Asthma Care Quality Improvement

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

States Diagnosed at age < 10 years P value compared to national average P value compared to top decile average
Sample Size % Standard Error
Total U.S. 10695 38.5 0.798    
Top decile average 1423 47.0 1.872    
Bottom decile average 1062 31.0 1.702    
Alabama N/C N/C N/C    
Alaska N/C N/C N/C
Arizona N/C N/C N/C
Arkansas N/C N/C N/C
California N/C N/C N/C
Colorado N/C N/C N/C
Connecticut 612 32.11 2.238 0.007 0.699
Delaware 461 39.0 3.098 0.883 0.024
District of Columbia 227 42.2 4.024 0.370 0.011
Florida N/C N/C N/C
Georgia 791 46.72 2.748 0.004 0.000
Hawaii 465 44.72 2.880 0.039 0.000
Idaho N/C N/C N/C
Illinois N/C N/C N/C
Indiana 617 35.71 2.249 0.235 0.098
Iowa 455 42.0 3.014 0.259 0.001
Kansas N/C N/C N/C
Kentucky N/C N/C N/C
Louisiana N/C N/C N/C
Maine N/C N/C N/C
Maryland 477 33.91 2.926 0.129 0.392
Massachusetts N/C N/C N/C
Michigan 450 29.51 2.624 0.001 0.636
Minnesota 378 33.51 3.054 0.114 0.474
Mississippi N/C N/C N/C
Missouri N/C N/C N/C
Montana N/C N/C N/C
Nebraska N/C N/C N/C
Nevada N/C N/C N/C
New Hampshire 604 32.11 2.490 0.015 0.703
New Jersey 1130 33.01 1.861 0.007 0.428
New Mexico 571 33.81 2.538 0.076 0.363
New York N/C N/C N/C
North Carolina N/C N/C N/C
North Dakota N/C N/C N/C
Ohio N/C N/C N/C
Oklahoma 821 45.42 2.159 0.003 0.000
Oregon N/C N/C N/C
Pennsylvania N/C N/C N/C
Rhode Island N/C N/C N/C
South Carolina N/C N/C N/C
South Dakota N/C N/C N/C
Tennessee N/C N/C N/C
Texas 632 47.4 2.438 0.001 0.000
Utah 460 33.71 3.133 0.139 0.445
Vermont 473 35.81 2.686 0.340 0.129
Virginia 625 39.7 2.775 0.667 0.007
Washington N/C N/C N/C
West Virginia N/C N/C N/C
Wisconsin 446 33.81 2.999 0.129 0.418
Wyoming N/C N/C N/C
Guam N/C N/C N/C
Puerto Rico N/C N/C N/C
Virgin Islands N/C N/C N/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. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e4.html