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

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

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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.2566517.70.099  2001057.80.112545627.20.2
Top decile average222995.90.207  173875.90.23339604.60.362
Bottom decile average25719100.247  1992110.30.284481510.10.577
Alabama33377.50.5430.7170.00625677.60.6207417.31.108
Alaska26539.10.8260.0920.00023538.70.87027712.02.667
Arizona32238.30.7240.4120.00123648.10.8348289.41.440
Arkansas41897.30.4490.3840.00532027.80.5239595.40.823
California44698.40.4970.1670.00035758.30.5568798.61.059
Colorado40548.30.5040.2430.00033508.40.5616817.21.036
Connecticut52908.30.4300.1740.00041289.00.50310635.10.779
Delaware40337.50.5310.7110.00532087.80.6027966.11.100
District of Columbia20357.80.7200.8910.01116588.10.8023336.81.796
Florida50206.110.5020.0020.71335406.10.59714296.00.924
Georgia76107.00.4700.1450.03261197.10.53014256.50.854
Hawaii43285.610.4390.0000.53734196.10.5178823.90.687
Idaho49747.90.4680.6760.00039278.00.53110197.50.914
Illinois52547.40.3960.4620.00142537.40.4379977.10.916
Indiana54618.10.4010.3330.00043348.30.45311016.90.834
Iowa49966.210.4180.0000.52037046.50.49512695.30.702
Kansas46067.50.4550.6680.00135307.80.52810366.20.829
Kentucky76009.80.5070.0000.00056749.60.582189410.80.952
Louisiana50666.210.3980.0000.50440596.20.4469836.60.869
Maine23759.930.7000.0020.000187310.10.8154769.01.322
Maryland44207.80.5370.8550.00135758.00.6107747.21.038
Massachusetts75489.930.4420.0000.000604110.40.51013697.70.864
Michigan35389.330.5660.0050.00026959.40.6458248.21.062
Minnesota38526.810.4790.0660.08530227.20.5528305.00.782
Mississippi44056.910.4680.0940.05134247.00.5369506.60.901
Missouri42428.00.5820.6110.00131258.60.69310805.50.865
Montana40097.90.5620.7260.00130957.80.6288828.61.276
Nebraska49587.10.4110.1560.00937107.10.47012237.20.829
Nevada29546.610.6380.0880.29723516.80.7245985.61.155
New Hampshire50148.50.4570.0870.00040248.80.5229177.00.913
New Jersey112577.10.2920.0520.00185927.30.33724736.10.562
New Mexico54866.710.4080.0170.08042426.80.46112236.70.849
New York55187.60.4130.8140.00043378.10.47711105.80.768
North Carolina94337.10.4000.1450.00871566.70.44822078.60.872
North Dakota30167.00.5110.1790.04622626.70.5807278.01.097
Ohio38137.10.5070.2450.02830437.20.5717316.41.120
Oklahoma76077.60.3680.7930.00056597.90.43219126.10.583
Oregon39999.330.5240.0030.00031039.50.5988718.41.015
Pennsylvania36528.30.5330.2680.00027968.30.6078258.61.134
Rhode Island40309.630.5490.0010.000315010.40.6518306.00.862
South Carolina59136.110.3590.0000.62946435.80.38712137.80.960
South Dakota52467.30.4910.4250.00938167.10.57813968.30.859
Tennessee25807.90.6410.7580.00320588.00.7205117.71.309
Texas60096.90.4010.0530.02748806.80.44610817.00.866
Utah40407.40.5780.6090.01533227.40.6416996.51.130
Vermont42338.40.5230.1880.00032999.00.6129095.20.781
Virginia54117.60.4970.8440.00243577.40.54310169.31.261
Washington185299.130.2660.0000.000145959.20.29939118.10.541
West Virginia33418.10.5090.4400.00025298.10.5868008.01.005
Wisconsin40397.50.5030.6960.00332077.50.5648027.41.129
Wyoming39867.50.4690.6760.00231607.00.5138009.71.164
Guam8036.510.9500.2090.5377316.61.009656.42.896
Puerto Rico416610.830.6190.0000.000318311.30.7159788.10.985
Virgin Islands20424.510.7610.0000.07617264.80.8732762.40.979
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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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Current as of September 2009
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: 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-e3.html