Asthma Care Quality Improvement

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

State All Adults P-value compared to national average P-value compared to top decile average Adults Age 18-64 Adults Age 65+
Sample Size % Standard Error Sample Size % Standard Error Sample Size % Standard Error
Total U.S. 257659 0.4 0.018     200858 0.4 0.020 54799 0.6 0.045
Top decile average 13347 0.9 0.092     5092 0.7 0.141 1795 0.9 0.214
Bottom decile average 9032 1.8 0.150     7055 1.6 0.162 1845 2.7 0.443
Alabama N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Alaska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arizona N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arkansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
California N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Colorado N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Connecticut 5317 1.21 0.168 0.000 0.100 4147 1.2 0.182 1070 1.4 0.436
Delaware 4042 1.21 0.203 0.000 0.224 3215 1.1 0.208 797 1.8 0.627
District of Columbia 2042 0.81 0.261 0.108 0.773 1663 0.7 0.293 334 1.6 0.643
Florida N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Georgia 7651 1.11 0.199 0.000 0.331 6152 1.1 0.227 1433 1.2 0.291
Hawaii 4339 0.71 0.136 0.039 0.186 3429 0.7 0.154 883 0.8 0.301
Idaho N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Illinois N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Indiana 5481 1.73 0.188 0.000 0.000 4348 1.7 0.202 1107 2.1 0.507
Iowa 5003 1.43 0.184 0.000 0.018 3710 1.2 0.196 1270 2.2 0.485
Kansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Kentucky N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Louisiana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maine N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maryland 4435 1.31 0.235 0.000 0.092 3589 1.3 0.268 775 1.5 0.415
Massachusetts N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Michigan 3551 1.83 0.246 0.000 0.000 2707 1.6 0.269 825 3.0 0.636
Minnesota 3883 1.11 0.185 0.000 0.350 3048 1.0 0.203 835 1.5 0.449
Mississippi N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Missouri N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Montana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nebraska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nevada N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
New Hampshire 5042 1.43 0.168 0.000 0.012 4045 1.2 0.175 923 2.2 0.492
New Jersey 11305 0.91 0.098 0.000 1.000 8630 0.8 0.102 2481 1.6 0.294
New Mexico 5494 1.4 0.191 0.000 0.029 4246 1.2 0.209 1227 2.0 0.479
New York N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Ohio N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Oklahoma 7633 1.63 0.165 0.000 0.000 5674 1.5 0.188 1922 2.1 0.343
Oregon N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Pennsylvania N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Rhode Island N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Tennessee N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Texas 6035 1.01 0.140 0.000 0.477 4899 0.9 0.146 1086 1.9 0.448
Utah 4054 1.21 0.213 0.000 0.233 3329 1.1 0.230 706 1.7 0.582
Vermont 4250 1.43 0.207 0.000 0.034 3313 1.5 0.243 912 0.9 0.305
Virginia 5442 1.43 0.199 0.000 0.034 4382 1.2 0.208 1020 2.5 0.615
Washington N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
West Virginia N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Wisconsin 4054 1.31 0.210 0.000 0.068 3219 1.2 0.223 805 1.9 0.589
Wyoming N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Guam N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Puerto Rico N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Virgin Islands N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/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. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e14.html