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
StatesAll 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.25731211.90.121  20065712.30.1385466610.030.238
Top decile average2109910.10.270  1293510.20.35038617.20.452
Bottom decile average3839214.80.232  3017615.60.266378813.30.728
Alabama333911.60.6880.6260.048256811.90.79674210.311.274
Alaska265813.30.9420.1430.001235712.90.99127815.583.063
Arizona323312.50.8450.4970.007236912.40.98083313.011.616
Arkansas419911.30.5690.3360.049321012.30.6729617.670.936
California447513.430.6060.0160.000358013.60.67888012.361.268
Colorado406412.40.6210.4020.001336012.40.67568112.621.614
Connecticut531012.20.5120.6080.000414313.30.60010687.690.918
Delaware403811.70.6680.8140.023321212.20.7627979.271.310
District of Columbia203812.70.9250.3680.006166113.51.0473339.572.071
Florida503410.110.6440.0061.000355210.40.76414319.191.191
Georgia763311.80.5800.9190.007613812.10.654142910.361.033
Hawaii433211.60.6090.5950.027342312.50.7108827.671.044
Idaho499211.70.5510.7100.0103944120.629102010.061.020
Illinois526411.10.4920.1290.066426111.50.5529998.810.992
Indiana547412.00.4950.8440.001434412.50.56311049.830.977
Iowa499910.310.5560.0040.808370710.90.66612697.820.857
Kansas461311.50.5820.5450.025353512.40.68710387.90.907
Kentucky762212.60.5820.2670.000569012.60.673190012.481.016
Louisiana507210.210.5080.0010.848406410.40.5769849.181.019
Maine238413.40.8140.0680.000188114.10.95547710.551.435
Maryland443312.30.6600.5310.002358712.70.74677510.441.317
Massachusetts756914.430.5320.0000.000605915.30.610137210.671.095
Michigan354613.60.6780.0150.000270314.20.77982410.61.173
Minnesota387410.510.5960.0240.511304211.20.6918326.970.897
Mississippi441610.910.5690.0890.198343411.20.6519519.41.060
Missouri425011.90.7120.9780.019313012.90.84610837.911.075
Montana401811.10.6700.2170.184310411.20.76288210.51.405
Nebraska497010.310.5070.0020.702372010.60.58812259.390.929
Nevada296911.40.8250.5730.1252365120.9415998.241.374
New Hampshire503612.90.5670.0940.000404113.70.6559218.921.004
New Jersey1129310.910.3650.0090.078862111.50.42624798.570.653
New Mexico549010.510.4950.0050.500424510.60.56112249.831.005
New York553511.70.5070.6870.006435012.40.58811138.390.920
North Carolina944611.30.5240.2810.038716611.30.600221011.260.981
North Dakota302110.110.6180.0040.965226410.20.7167309.661.207
Ohio382110.80.6410.1040.287304911.40.7317338.221.309
Oklahoma762411.80.4580.8160.001567012.50.53819188.540.721
Oregon401014.730.6330.0000.000311215.20.72787312.141.181
Pennsylvania366511.90.6160.9870.007280712.20.71082710.851.223
Rhode Island404214.40.6900.0000.000316115.90.8218308.221.017
South Carolina592110.210.4730.0000.927465110.10.529121310.411.077
South Dakota525710.710.5720.0350.368382610.70.677139710.560.959
Tennessee258611.80.8040.9410.040206412.20.9125119.591.411
Texas602211.30.4910.2060.038489111.40.550108310.181.020
Utah404811.310.6920.3770.112332611.40.76870310.251.373
Vermont424312.20.6050.6380.002330813.20.7079107.140.890
Virginia543512.10.6060.7220.002437912.10.666101812.881.471
Washington1860513.930.3250.0000.0001466114.30.368392011.580.624
West Virginia334611.80.6230.9000.011253312.10.72780110.681.147
Wisconsin404911.010.6230.1430.200321711.30.7108029.631.262
Wyoming399911.310.5720.2660.0693172110.63980112.241.265
Guam80510.311.1530.1700.85973310.21.2106512.244.061
Puerto Rico416620.730.8490.0000.0003183220.97997813.721.300
Virgin Islands20519.210.9640.0060.3851735101.0982764.921.515
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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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Current as of September 2009
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: 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-e2.html