Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2011 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) - 2011 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 496,223 13.4 13.2-13.6 31,497,245
NYS Lifetime 7,712 14.5 13.4-15.7 2,178,919
         
US* Current 494,513 8.8 8.6-9.0 20,523,088
NYS Current 7,669 9.7 8.8-10.6 1,445,168

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2011 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 194,868 11.4 11.1-11.7 13,077,995
Female 301,355 15.3 15.1-15.6 18,419,250
NYS Lifetime Male 3,109 12.5 10.8-14.2 896,897
Female 4,603 16.4 14.9-18.0 1,282,022
         
US* Current Male 194,244 6.4 6.2-6.6 7,260,336
Female 300,269 11.1 10.8-11.3 13,262,753
NYS Current Male 3,091 6.9 5.7-8.2 494,257
Female 4,578 12.3 10.9-13.6 950,910

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2011 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 22,153 17.9 17.0-18.7 5,377,824
25-34 48,215 14.3 13.8-14.8 5,905,826
35-44 63,558 12.7 12.2-13.2 5,191,301
45-54 89,960 12.6 12.2-13.0 5,553,918
55-64 110,011 13.2 12.8-13.6 4,647,475
65+ 157,470 11.2 10.9-11.6 4,629,567
NYS Lifetime 18-24 463 21.3 15.9-26.7 398,575
25-34 1,044 16.0 13.0-19.0 417,989
35-44 1,095 14.0 11.5-16.6 362,281
45-54 1,415 12.7 10.7-14.8 362,932
55-64 1,451 14.0 11.8-16.3 310,823
65+ 2,116 11.3 9.5-13.2 302,689
         
US* Current 18-24 22,008 9.9 9.3-10.6 2,965,653
25-34 48,004 8.5 8.0-8.9 3,482,214
35-44 63,352 8.5 8.1-8.9 3,449,128
45-54 89,687 8.9 8.6-9.3 3,913,751
55-64 109,647 9.2 8.8-9.5 3,230,244
65+ 156,983 8.1 7.8-8.4 3,324,062
NYS Current 18-24 458 11.2 7.2-15.3 209,002
25-34 1,037 10.9 8.2-13.6 282,346
35-44 1,088 8.9 6.9-10.9 228,255
45-54 1,409 9.0 7.3-10.7 254,867
55-64 1,441 9.9 8.1-11.8 218,544
65+ 2,108 8.7 7.1-10.4 232,764

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2011 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 408,541 13.1 12.9-13.3 23,142,450
Black 41,979 15.7 15.0-16.4 4,411,296
Other 29,180 11.8 11.1-12.6 2,426,935
Multi 9,724 23.1 21.2-25.1 960,069
NYS Lifetime White 5,686 13.5 12.2-14.7 1,368,890
Black 1,087 20.5 16.5-24.4 472,007
Other 422 10.9 7.2-14.6 146,494
Multi 93 33.5 22.4-44.6 95,060
         
US* Current White 407,179 8.6 8.4-8.8 15,112,460
Black 41,819 10.7 10.1-11.3 2,983,088
Other 29,080 7.1 6.5-7.7 1,450,812
Multi 9,664 15.5 13.8-17.1 638,681
NYS Current White 5,654 9.1 8.0-10.2 920,306
Black 1,080 13.5 10.4-16.5 307,818
Other 421 7.4 4.4-10.4 98,521
Multi 93 19.5 10.8-28.3 55,393

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2011 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 389,523 13.4 13.2-13.6 20,805,797
Black NH 40,453 15.8 15.0-16.5 4,182,183
Other NH 19,571 11.5 10.6-12.4 1,530,191
Multirace NH 8,733 23.5 21.5-25.6 813,206
Hispanic 31,968 11.6 10.9-12.2 3,841,956
NYS Lifetime White NH 5,146 13.3 11.9-14.6 1,182,270
Black NH 952 20.7 16.5-24.9 417,234
Other NH 341 9.7 5.7-13.7 111,962
Multirace NH 85 33.5 21.9-45.0 91,069
Hispanic 981 15.2 12.3-18.2 350,255
         
US* Current White NH 388,224 8.9 8.7-9.1 13,742,840
Black NH 40,302 10.7 10.1-11.3 2,825,206
Other NH 19,507 7.1 6.4-7.8 944,105
Multirace NH 8,678 16.0 14.3-17.8 552,109
Hispanic 31,868 6.8 6.3-7.3 2,248,504
NYS Current White NH 5,118 9.0 7.9-10.1 797,131
Black NH 947 12.9 9.9-15.9 257,459
Other NH 340 6.3 3.2-9.5 72,389
Multirace NH 85 19.4 10.4-28.5 52,869
Hispanic 974 10.9 8.3-13.6 250,179

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2011 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 44,182 14.9 14.3-15.5 5,285,452
HS Grad 146,420 12.8 12.5-13.2 8,771,690
Some Coll 133,742 14.6 14.2-15.0 10,229,536
Coll Grad 169,990 11.9 11.6-12.2 7,067,225
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 690 16.8 13.0-20.5 386,256
HS Grad 1,868 14.7 12.3-17.0 613,323
Some Coll 1,836 14.6 12.4-16.8 576,668
Coll Grad 3,271 13.1 11.5-14.7 583,062
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 43,966 10.6 10.1-11.1 3,736,754
HS Grad 145,930 8.7 8.4-9.0 5,899,016
Some Coll 133,277 9.3 8.9-9.6 6,470,885
Coll Grad 169,466 7.3 7.1-7.5 4,329,103
NYS Current HS Nongrad 684 12.3 9.2-15.5 282,807
HS Grad 1,861 9.9 8.0-11.8 412,788
Some Coll 1,825 9.6 7.9-11.4 377,292
Coll Grad 3,252 8.0 6.7-9.2 352,670

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2011 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 52,031 19.2 18.5-19.9 5,160,606
$15,000-$24,999 77,310 14.5 14.0-15.1 5,478,622
$25,000-$49,999 114,517 12.8 12.4-13.2 6,570,390
$50,000-$74,999 67,014 11.8 11.3-12.4 3,586,334
$75,000+ 113,675 11.2 10.8-11.6 6,240,584
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 861 22.9 18.7-27.1 405,510
$15,000-$24,999 1,168 14.3 11.4-17.3 338,798
$25,000-$49,999 1,557 14.8 12.1-17.4 425,308
$50,000-$74,999 970 12.5 9.9-15.0 222,537
$75,000+ 2,034 11.5 9.7-13.4 451,173
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 51,763 13.8 13.1-14.4 3,672,956
$15,000-$24,999 77,031 9.9 9.5-10.4 3,734,181
$25,000-$49,999 114,191 8.2 7.9-8.6 4,213,655
$50,000-$74,999 66,830 7.3 6.9-7.7 2,191,964
$75,000+ 113,381 6.8 6.5-7.1 3,797,622
NYS Current $0-$14,999 853 17.2 13.3-21.0 300,637
$15,000-$24,999 1,165 9.7 7.6-11.9 230,142
$25,000-$49,999 1,547 10.3 7.9-12.7 295,603
$50,000-$74,999 964 7.5 5.6-9.4 132,729
$75,000+ 2,023 7.4 5.8-9.0 288,913

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.