Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table E.2. Lifetime Asthma Prevalence: Percent of People Who Have Ever Been Told by a Health Professional That They Have Asthma by States, DC and Territories, 2003

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Table E.2. Lifetime Asthma Prevalence: Percent of People Who Have Ever Been Told by a Health Professional That They Have Asthma by States, DC and Territories, 2003

States 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. 257312 11.9 0.121     200657 12.3 0.138 54666 10.03 0.238
Top decile average 21099 10.1 0.270     12935 10.2 0.350 3861 7.2 0.452
Bottom decile average 38392 14.8 0.232     30176 15.6 0.266 3788 13.3 0.728
Alabama 3339 11.6 0.688 0.626 0.048 2568 11.9 0.796 742 10.31 1.274
Alaska 2658 13.3 0.942 0.143 0.001 2357 12.9 0.991 278 15.58 3.063
Arizona 3233 12.5 0.845 0.497 0.007 2369 12.4 0.980 833 13.01 1.616
Arkansas 4199 11.3 0.569 0.336 0.049 3210 12.3 0.672 961 7.67 0.936
California 4475 13.43 0.606 0.016 0.000 3580 13.6 0.678 880 12.36 1.268
Colorado 4064 12.4 0.621 0.402 0.001 3360 12.4 0.675 681 12.62 1.614
Connecticut 5310 12.2 0.512 0.608 0.000 4143 13.3 0.600 1068 7.69 0.918
Delaware 4038 11.7 0.668 0.814 0.023 3212 12.2 0.762 797 9.27 1.310
District of Columbia 2038 12.7 0.925 0.368 0.006 1661 13.5 1.047 333 9.57 2.071
Florida 5034 10.11 0.644 0.006 1.000 3552 10.4 0.764 1431 9.19 1.191
Georgia 7633 11.8 0.580 0.919 0.007 6138 12.1 0.654 1429 10.36 1.033
Hawaii 4332 11.6 0.609 0.595 0.027 3423 12.5 0.710 882 7.67 1.044
Idaho 4992 11.7 0.551 0.710 0.010 3944 12 0.629 1020 10.06 1.020
Illinois 5264 11.1 0.492 0.129 0.066 4261 11.5 0.552 999 8.81 0.992
Indiana 5474 12.0 0.495 0.844 0.001 4344 12.5 0.563 1104 9.83 0.977
Iowa 4999 10.31 0.556 0.004 0.808 3707 10.9 0.666 1269 7.82 0.857
Kansas 4613 11.5 0.582 0.545 0.025 3535 12.4 0.687 1038 7.9 0.907
Kentucky 7622 12.6 0.582 0.267 0.000 5690 12.6 0.673 1900 12.48 1.016
Louisiana 5072 10.21 0.508 0.001 0.848 4064 10.4 0.576 984 9.18 1.019
Maine 2384 13.4 0.814 0.068 0.000 1881 14.1 0.955 477 10.55 1.435
Maryland 4433 12.3 0.660 0.531 0.002 3587 12.7 0.746 775 10.44 1.317
Massachusetts 7569 14.43 0.532 0.000 0.000 6059 15.3 0.610 1372 10.67 1.095
Michigan 3546 13.6 0.678 0.015 0.000 2703 14.2 0.779 824 10.6 1.173
Minnesota 3874 10.51 0.596 0.024 0.511 3042 11.2 0.691 832 6.97 0.897
Mississippi 4416 10.91 0.569 0.089 0.198 3434 11.2 0.651 951 9.4 1.060
Missouri 4250 11.9 0.712 0.978 0.019 3130 12.9 0.846 1083 7.91 1.075
Montana 4018 11.1 0.670 0.217 0.184 3104 11.2 0.762 882 10.5 1.405
Nebraska 4970 10.31 0.507 0.002 0.702 3720 10.6 0.588 1225 9.39 0.929
Nevada 2969 11.4 0.825 0.573 0.125 2365 12 0.941 599 8.24 1.374
New Hampshire 5036 12.9 0.567 0.094 0.000 4041 13.7 0.655 921 8.92 1.004
New Jersey 11293 10.91 0.365 0.009 0.078 8621 11.5 0.426 2479 8.57 0.653
New Mexico 5490 10.51 0.495 0.005 0.500 4245 10.6 0.561 1224 9.83 1.005
New York 5535 11.7 0.507 0.687 0.006 4350 12.4 0.588 1113 8.39 0.920
North Carolina 9446 11.3 0.524 0.281 0.038 7166 11.3 0.600 2210 11.26 0.981
North Dakota 3021 10.11 0.618 0.004 0.965 2264 10.2 0.716 730 9.66 1.207
Ohio 3821 10.8 0.641 0.104 0.287 3049 11.4 0.731 733 8.22 1.309
Oklahoma 7624 11.8 0.458 0.816 0.001 5670 12.5 0.538 1918 8.54 0.721
Oregon 4010 14.73 0.633 0.000 0.000 3112 15.2 0.727 873 12.14 1.181
Pennsylvania 3665 11.9 0.616 0.987 0.007 2807 12.2 0.710 827 10.85 1.223
Rhode Island 4042 14.4 0.690 0.000 0.000 3161 15.9 0.821 830 8.22 1.017
South Carolina 5921 10.21 0.473 0.000 0.927 4651 10.1 0.529 1213 10.41 1.077
South Dakota 5257 10.71 0.572 0.035 0.368 3826 10.7 0.677 1397 10.56 0.959
Tennessee 2586 11.8 0.804 0.941 0.040 2064 12.2 0.912 511 9.59 1.411
Texas 6022 11.3 0.491 0.206 0.038 4891 11.4 0.550 1083 10.18 1.020
Utah 4048 11.31 0.692 0.377 0.112 3326 11.4 0.768 703 10.25 1.373
Vermont 4243 12.2 0.605 0.638 0.002 3308 13.2 0.707 910 7.14 0.890
Virginia 5435 12.1 0.606 0.722 0.002 4379 12.1 0.666 1018 12.88 1.471
Washington 18605 13.93 0.325 0.000 0.000 14661 14.3 0.368 3920 11.58 0.624
West Virginia 3346 11.8 0.623 0.900 0.011 2533 12.1 0.727 801 10.68 1.147
Wisconsin 4049 11.01 0.623 0.143 0.200 3217 11.3 0.710 802 9.63 1.262
Wyoming 3999 11.31 0.572 0.266 0.069 3172 11 0.639 801 12.24 1.265
Guam 805 10.31 1.153 0.170 0.859 733 10.2 1.210 65 12.24 4.061
Puerto Rico 4166 20.73 0.849 0.000 0.000 3183 22 0.979 978 13.72 1.300
Virgin Islands 2051 9.21 0.964 0.006 0.385 1735 10 1.098 276 4.92 1.515

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

DNC=Data Not Collected

DNS=Data Not Sufficient for Release (sample less than 50)

1 Indicates that the State estimate is not ignificantly 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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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table E.2. Lifetime Asthma Prevalence: Percent of People Who Have Ever Been Told by a Health Professional That They Have Asthma by States, DC 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-e2.html