Asthma Care Quality Improvement

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

State 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. 7292 56.0 0.945     5958 58.9 1.046 1280 39.2 2.078
Top decile average 761 49.3 2.402     795 52.4 2.775 108 27.6 5.067
Bottom decile average 972 63.4 1.846     773 66.1 2.050 185 52.2 4.023
Alabama N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Alaska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arizona N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arkansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
California N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Colorado N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Connecticut 434 54.61 2.765 0.633 0.148 375 57.5 2.971 54 31.8 7.329
Delaware 321 54.71 3.564 0.717 0.212 264 60.5 3.829 54 23.3 7.020
District of Columbia 156 54.71 4.860 0.792 0.320 131 54.6 5.225 N/S N/S N/S
Florida N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Georgia 541 53.31 3.519 0.465 0.343 445 53.8 3.898 92 48.5 6.883
Hawaii 258 56.21 4.014 0.970 0.143 218 58.4 4.377 N/S N/S N/S
Idaho N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Illinois N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Indiana 447 56.6 2.614 0.829 0.040 371 60.4 2.855 75 34.4 6.047
Iowa 300 53.21 3.325 0.420 0.340 229 57.4 3.855 70 33.1 6.630
Kansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Kentucky N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Louisiana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maine N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maryland 317 55.71 3.688 0.937 0.146 257 57.8 4.094 58 41.6 7.638
Massachusetts N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Michigan 323 53.11 3.210 0.380 0.348 257 55.9 3.560 63 38.4 6.767
Minnesota 255 60.1 3.543 0.260 0.011 211 64.6 3.823 N/S N/S N/S
Mississippi N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Missouri N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Montana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nebraska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nevada N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
New Hampshire 434 56.01 2.816 0.989 0.069 362 56.9 3.097 63 49.3 6.915
New Jersey 777 52.31 2.187 0.118 0.359 619 55.5 2.440 147 33.8 4.630
New Mexico 370 52.61 3.261 0.323 0.409 297 54.5 3.642 73 42.7 6.852
New York N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Ohio N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Oklahoma 567 64.13 2.426 0.002 0.000 444 66.0 2.722 122 53.8 4.961
Oregon N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Pennsylvania N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Rhode Island N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Tennessee N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Texas 405 62.33 2.847 0.036 0.000 329 66.1 3.119 73 41.5 6.376
Utah 306 58.01 4.165 0.633 0.069 251 60.8 4.576 52 39.5 8.696
Vermont 329 51.61 3.346 0.209 0.572 283 55.7 3.579 N/S N/S N/S
Virginia 432 47.61 3.378 0.016 0.674 350 50.6 3.900 81 34.2 7.050
Washington N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
West Virginia N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Wisconsin 320 56.21 3.583 0.954 0.109 265 58.2 3.960 53 45.4 8.227
Wyoming N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Guam N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Puerto Rico N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Virgin Islands N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C 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.

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. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e7.html