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

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 59,849 13.5 13.0-14.1 7,532,693
NYS Lifetime 1,563 16.1 13.9-18.7 718,245
         
US* Current 59,640 8.9 8.5-9.4 4,960,375
NYS Current 1,556 11.6 9.6-14.0 514,552

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 30,794 15.7 14.9-16.5 4,419,853
Female 28,803 11.3 10.6-12.1 3,076,747
NYS Lifetime Male 785 18.0 14.7-21.8 406,569
Female 778 14.2 11.2-17.9 311,676
         
US* Current Male 30,673 10.1 9.5-10.8 2,845,638
Female 28,715 7.7 7.1-8.4 2,097,248
NYS Current Male 781 12.7 9.8-10.8 285,808
Female 775 10.5 7.9-13.9 228,745

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 0-4 14,877 7.8 7.0-8.7 1,188,922
5-9 14,659 13.8 12.8-14.8 2,047,899
10-14 16,474 16.9 15.8-18.0 2,521,652
15-17 13,165 17.2 15.8-18.7 1,674,235
NYS Lifetime 0-4 363 11.2 7.2-16.9 138,167
5-9 397 18.9 14.7-23.9 222,703
10-14 445 19.9 15.2-25.7 249,539
15-17 358 13.7 10.2-18.2 107,837
         
US* Current 0-4 14,832 5.8 5.1-6.6 885,512
5-9 14,604 9.1 8.3-9.9 1,348,891
10-14 16,420 11.1 10.2-12.1 1,652,867
15-17 13,114 10.6 9.5-11.8 1,028,042
NYS Current 0-4 363 9.7 6.0-15.4 120,128
5-9 396 13.2 9.8-17.7 155,801
10-14 441 13.7 9.5-19.3 169,944
15-17 356 8.8 6.1-12.4 68,679

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 44,890 12.5 12.0-13.1 4,830,556
Black 5,326 19.2 17.3-21.3 1,266,634
Other 5,955 12.9 11.2-14.8 990,007
Multi 3,000 17.1 14.3-20.4 360,301
NYS Lifetime White 1,207 12.5 10.3-15.0 351,034
Black 163 25.2 18.1-34.0 201,341
Other 120 17.2 10.6-26.6 104,905
Multi 43 30.3 17.4-47.3 50,762
         
US* Current White 44,740 8.0 7.6-8.5 3,090,453
Black 5,302 14.7 12.9-16.7 966,682
Other 5,933 7.8 6.5-9.2 593,934
Multi 2,989 11.7 9.4-14.5 246,295
NYS Current White 1,201 8.1 6.3-10.4 226,813
Black 162 21.6 14.9-30.2 172,525
Other 120 11.8 6.3-20.8 71,854
Multi 43 22.4 11.7-38.7 37,571

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2007 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 41,073 13.0 12.5-13.6 4,044,362
Black NH 5,088 19.0 17.0-21.2 1,169,982
Other NH 3,223 13.7 11.3-16.5 470,482
Multirace NH 2,467 16.5 13.7-19.8 286,243
Hispanic 7,392 11.6 10.3-13.1 1,482,771
NYS Lifetime White NH 1,088 13.0 10.9-15.4 288,465
Black NH 139 24.4 16.9-34.0 166,799
Other NH 78 15.1 7.9-27.0 59,682
Multirace NH 37 31.0 17.2-49.2 45,230
Hispanic 201 15.6 10.3-22.8 149,220
         
US* Current White NH 40,938 8.5 8.1-9.0 2,628,150
Black NH 5,066 14.7 12.8-16.7 899,244
Other NH 3,210 9.0 7.0-11.4 307,357
Multirace NH 2,456 11.5 9.1-14.3 197,813
Hispanic 7,367 6.9 5.9-8.0 875,026
NYS Current White NH 1,082 8.6 6.9-10.6 189,368
Black NH 139 21.8 14.5-31.3 148,569
Other NH 78 8.9 3.7-20.0 35,083
Multirace NH 37 25.7 13.4-43.7 37,571
Hispanic 200 10.3 5.8-17.4 98,060

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.