Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2005 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) - 2005 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 349,077 12.5 12.2-12.7 27,522,731
NYS Lifetime 7,777 13.8 12.8-14.8 2,034,115
         
US* Current 347,828 7.9 7.7-8.0 17,273,419
NYS Current 7,741 9.3 8.4-10.2 1,363,843

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2005 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 133,730 10.5 10.1-10.8 11,225,164
Female 215,347 14.3 14.1-14.6 16,297,567
NYS Lifetime Male 2,930 11.9 10.3-13.5 834,627
Female 4,847 15.5 14.2-16.9 1,199,489
         
US* Current Male 133,315 5.6 5.4-5.8 5,978,205
Female 214,513 10.0 9.7-10.2 11,295,214
NYS Current Male 2,921 7.5 6.1-8.9 524,120
Female 4,820 10.9 9.8-12.1 839,723

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2005 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 17,783 16.4 15.5-17.4 4,743,377
25-34 45,749 13.0 12.5-13.6 5,181,567
35-44 62,137 11.6 11.2-12.1 5,066,656
45-54 71,895 12.0 11.5-12.5 4,900,521
55-64 63,105 12.5 12.0-12.9 3,683,365
65+ 85,806 10.4 10.0-10.8 3,820,374
NYS Lifetime 18-24 340 20.1 15.2-25.1 366,606
25-34 996 14.1 11.8-16.4 369,275
35-44 1,526 14.1 12.0-16.1 417,076
45-54 1,597 13.3 11.2-15.4 347,694
55-64 1,365 11.7 9.8-13.6 235,546
65+ 1,843 11.1 9.1-13.2 283,004
         
US* Current 18-24 17,686 9.1 8.4-9.8 2,620,445
25-34 45,567 7.6 7.2-8.0 3,018,985
35-44 61,888 7.5 7.1-7.8 3,253,722
45-54 71,644 7.7 7.3-8.1 3,145,514
55-64 62,910 8.4 8.0-8.8 2,477,399
65+ 85,551 7.3 7.0-7.6 2,678,699
NYS Current 18-24 338 14.2 9.8-18.7 257,422
25-34 993 8.9 7.0-10.8 232,793
35-44 1,517 8.6 7.1-10.2 255,329
45-54 1,588 8.9 7.0-10.7 230,094
55-64 1,360 8.3 6.6-9.9 166,182
65+ 1,835 8.3 6.4-10.2 210,133

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2005 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 288,461 12.4 12.2-12.7 21,273,566
Black 27,045 13.1 12.4-13.9 2,936,797
Other 23,608 10.9 10.1-11.7 2,323,535
Multi 6,998 20.0 17.9-22.1 741,163
NYS Lifetime White 6,242 13.8 12.7-14.9 1,395,785
Black 739 12.9 10.0-15.9 264,550
Other 546 15.8 11.8-19.9 304,206
Multi 114 17.9 10.1-25.7 49,636
         
US* Current White 287,451 7.8 7.6-8.0 13,361,312
Black 26,957 8.7 8.1-9.3 1,931,275
Other 23,518 6.4 5.8-7.1 1,360,124
Multi 6,952 12.9 11.3-14.5 476,866
NYS Current White 6,215 9.2 8.3-10.1 928,922
Black 735 9.2 6.5-11.9 187,995
Other 544 10.7 7.1-14.4 205,487
Multi 112 11.9 4.9-18.9 32,733

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2005 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 277,597 12.7 12.5-13.0 19,554,533
Black NH 26,205 13.1 12.4-13.9 2,763,869
Other NH 14,121 12.2 11.0-13.4 1,294,674
Multirace NH 6,395 20.9 18.6-23.2 682,089
Hispanic 21,438 9.8 9.1-10.6 2,983,571
NYS Lifetime White NH 5,870 13.9 12.8-15.0 1,233,558
Black NH 668 12.7 9.7-15.8 227,555
Other NH 348 14.8 10.0-19.6 180,934
Multirace NH 98 19.0 10.2-27.7 45,320
Hispanic 682 13.3 10.1-16.5 325,848
         
US* Current White NH 276,626 8.1 7.9-8.3 12,384,630
Black NH 26,119 8.7 8.1-9.3 1,833,993
Other NH 14,071 7.2 6.3-8.1 761,855
Multirace NH 6,355 13.5 11.7-15.3 439,181
Hispanic 21,358 5.6 5.0-6.1 1,684,668
NYS Current White NH 5,844 9.6 8.6-10.5 843,009
Black NH 665 8.8 6.0-11.5 156,012
Other NH 346 9.4 5.1-13.7 113,689
Multirace NH 96 13.0 5.0-21.0 30,783
Hispanic 680 8.5 5.7-11.3 207,895

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2005 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 36,513 12.7 12.0-13.4 3,454,705
HS Grad 107,731 12.0 11.6-12.4 7,934,589
Some Coll 91,809 13.4 13.0-13.9 7,731,352
Coll Grad 112,160 12.0 11.7-12.4 8,317,980
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 630 14.2 10.4-17.9 229,786
HS Grad 2,206 14.7 12.6-16.9 630,381
Some Coll 1,793 13.4 11.4-15.3 459,058
Coll Grad 3,115 13.4 11.9-14.9 711,757
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 36,331 8.7 8.2-9.3 2,364,100
HS Grad 107,331 7.7 7.4-8.0 5,035,882
Some Coll 91,473 8.4 8.1-8.8 4,833,788
Coll Grad 111,834 7.2 6.9-7.5 4,976,558
NYS Current HS Nongrad 626 10.6 7.1-14.1 170,953
HS Grad 2,196 10.5 8.6-12.5 447,040
Some Coll 1,785 8.9 7.4-10.5 305,253
Coll Grad 3,101 8.3 7.1-9.4 437,464

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adult (18+ Yrs) - 2005 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 35,918 15.8 15.0-16.6 3,277,234
$15,000-$24,999 55,174 13.5 12.9-14.1 4,370,303
$25,000-$49,999 92,596 12.1 11.7-12.5 6,688,985
$50,000-$74,999 51,430 11.8 11.2-12.3 3,909,023
$75,000+ 66,289 11.6 11.1-12.0 5,709,033
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 767 16.4 13.2-19.7 249,334
$15,000-$24,999 1,086 14.8 11.6-18.0 332,945
$25,000-$49,999 1,834 14.8 12.6-17.1 510,271
$50,000-$74,999 1,188 12.5 10.2-14.8 272,569
$75,000+ 1,855 12.2 10.4-14.0 419,925
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 35,743 11.6 10.9-12.3 2,403,300
$15,000-$24,999 54,952 8.9 8.4-9.3 2,857,184
$25,000-$49,999 92,281 7.7 7.3-8.0 4,222,673
$50,000-$74,999 51,283 7.1 6.6-7.5 2,339,479
$75,000+ 66,114 6.5 6.2-6.8 3,195,433
NYS Current $0-$14,999 761 12.5 9.6-15.4 188,509
$15,000-$24,999 1,083 11.3 8.3-14.2 252,903
$25,000-$49,999 1,822 8.7 6.9-10.6 298,897
$50,000-$74,999 1,184 8.7 6.7-10.7 188,127
$75,000+ 1,850 7.3 5.9-8.7 250,470

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.