Child Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2009 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) - 2009 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 74,328 13.2 12.8-13.7 7,070,931
NYS Lifetime 1,649 16.5 14.3-19.0 706,942
         
US* Current 74,030 8.6 8.2-9.0 4,579,801
NYS Current 1,640 10.1 8.3-12.2 428,117

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 38,051 15.4 14.7-16.1 4,109,577
Female 35,716 11.1 10.5-11.7 2,927,837
NYS Lifetime Male 814 18.7 15.5-22.3 410,578
Female 820 14.4 11.4-17.9 295,750
         
US* Current Male 37,878 9.6 9.0-10.2 2,553,757
Female 35,592 7.6 7.1-8.1 2,006,177
NYS Current Male 809 11.2 8.7-14.4 244,415
Female 816 8.9 6.6-12.0 183,088

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 0-4 16,333 7.6 6.8-8.4 1,124,718
5-9 17,105 14.9 14.0-16.0 2,166,149
10-14 19,984 16.3 15.4-17.3 1,920,072
15-17 15,721 16.1 15.1-17.2 1,509,123
NYS Lifetime 0-4 384 10.2 6.7-15.2 121,719
5-9 363 20.4 15.6-26.2 234,601
10-14 448 21.3 17.0-26.4 191,604
15-17 332 16.6 12.2-22.2 130,915
         
US* Current 0-4 16,286 5.5 4.9-6.3 820,284
5-9 17,030 10.4 9.5-11.3 1,493,283
10-14 19,900 10.1 9.4-10.9 1,186,677
15-17 15,651 9.2 8.4-10.1 860,376
NYS Current 0-4 384 7.1 4.2-11.9 85,237
5-9 359 13.7 9.8-18.8 155,890
10-14 445 9.6 6.9-13.1 86,020
15-17 330 10.1 6.6-15.3 79,512

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 56,867 12.0 11.5-12.5 4,625,656
Black 6,799 19.7 18.0-21.5 1,404,287
Other 6,205 12.0 10.6-13.6 572,692
Multi 3,372 16.3 14.0-18.8 333,626
NYS Lifetime White 1,245 15.7 13.4-18.4 422,115
Black 187 21.2 14.9-29.2 188,547
Other 98 15.4 9.3-24.4 65,522
Multi 65 9.9 4.2-21.8 18,040
         
US* Current White 56,644 7.6 7.2-8.0 2,908,432
Black 6,772 13.8 12.4-15.5 983,286
Other 6,181 7.7 6.5-9.0 366,725
Multi 3,356 11.4 9.4-13.7 233,101
NYS Current White 1,238 9.9 8.0-12.2 263,663
Black 186 11.5 6.8-18.9 101,383
Other 98 11.2 6.0-19.8 47,574
Multi 65 5.0 9,032

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Children (0-17 Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 51,013 12.3 11.8-12.8 3,642,841
Black NH 6,423 19.5 17.8-21.3 1,275,957
Other NH 3,707 12.3 10.4-14.4 354,215
Multirace NH 2,815 15.6 13.4-18.1 262,671
Hispanic 9,509 11.8 10.8-13.0 1,445,454
NYS Lifetime White NH 1,090 14.2 12.0-16.7 282,590
Black NH 158 21.1 14.5-29.7 157,764
Other NH 69 13.2 6.9-23.8 38,421
Multirace NH 57 8.7 12,966
Hispanic 235 19.6 14.4-26.2 202,042
         
US* Current White NH 50,801 8.0 7.6-8.4 2,343,936
Black NH 6,397 13.6 12.2-15.2 886,628
Other NH 3,695 7.5 6.2-9.2 216,972
Multirace NH 2,803 10.3 8.5-12.5 173,528
Hispanic 9,479 7.3 6.4-8.3 890,140
NYS Current White NH 1,084 9.2 7.5-11.3 182,423
Black NH 158 10.8 6.1-18.4 80,718
Other NH 69 9.3 4.1-19.7 27,117
Multirace NH 57 2.7 3,958
Hispanic 233 12.2 7.9-18.4 124,815

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.