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

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 405,674 13.3 13.1-13.5 30,450,370
NYS Lifetime 7,892 14.1 12.9 - 15.2 2,077,823
         
US* Current 404,204 8.5 8.3 - 8.7 19,462,632
NYS Current 7,852 8.8 7.9 - 9.7 1,293,638

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 152,489 11.4 11.1 - 11.8 12,770,977
Female 253,185 15.0 14.7 - 15.3 17,679,393
NYS Lifetime Male 2,920 12.0 10.2 - 13.7 844,556
Female 4,972 16.0 14.5 - 17.4 1,233,267
         
US* Current Male 152,014 6.5 6.2 - 6.8 7,223,908
Female 252,190 10.4 10.2 - 10.7 12,238,723
NYS Current Male 2,908 6.2 5.0 - 7.5 435,120
Female 4,944 11.2 9.9 - 12.4 858,517

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 13,491 18.3 17.2-19.5 5,184,805
25-34 38,560 13.6 13.1-14.2 5,701,661
35-44 60,534 12.1 11.6-12.5 5,243,996
45-54 82,640 12.8 12.4-13.2 5,550,217
55-64 85,968 13.1 12.7-13.5 4,271,625
65+ 120,967 11.3 11.0-11.6 4,353,708
NYS Lifetime 18-24 286 24.6 18.9-30.3 469,069
25-34 690 12.8 10.0-15.7 324,602
35-44 1,190 11.9 9.8-14.0 330,533
45-54 1,613 12.4 10.6-14.2 341,679
55-64 1,598 14.0 11.7-16.3 291,941
65+ 2,384 11.4 9.8-13.1 294,032
         
US* Current 18-24 13,393 10.2 9.4-11.1 2,875,397
25-34 38,398 8.2 7.7-8.7 3,407,937
35-44 60,320 7.8 7.5-8.2 3,386,758
45-54 82,363 8.5 8.2-8.8 3,670,953
55-64 85,645 9.0 8.7-9.4 2,938,303
65+ 120,589 8.0 7.8-8.3 3,090,499
NYS Current 18-24 284 11.6 7.3-15.9 217,978
25-34 686 7.2 5.1-9.3 180,366
35-44 1,186 9.0 7.1-10.9 249,868
45-54 1,606 8.6 7.0-10.2 236,645
55-64 1,590 9.7 7.6-11.8 202,373
65+ 2,371 7.7 6.3-9.0 195,934

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 337,615 13.1 12.9-13.3 22,952,646
Black 32,001 15.4 14.6-16.2 3,670,511
Other 25,050 11.2 10.4-12.1 2,645,227
Multi 7,368 20.4 18.3-22.5 898,870
NYS Lifetime White 6,491 13.4 12.2-14.6 1,360,905
Black 727 15.4 12.0-18.7 354,498
Other 406 15.7 11.2-20.3 252,926
Multi 103 20.2 8.6-31.8 61,733
         
US* Current White 336,414 8.4 8.2-8.6 14,719,994
Black 31,879 9.9 9.2-10.6 2,355,130
Other 24,967 7.0 6.3-7.6 1,630,804
Multi 7,322 13.0 11.4-14.6 568,507
NYS Current White 6,456 8.5 7.5-9.4 851,179
Black 724 7.9 5.6-10.2 181,755
Other 405 10.8 7.0-14.6 173,419
Multi 102 17.8 6.3-29.4 54,240

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 324,562 13.5 13.2-13.7 21,131,315
Black NH 31,037 15.4 14.6-16.2 3,495,981
Other NH 15,293 11.1 10.1-12.2 1,356,733
Multirace NH 6,601 20.5 18.4-22.6 722,040
Hispanic 24,001 10.8 10.0-11.5 3,488,706
NYS Lifetime White NH 6,179 13.5 12.3-14.7 1,206,448
Black NH 681 15.0 11.6-18.4 323,145
Other NH 274 11.4 7.1-15.7 115,231
Multirace NH 92 20.7 8.3-33.1 53,715
Hispanic 543 15.8 11.8-19.8 353,844
         
US* Current White NH 323,391 8.8 8.6-8.9 13,661,850
Black NH 30,918 10.0 9.3-10.6 2,251,055
Other NH 15,234 7.2 6.3-8.0 870,353
Multirace NH 6,562 14.0 12.2-15.8 489,575
Hispanic 23,940 6.3 5.7-6.9 2,022,426
NYS Current White NH 6,147 8.6 7.7-9.6 768,779
Black NH 678 8.1 5.6-10.5 173,183
Other NH 274 7.4 4.0-10.9 74,883
Multirace NH 91 17.9 5.5-30.3 46,222
Hispanic 540 9.6 6.5-12.7 213,940

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 39,063 14.1 13.4-14.9 3,675,074
HS Grad 122,410 13.2 12.7-13.6 8,670,114
Some Coll 107,526 14.5 14.1-15.0 8,769,606
Coll Grad 135,460 12.2 11.8-12.5 9,249,089
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 582 19.4 14.7-24.1 278,753
HS Grad 2,189 13.5 11.2-15.7 557,706
Some Coll 1,905 17.0 14.5-19.4 614,792
Coll Grad 3,196 11.2 9.8-12.7 622,750
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 38,890 9.8 9.2-10.4 2,536,030
HS Grad 121,983 8.7 8.3-9.0 5,676,011
Some Coll 107,123 9.3 8.9-9.6 5,563,931
Coll Grad 134,996 7.4 7.1-7.7 5,618,884
NYS Current HS Nongrad 579 12.8 8.8-16.7 182,904
HS Grad 2,178 8.6 6.8-10.3 353,160
Some Coll 1,893 11.1 9.1-13.1 399,873
Coll Grad 3,182 6.4 5.3-7.5 353,878

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2008 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 38,358 17.4 16.5-18.2 3,394,796
$15,000-$24,999 60,593 14.7 14.1-15.4 4,624,025
$25,000-$49,999 98,800 12.8 12.4-13.3 6,628,888
$50,000-$74,999 60,050 12.6 12.0-13.1 4,309,635
$75,000+ 95,601 12.1 11.7-12.5 7,803,526
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 663 21.3 16.9-25.7 252,655
$15,000-$24,999 1,066 16.7 13.0-20.4 323,313
$25,000-$49,999 1,734 13.6 11.2-16.0 438,315
$50,000-$74,999 1,100 13.6 10.4-16.8 279,211
$75,000+ 2,285 11.4 9.7-13.2 505,615
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 38,145 13.0 12.2-13.7 2,526,717
$15,000-$24,999 60,337 10.2 9.6-10.7 3,178,144
$25,000-$49,999 98,486 8.1 7.7-8.4 4,150,974
$50,000-$74,999 59,874 7.5 7.1-7.9 2,568,366
$75,000+ 94,326 7.2 6.8-7.5 4,605,557
NYS Current $0-$14,999 657 15.9 12.0-19.9 187,877
$15,000-$24,999 1,060 12.7 9.5-15.8 244,018
$25,000-$49,999 1,722 8.0 6.2-9.8 255,187
$50,000-$74,999 1,096 8.9 6.2-11.7 183,387
$75,000+ 2,280 6.1 4.9-7.3 268,959

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.