Table E.13. Asthma Symptom-free Days: Average Number of Days Adults With Asthma Were Free of Asthma Symptoms in the Past 2 Weeks by States, DC and Territories, 2003

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StateAll AdultsP-value compared to national averageP-value compared to top decile averageAdults Age 18-64Adults Age 65+
Sample Size%Standard ErrorSample Size%Standard ErrorSample Size%Standard Error
Total U.S.71359.70.096  58589.90.10412258.30.248
Top decile average39810.50.2950.014 33910.80.3131399.60.522
Bottom decile average9999.00.197  8089.30.2121296.30.561
AlabamaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
AlaskaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ArizonaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ArkansasN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
CaliforniaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ColoradoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Connecticut42310.210.2740.0810.46636610.50.278528.40.968
Delaware31410.110.3590.3230.35126210.40.368N/SN/SN/S
District of Columbia15210.510.4850.0900.94512911.10.513N/SN/SN/S
FloridaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Georgia5219.910.3680.5700.2164349.90.405839.80.688
Hawaii24610.410.3720.0610.86621010.60.395N/SN/SN/S
IdahoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
IllinoisN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Indiana4419.130.2870.0460.0013689.20.304728.10.798
Iowa2979.10.3640.1150.0032289.70.382685.90.797
KansasN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
KentuckyN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
LouisianaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MaineN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Maryland30810.110.3990.3520.39925010.20.447569.20.805
MassachusettsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Michigan3189.30.3230.1820.0042549.60.349616.70.790
Minnesota2579.810.3560.7550.13921210.00.385N/SN/SN/S
MississippiN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MissouriN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MontanaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
NebraskaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
NevadaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
New Hampshire41810.010.2640.2880.20535210.40.270587.70.842
New Jersey75710.310.2050.0150.48760510.60.2161418.60.592
New Mexico3639.710.3570.8940.0672939.90.389708.20.870
New YorkN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
North CarolinaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
North DakotaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
OhioN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Oklahoma5589.030.2690.0140.0004409.30.2941177.20.619
OregonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
PennsylvaniaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Rhode IslandN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
South CarolinaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
South DakotaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
TennesseeN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Texas3979.60.2890.8100.0343219.80.313738.70.748
Utah30310.010.4010.5400.27224810.10.436528.50.994
Vermont3279.710.3210.9600.0612829.60.343N/SN/SN/S
Virginia4189.710.3760.9040.0773409.80.404778.90.822
WashingtonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
West VirginiaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Wisconsin3179.910.3640.6100.19426410.10.386528.90.941
WyomingN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
GuamN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Puerto RicoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Virgin IslandsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C

Source: Medstat calculations from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2003, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Notes: Estimates and standard errors have been weighted either to State or Nation as appropriate.

Symptoms of asthma include cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and phlegm production when you do not have a cold or respiratory infection.

Number of symptom-free days:

Symptoms Less than once a week = 13 Free Days
1 or 2 times per week = 11 Free Days
More than 2 Times per week = 6 Free Days
Everyday, not all the time = 0 Free Days
Everyday, all the time = 0 Free Days

Sample size varies across asthma measures because of varying applicability of questions to respondents and refusals.

N/C=Data Not Collected

N/S=Data Not Sufficient for Release (sample less than 50)

1 Indicates that the State estimate is not significantly different from the best in class average (P < 0.05).
2 Indicates that the State estimate is statistically better than the national average (P < 0.05).
3 Indicates that the State estimate is statistically worse than the national average (P < 0.05).

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Internet Citation: Table E.13. Asthma Symptom-free Days: Average Number of Days Adults With Asthma Were Free of Asthma Symptoms in the Past 2 Weeks by States, DC and Territories, 2003: Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e13.html