Table E.4. Age at Asthma Diagnosis: Percent of Adults with Asthma Who Were Diagnosed Before Age 10 by State, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territory, 2003

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StatesDiagnosed at age < 10 yearsP value compared to national averageP value compared to top decile average
Sample Size%Standard Error
Total U.S.1069538.50.798  
Top decile average142347.01.872  
Bottom decile average106231.01.702  
AlabamaN/CN/CN/C  
AlaskaN/CN/CN/C
ArizonaN/CN/CN/C
ArkansasN/CN/CN/C
CaliforniaN/CN/CN/C
ColoradoN/CN/CN/C
Connecticut61232.112.2380.0070.699
Delaware46139.03.0980.8830.024
District of Columbia22742.24.0240.3700.011
FloridaN/CN/CN/C
Georgia79146.722.7480.0040.000
Hawaii46544.722.8800.0390.000
IdahoN/CN/CN/C
IllinoisN/CN/CN/C
Indiana61735.712.2490.2350.098
Iowa45542.03.0140.2590.001
KansasN/CN/CN/C
KentuckyN/CN/CN/C
LouisianaN/CN/CN/C
MaineN/CN/CN/C
Maryland47733.912.9260.1290.392
MassachusettsN/CN/CN/C
Michigan45029.512.6240.0010.636
Minnesota37833.513.0540.1140.474
MississippiN/CN/CN/C
MissouriN/CN/CN/C
MontanaN/CN/CN/C
NebraskaN/CN/CN/C
NevadaN/CN/CN/C
New Hampshire60432.112.4900.0150.703
New Jersey113033.011.8610.0070.428
New Mexico57133.812.5380.0760.363
New YorkN/CN/CN/C
North CarolinaN/CN/CN/C
North DakotaN/CN/CN/C
OhioN/CN/CN/C
Oklahoma82145.422.1590.0030.000
OregonN/CN/CN/C
PennsylvaniaN/CN/CN/C
Rhode IslandN/CN/CN/C
South CarolinaN/CN/CN/C
South DakotaN/CN/CN/C
TennesseeN/CN/CN/C
Texas63247.42.4380.0010.000
Utah46033.713.1330.1390.445
Vermont47335.812.6860.3400.129
Virginia62539.72.7750.6670.007
WashingtonN/CN/CN/C
West VirginiaN/CN/CN/C
Wisconsin44633.812.9990.1290.418
WyomingN/CN/CN/C
GuamN/CN/CN/C
Puerto RicoN/CN/CN/C
Virgin IslandsN/CN/CN/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. 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.4. Age at Asthma Diagnosis: Percent of Adults with Asthma Who Were Diagnosed Before Age 10 by State, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territory, 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-e4.html