Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table E.8. Limited Activity Due to Asthma

Average Number of Days Adults with Asthma Were Unable To Work or Carry Out Usual Activities in the Past 12 Months by States, District of Columbia 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. 7063 10.9 0.903     5814 10.1 0.925 1200 15.8 3.082
Top decile average 572 3.3 0.857 0.000   424 2.8 0.555 132 5.7 2.492
Bottom decile average 913 18.2 2.028     734 18.5 2.232 128 28.3 8.891
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 432 16.13 2.063 0.021 0.000 375 15.7 2.147 53 20.5 7.161
Delaware 312 8.11 2.661 0.316 0.087 258 6.5 2.340 51 19.2 12.991
District of Columbia 153 18.4 5.484 0.179 0.007 130 20.0 6.302 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 500 11.2 3.472 0.936 0.027 416 10.7 3.888 80 12.9 5.988
Hawaii 253 4.11 0.881 0.000 0.537 214 3.7 0.897 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 431 8.0 1.881 0.163 0.023 359 8.2 2.107 71 7.0 3.800
Iowa 289 6.81 3.242 0.219 0.302 227 7.2 3.782 61 4.2 3.109
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 316 13.7 3.117 0.386 0.001 260 14.6 3.506 54 7.3 3.866
Massachusetts N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Michigan 314 9.91 4.138 0.811 0.119 253 9.7 4.652 58 11.5 7.315
Minnesota 252 3.01 1.112 0.000 0.850 210 1.9 0.645 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 416 11.3 2.001 0.864 0.000 351 9.2 1.794 57 27.5 10.076
New Jersey 760 18.23 2.174 0.002 0.000 604 18.1 2.351 147 19.2 5.902
New Mexico 364 14.1 3.056 0.312 0.001 293 11.3 2.460 71 29.0 13.906
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 543 10.4 2.599 0.861 0.009 427 9.8 2.833 115 14.1 6.921
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 384 8.6 2.149 0.330 0.021 316 6.8 1.872 65 20.0 9.854
Utah 301 8.81 3.809 0.598 0.156 250 9.7 4.263 N/S N/S N/S
Vermont 320 3.51 1.257 0.000 0.878 278 3.8 1.384 N/S N/S N/S
Virginia 406 17.2 3.099 0.050 0.000 330 17.0 3.345 75 18.5 7.539
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 317 8.71 4.640 0.643 0.252 263 4.8 1.891 53 27.2 23.898
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

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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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table E.8. Limited Activity Due to Asthma. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e8.html