Table E.14. Asthma Symptoms: Percent of Adults With Asthma Who Experienced Asthma Symptoms Every Day in the Past 2 Weeks by States, District of Columbia 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.2576590.40.018  2008580.40.020547990.60.045
Top decile average133470.90.092  50920.70.14117950.90.214
Bottom decile average90321.80.150  70551.60.16218452.70.443
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
Connecticut53171.210.1680.0000.10041471.20.18210701.40.436
Delaware40421.210.2030.0000.22432151.10.2087971.80.627
District of Columbia20420.810.2610.1080.77316630.70.2933341.60.643
FloridaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Georgia76511.110.1990.0000.33161521.10.22714331.20.291
Hawaii43390.710.1360.0390.18634290.70.1548830.80.301
IdahoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
IllinoisN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Indiana54811.730.1880.0000.00043481.70.20211072.10.507
Iowa50031.430.1840.0000.01837101.20.19612702.20.485
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
Maryland44351.310.2350.0000.09235891.30.2687751.50.415
MassachusettsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Michigan35511.830.2460.0000.00027071.60.2698253.00.636
Minnesota38831.110.1850.0000.35030481.00.2038351.50.449
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 Hampshire50421.430.1680.0000.01240451.20.1759232.20.492
New Jersey113050.910.0980.0001.00086300.80.10224811.60.294
New Mexico54941.40.1910.0000.02942461.20.20912272.00.479
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
Oklahoma76331.630.1650.0000.00056741.50.18819222.10.343
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
Texas60351.010.1400.0000.47748990.90.14610861.90.448
Utah40541.210.2130.0000.23333291.10.2307061.70.582
Vermont42501.430.2070.0000.03433131.50.2439120.90.305
Virginia54421.430.1990.0000.03443821.20.20810202.50.615
WashingtonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
West VirginiaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Wisconsin40541.310.2100.0000.06832191.20.2238051.90.589
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.

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.14. Asthma Symptoms: Percent of Adults With Asthma Who Experienced Asthma Symptoms Every Day in the Past 2 Weeks by States, District of Columbia 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-e14.html