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

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 423,457 13.4 13.1-13.6 30,962,440
NYS Lifetime 6,901 14.4 13.2-15.6 2,143,337
         
US* Current 421,876 8.4 8.3-8.6 19,471,444
NYS Current 6,873 9.8 8.8-10.8 1,451,893

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 160,720 11.6 11.3-12.0 13,118,640
Female 262,737 15.0 14.7-15.3 17,843,800
NYS Lifetime Male 2,632 12.0 10.2-13.9 856,040
Female 4,269 16.6 15.0-18.1 1,287,296
         
US* Current Male 160,182 6.4 6.2-6.7 7,241,018
Female 261,694 10.3 10.1-10.6 12,230,426
NYS Current Male 2,624 7.2 5.7-8.6 506,376
Female 4,249 12.2 10.9-13.6 945,517

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 12,695 19.4 18.3-20.6 5,113,937
25-34 36,411 14.7 14.1-15.3 6,144,382
35-44 58,733 12.4 11.9-12.9 5,570,767
45-54 85,062 12.5 12.1-12.9 5,492,471
55-64 93,319 12.8 12.4-13.2 4,300,438
65+ 133,641 10.7 10.4-11.0 4,227,500
NYS Lifetime 18-24 231 20.8 15.1-26.5 400,369
25-34 560 15.5 12.0-19.0 391,474
35-44 964 11.7 9.4-14.1 321,932
45-54 1,412 13.9 11.6-16.2 388,383
55-64 1,493 15.1 12.8-17.4 318,915
65+ 2,128 11.9 10.3-13.5 310,921
         
US* Current 18-24 12,599 11.2 10.3-12.1 2,931,792
25-34 36,221 8.4 7.9-8.9 3,487,376
35-44 58,502 7.7 7.3-8.0 3,428,431
45-54 84,779 8.4 8.1-8.7 3,676,746
55-64 92,983 8.7 8.4-9.0 2,919,085
65+ 133,219 7.5 7.3-7.7 2,955,359
NYS Current 18-24 227 13.5 8.5-18.4 255,029
25-34 558 9.1 6.7-11.5 229,248
35-44 959 8.0 6.1-10.0 220,066
45-54 1,407 10.1 8.2-12.1 282,991
55-64 1,489 11.3 9.2-13.3 237,705
65+ 2,120 8.5 7.1-9.8 219,922

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 353,243 13.2 13.0-13.4 23,606,397
Black 34,036 14.8 13.9-15.6 3,717,326
Other 23,787 12.2 11.2-13.2 2,345,106
Multi 7,730 21.3 19.2-23.4 886,482
NYS Lifetime White 5,718 15.0 13.6-16.4 1,541,776
Black 600 14.8 11.3-18.3 333,537
Other 295 12.1 7.6-16.6 176,895
Multi 82 12.7 4.3-21.1 32,131
         
US* Current White 351,960 8.4 8.2-8.6 14,998,236
Black 33,899 9.6 8.9-10.3 2,403,941
Other 23,702 6.8 6.1-7.5 1,303,843
Multi 7,681 14.0 12.3-15.7 578,028
NYS Current White 5,695 10.2 9.1-11.4 1,045,957
Black 597 10.4 7.3-13.4 233,314
Other 294 8.0 4.3-11.8 117,111
Multi 82 10.1 3.2-16.9 25,512

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 337,597 13.5 13.2-13.7 21,215,894
Black NH 32,907 14.6 13.7-15.4 3,464,978
Other NH 15,774 12.8 11.5-14.1 1,569,034
Multirace NH 7,027 22.0 19.7-24.3 802,841
Hispanic 25,517 11.3 10.5-12.1 3,643,310
NYS Lifetime White NH 5,393 13.8 12.5-15.1 1,211,295
Black NH 535 14.5 10.8-18.2 290,558
Other NH 229 10.7 5.8-15.5 119,925
Multirace NH 70 14.3 4.3-24.2 30,126
Hispanic 522 18.7 14.6-22.8 454,217
         
US* Current White NH 336,367 8.7 8.5-8.9 13,599,013
Black NH 32,775 9.6 8.9-10.3 2,267,056
Other NH 15,711 7.2 6.4-8.0 877,522
Multirace NH 6,984 14.6 12.7-16.4 527,541
Hispanic 25,437 6.3 5.8-6.8 2,026,024
NYS Current White NH 5,371 9.8 8.6-10.9 853,763
Black NH 532 10.0 6.8-13.2 199,493
Other NH 228 7.7 3.4-12.0 86,384
Multirace NH 70 11.1 3.1-19.2 23,507
Hispanic 520 10.6 7.6-13.5 256,321

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 39,044 14.3 13.6-15.1 3,522,798
HS Grad 126,557 13.2 12.7-13.7 8,583,303
Some Coll 113,586 14.7 14.2-15.2 8,970,777
Coll Grad 142,809 12.3 11.9-12.6 9,787,171
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 496 19.0 14.0-24.0 292,241
HS Grad 1,912 14.4 11.9-16.9 570,449
Some Coll 1,643 14.8 12.3-17.4 533,417
Coll Grad 2,832 13.0 11.4-14.6 747,230
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 38,835 10.3 9.7-11.0 2,535,610
HS Grad 126,132 8.7 8.3-9.0 5,611,459
Some Coll 113,120 9.2 8.8-9.5 5,559,863
Coll Grad 142,333 7.2 6.9-7.4 5,694,591
NYS Current HS Nongrad 494 15.0 10.4-19.5 229,418
HS Grad 1,906 10.0 8.1-12.0 396,133
Some Coll 1,634 9.3 7.4-11.3 333,417
Coll Grad 2,821 8.6 7.3-9.9 492,924

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2009 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 40,768 17.2 16.4-18.1 3,575,907
$15,000-$24,999 64,636 15.0 14.4-15.7 4,789,739
$25,000-$49,999 101,278 12.9 12.4-13.4 6,502,251
$50,000-$74,999 60,329 13.0 12.4-13.6 4,243,793
$75,000+ 99,594 11.8 11.4-12.2 7,745,257
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 596 21.6 16.5-26.6 284,177
$15,000-$24,999 969 15.5 12.0-18.9 308,979
$25,000-$49,999 1,512 14.8 12.3-17.4 451,552
$50,000-$74,999 862 13.7 10.6-16.8 254,038
$75,000+ 1,971 12.2 10.0-14.4 546,847
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 40,552 12.9 12.1-13.7 2,663,074
$15,000-$24,999 64,377 10.3 9.8-10.9 3,278,147
$25,000-$49,999 100,927 8.0 7.7-8.4 4,036,441
$50,000-$74,999 60,123 7.7 7.2-8.1 2,488,787
$75,000+ 99,332 6.7 6.4-7.0 4,370,647
NYS Current $0-$14,999 589 17.9 13.0-22.8 233,858
$15,000-$24,999 967 11.0 8.2-13.7 218,656
$25,000-$49,999 1,508 9.9 7.8-12.1 301,948
$50,000-$74,999 859 7.9 5.7-10.1 145,589
$75,000+ 1,964 7.5 5.9-9.1 334,754

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.