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2008 Adult Asthma Data: Prevalence Tables and Maps

Table L4
Adult Self-Reported Lifetime 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**White337,61513.10.12(12.9 - 13.3)||22,952,646(22,522,117 - 23,383,176)
U.S. Total**Black32,00115.40.42(14.6 - 16.2)||3,670,511(3,456,215 - 3,884,807)
U.S. Total**Other25,05011.20.44(10.4 - 12.1)||2,645,227(2,430,588 - 2,859,865)
U.S. Total**Multi7,36820.41.08(18.3 - 22.5)||898,870(794,614 - 1,003,125)
ALWhite4,50112.20.79(10.6 - 13.7)||304,307(263,615 - 345,000)
ALBlack1,76512.81.28(10.3 - 15.3)||114,020(90,969 - 137,071)
ALOther10411.43.43(4.6 - 18.2)||9,574(3,830 - 15,318)
ALMulti6312.54.64(3.2 - 21.8)||4,633(1,137 - 8,129)
AKWhite1,86116.11.45(13.3 - 19.0)||56,477(45,829 - 67,126)
AKBlack3511.0  ||1,138 
AKOther63018.23.66(11.0 - 25.4)||19,302(10,414 - 28,190)
AKMulti9912.54.02(4.5 - 20.5)||3,084(1,183 - 4,985)
AZWhite4,81215.81.33(13.2 - 18.4)||576,184(473,598 - 678,769)
AZBlack7411.25.37(0.5 - 21.9)||11,178(194 - 22,162)
AZOther1,09112.42.11(8.2 - 16.5)||103,393(67,899 - 138,887)
AZMulti5811.04.82(1.3 - 20.6)||5,034(955 - 9,113)
ARWhite4,64412.40.76(10.9 - 13.8)||225,851(197,160 - 254,541)
ARBlack72715.72.24(11.3 - 20.1)||30,188(21,111 - 39,265)
AROther1386.92.46(2.0 - 11.7)||4,312(1,353 - 7,271)
ARMulti9429.56.64(16.3 - 42.7)||11,155(4,885 - 17,426)
CAWhite9,47913.50.47(12.6 - 14.4)||2,825,008(2,626,706 - 3,023,309)
CABlack51819.52.20(15.1 - 23.8)||313,654(236,760 - 390,549)
CAOther1,22411.21.22(8.8 - 13.6)||469,215(363,027 - 575,403)
CAMulti33420.62.93(14.8 - 26.3)||199,469(136,746 - 262,193)
COWhite10,47112.90.49(12.0 - 13.9)||396,287(365,237 - 427,337)
COBlack27710.02.09(5.9 - 14.1)||12,125(6,964 - 17,287)
COOther68213.01.69(9.7 - 16.3)||47,983(34,880 - 61,086)
COMulti15719.94.48(11.1 - 28.8)||13,062(6,381 - 19,742)
CTWhite5,10613.20.72(11.7 - 14.6)||299,494(265,788 - 333,201)
CTBlack41512.22.48(7.3 - 17.1)||15,858(9,224 - 22,491)
CTOther46713.92.18(9.6 - 18.2)||31,998(21,761 - 42,235)
CTMulti2630.814.93(0.1 - 61.6)||4,742(0 - 10,378)
DEWhite3,27312.70.94(10.8 - 14.5)||66,072(55,920 - 76,224)
DEBlack48516.72.72(11.3 - 22.0)||14,652(9,462 - 19,841)
DEOther13410.13.04(4.1 - 16.2)||3,288(1,295 - 5,281)
DEMulti7241.213.47(14.3 - 68.0)||5,026(0 - 10,332)
DCWhite2,08015.11.11(12.9 - 17.3)||27,948(23,650 - 32,247)
DCBlack1,79817.81.28(15.2 - 20.3)||38,347(32,388 - 44,307)
DCOther23212.12.48(7.2 - 17.0)||5,493(3,190 - 7,795)
DCMulti4230.110.56(8.8 - 51.4)||1,823(157 - 3,489)
FLWhite9,14510.50.58(9.3 - 11.6)||1,086,153(966,467 - 1,205,839)
FLBlack8539.61.50(6.7 - 12.6)||168,593(116,115 - 221,071)
FLOther66110.52.02(6.6 - 14.5)||209,962(127,009 - 292,916)
FLMulti977.53.23(1.1 - 13.9)||12,917(2,384 - 23,450)
GAWhite4,09912.40.77(10.9 - 13.9)||546,891(476,768 - 617,013)
GABlack1,29614.31.74(10.9 - 17.7)||292,445(216,063 - 368,827)
GAOther20810.32.21(5.9 - 14.6)||55,281(32,191 - 78,372)
GAMulti526.3  ||6,405 
HIWhite2,25713.21.06(11.1 - 15.3)||34,576(28,747 - 40,405)
HIBlack445.5  ||481 
HIOther2,31312.00.97(10.1 - 13.9)||49,138(40,877 - 57,400)
HIMulti1,78324.41.48(21.5 - 27.2)||76,047(65,787 - 86,308)
IDWhite4,76513.20.74(11.7 - 14.6)||130,805(115,719 - 145,891)
IDBlack1413.1  ||824 
IDOther2056.61.72(3.2 - 10.0)||3,697(1,815 - 5,579)
IDMulti5712.14.88(2.3 - 21.8)||1,682(307 - 3,058)
ILWhite4,29312.30.69(10.9 - 13.6)||873,255(771,937 - 974,572)
ILBlack54917.82.48(12.9 - 22.6)||250,473(173,378 - 327,568)
ILOther23110.72.76(5.2 - 16.1)||99,270(45,584 - 152,956)
ILMulti6730.59.07(12.4 - 48.6)||58,797(12,930 - 104,663)
INWhite4,07513.30.75(11.9 - 14.8)||549,203(487,225 - 611,181)
INBlack58518.53.53(11.6 - 25.5)||52,187(30,102 - 74,272)
INOther1069.54.57(0.4 - 18.5)||16,331(0 - 32,938)
INMulti7424.48.47(7.5 - 41.3)||22,938(5,903 - 39,972)
IAWhite5,73810.20.54(9.1 - 11.2)||221,857(198,277 - 245,437)
IABlack8023.66.93(9.8 - 37.4)||8,946(2,742 - 15,149)
IAOther12018.55.26(8.0 - 28.9)||13,230(4,845 - 21,615)
IAMulti2613.6  ||1,289 
KSWhite7,69212.70.57(11.6 - 13.8)||227,778(206,758 - 248,798)
KSBlack29919.13.36(12.5 - 25.7)||15,189(9,312 - 21,066)
KSOther46210.92.32(6.3 - 15.4)||17,738(9,767 - 25,709)
KSMulti11832.37.02(18.5 - 46.2)||12,628(5,739 - 19,516)
KYWhite7,58814.20.64(12.9 - 15.5)||418,298(379,623 - 456,972)
KYBlack24618.74.41(10.1 - 27.4)||32,511(15,351 - 49,671)
KYOther11118.25.77(6.8 - 29.7)||14,765(4,642 - 24,887)
KYMulti8718.15.23(7.7 - 28.5)||5,422(2,382 - 8,462)
LAWhite4,54911.50.68(10.2 - 12.9)||248,628(218,404 - 278,852)
LABlack1,31212.81.36(10.1 - 15.5)||118,215(91,769 - 144,662)
LAOther2098.51.90(4.8 - 12.3)||13,907(7,780 - 20,034)
LAMulti4010.9  ||2,475 
MEWhite6,53215.60.63(14.4 - 16.8)||156,147(142,985 - 169,308)
MEBlack2211.7  ||641 
MEOther10720.26.47(7.3 - 33.0)||4,485(1,122 - 7,847)
MEMulti7416.15.01(6.2 - 26.1)||2,063(694 - 3,432)
MDWhite7,28414.00.61(12.8 - 15.2)||370,742(337,399 - 404,086)
MDBlack1,56514.61.23(12.2 - 17.0)||169,071(139,099 - 199,042)
MDOther37712.12.17(7.8 - 16.4)||43,673(27,440 - 59,906)
MDMulti13223.44.76(13.9 - 32.8)||21,097(11,774 - 30,421)
MAWhite16,94214.40.46(13.5 - 15.2)||590,946(552,509 - 629,383)
MABlack1,13716.42.13(12.2 - 20.6)||40,865(29,269 - 52,461)
MAOther2,02916.51.39(13.8 - 19.2)||86,156(71,040 - 101,272)
MAMulti15324.66.32(12.1 - 37.1)||10,797(4,516 - 17,079)
MIWhite7,38614.70.58(13.6 - 15.9)||905,350(831,439 - 979,260)
MIBlack1,53216.31.59(13.2 - 19.4)||141,213(111,899 - 170,526)
MIOther21318.93.75(11.5 - 26.3)||69,572(39,239 - 99,905)
MIMulti21226.64.44(17.8 - 35.3)||56,558(35,033 - 78,084)
MNWhite4,05712.50.73(11.0 - 13.9)||458,755(403,659 - 513,851)
MNBlack9315.94.68(6.6 - 25.2)||16,662(6,104 - 27,220)
MNOther1063.9  ||5,498 
MNMulti1533.516.43(0.0 - 68.8)||6,072(0 - 14,691)
MSWhite5,37010.50.58(9.4 - 11.7)||144,746(128,813 - 160,680)
MSBlack2,36212.20.98(10.3 - 14.1)||89,352(74,664 - 104,039)
MSOther10214.44.74(5.0 - 23.8)||5,357(1,602 - 9,111)
MSMulti5416.35.65(5.0 - 27.7)||2,054(556 - 3,552)
MOWhite4,44213.20.77(11.7 - 14.7)||514,206(453,050 - 575,361)
MOBlack45312.92.07(8.9 - 17.0)||46,250(31,246 - 61,254)
MOOther12614.23.52(7.3 - 21.2)||20,993(10,359 - 31,626)
MOMulti10633.97.40(19.3 - 48.6)||26,745(11,108 - 42,382)
MTWhite6,15914.10.67(12.7 - 15.4)||94,916(85,634 - 104,198)
MTBlack150.6  ||15 
MTOther51820.33.07(14.2 - 26.3)||9,178(6,028 - 12,328)
MTMulti8025.26.37(12.5 - 37.9)||2,103(923 - 3,284)
NEWhite15,21510.50.54(9.5 - 11.6)||125,519(112,507 - 138,531)
NEBlack11512.03.32(5.4 - 18.6)||3,865(1,705 - 6,026)
NEOther6247.53.39(0.8 - 14.1)||5,595(317 - 10,872)
NEMulti18312.93.85(5.3 - 20.5)||2,824(1,178 - 4,469)
NVWhite3,75615.11.05(13.0 - 17.1)||202,875(173,469 - 232,281)
NVBlack11814.04.10(5.9 - 22.1)||11,306(4,360 - 18,252)
NVOther5908.81.82(5.2 - 12.4)||33,592(19,301 - 47,884)
NVMulti23316.83.98(9.0 - 24.6)||17,522(8,570 - 26,474)
NHWhite6,53915.20.62(14.0 - 16.4)||148,050(135,705 - 160,395)
NHBlack3017.28.32(0.2 - 34.2)||1,252(0 - 2,513)
NHOther16715.04.05(7.0 - 23.0)||4,488(1,844 - 7,132)
NHMulti5621.56.59(8.3 - 34.8)||1,826(660 - 2,993)
NJWhite8,95512.70.59(11.6 - 13.9)||582,114(526,957 - 637,270)
NJBlack1,23116.81.65(13.6 - 20.1)||135,411(106,521 - 164,301)
NJOther1,2599.81.13(7.6 - 12.0)||109,498(83,659 - 135,337)
NJMulti8714.84.08(6.7 - 22.9)||10,199(4,606 - 15,791)
NMWhite4,93213.30.74(11.8 - 14.7)||151,661(134,454 - 168,869)
NMBlack5512.57.77(0.0 - 28.1)||2,245(0 - 5,277)
NMOther1,0349.71.18(7.4 - 12.0)||24,821(18,841 - 30,801)
NMMulti12414.34.32(5.7 - 22.9)||4,385(1,583 - 7,186)
NYWhite6,49113.40.62(12.2 - 14.6)||1,360,905(1,231,937 - 1,489,873)
NYBlack72715.41.69(12.0 - 18.7)||354,498(271,842 - 437,154)
NYOther40615.72.31(11.2 - 20.3)||252,926(173,085 - 332,767)
NYMulti10320.25.84(8.6 - 31.8)||61,733(21,650 - 101,817)
NCWhite12,16011.80.44(11.0 - 12.7)||568,673(525,755 - 611,590)
NCBlack2,35513.71.17(11.4 - 16.0)||166,251(136,195 - 196,308)
NCOther1,0247.81.28(5.3 - 10.3)||58,193(38,784 - 77,602)
NCMulti1969.82.56(4.8 - 14.9)||8,555(4,254 - 12,857)
NDWhite4,78011.30.62(10.0 - 12.5)||50,707(45,008 - 56,406)
NDBlack142.4  ||62 
NDOther17712.33.22(5.9 - 18.6)||3,657(1,744 - 5,570)
NDMulti3245.113.66(17.3 - 73.0)||2,323(172 - 4,473)
OHWhite11,41413.30.51(12.3 - 14.3)||1,018,228(938,170 - 1,098,286)
OHBlack95820.52.16(16.2 - 24.7)||127,116(97,228 - 157,003)
OHOther35120.24.13(12.0 - 28.3)||65,546(34,240 - 96,851)
OHMulti7816.65.03(6.5 - 26.6)||10,828(4,414 - 17,242)
OKWhite6,08013.70.59(12.6 - 14.9)||267,259(243,621 - 290,897)
OKBlack46014.72.52(9.8 - 19.6)||27,652(17,388 - 37,917)
OKOther74712.01.42(9.3 - 14.8)||48,176(36,536 - 59,815)
OKMulti48318.52.31(13.9 - 23.0)||31,476(23,394 - 39,558)
ORWhite4,44314.60.73(13.2 - 16.1)||385,044(345,398 - 424,689)
ORBlack2722.99.71(3.0 - 42.9)||4,723(89 - 9,356)
OROther14511.53.56(4.5 - 18.5)||15,486(5,475 - 25,496)
ORMulti11630.55.81(19.0 - 42.1)||24,162(13,032 - 35,293)
PAWhite11,19812.60.52(11.6 - 13.6)||1,035,364(949,190 - 1,121,539)
PABlack1,41119.82.43(15.0 - 24.5)||165,356(121,604 - 209,107)
PAOther25212.93.06(6.9 - 18.9)||51,218(25,985 - 76,450)
PAMulti14814.44.38(5.7 - 23.0)||16,549(7,122 - 25,976)
RIWhite4,26414.80.76(13.3 - 16.3)||108,929(97,574 - 120,284)
RIBlack15222.34.43(13.6 - 31.1)||5,650(3,108 - 8,191)
RIOther27718.33.34(11.7 - 24.9)||10,232(6,123 - 14,341)
RIMulti2414.5  ||783 
SCWhite6,85113.70.78(12.1 - 15.2)||309,809(273,138 - 346,480)
SCBlack2,86113.71.22(11.3 - 16.1)||117,850(95,896 - 139,804)
SCOther2477.92.23(3.5 - 12.3)||11,920(5,317 - 18,522)
SCMulti12125.66.30(13.1 - 38.1)||13,657(6,781 - 20,532)
SDWhite6,16610.60.62(9.4 - 11.8)||57,530(50,657 - 64,402)
SDBlack1348.319.90(4.9 - 91.6)||1,020(0 - 2,565)
SDOther69713.52.07(9.5 - 17.6)||5,522(3,791 - 7,253)
SDMulti5629.49.81(9.8 - 49.1)||1,206(214 - 2,198)
TNWhite4,31912.30.73(10.9 - 13.8)||461,932(407,493 - 516,371)
TNBlack54114.02.22(9.7 - 18.4)||95,439(64,158 - 126,719)
TNOther727.83.23(1.4 - 14.2)||11,059(2,817 - 19,300)
TNMulti5919.99.82(0.3 - 39.6)||16,949(0 - 36,236)
TXWhite7,89413.10.64(11.9 - 14.4)||1,426,297(1,284,111 - 1,568,483)
TXBlack75417.02.18(12.7 - 21.3)||288,950(209,786 - 368,114)
TXOther1,7238.21.14(5.9 - 10.4)||338,901(241,518 - 436,285)
TXMulti12516.34.60(7.2 - 25.4)||35,119(14,293 - 55,946)
UTWhite4,88113.20.70(11.9 - 14.6)||216,472(193,042 - 239,902)
UTBlack204.5  ||422 
UTOther34112.72.47(7.8 - 17.5)||20,584(12,187 - 28,980)
UTMulti348.5  ||1,053 
VTWhite6,44515.10.58(13.9 - 16.2)||70,826(65,252 - 76,400)
VTBlack1443.919.33(2.1 - 85.6)||431(0 - 1,087)
VTOther10527.37.56(12.3 - 42.3)||2,551(774 - 4,328)
VTMulti9718.64.40(9.9 - 27.3)||1,279(637 - 1,920)
VAWhite4,27014.61.01(12.6 - 16.6)||676,040(578,209 - 773,871)
VABlack70315.72.37(11.1 - 20.4)||101,106(68,462 - 133,750)
VAOther2299.53.10(3.3 - 15.6)||50,938(18,673 - 83,202)
VAMulti3711.9  ||7,136 
WAWhite20,35914.70.37(14.0 - 15.4)||636,460(603,478 - 669,443)
WABlack23723.24.57(14.2 - 32.2)||17,183(9,166 - 25,201)
WAOther1,10813.51.50(10.5 - 16.4)||53,188(40,715 - 65,660)
WAMulti54219.82.39(15.1 - 24.5)||25,378(18,882 - 31,873)
WVWhite3,97313.60.69(12.2 - 14.9)||184,932(165,728 - 204,136)
WVBlack7117.15.72(5.7 - 28.5)||4,495(1,240 - 7,751)
WVOther4020.610.61(0.0 - 42.0)||3,896(0 - 8,781)
WVMulti7011.33.47(4.4 - 18.2)||2,783(1,061 - 4,504)
WIWhite6,11213.10.71(11.7 - 14.5)||506,587(451,088 - 562,085)
WIBlack55329.04.86(19.5 - 38.6)||42,826(25,059 - 60,593)
WIOther29015.14.95(5.4 - 24.9)||27,122(7,904 - 46,340)
WIMulti7335.39.69(16.0 - 54.6)||23,021(6,995 - 39,048)
WYWhite7,51813.40.54(12.4 - 14.5)||49,554(45,497 - 53,611)
WYBlack3011.3  ||312 
WYOther23922.04.41(13.3 - 30.7)||3,335(1,748 - 4,921)
WYMulti11930.26.32(17.7 - 42.7)||2,005(930 - 3,079)
Territories        
GUWhite832.9  ||236 
GUBlack643.6  ||310 
GUOther67310.31.37(7.6 - 13.0)||9,596(7,053 - 12,140)
GUMulti3026.79.19(7.9 - 45.5)||978(195 - 1,761)
PRWhite2,61415.50.97(13.6 - 17.4)||244,222(212,204 - 276,240)
PRBlack22213.22.84(7.7 - 18.8)||22,736(12,530 - 32,942)
PROther1,59915.51.20(13.1 - 17.8)||165,095(138,232 - 191,958)
PRMulti140.0  ||0 
VIWhite47010.31.85(6.7 - 13.9)||1,216(764 - 1,668)
VIBlack1,6978.00.82(6.4 - 9.6)||4,193(3,332 - 5,055)
VIOther1679.12.93(3.3 - 14.9)||487(163 - 810)
VIMulti5513.65.51(2.5 - 24.7)||231(32 - 431)

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.

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