Child Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2008 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) - 2008 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 78,185 13.3 12.8-13.7 7,600,135
NYS Lifetime 2,080 16.1 14.1-18.3 717,957
         
US* Current 76,613 9.0 8.6-9.4 5,058,373
NYS Current 2,043 10.8 9.1-12.7 475,303

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 39,629 16.0 15.3-16.6 4,489,603
Female 36,651 11.0 10.4-11.5 3,058,808
NYS Lifetime Male 1,029 17.6 14.8-20.8 390,671
Female 993 14.6 11.8-17.9 316,728
         
US* Current Male 39,407 10.4 9.9-11.0 2,921,029
Female 36,499 7.6 7.1-8.1 2,105,521
NYS Current Male 1,025 10.8 8.7-13.4 239,209
Female 988 10.5 8.1-13.6 227,928

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 0-4 17,669 8.0 7.2-8.8 1,199,376
5-9 17,656 14.9 14.0-15.9 2,247,507
10-14 20,252 16.2 15.2-17.1 2,170,520
15-17 16,131 16.5 15.5-17.6 1,660,304
NYS Lifetime 0-4 480 9.7 6.9-13.5 117,726
5-9 426 23.7 18.9-29.4 282,772
10-14 559 16.5 12.8-21.0 158,138
15-17 412 14.7 10.9-19.6 119,407
         
US* Current 0-4 17,613 5.7 5.1-6.5 859,562
5-9 17,590 10.6 9.8-11.4 1,584,392
10-14 20,171 10.4 9.6-11.2 1,390,691
15-17 16,038 10.1 9.3-11.0 1,013,943
NYS Current 0-4 479 6.4 4.1-9.8 77,136
5-9 425 15.7 11.7-20.6 186,311
10-14 556 11.6 8.4-15.8 110,893
15-17 409 8.7 6.0-12.5 69,713

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 58,953 12.1 11.6-12.6 4,813,440
Black 6,501 21.0 19.3-22.8 1,441,815
Other 7,369 13.2 11.8-14.8 911,208
Multi 3,166 17.7 15.3-20.4 357,470
NYS Lifetime White 1,541 13.3 11.4-15.5 362,169
Black 236 24.9 18.7-32.2 219,554
Other 156 19.0 12.4-28.0 101,185
Multi 56 12.5 6.1-24.0 26,252
         
US* Current White 58,693 7.8 7.4-8.2 3,097,794
Black 6,454 15.7 14.2-17.4 1,077,069
Other 7,332 8.7 7.5-10.1 600,864
Multi 3,136 11.6 9.7-13.9 232,861
NYS Current White 1,533 8.4 6.9-10.1 225,916
Black 235 16.9 11.8-23.6 148,734
Other 156 14.5 8.9-22.9 77,244
Multi 56 7.4 15,532

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 53,371 12.0 11.5-12.5 3,808,104
Black NH 6,155 21.1 19.4-23.0 1,347,093
Other NH 3,972 11.2 9.6-13.0 345,007
Multirace NH 2,632 18.1 15.5-21.1 301,748
Hispanic 9,896 13.5 12.4-14.7 1,747,998
NYS Lifetime White NH 1,380 13.0 11.1-15.2 278,438
Black NH 204 25.2 18.6-33.2 194,117
Other NH 90 17.4 9.6-29.3 51,904
Multirace NH 45 8.4 13,782
Hispanic 276 17.6 13.0-23.5 172,548
         
US* Current White NH 53,160 8.1 7.7-8.5 2,563,450
Black NH 6,112 16.0 14.4-17.7 1,014,035
Other NH 3,951 8.1 6.6-9.8 248,275
Multirace NH 2,608 12.5 10.3-15.1 205,888
Hispanic 9,835 7.7 6.8-8.7 990,206
NYS Current White NH 1,374 8.9 7.3-10.8 190,020
Black NH 203 16.4 11.1-23.6 126,264
Other NH 90 15.9 8.5-28.0 47,637
Multirace NH 45 6.9 11,365
Hispanic 274 9.5 6.2-14.3 92,848

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.