Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table E.3. Current Asthma Prevalence: Percent of People Who Were Ever Told They Have Asthma Who Still Have Asthma by States, District of Columbia and Territories, 2003

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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. 256651 7.7 0.099     200105 7.8 0.112 54562 7.2 0.2
Top decile average 22299 5.9 0.207     17387 5.9 0.233 3960 4.6 0.362
Bottom decile average 25719 10 0.247     19921 10.3 0.284 4815 10.1 0.577
Alabama 3337 7.5 0.543 0.717 0.006 2567 7.6 0.620 741 7.3 1.108
Alaska 2653 9.1 0.826 0.092 0.000 2353 8.7 0.870 277 12.0 2.667
Arizona 3223 8.3 0.724 0.412 0.001 2364 8.1 0.834 828 9.4 1.440
Arkansas 4189 7.3 0.449 0.384 0.005 3202 7.8 0.523 959 5.4 0.823
California 4469 8.4 0.497 0.167 0.000 3575 8.3 0.556 879 8.6 1.059
Colorado 4054 8.3 0.504 0.243 0.000 3350 8.4 0.561 681 7.2 1.036
Connecticut 5290 8.3 0.430 0.174 0.000 4128 9.0 0.503 1063 5.1 0.779
Delaware 4033 7.5 0.531 0.711 0.005 3208 7.8 0.602 796 6.1 1.100
District of Columbia 2035 7.8 0.720 0.891 0.011 1658 8.1 0.802 333 6.8 1.796
Florida 5020 6.11 0.502 0.002 0.713 3540 6.1 0.597 1429 6.0 0.924
Georgia 7610 7.0 0.470 0.145 0.032 6119 7.1 0.530 1425 6.5 0.854
Hawaii 4328 5.61 0.439 0.000 0.537 3419 6.1 0.517 882 3.9 0.687
Idaho 4974 7.9 0.468 0.676 0.000 3927 8.0 0.531 1019 7.5 0.914
Illinois 5254 7.4 0.396 0.462 0.001 4253 7.4 0.437 997 7.1 0.916
Indiana 5461 8.1 0.401 0.333 0.000 4334 8.3 0.453 1101 6.9 0.834
Iowa 4996 6.21 0.418 0.000 0.520 3704 6.5 0.495 1269 5.3 0.702
Kansas 4606 7.5 0.455 0.668 0.001 3530 7.8 0.528 1036 6.2 0.829
Kentucky 7600 9.8 0.507 0.000 0.000 5674 9.6 0.582 1894 10.8 0.952
Louisiana 5066 6.21 0.398 0.000 0.504 4059 6.2 0.446 983 6.6 0.869
Maine 2375 9.93 0.700 0.002 0.000 1873 10.1 0.815 476 9.0 1.322
Maryland 4420 7.8 0.537 0.855 0.001 3575 8.0 0.610 774 7.2 1.038
Massachusetts 7548 9.93 0.442 0.000 0.000 6041 10.4 0.510 1369 7.7 0.864
Michigan 3538 9.33 0.566 0.005 0.000 2695 9.4 0.645 824 8.2 1.062
Minnesota 3852 6.81 0.479 0.066 0.085 3022 7.2 0.552 830 5.0 0.782
Mississippi 4405 6.91 0.468 0.094 0.051 3424 7.0 0.536 950 6.6 0.901
Missouri 4242 8.0 0.582 0.611 0.001 3125 8.6 0.693 1080 5.5 0.865
Montana 4009 7.9 0.562 0.726 0.001 3095 7.8 0.628 882 8.6 1.276
Nebraska 4958 7.1 0.411 0.156 0.009 3710 7.1 0.470 1223 7.2 0.829
Nevada 2954 6.61 0.638 0.088 0.297 2351 6.8 0.724 598 5.6 1.155
New Hampshire 5014 8.5 0.457 0.087 0.000 4024 8.8 0.522 917 7.0 0.913
New Jersey 11257 7.1 0.292 0.052 0.001 8592 7.3 0.337 2473 6.1 0.562
New Mexico 5486 6.71 0.408 0.017 0.080 4242 6.8 0.461 1223 6.7 0.849
New York 5518 7.6 0.413 0.814 0.000 4337 8.1 0.477 1110 5.8 0.768
North Carolina 9433 7.1 0.400 0.145 0.008 7156 6.7 0.448 2207 8.6 0.872
North Dakota 3016 7.0 0.511 0.179 0.046 2262 6.7 0.580 727 8.0 1.097
Ohio 3813 7.1 0.507 0.245 0.028 3043 7.2 0.571 731 6.4 1.120
Oklahoma 7607 7.6 0.368 0.793 0.000 5659 7.9 0.432 1912 6.1 0.583
Oregon 3999 9.33 0.524 0.003 0.000 3103 9.5 0.598 871 8.4 1.015
Pennsylvania 3652 8.3 0.533 0.268 0.000 2796 8.3 0.607 825 8.6 1.134
Rhode Island 4030 9.63 0.549 0.001 0.000 3150 10.4 0.651 830 6.0 0.862
South Carolina 5913 6.11 0.359 0.000 0.629 4643 5.8 0.387 1213 7.8 0.960
South Dakota 5246 7.3 0.491 0.425 0.009 3816 7.1 0.578 1396 8.3 0.859
Tennessee 2580 7.9 0.641 0.758 0.003 2058 8.0 0.720 511 7.7 1.309
Texas 6009 6.9 0.401 0.053 0.027 4880 6.8 0.446 1081 7.0 0.866
Utah 4040 7.4 0.578 0.609 0.015 3322 7.4 0.641 699 6.5 1.130
Vermont 4233 8.4 0.523 0.188 0.000 3299 9.0 0.612 909 5.2 0.781
Virginia 5411 7.6 0.497 0.844 0.002 4357 7.4 0.543 1016 9.3 1.261
Washington 18529 9.13 0.266 0.000 0.000 14595 9.2 0.299 3911 8.1 0.541
West Virginia 3341 8.1 0.509 0.440 0.000 2529 8.1 0.586 800 8.0 1.005
Wisconsin 4039 7.5 0.503 0.696 0.003 3207 7.5 0.564 802 7.4 1.129
Wyoming 3986 7.5 0.469 0.676 0.002 3160 7.0 0.513 800 9.7 1.164
Guam 803 6.51 0.950 0.209 0.537 731 6.6 1.009 65 6.4 2.896
Puerto Rico 4166 10.83 0.619 0.000 0.000 3183 11.3 0.715 978 8.1 0.985
Virgin Islands 2042 4.51 0.761 0.000 0.076 1726 4.8 0.873 276 2.4 0.979

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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 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.3. Current Asthma Prevalence: Percent of People Who Were Ever Told They Have Asthma Who Still Have Asthma 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-e3.html