Table E.7. Asthma Attacks/episodes: % of Adults with Asthma Who Had an Asthma Episode in the Past 12 Months by States, DC and Territories, 2003

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StateAll 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.729256.00.945  595858.91.046128039.22.078
Top decile average76149.32.402  79552.42.77510827.65.067
Bottom decile average97263.41.846  77366.12.05018552.24.023
AlabamaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
AlaskaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ArizonaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ArkansasN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
CaliforniaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ColoradoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Connecticut43454.612.7650.6330.14837557.52.9715431.87.329
Delaware32154.713.5640.7170.21226460.53.8295423.37.020
District of Columbia15654.714.8600.7920.32013154.65.225N/SN/SN/S
FloridaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Georgia54153.313.5190.4650.34344553.83.8989248.56.883
Hawaii25856.214.0140.9700.14321858.44.377N/SN/SN/S
IdahoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
IllinoisN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Indiana44756.62.6140.8290.04037160.42.8557534.46.047
Iowa30053.213.3250.4200.34022957.43.8557033.16.630
KansasN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
KentuckyN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
LouisianaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MaineN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Maryland31755.713.6880.9370.14625757.84.0945841.67.638
MassachusettsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Michigan32353.113.2100.3800.34825755.93.5606338.46.767
Minnesota25560.13.5430.2600.01121164.63.823N/SN/SN/S
MississippiN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MissouriN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MontanaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
NebraskaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
NevadaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
New Hampshire43456.012.8160.9890.06936256.93.0976349.36.915
New Jersey77752.312.1870.1180.35961955.52.44014733.84.630
New Mexico37052.613.2610.3230.40929754.53.6427342.76.852
New YorkN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
North CarolinaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
North DakotaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
OhioN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Oklahoma56764.132.4260.0020.00044466.02.72212253.84.961
OregonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
PennsylvaniaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Rhode IslandN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
South CarolinaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
South DakotaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
TennesseeN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Texas40562.332.8470.0360.00032966.13.1197341.56.376
Utah30658.014.1650.6330.06925160.84.5765239.58.696
Vermont32951.613.3460.2090.57228355.73.579N/SN/SN/S
Virginia43247.613.3780.0160.67435050.63.9008134.27.050
WashingtonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
West VirginiaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Wisconsin32056.213.5830.9540.10926558.23.9605345.48.227
WyomingN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
GuamN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Puerto RicoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Virgin IslandsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/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.

N/C=Data Not Collected

N/S=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.7. Asthma Attacks/episodes: % of Adults with Asthma Who Had an Asthma Episode in the Past 12 Months 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-e7.html