Child Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2006 BRFSS

Notes:

* U.S. Total includes the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and excludes the two territories.

** CI denotes confidence interval.

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2006 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 62,959 12.8 12.3-13.4 6,573,331
NYS Lifetime 1,661 15.0 12.9-17.3 666,903
         
US* Current 62,703 9.0 8.5-9.5 4,581,132
NYS Current 1,654 10.7 8.9-12.8 475,772

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2006 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 32,117 15.0 14.1-15.9 3,875,317
Female 30,385 10.7 10.0-11.5 2,671,701
NYS Lifetime Male 852 16.6 13.5-20.1 371,985
Female 790 13.4 10.7-16.8 292,794
         
US* Current Male 31,968 10.2 9.5-11.0 2,628,156
Female 30,280 7.7 7.1-8.4 1,932,121
NYS Current Male 847 10.9 8.4-14.0 242,723
Female 788 10.6 8.2-13.7 230,925

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2006 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 0-4 15,169 8.2 7.2-9.2 1,063,098
5-9 14,510 13.5 12.5-14.7 1,807,705
10-14 16,253 14.9 13.7-16.2 1,946,279
15-17 12,687 16.1 14.8-17.6 1,416,962
NYS Lifetime 0-4 382 8.8 5.7-13.4 109,260
5-9 359 18.2 13.6-24.0 219,330
10-14 433 16.8 13.0-21.5 155,138
15-17 334 18.6 13.9-24.4 142,170
         
US* Current 0-4 15,123 6.3 5.4-7.3 815,106
5-9 14,452 9.4 8.5-10.4 1,249,243
10-14 16,184 10.4 9.4-11.6 1,358,516
15-17 12,624 10.4 9.3-11.6 907,858
NYS Current 0-4 382 6.4 3.9-10.2 79,064
5-9 357 13.8 9.7-19.4 165,935
10-14 433 11.9 8.7-16.1 109,777
15-17 330 12.0 8.4-16.8 90,077
Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2006 BRFSS
  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 47,768 11.5 10.9-12.1 4,163,553
Black 5,866 19.4 17.5-21.4 1,159,636
Other 5,744 12.4 10.7-14.3 780,627
Multi 2,881 18.2 15.0-22.0 370,006
NYS Lifetime White 1,266 12.3 10.4-14.6 354,487
Black 176 21.9 15.2-30.5 160,332
Other 142 16.7 10.7-25.1 98,729
Multi 42 23.2 11.6-41.1 45,851
         
US* Current White 47,596 8.0 7.5-8.6 2,893,778
Black 5,826 13.9 12.2-15.6 823,829
Other 5,716 8.8 7.3-10.5 550,937
Multi 2,867 13.3 10.4-17.0 270,462
NYS Current White 1,261 8.6 7.0-10.6 246,970
Black 174 15.7 10.1-23.6 112,426
Other 142 13.7 8.2-21.9 81,049
Multi 42 16.8 7.3-34.1 33,131

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2006 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 44,590 11.4 10.9-12.0 3,389,642
Black NH 5,610 19.0 17.1-21.0 1,067,082
Other NH 3,128 12.9 10.5-15.7 337,918
Multirace NH 2,350 17.1 13.7-21.1 258,692
Hispanic 6,606 12.8 11.2-14.5 1,454,387
NYS Lifetime White NH 1,121 12.0 10.0-14.3 269,918
Black NH 156 20.6 14.2-29.0 128,314
Other NH 87 7.1 2.9-16.3 23,879
Multirace NH 34 20.2 8.4-40.9 33,299
Hispanic 231 19.6 14.2-26.5 202,279
         
US* Current White NH 44,422 8.1 7.5-8.6 2,380,039
Black NH 5,572 13.7 12.2-15.5 765,220
Other NH 3,110 9.0 7.0-11.5 234,519
Multirace NH 2,337 12.8 9.7-16.7 193,343
Hispanic 6,591 8.5 7.2-10.0 965,218
NYS Current White NH 1,116 8.8 7.1-10.9 197,257
Black NH 154 13.6 8.9-20.3 82,877
Other NH 87 5.2 17,535
Multirace NH 34 15.4 5.7-35.7 25,516
Hispanic 231 14.1 9.4-20.7 145,577

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.