Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2007 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) - 2007 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 422,679 12.9 12.7-13.2 29,300,105
NYS Lifetime 6,509 14.0 12.8-15.1 2,067,410
         
US* Current 421,120 8.2 8.1-8.4 18,595,673
NYS Current 6,479 8.7 7.9-9.6 1,287,371

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 157,806 11.3 10.9-11.6 12,427,426
Female 264,873 14.5 14.2-14.8 16,872,679
NYS Lifetime Male 2,489 11.9 10.2-13.6 837,447
Female 4,020 15.9 14.4-17.3 1,229,963
         
US* Current Male 157,281 6.3 6.0-6.5 6,880,777
Female 263,839 10.1 9.9-10.3 11,714,896
NYS Current Male 2,481 6.4 5.2-7.6 449,370
Female 3,998 10.9 9.6-12.1 838,000

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 15,375 17.8 16.6-18.9 4,502,535
25-34 43,682 13.9 13.2-14.5 5,730,302
35-44 66,491 11.9 11.5-12.4 5,523,728
45-54 86,673 12.2 11.8-12.6 5,193,407
55-64 86,463 12.9 12.5-13.4 4,100,972
65+ 120,459 10.8 10.5-11.2 4,117,120
NYS Lifetime 18-24 255 17.2 12.3-22.1 313,925
25-34 556 16.2 12.7-19.7 418,452
35-44 1,106 12.9 10.5-15.2 368,969
45-54 1,409 14.2 12.0-16.4 387,633
55-64 1,334 13.8 11.3-16.2 285,470
65+ 1,758 10.9 9.1-12.6 278,963
         
US* Current 18-24 15,276 9.9 9.0-10.7 2,482,984
25-34 43,453 8.1 7.6-8.6 3,339,438
35-44 66,276 7.7 7.3-8.0 3,552,815
45-54 86,379 8.2 7.9-8.5 3,474,092
55-64 86,163 8.9 8.5-9.3 2,809,186
65+ 120,053 7.5 7.2-7.8 2,855,967
NYS Current 18-24 254 6.4 3.7-9.1 116,505
25-34 552 9.5 6.9-12.2 244,993
35-44 1,100 8.0 6.1-10.0 229,596
45-54 1,404 10.3 8.5-12.1 279,264
55-64 1,328 10.5 8.3-12.6 216,577
65+ 1,752 7.5 6.1-9.0 192,714

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 350,749 12.8 12.6-13.1 22,101,860
Black 32,591 14.7 13.9-15.5 3,401,894
Other 27,363 10.8 10.0-11.7 2,596,409
Multi 7,937 18.7 16.5-20.9 898,088
NYS Lifetime White 5,355 13.6 12.3-14.8 1,376,986
Black 553 18.7 14.5-22.8 403,183
Other 368 11.0 7.6-14.5 188,713
Multi 81 18.4 7.9-28.9 43,889
         
US* Current White 349,469 8.2 8.1-8.4 14,155,710
Black 32,477 9.5 8.9-10.2 2,192,390
Other 27,260 6.2 5.6-6.8 1,478,613
Multi 7,898 12.5 10.7-14.3 597,607
NYS Current White 5,328 9.0 8.0-10.0 910,065
Black 552 9.0 6.4-11.7 195,087
Other 366 6.7 4.1-9.4 114,168
Multi 81 10.7 2.7-18.7 25,523

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 337,273 13.1 12.8-13.3 20,416,118
Black NH 31,573 14.9 14.0-15.7 3,250,181
Other NH 15,751 11.8 10.5-13.1 1,511,640
Multirace NH 7,001 21.3 19.0-23.6 709,580
Hispanic 26,964 10.3 9.5-11.1 3,172,770
NYS Lifetime White NH 5,095 13.6 12.4-14.9 1,227,095
Black NH 499 18.7 14.3-23.1 355,537
Other NH 253 8.9 5.4-12.3 104,237
Multirace NH 67 21.0 8.7-33.4 38,355
Hispanic 493 13.7 10.3-17.1 322,126
         
US* Current White NH 336,041 8.5 8.3-8.6 13,167,547
Black NH 31,469 9.7 9.0-10.4 2,111,560
Other NH 15,675 6.7 5.9-7.6 861,318
Multirace NH 6,965 14.6 12.5-16.6 482,928
Hispanic 26,888 6.0 5.4-6.6 1,839,979
NYS Current White NH 5,069 9.1 8.2-10.1 820,059
Black NH 499 9.2 6.3-12.0 174,266
Other NH 252 5.7 3.1-8.3 66,959
Multirace NH 67 11.0 2.1-19.8 19,989
Hispanic 490 8.3 5.7-10.9 193,447

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 42,996 13.4 12.7-14.2 3,455,476
HS Grad 129,205 12.8 12.3-13.2 8,313,104
Some Coll 110,989 14.2 13.7-14.7 8,440,947
Coll Grad 138,290 11.9 11.6-12.3 9,018,742
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 523 13.8 10.1-17.6 234,241
HS Grad 1,806 14.1 11.9-16.3 561,027
Some Coll 1,564 14.5 12.1-17.0 533,560
Coll Grad 2,599 13.6 11.8-15.3 732,889
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 42,787 9.2 8.6-9.8 2,366,113
HS Grad 128,731 8.3 8.0-8.6 5,387,228
Some Coll 110,568 8.9 8.5-9.3 5,273,215
Coll Grad 137,841 7.3 7.1-7.6 5,526,582
NYS Current HS Nongrad 518 8.9 6.0-11.8 150,018
HS Grad 1,801 8.6 7.1-10.1 339,086
Some Coll 1,558 9.7 7.8-11.6 355,292
Coll Grad 2,585 8.2 6.9-9.5 442,976

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 39,370 16.9 16.0-17.8 3,171,310
$15,000-$24,999 62,835 13.6 13.0-14.2 4,060,264
$25,000-$49,999 106,098 12.4 11.9-12.8 6,566,602
$50,000-$74,999 62,200 11.8 11.3-12.3 4,045,112
$75,000+ 94,554 12.2 11.8-12.7 7,562,935
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 521 17.0 12.8-21.2 204,637
$15,000-$24,999 858 14.5 11.3-17.8 288,307
$25,000-$49,999 1,473 14.4 12.0-16.8 473,325
$50,000-$74,999 935 11.4 8.9-14.0 224,831
$75,000+ 1,828 14.3 12.1-16.5 598,739
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 39,156 12.4 11.7-13.1 2,319,942
$15,000-$24,999 62,588 9.1 8.6-9.6 2,698,991
$25,000-$49,999 105,736 7.9 7.5-8.3 4,188,312
$50,000-$74,999 61,995 7.2 6.8-7.6 2,460,586
$75,000+ 94,310 7.1 6.8-7.5 4,409,442
NYS Current $0-$14,999 520 14.3 10.6-17.9 171,373
$15,000-$24,999 851 8.7 6.2-11.1 170,364
$25,000-$49,999 1,468 9.5 7.5-11.5 313,077
$50,000-$74,999 929 7.7 5.6-9.8 150,976
$75,000+ 1,823 7.6 6.2-9.0 318,318

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.