Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2010 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) - 2010 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 443,692 13.5 13.3-13.7 31,456,758
NYS Lifetime 8,919 14.7 13.7-15.8 2,226,149
         
US* Current 441,955 8.6 8.5-8.8 20,094,600
NYS Current 8,870 9.8 9.0-10.7 1,476,922

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2010 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 167,472 11.7 11.4-12.1 13,345,501
Female 276,220 15.1 14.9-15.4 18,111,257
NYS Lifetime Male 3,330 12.7 11.1-14.3 915,759
Female 5,589 16.6 15.4-17.9 1,310,391
         
US* Current Male 166,902 6.5 6.2-6.7 7,328,927
Female 275,053 10.7 10.5-10.9 12,765,673
NYS Current Male 3,317 7.5 6.3-8.8 539,931
Female 5,553 12.0 10.9-13.1 936,991

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Years) - 2010 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 12,215 18.6 17.5-19.7 4,315,579
25-34 34,299 14.5 13.9-15.1 5,639,561
35-44 57,655 12.6 12.2-13.1 6,104,316
45-54 84,854 12.8 12.3-13.2 5,807,137
55-64 100,986 13.5 13.1-13.9 4,685,420
65+ 149,589 11.5 11.2-11.8 4,760,708
NYS Lifetime 18-24 268 19.6 14.2-24.9 252,097
25-34 721 15.8 12.7-19.0 366,766
35-44 1,189 14.1 11.9-16.4 512,587
45-54 1,717 15.6 13.6-17.5 441,199
55-64 1,878 13.5 11.7-15.2 290,332
65+ 2,985 12.9 11.4-14.3 345,229
         
US* Current 18-24 12,106 10.3 9.4-11.2 2,366,994
25-34 34,141 8.6 8.1-9.1 3,336,966
35-44 57,449 8.1 7.7-8.5 3,881,471
45-54 84,547 8.5 8.2-8.8 3,851,995
55-64 100,611 9.3 9.0-9.6 3,216,930
65+ 149,024 8.1 7.8-8.3 3,340,006
NYS Current 18-24 264 10.9 7.0-14.8 136,969
25-34 716 11.6 8.8-14.5 268,182
35-44 1,182 9.0 7.1-10.8 322,919
45-54 1,706 10.5 8.9-12.2 296,769
55-64 1,869 9.2 7.7-10.7 196,986
65+ 2,972 9.0 7.8-10.1 239,084

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2010 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 369,402 13.2 13.0-13.4 23,975,700
Black 36,207 15.5 14.8-16.3 3,777,297
Other 22,758 11.2 10.4-12.1 2,011,042
Multi 8,421 22.5 20.7-24.3 1,038,958
NYS Lifetime White 7,074 14.1 13.1-15.2 1,521,110
Black 977 17.5 14.1-20.8 368,133
Other 358 11.1 6.9-15.4 126,718
Multi 114 21.8 12.7-30.9 54,754
         
US* Current White 368,015 8.4 8.2-8.6 15,229,687
Black 36,045 10.5 9.9-11.1 2,535,023
Other 22,663 7.0 6.3-7.6 1,243,072
Multi 8,359 14.5 13.1-16.0 665,467
NYS Current White 7,038 9.5 8.6-10.4 1,016,633
Black 972 13.0 10.0-16.0 273,220
Other 357 5.0 2.3-7.7 56,893
Multi 110 9.9 3.5-16.3 24,055

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2010 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 350,576 13.5 13.3-13.7 21,742,972
Black NH 34,986 15.6 14.8-16.3 3,586,354
Other NH 16,273 11.3 10.2-12.3 1,403,100
Multirace NH 7,577 22.3 20.4-24.1 871,227
Hispanic 28,107 11.6 10.9-12.3 3,488,737
NYS Lifetime White NH 6,678 13.8 12.7-14.9 1,340,072
Black NH 891 17.7 14.1-21.2 330,387
Other NH 315 10.4 6.0-14.8 106,507
Multirace NH 97 22.6 12.7-32.5 48,720
Hispanic 686 18.6 15.0-22.2 344,057
         
US* Current White NH 349,243 8.6 8.5-8.8 13,854,336
Black NH 34,832 10.5 9.9-11.2 2,415,163
Other NH 16,204 6.8 6.1-7.6 848,599
Multirace NH 7,521 14.8 13.3-16.3 572,439
Hispanic 28,015 7.2 6.6-7.8 2,167,750
NYS Current White NH 6,644 9.0 8.1-9.9 867,096
Black NH 886 13.1 9.8-16.3 243,170
Other NH 314 4.8 1.9-7.6 48,701
Multirace NH 93 10.9 3.5-18.3 22,667
Hispanic 683 14.1 11.1-17.1 257,966

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2010 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 41,605 14.3 13.6-15.0 3,352,670
HS Grad 132,337 13.2 12.7-13.6 8,501,299
Some Coll 117,799 15.0 14.6-15.5 9,147,565
Coll Grad 150,393 12.3 12.0-12.7 10,326,244
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 649 17.9 14.2-21.7 212,080
HS Grad 2,384 14.2 12.2-16.1 560,497
Some Coll 2,024 15.9 13.7-18.1 545,381
Coll Grad 3,819 14.0 12.5-15.5 906,334
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 41,390 10.2 9.6-10.7 2,374,695
HS Grad 131,855 8.8 8.5-9.1 5,658,731
Some Coll 117,263 9.5 9.2-9.9 5,767,646
Coll Grad 149,897 7.4 7.2-7.7 6,212,902
NYS Current HS Nongrad 646 13.6 10.2-17.0 160,411
HS Grad 2,376 10.2 8.5-11.8 399,922
Some Coll 2,004 10.6 8.9-12.4 358,507
Coll Grad 3,801 8.6 7.4-9.9 556,225

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2010 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 45,259 18.2 17.4-18.9 3,838,759
$15,000-$24,999 68,948 14.5 14.0-15.1 4,658,075
$25,000-$49,999 104,024 13.1 12.7-13.5 6,434,578
$50,000-$74,999 59,987 12.9 12.3-13.4 4,146,046
$75,000+ 102,450 12.0 11.6-12.4 8,166,172
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 815 18.1 14.6-21.6 219,559
$15,000-$24,999 1,239 14.8 12.1-17.4 288,336
$25,000-$49,999 1,806 15.0 12.7-17.3 414,378
$50,000-$74,999 1,208 13.9 11.2-16.6 284,199
$75,000+ 2,534 14.0 12.2-15.8 714,091
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 45,000 13.7 13.0-14.4 2,880,723
$15,000-$24,999 68,633 10.2 9.8-10.7 3,268,691
$25,000-$49,999 103,662 8.2 7.9-8.6 4,033,441
$50,000-$74,999 59,813 7.8 7.4-8.2 2,511,584
$75,000+ 102,150 7.0 6.7-7.2 4,737,276
NYS Current $0-$14,999 810 14.4 11.3-17.5 173,827
$15,000-$24,999 1,235 10.0 7.8-12.2 195,337
$25,000-$49,999 1,793 10.3 8.5-12.1 281,169
$50,000-$74,999 1,203 8.2 6.3-10.1 167,196
$75,000+ 2,517 8.6 7.1-10.1 433,661

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.