9.3 7.3-11.2 242,254
55-64 924 11.4 8.7-14.1 216,176
65+ 1,293 7.3 5.7-8.8 181,049

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 246,524 13.2 13.0-13.5 22,555,198
Black 25,062 14.5 13.7-15.3 3,288,171
Other 17,705 12.0 11.0-12.9 2,255,892
Multi 4,440 20.2 17.7-22.8 712,752
NYS Lifetime White 4,614 14.5 13.2-15.8 1,439,529
Black 597 13.1 9.9-16.2 260,926
Other 471 12.3 9.0-15.6 249,338
Multi 92 29.6 18.6-40.5 78,993
         
US* Current White 245,552 8.0 7.8-8.3 13,667,582
Black 24,968 9.0 8.4-9.7 2,041,186
Other 17,643 6.9 6.2-7.6 1,301,114
Multi 4,416 12.8 10.7-15.0 448,973
NYS Current White 4,597 9.0 8.0-10.0 888,251
Black 595 8.7 6.1-11.3 172,025
Other 468 7.1 4.6-9.5 143,011
Multi 92 20.5 11.0-30.0 54,745

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 236,849 13.4 13.1-13.7 20,418,529
Black NH 24,339 14.6 13.8-15.4 3,121,759
Other NH 9,864 13.6 12.2-15.1 1,339,670
Multirace NH 4,016 20.8 18.2-23.5 639,499
Hispanic 18,565 11.2 10.2-12.1 3,298,292
NYS Lifetime White NH 4,322 14.1 12.8-15.4 1,237,992
Black NH 542 12.2 9.1-15.4 219,337
Other NH 295 10.8 6.3-15.4 117,583
Multirace NH 77 32.6 20.2-45.0 73,823
Hispanic 620 16.1 12.8-19.4 406,749
         
US* Current White NH 235,914 8.2 8.0-8.4 12,503,227
Black NH 24,249 9.1 8.4-9.7 1,933,877
Other NH 9,828 8.0 6.9-9.0 779,772
Multirace NH 3,995 14.0 11.6-16.4 426,756
Hispanic 18,501 6.2 5.5-6.9 1,821,282
NYS Current White NH 4,306 8.7 7.7-9.7 763,411
Black NH 540 8.1 5.6-10.6 144,340
Other NH 258 5.7 2.5-8.9 61,689
Multirace NH 77 23.2 12.3-34.2 52,577
Hispanic 617 10.2 7.6-12.9 256,597

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 31,402 14.2 13.4-15.0 3,815,556
HS Grad 90,808 12.5 12.0-12.9 8,074,327
Some Coll 78,671 14.7 14.1-15.2 8,364,477
Coll Grad 94,893 12.7 12.3-13.1 8,746,722
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 546 15.7 12.0-19.3 280,707
HS Grad 1,613 12.6 10.6-14.6 504,903
Some Coll 1,444 17.1 14.5-19.6 607,903
Coll Grad 2,284 12.9 11.2-14.5 669,927
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 31,266 9.7 9.0-10.3 2,585,628
HS Grad 90,457 7.7 7.4-8.0 4,978,340
Some Coll 78,374 8.7 8.3-9.1 4,927,257
Coll Grad 94,515 7.4 7.1-7.7 5,084,224
NYS Current HS Nongrad 544 10.3 7.5-13.0 182,351
HS Grad 1,610 9.0 7.3-10.7 357,962
Some Coll 1,437 10.6 8.6-12.5 375,142
Coll Grad 2,274 7.2 5.9-8.4 370,783

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2004 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 31,786 16.2 15.3-17.1 3,554,399
$15,000-$24,999 47,939 14.2 13.6-14.8 4,756,479
$25,000-$49,999 81,083 12.9 12.4-13.4 7,283,268
$50,000-$74,999 43,223 12.8 12.1-13.4 4,181,097
$75,000+ 52,483 12.2 11.7-12.7 5,457,847
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 607 16.0 12.4-19.5 245,066
$15,000-$24,999 901 12.6 9.9-15.2 289,551
$25,000-$49,999 1,458 13.8 11.5-16.2 490,533
$50,000-$74,999 856 14.8 11.9-17.6 303,699
$75,000+ 1,351 14.3 12.1-16.6 457,352
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 31,633 11.1 10.4-11.8 2,426,559
$15,000-$24,999 47,743 9.2 8.7-9.7 3,058,054
$25,000-$49,999 80,769 7.7 7.4-8.1 4,330,932
$50,000-$74,999 43,071 7.5 7.0-8.0 2,458,193
$75,000+ 52,333 6.9 6.5-7.3 3,078,805
NYS Current $0-$14,999 604 11.9 8.9-14.9 182,385
$15,000-$24,999 898 7.8 5.8-9.9 179,647
$25,000-$49,999 1,456 8.1 6.4-9.8 287,215
$50,000-$74,999 851 10.7 8.1-13.3 218,531
$75,000+ 1,346 8.1 6.3-9.9 256,939

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.