Adult Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State - 2012 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) - 2012 BRFSS

  Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 465,909 13.2 13.0-13.4 31,646,479
NYS Lifetime 6,030 13.8 12.5-15.1 2,095,951
         
US* Current 464,214 8.9 8.7-9.0 21,121,186
NYS Current 6,006 9.3 8.3-10.3 1,395,293

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Gender, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2012 BRFSS

  Gender Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime Male 187,926 11.2 10.9-11.5 13,002,737
Female 277,983 15.1 14.8-15.4 18,643,742
NYS Lifetime Male 2,450 12.3 10.3-14.2 890,303
Female 3,580 15.2 13.6-16.9 1,205,648
         
US* Current Male 187,296 6.3 6.1-6.5 7,328,355
Female 276,918 11.2 11.0-11.5 13,792,830
NYS Current Male 2,440 6.6 5.3-7.9 472,256
Female 3,566 11.7 10.2-13.2 923,037

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Age Group, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2012 BRFSS

  Age Group Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime 18-24 23,951 17.6 16.8-18.4 5,490,960
25-34 46,443 14.3 13.7-14.9 5,857,350
35-44 58,253 12.1 11.6-12.6 4,859,632
45-54 81,803 12.4 11.9-12.8 5,424,015
55-64 101,115 13.0 12.5-13.4 4,911,158
65+ 149,881 11.3 11.0-11.7 4,941,066
NYS Lifetime 18-24 425 21.0 16.1-25.8 406,605
25-34 760 15.7 11.9-19.6 420,888
35-44 789 11.1 8.5-13.8 278,320
45-54 1,099 11.8 9.3-14.3 323,227
55-64 1,155 11.3 9.1-13.4 266,239
65+ 1,709 13.9 11.2-16.5 384,832
         
US* Current 18-24 23,792 9.7 9.1-10.3 3,007,091
25-34 46,206 8.5 8.1-9.0 3,484,273
35-44 58,062 8.3 7.9-8.7 3,331,787
45-54 81,551 9.0 8.6-9.4 3,937,436
55-64 100,769 9.6 9.3-10.0 3,645,897
65+ 149,386 8.3 8.0-8.6 3,616,642
NYS Current 18-24 416 12.0 8.1-16.0 228,240
25-34 756 7.6 5.4-9.8 200,813
35-44 787 7.6 5.6-9.7 189,537
45-54 1,098 9.9 7.5-12.3 270,994
55-64 1,151 9.5 7.5-11.5 222,483
65+ 1,706 10.0 7.5-12.5 277,168

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2012 BRFSS

  Race Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White 379,129 12.8 12.5-13.0 22,639,053
Black 41,309 15.7 15.0-16.4 4,591,971
Other 29,027 12.4 11.5-13.2 2,776,228
Multi 9,842 21.5 19.5-23.5 976,249
NYS Lifetime White 4,740 13.3 11.9-14.6 1,336,646
Black 586 17.0 12.8-21.3 398,207
Other 330 11.6 6.8-16.4 187,477
Multi 96 25.3 10.3-40.2 55,733
         
US* Current White 377,824 8.6 8.5-8.8 15,261,910
Black 41,131 11.1 10.5-11.7 3,240,182
Other 28,926 7.1 6.5-7.8 1,597,202
Multi 9,768 13.6 12.0-15.2 613,518
NYS Current White 4,724 9.3 8.1-10.4 927,167
Black 583 12.9 9.4-16.4 297,233
Other 329 3.8 1.8-5.7 60,600
Multi 96 21.3 6.3-36.3 46,960

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Race/Ethnicity, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2012 BRFSS

  Race/Ethnicity Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime White NH 361,878 13.0 12.8-13.2 20,137,077
Black NH 39,953 15.7 15.0-16.4 4,365,193
Other NH 19,795 12.3 11.2-13.4 1,800,420
Multirace NH 8,768 21.8 19.9-23.8 765,843
Hispanic 29,387 11.8 11.1-12.6 4,253,081
NYS Lifetime White NH 4,358 12.7 11.4-14.1 1,105,126
Black NH 523 16.9 12.4-21.5 353,610
Other NH 266 8.5 4.6-12.3 109,473
Multirace NH 83 21.7 4.8-38.7 37,904
Hispanic 652 18.0 14.0-21.9 457,368
         
US* Current White NH 360,635 8.9 8.7-9.1 13,724,828
Black NH 39,781 11.1 10.5-11.7 3,072,666
Other NH 19,732 7.3 6.5-8.1 1,068,954
Multirace NH 8,702 14.6 12.9-16.2 506,933
Hispanic 29,276 7.0 6.5-7.6 2,523,397
NYS Current White NH 4,344 8.7 7.6-9.8 750,645
Black NH 521 12.8 9.0-16.6 263,655
Other NH 265 3.4 1.3-5.5 43,667
Multirace NH 83 18.3 1.4-35.3 31,955
Hispanic 646 11.2 8.2-14.3 284,114

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Education, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2012 BRFSS

  Education Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime HS Nongrad 40,462 15.7 15.0-16.5 5,574,442
HS Grad 136,748 12.8 12.4-13.2 8,795,547
Some Coll 126,116 14.0 13.6-14.4 10,219,982
Coll Grad 160,713 11.3 11.0-11.6 6,958,817
NYS Lifetime HS Nongrad 515 21.5 16.3-26.7 490,217
HS Grad 1,594 13.3 11.0-15.5 555,271
Some Coll 1,455 13.8 11.5-16.1 561,820
Coll Grad 2,440 10.5 9.1-11.9 480,168
         
US* Current HS Nongrad 40,270 11.3 10.7-11.9 3,983,878
HS Grad 136,238 8.7 8.4-9.1 5,994,125
Some Coll 125,640 9.2 8.9-9.5 6,694,557
Coll Grad 160,205 7.2 6.9-7.4 4,395,021
NYS Current HS Nongrad 510 13.3 9.4-17.2 293,684
HS Grad 1,590 9.6 7.6-11.5 400,357
Some Coll 1,448 9.8 7.8-11.8 396,150
Coll Grad 2,432 6.5 5.4-7.6 296,625

Asthma Prevalence in the United States and New York State by Income, Adults (18+ Yrs) - 2012 BRFSS

  Income Sample Size Prevalence(%) 95% CI** Estimated Number of People Affected
US* Lifetime $0-$14,999 48,702 19.5 18.7-20.3 5,306,766
$15,000-$24,999 72,402 14.9 14.3-15.4 5,589,041
$25,000-$49,999 105,528 12.2 11.7-12.6 6,356,301
$50,000-$74,999 63,334 11.7 11.1-12.2 3,713,419
$75,000+ 110,993 10.8 10.5-11.2 6,359,799
NYS Lifetime $0-$14,999 630 21.1 16.0-26.2 347,355
$15,000-$24,999 885 15.6 12.4-18.8 341,103
$25,000-$49,999 1,224 12.1 9.4-14.7 368,660
$50,000-$74,999 798 13.0 9.7-16.4 241,884
$75,000+ 1,648 11.3 9.4-13.2 452,341
         
US* Current $0-$14,999 48,453 14.3 13.6-14.9 3,866,243
$15,000-$24,999 72,111 10.4 10.0-10.9 3,913,473
$25,000-$49,999 105,178 8.1 7.8-8.4 4,225,774
$50,000-$74,999 63,148 7.3 6.9-7.7 2,306,663
$75,000+ 110,724 6.8 6.5-7.0 3,952,616
NYS Current $0-$14,999 627 13.5 9.8-17.2 218,306
$15,000-$24,999 880 9.8 7.3-12.2 212,043
$25,000-$49,999 1,220 9.0 6.6-11.3 273,109
$50,000-$74,999 798 9.7 6.7-12.7 179,573
$75,000+ 1,642 7.6 6.0-9.3 305,215

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.