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2008 Adult Asthma Data: Prevalence Tables and Maps

Table C4
Adult Self-Reported Current Asthma Prevalence Rate (Percent)
and Prevalence (Number) by Race and State or Territory: BRFSS 2008
StateRaceSample
Size
Prevalence
(percent)
Standard
Error
95% CI*
(percent)
||
||
||
Prevalence
(number)
95% CI*
(number)
U.S. Total**White336,4148.40.10(8.2 - 8.6)||14,719,994(14,381,822 - 15,058,167)
U.S. Total**Black31,8799.90.34(9.2 - 10.6)||2,355,130(2,187,767 - 2,522,492)
U.S. Total**Other24,9677.00.35(6.3 - 7.6)||1,630,804(1,464,033 - 1,797,575)
U.S. Total**Multi7,32213.00.81(11.4 - 14.6)||568,507(496,235 - 640,780)
ALWhite4,4897.80.70(6.4 - 9.2)||194,304(158,817 - 229,790)
ALBlack1,7607.50.87(5.8 - 9.2)||66,719(51,558 - 81,880)
ALOther1047.42.77(1.9 - 12.9)||6,222(1,596 - 10,849)
ALMulti6312.14.62(2.9 - 21.4)||4,501(1,015 - 7,987)
AKWhite1,84410.01.18(7.7 - 12.3)||34,781(26,445 - 43,117)
AKBlack3511.0  ||1,138 
AKOther6278.82.40(4.1 - 13.6)||9,322(4,068 - 14,575)
AKMulti987.32.75(1.8 - 12.8)||1,791(509 - 3,073)
AZWhite4,79310.31.15(8.0 - 12.5)||373,317(286,792 - 459,842)
AZBlack734.4  ||4,359 
AZOther1,0908.81.80(5.2 - 12.3)||73,238(43,055 - 103,421)
AZMulti5810.44.74(1.0 - 19.9)||4,787(738 - 8,837)
ARWhite4,6257.70.56(6.7 - 8.8)||140,865(120,698 - 161,032)
ARBlack72310.91.92(7.2 - 14.7)||20,781(13,272 - 28,289)
AROther1383.81.70(0.5 - 7.2)||2,395(340 - 4,450)
ARMulti9326.46.62(13.2 - 39.5)||9,910(3,827 - 15,993)
CAWhite9,4648.40.38(7.6 - 9.1)||1,744,357(1,584,284 - 1,904,430)
CABlack51611.31.69(8.0 - 14.6)||181,859(125,895 - 237,824)
CAOther1,2246.40.94(4.6 - 8.3)||268,995(189,223 - 348,767)
CAMulti33211.82.00(7.9 - 15.7)||113,610(74,346 - 152,874)
COWhite10,4207.90.36(7.2 - 8.6)||241,996(220,314 - 263,679)
COBlack2766.01.76(2.6 - 9.5)||7,274(2,963 - 11,584)
COOther6788.91.28(6.4 - 11.4)||32,271(22,819 - 41,723)
COMulti15713.94.21(5.6 - 22.2)||9,093(3,053 - 15,132)
CTWhite5,0848.60.64(7.3 - 9.9)||195,031(165,572 - 224,489)
CTBlack4138.92.30(4.4 - 13.4)||11,497(5,395 - 17,599)
CTOther4667.41.48(4.5 - 10.3)||17,024(10,295 - 23,754)
CTMulti2630.614.93(0.0 - 61.3)||4,703(0 - 10,338)
DEWhite3,2588.80.82(7.2 - 10.4)||45,661(37,056 - 54,266)
DEBlack48212.42.46(7.5 - 17.2)||10,832(6,286 - 15,378)
DEOther1346.72.49(1.8 - 11.7)||2,187(571 - 3,802)
DEMulti7132.814.87(3.2 - 62.5)||3,972(0 - 9,146)
DCWhite2,0728.10.81(6.5 - 9.7)||14,825(11,831 - 17,819)
DCBlack1,79211.31.09(9.2 - 13.5)||24,423(19,543 - 29,304)
DCOther2317.11.90(3.4 - 10.9)||3,217(1,495 - 4,938)
DCMulti4115.28.83(0.0 - 33.0)||840(0 - 1,950)
FLWhite9,1126.60.47(5.7 - 7.5)||683,854(587,141 - 780,568)
FLBlack8536.41.26(3.9 - 8.8)||111,349(67,393 - 155,305)
FLOther6607.41.78(3.9 - 10.9)||146,765(74,490 - 219,041)
FLMulti975.92.83(0.3 - 11.5)||10,120(799 - 19,441)
GAWhite4,0898.10.61(6.9 - 9.3)||353,813(299,783 - 407,843)
GABlack1,29410.41.63(7.2 - 13.7)||213,064(142,982 - 283,146)
GAOther2085.71.59(2.5 - 8.8)||30,514(13,852 - 47,176)
GAMulti525.6  ||5,745 
HIWhite2,2517.90.82(6.3 - 9.5)||20,538(16,186 - 24,891)
HIBlack442.5  ||222 
HIOther2,3067.00.75(5.5 - 8.4)||28,612(22,422 - 34,802)
HIMulti1,77614.81.21(12.5 - 17.2)||46,150(38,244 - 54,056)
IDWhite4,7509.20.62(8.0 - 10.4)||91,119(78,787 - 103,450)
IDBlack143.7  ||233 
IDOther2055.11.48(2.2 - 8.0)||2,845(1,225 - 4,464)
IDMulti577.6  ||1,066 
ILWhite4,2908.00.51(7.0 - 9.0)||571,666(499,801 - 643,532)
ILBlack54810.11.63(6.9 - 13.3)||142,072(95,342 - 188,802)
ILOther2312.30.89(0.6 - 4.0)||21,398(5,199 - 37,596)
ILMulti6712.85.13(2.5 - 23.0)||24,639(3,882 - 45,396)
INWhite4,0609.20.62(8.0 - 10.4)||378,534(328,398 - 428,671)
INBlack58011.52.85(5.9 - 17.1)||31,891(15,156 - 48,627)
INOther1062.7  ||4,586 
INMulti7213.24.90(3.4 - 23.0)||11,946(3,843 - 20,048)
IAWhite5,7217.40.46(6.5 - 8.3)||159,827(139,852 - 179,803)
IABlack8021.56.79(8.0 - 35.0)||8,129(2,142 - 14,115)
IAOther12011.73.63(4.5 - 18.9)||8,404(3,048 - 13,761)
IAMulti2611.3  ||1,070 
KSWhite7,6728.60.45(7.7 - 9.4)||152,797(136,529 - 169,065)
KSBlack29811.12.69(5.8 - 16.4)||8,793(4,347 - 13,238)
KSOther4606.81.65(3.6 - 10.0)||10,966(5,588 - 16,343)
KSMulti11618.44.99(8.5 - 28.3)||6,873(2,920 - 10,827)
KYWhite7,5639.10.48(8.1 - 10.0)||266,774(239,302 - 294,246)
KYBlack24415.14.25(6.7 - 23.5)||26,128(9,972 - 42,283)
KYOther11014.95.58(3.8 - 25.9)||11,938(2,315 - 21,561)
KYMulti8613.94.12(5.7 - 22.0)||4,132(1,840 - 6,424)
LAWhite4,5427.70.57(6.6 - 8.8)||166,263(141,430 - 191,097)
LABlack1,3119.51.23(7.1 - 11.9)||87,366(63,855 - 110,878)
LAOther2075.41.48(2.5 - 8.3)||8,717(4,009 - 13,424)
LAMulti407.7  ||1,749 
MEWhite6,50610.10.49(9.2 - 11.1)||101,177(91,413 - 110,941)
MEBlack223.8  ||209 
MEOther10616.36.12(4.1 - 28.4)||3,608(545 - 6,671)
MEMulti7313.94.75(4.4 - 23.4)||1,765(484 - 3,046)
MDWhite7,2489.30.50(8.4 - 10.3)||245,622(218,802 - 272,442)
MDBlack1,5569.51.04(7.5 - 11.5)||109,279(84,721 - 133,838)
MDOther3767.31.84(3.7 - 10.9)||26,212(12,752 - 39,671)
MDMulti13117.14.23(8.7 - 25.4)||15,406(7,313 - 23,499)
MAWhite16,8859.30.36(8.6 - 10.0)||383,319(353,690 - 412,948)
MABlack1,13410.81.82(7.2 - 14.4)||26,729(17,237 - 36,221)
MAOther2,02011.01.11(8.8 - 13.1)||56,979(45,341 - 68,618)
MAMulti15313.93.59(6.8 - 21.0)||6,126(3,130 - 9,122)
MIWhite7,3449.40.47(8.5 - 10.3)||575,083(517,100 - 633,066)
MIBlack1,52210.71.28(8.2 - 13.2)||92,038(69,460 - 114,616)
MIOther21211.22.71(5.8 - 16.5)||40,895(20,410 - 61,379)
MIMulti21018.73.88(11.1 - 26.3)||39,117(21,582 - 56,651)
MNWhite4,0497.90.57(6.7 - 9.0)||288,193(246,420 - 329,966)
MNBlack9314.44.59(5.3 - 23.5)||15,105(4,791 - 25,420)
MNOther1062.5  ||3,588 
MNMulti140.0  ||0 
MSWhite5,3506.30.41(5.5 - 7.1)||86,346(75,141 - 97,550)
MSBlack2,3568.30.81(6.7 - 9.9)||60,495(48,600 - 72,390)
MSOther1029.03.54(2.0 - 16.1)||3,374(674 - 6,075)
MSMulti547.6  ||951 
MOWhite4,4318.10.62(6.9 - 9.3)||313,752(266,135 - 361,370)
MOBlack4529.31.78(5.8 - 12.8)||33,058(20,252 - 45,865)
MOOther12510.83.19(4.5 - 17.1)||15,794(6,294 - 25,293)
MOMulti10519.75.49(8.9 - 30.6)||14,605(5,529 - 23,682)
MTWhite6,1359.20.55(8.2 - 10.3)||62,015(54,638 - 69,392)
MTBlack150.0  ||0 
MTOther51513.42.24(9.0 - 17.8)||6,023(3,916 - 8,130)
MTMulti8019.95.60(8.8 - 31.1)||1,665(669 - 2,661)
NEWhite15,1837.40.48(6.4 - 8.3)||87,609(76,146 - 99,072)
NEBlack1148.22.68(2.8 - 13.5)||2,611(896 - 4,326)
NEOther6202.40.55(1.3 - 3.4)||1,700(962 - 2,437)
NEMulti18210.63.68(3.4 - 17.9)||2,326(735 - 3,916)
NVWhite3,7389.20.80(7.7 - 10.8)||123,549(101,846 - 145,251)
NVBlack11711.43.86(3.8 - 19.1)||9,191(2,712 - 15,671)
NVOther5895.21.33(2.6 - 7.8)||19,798(9,593 - 30,003)
NVMulti23012.73.56(5.7 - 19.7)||13,230(5,442 - 21,017)
NHWhite6,50410.40.53(9.4 - 11.5)||100,831(90,435 - 111,228)
NHBlack306.7  ||485 
NHOther1668.82.51(3.8 - 13.8)||2,637(1,109 - 4,165)
NHMulti5618.86.29(6.2 - 31.4)||1,592(475 - 2,708)
NJWhite8,9238.40.48(7.4 - 9.3)||382,000(338,199 - 425,801)
NJBlack1,22512.01.46(9.1 - 14.9)||95,635(71,116 - 120,155)
NJOther1,2547.00.95(5.2 - 8.9)||78,508(57,137 - 99,880)
NJMulti867.42.41(2.6 - 12.2)||5,020(1,909 - 8,131)
NMWhite4,9239.00.63(7.8 - 10.3)||103,317(88,821 - 117,813)
NMBlack5510.37.74(0.0 - 25.8)||1,837(0 - 4,829)
NMOther1,0326.20.94(4.4 - 8.1)||15,954(11,180 - 20,727)
NMMulti1245.12.13(0.9 - 9.3)||1,557(263 - 2,850)
NYWhite6,4568.50.48(7.5 - 9.4)||851,179(754,872 - 947,485)
NYBlack7247.91.18(5.6 - 10.2)||181,755(126,799 - 236,710)
NYOther40510.81.92(7.0 - 14.6)||173,419(109,069 - 237,769)
NYMulti10217.85.82(6.3 - 29.4)||54,240(14,778 - 93,702)
NCWhite12,1317.80.35(7.1 - 8.4)||371,661(337,807 - 405,515)
NCBlack2,3517.90.82(6.3 - 9.5)||95,564(75,486 - 115,642)
NCOther1,0226.21.21(3.8 - 8.6)||46,311(27,987 - 64,634)
NCMulti1956.31.99(2.4 - 10.2)||5,456(2,110 - 8,802)
NDWhite4,7687.60.52(6.6 - 8.6)||34,112(29,456 - 38,769)
NDBlack142.4  ||62 
NDOther17711.13.15(4.9 - 17.3)||3,307(1,428 - 5,185)
NDMulti3130.414.59(0.6 - 60.2)||1,405(0 - 3,204)
OHWhite11,3619.00.43(8.2 - 9.9)||685,957(620,461 - 751,454)
OHBlack95413.61.65(10.3 - 16.8)||83,716(62,565 - 104,868)
OHOther34615.03.70(7.8 - 22.3)||47,412(21,514 - 73,311)
OHMulti7811.03.89(3.3 - 18.7)||7,193(2,282 - 12,104)
OKWhite6,0588.80.49(7.9 - 9.8)||170,945(151,864 - 190,026)
OKBlack4609.01.95(5.1 - 12.8)||16,869(9,266 - 24,473)
OKOther7437.51.10(5.4 - 9.7)||29,947(21,143 - 38,751)
OKMulti47813.21.98(9.3 - 17.1)||22,248(15,472 - 29,023)
ORWhite4,4288.40.53(7.3 - 9.4)||219,909(192,260 - 247,558)
ORBlack278.8  ||1,809 
OROther1445.21.89(1.5 - 9.0)||6,863(1,951 - 11,774)
ORMulti11623.65.49(12.7 - 34.5)||18,655(8,617 - 28,692)
PAWhite11,1498.70.43(7.9 - 9.5)||712,835(642,814 - 782,855)
PABlack1,40514.92.25(10.5 - 19.3)||123,924(84,417 - 163,432)
PAOther2519.12.54(4.1 - 14.1)||35,790(15,370 - 56,209)
PAMulti1489.53.58(2.4 - 16.5)||10,898(2,999 - 18,797)
RIWhite4,24310.30.66(9.0 - 11.6)||75,302(65,633 - 84,971)
RIBlack15213.43.25(7.0 - 19.8)||3,384(1,666 - 5,102)
RIOther27612.93.06(6.9 - 19.0)||7,218(3,562 - 10,873)
RIMulti237.8  ||421 
SCWhite6,8287.90.56(6.8 - 9.0)||177,296(152,082 - 202,510)
SCBlack2,8448.71.05(6.6 - 10.7)||73,874(55,631 - 92,117)
SCOther2456.01.94(2.2 - 9.9)||8,976(3,345 - 14,606)
SCMulti12121.75.95(9.9 - 33.5)||11,579(5,023 - 18,135)
SDWhite6,1467.00.46(6.1 - 7.9)||37,751(32,808 - 42,694)
SDBlack1317.6  ||373 
SDOther6947.81.48(4.9 - 10.7)||3,177(1,985 - 4,369)
SDMulti5623.39.64(3.9 - 42.6)||954(12 - 1,896)
TNWhite4,3129.00.64(7.7 - 10.2)||335,769(287,943 - 383,596)
TNBlack5409.91.79(6.3 - 13.4)||66,970(42,391 - 91,549)
TNOther726.2  ||8,765 
TNMulti596.5  ||5,486 
TXWhite7,8607.70.45(6.8 - 8.6)||834,341(737,340 - 931,342)
TXBlack75211.92.02(7.9 - 15.8)||200,520(128,647 - 272,392)
TXOther1,7194.80.92(3.0 - 6.6)||198,724(121,884 - 275,564)
TXMulti1248.93.37(2.2 - 15.5)||18,610(4,214 - 33,005)
UTWhite4,8569.00.62(7.7 - 10.2)||145,410(124,949 - 165,872)
UTBlack204.5  ||422 
UTOther3383.61.15(1.3 - 5.8)||5,772(2,116 - 9,429)
UTMulti348.5  ||1,053 
VTWhite6,4149.70.47(8.8 - 10.6)||45,392(41,024 - 49,760)
VTBlack148.4  ||83 
VTOther10519.47.26(5.0 - 33.8)||1,813(225 - 3,402)
VTMulti948.52.97(2.6 - 14.4)||574(169 - 979)
VAWhite4,2569.60.91(7.8 - 11.4)||443,660(357,424 - 529,896)
VABlack6989.41.42(6.7 - 12.2)||59,032(41,571 - 76,493)
VAOther2286.42.82(0.8 - 12.0)||34,452(4,543 - 64,361)
VAMulti3711.0  ||6,622 
WAWhite20,2739.30.29(8.8 - 9.9)||401,846(376,453 - 427,239)
WABlack23414.83.00(8.9 - 20.7)||10,891(6,299 - 15,482)
WAOther1,1066.80.98(4.9 - 8.7)||26,871(19,121 - 34,621)
WAMulti53912.31.73(8.9 - 15.7)||15,623(11,236 - 20,009)
WVWhite3,9649.60.57(8.5 - 10.7)||130,408(114,918 - 145,898)
WVBlack7110.94.90(1.2 - 20.7)||2,872(154 - 5,589)
WVOther408.7  ||1,652 
WVMulti7011.33.47(4.4 - 18.2)||2,783(1,061 - 4,504)
WIWhite6,1008.60.57(7.5 - 9.7)||331,104(287,394 - 374,815)
WIBlack55019.33.95(11.5 - 27.0)||28,111(15,421 - 40,802)
WIOther29012.94.88(3.3 - 22.5)||23,160(4,383 - 41,938)
WIMulti7319.97.79(4.4 - 35.4)||12,983(1,708 - 24,258)
WYWhite7,4938.70.41(7.9 - 9.5)||31,980(28,953 - 35,008)
WYBlack293.8  ||99 
WYOther23816.54.17(8.2 - 24.7)||2,493(1,067 - 3,918)
WYMulti11825.56.38(12.9 - 38.2)||1,672(641 - 2,703)
Territories        
GUWhite830.4  ||30 
GUBlack60.0  ||0 
GUOther6724.90.87(3.2 - 6.6)||4,537(2,961 - 6,114)
GUMulti303.8  ||141 
PRWhite2,6144.80.50(3.8 - 5.8)||76,211(60,679 - 91,743)
PRBlack2223.51.42(0.7 - 6.3)||6,016(1,141 - 10,890)
PROther1,5996.00.74(4.6 - 7.5)||64,302(48,539 - 80,065)
PRMulti140.0  ||0 
VIWhite4695.61.17(3.3 - 7.9)||663(387 - 938)
VIBlack1,6924.10.61(2.9 - 5.3)||2,144(1,517 - 2,772)
VIOther1675.92.59(0.8 - 11.0)||314(31 - 597)
VIMulti5512.15.40(1.2 - 22.9)||205(10 - 400)

Notes:

*CI denotes confidence interval.

**U.S. Total includes 50 states plus the District of Columbia and excludes the three territories.

If values for the standard error and the 95% confidence interval are not provided, the normal approximation to the binomial distribution does not apply due to small sample size.

When the sample size is less than 50, estimates are not precise and should be interpreted with caution.

 
  • Page last reviewed: April 20, 2010
  • Page last updated: April 20, 2010
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