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2009 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 2009
State Race Sample
Size
Prevalence
(percent)
Standard
Error
95% CI*
(percent)
||
||
||
Prevalence
(number)
95% CI*
(number)
U.S. Total** White 353,243 13.2 0.12 (13.0 – 13.4) || 23,606,397 (23,166,087 – 24,046,708)
U.S. Total** Black 34,036 14.8 0.44 (13.9 – 15.6) || 3,717,326 (3,484,863 – 3,949,790)
U.S. Total** Other 23,787 12.2 0.51 (11.2 – 13.2) || 2,345,106 (2,141,712 – 2,548,499)
U.S. Total** Multi 7,730 21.3 1.07 (19.2 – 23.4) || 886,482 (788,193 – 984,772)
AL White 4,711 10.8 0.65 (9.5 – 12.1) || 271,687 (239,174 – 304,200)
AL Black 1,825 13.4 1.37 (10.7 – 16.0) || 116,718 (91,749 – 141,686)
AL Other 123 22.1 5.39 (11.4 – 32.7) || 21,797 (10,203 – 33,391)
AL Multi 72 17.4 6.66 (4.1 – 30.7) || 6,500 (1,186 – 11,813)
AK White 1,723 14.6 1.28 (12.0 – 17.1) || 54,009 (44,495 – 63,523)
AK Black 31 31.2 13.82 (3.0 – 59.4) || 3,105 (0 – 6,807)
AK Other 564 9.2 1.45 (6.3 – 12.0) || 9,804 (6,743 – 12,866)
AK Multi 90 30.3 7.08 (16.2 – 44.4) || 5,420 (2,325 – 8,515)
AZ White 4,542 16.8 1.18 (14.5 – 19.1) || 654,367 (559,292 – 749,443)
AZ Black 69 21.1 10.12 (0.9 – 41.3) || 25,252 (0 – 54,286)
AZ Other 680 6.8 1.44 (4.0 – 9.7) || 47,922 (28,460 – 67,385)
AZ Multi 69 42.2 11.61 (19.0 – 65.4) || 15,121 (3,425 – 26,817)
AR White 3,282 11.2 0.85 (9.5 – 12.8) || 206,836 (174,682 – 238,990)
AR Black 521 16.4 3.17 (10.2 – 22.6) || 28,982 (16,805 – 41,159)
AR Other 83 10.2 3.19 (3.8 – 16.5) || 5,877 (2,359 – 9,395)
AR Multi 58 13.3 4.47 (4.3 – 22.2) || 4,481 (1,578 – 7,384)
CA White 14,713 13.4 0.40 (12.6 – 14.2) || 2,952,779 (2,771,490 – 3,134,067)
CA Black 771 14.7 1.91 (10.9 – 18.4) || 249,052 (179,739 – 318,364)
CA Other 1,512 14.2 1.32 (11.6 – 16.8) || 496,959 (397,207 – 596,711)
CA Multi 318 15.6 2.78 (10.1 – 21.0) || 92,432 (58,158 – 126,707)
CO White 10,663 13.6 0.52 (12.6 – 14.6) || 428,069 (394,521 – 461,616)
CO Black 211 15.2 3.23 (8.8 – 21.5) || 18,879 (10,331 – 27,426)
CO Other 675 10.1 1.52 (7.1 – 13.1) || 36,866 (25,547 – 48,185)
CO Multi 173 19.1 3.91 (11.3 – 26.8) || 12,375 (7,136 – 17,615)
CT White 5,501 15.7 0.82 (14.1 – 17.3) || 361,907 (321,672 – 402,142)
CT Black 435 14.6 3.96 (6.9 – 22.4) || 19,522 (7,840 – 31,204)
CT Other 396 12.2 2.35 (7.6 – 16.8) || 23,493 (14,226 – 32,760)
CT Multi 37 11.2 || 1,805
DE White 3,537 13.2 0.95 (11.3 – 15.1) || 67,926 (57,722 – 78,129)
DE Black 543 20.6 2.96 (14.8 – 26.4) || 18,877 (12,721 – 25,032)
DE Other 161 11.6 2.95 (5.8 – 17.5) || 4,561 (2,318 – 6,803)
DE Multi 76 23.0 8.33 (6.4 – 39.6) || 4,104 (626 – 7,582)
DC White 1,890 14.1 1.12 (11.9 – 16.3) || 32,756 (27,317 – 38,194)
DC Black 1,659 17.5 1.34 (14.9 – 20.1) || 33,909 (28,426 – 39,392)
DC Other 204 18.1 3.45 (11.3 – 24.9) || 6,104 (3,580 – 8,628)
DC Multi 59 21.6 10.27 (1.1 – 42.2) || 1,852 (0 – 3,999)
FL White 10,298 10.7 0.57 (9.6 – 11.8) || 1,141,751 (1,019,414 – 1,264,088)
FL Black 963 14.5 2.09 (10.4 – 18.6) || 310,677 (215,636 – 405,719)
FL Other 495 9.9 2.41 (5.1 – 14.6) || 134,483 (66,382 – 202,584)
FL Multi 141 25.8 8.61 (8.8 – 42.9) || 51,673 (10,492 – 92,854)
GA White 4,199 12.1 0.82 (10.5 – 13.7) || 537,613 (462,181 – 613,044)
GA Black 1,329 9.1 1.37 (6.4 – 11.8) || 183,068 (126,453 – 239,682)
GA Other 218 10.8 2.84 (5.2 – 16.4) || 63,214 (29,240 – 97,188)
GA Multi 58 21.1 7.90 (5.2 – 36.9) || 22,513 (4,422 – 40,605)
HI White 2,371 13.7 1.07 (11.6 – 15.8) || 34,539 (28,835 – 40,242)
HI Black 42 2.8 || 241
HI Other 2,528 13.6 1.01 (11.6 – 15.5) || 61,266 (51,800 – 70,731)
HI Multi 1,702 25.5 1.61 (22.4 – 28.7) || 73,246 (62,708 – 83,785)
ID White 5,063 12.3 0.64 (11.1 – 13.6) || 129,135 (115,669 – 142,602)
ID Black 12 29.1 || 1,014
ID Other 139 17.1 4.93 (7.4 – 26.9) || 6,256 (2,282 – 10,230)
ID Multi 72 24.1 7.18 (9.8 – 38.4) || 4,427 (1,642 – 7,213)
IL White 4,942 12.5 0.66 (11.2 – 13.8) || 888,903 (792,958 – 984,848)
IL Black 528 19.3 2.32 (14.8 – 23.9) || 254,281 (187,958 – 320,604)
IL Other 291 10.5 2.31 (5.9 – 15.0) || 115,910 (62,601 – 169,219)
IL Multi 59 22.0 6.55 (8.9 – 35.2) || 27,792 (10,262 – 45,323)
IN White 7,720 13.0 0.58 (11.8 – 14.1) || 543,166 (492,952 – 593,379)
IN Black 1,184 15.5 2.26 (11.1 – 20.0) || 51,594 (35,766 – 67,421)
IN Other 133 10.9 3.45 (4.1 – 17.7) || 13,207 (5,078 – 21,337)
IN Multi 108 18.9 4.78 (9.4 – 28.3) || 10,524 (5,022 – 16,026)
IA White 5,731 10.6 0.62 (9.4 – 11.8) || 228,531 (201,332 – 255,730)
IA Black 84 14.5 5.12 (4.4 – 24.7) || 5,021 (1,275 – 8,768)
IA Other 134 5.9 1.84 (2.2 – 9.5) || 4,542 (1,757 – 7,327)
IA Multi 34 9.9 || 1,726
KS White 16,892 12.4 0.41 (11.7 – 13.2) || 227,892 (212,422 – 243,362)
KS Black 744 14.8 2.17 (10.6 – 19.1) || 11,558 (7,884 – 15,231)
KS Other 839 9.0 1.31 (6.4 – 11.6) || 11,845 (8,298 – 15,392)
KS Multi 298 26.8 3.56 (19.8 – 33.8) || 10,758 (7,589 – 13,927)
KY White 8,104 14.8 0.72 (13.4 – 16.2) || 436,640 (392,754 – 480,527)
KY Black 1,139 11.9 2.74 (6.5 – 17.3) || 20,158 (10,855 – 29,461)
KY Other 175 10.7 2.85 (5.0 – 16.3) || 10,068 (5,490 – 14,645)
KY Multi 160 38.7 7.77 (23.4 – 54.1) || 19,692 (9,358 – 30,027)
LA White 6,398 10.6 0.60 (9.5 – 11.8) || 237,771 (210,155 – 265,387)
LA Black 2,031 11.4 0.97 (9.5 – 13.3) || 104,240 (86,041 – 122,439)
LA Other 288 13.8 3.38 (7.1 – 20.4) || 18,317 (8,681 – 27,953)
LA Multi 103 15.0 5.93 (3.2 – 26.8) || 5,928 (809 – 11,048)
ME White 7,787 15.1 0.57 (14.0 – 16.3) || 151,749 (139,936 – 163,562)
ME Black 20 1.1 || 63
ME Other 96 19.1 5.22 (8.8 – 29.5) || 2,743 (1,112 – 4,375)
ME Multi 79 26.4 6.36 (13.8 – 39.1) || 2,466 (1,065 – 3,867)
MD White 6,542 13.0 0.62 (11.7 – 14.2) || 340,189 (306,514 – 373,864)
MD Black 1,454 15.6 1.36 (12.9 – 18.2) || 176,872 (144,043 – 209,700)
MD Other 341 13.3 2.54 (8.3 – 18.3) || 52,488 (31,485 – 73,491)
MD Multi 100 24.5 6.52 (11.6 – 37.4) || 17,845 (6,668 – 29,022)
MA White 13,928 15.7 0.59 (14.6 – 16.9) || 646,135 (595,409 – 696,860)
MA Black 966 18.7 2.33 (14.1 – 23.3) || 53,996 (39,209 – 68,782)
MA Other 1,309 14.5 1.76 (11.0 – 17.9) || 69,562 (51,978 – 87,146)
MA Multi 176 22.2 4.23 (13.9 – 30.6) || 12,840 (8,056 – 17,625)
MI White 7,121 14.8 0.58 (13.6 – 15.9) || 904,168 (831,702 – 976,633)
MI Black 1,572 17.9 1.70 (14.6 – 21.2) || 158,099 (126,743 – 189,454)
MI Other 204 15.4 4.00 (7.5 – 23.3) || 50,401 (21,930 – 78,872)
MI Multi 214 35.9 6.21 (23.7 – 48.1) || 83,309 (45,967 – 120,650)
MN White 5,306 9.0 0.56 (7.9 – 10.1) || 329,920 (288,713 – 371,127)
MN Black 115 22.9 7.16 (8.7 – 37.1) || 24,734 (6,020 – 43,448)
MN Other 129 14.1 5.48 (3.3 – 25.0) || 21,994 (3,330 – 40,658)
MN Multi 26 12.8 || 3,203
MS White 7,604 11.5 0.57 (10.4 – 12.6) || 155,542 (139,672 – 171,413)
MS Black 3,304 13.8 0.95 (12.0 – 15.7) || 103,549 (88,752 – 118,346)
MS Other 163 13.9 3.70 (6.6 – 21.2) || 6,788 (3,044 – 10,533)
MS Multi 54 7.4 || 832
MO White 4,341 14.0 0.93 (12.2 – 15.8) || 538,932 (464,610 – 613,253)
MO Black 449 15.2 2.22 (10.8 – 19.5) || 57,166 (39,935 – 74,396)
MO Other 123 18.6 5.71 (7.3 – 30.0) || 27,266 (8,395 – 46,138)
MO Multi 106 20.5 7.28 (6.1 – 35.0) || 22,423 (3,911 – 40,936)
MT White 6,769 11.7 0.59 (10.6 – 12.9) || 79,429 (71,443 – 87,416)
MT Black 11 4.4 || 147
MT Other 663 15.4 2.36 (10.8 – 20.1) || 8,609 (5,929 – 11,290)
MT Multi 124 25.6 6.43 (12.9 – 38.3) || 2,763 (1,122 – 4,404)
NE White 15,072 11.3 0.61 (10.1 – 12.5) || 136,323 (121,177 – 151,470)
NE Black 111 14.4 4.43 (5.6 – 23.2) || 4,709 (1,646 – 7,772)
NE Other 584 9.6 2.58 (4.6 – 14.7) || 8,273 (3,693 – 12,854)
NE Multi 127 25.3 6.19 (13.1 – 37.6) || 2,744 (1,259 – 4,229)
NV White 3,231 13.9 1.12 (11.8 – 16.1) || 209,268 (174,529 – 244,007)
NV Black 116 14.1 3.87 (6.5 – 21.8) || 13,709 (6,094 – 21,325)
NV Other 358 12.4 2.98 (6.5 – 18.2) || 38,384 (19,258 – 57,509)
NV Multi 82 15.0 5.44 (4.2 – 25.8) || 5,480 (1,310 – 9,650)
NH White 5,693 16.3 0.79 (14.7 – 17.8) || 157,837 (141,902 – 173,772)
NH Black 35 18.3 8.87 (0.3 – 36.3) || 1,881 (0 – 3,823)
NH Other 138 14.6 3.92 (6.8 – 22.3) || 4,431 (1,919 – 6,943)
NH Multi 45 21.6 9.27 (2.9 – 40.3) || 1,564 (0 – 3,166)
NJ White 9,429 12.1 0.54 (11.0 – 13.1) || 539,798 (490,197 – 589,399)
NJ Black 1,424 16.7 1.59 (13.5 – 19.8) || 143,763 (114,378 – 173,149)
NJ Other 1,210 11.4 1.25 (8.9 – 13.8) || 126,555 (98,010 – 155,100)
NJ Multi 91 19.8 6.90 (6.1 – 33.6) || 13,004 (2,538 – 23,469)
NM White 6,646 13.8 0.67 (12.5 – 15.1) || 150,452 (135,543 – 165,362)
NM Black 114 17.8 5.30 (7.3 – 28.3) || 4,167 (1,543 – 6,792)
NM Other 1,752 11.6 1.22 (9.2 – 14.0) || 37,836 (29,577 – 46,095)
NM Multi 145 15.2 4.09 (7.1 – 23.3) || 3,735 (1,621 – 5,849)
NY White 5,718 15.0 0.71 (13.6 – 16.4) || 1,541,776 (1,390,010 – 1,693,542)
NY Black 600 14.8 1.78 (11.3 – 18.3) || 333,537 (249,568 – 417,507)
NY Other 295 12.1 2.29 (7.6 – 16.6) || 176,895 (107,007 – 246,783)
NY Multi 82 12.7 4.22 (4.3 – 21.1) || 32,131 (10,509 – 53,753)
NC White 10,387 12.6 0.55 (11.5 – 13.7) || 616,438 (561,478 – 671,399)
NC Black 1,823 15.2 1.44 (12.4 – 18.0) || 198,367 (158,725 – 238,009)
NC Other 779 6.8 1.34 (4.1 – 9.4) || 43,670 (26,715 – 60,626)
NC Multi 173 33.8 10.17 (13.7 – 53.8) || 38,944 (5,416 – 72,472)
ND White 4,494 11.2 0.67 (9.8 – 12.5) || 50,651 (44,482 – 56,820)
ND Black 19 0.0 || 0
ND Other 161 15.0 3.60 (7.9 – 22.1) || 4,186 (2,118 – 6,254)
ND Multi 38 53.1 11.74 (29.3 – 76.8) || 3,534 (775 – 6,293)
OH White 8,532 14.9 0.65 (13.6 – 16.1) || 1,129,796 (1,026,558 – 1,233,035)
OH Black 791 15.9 1.89 (12.2 – 19.6) || 109,390 (81,714 – 137,065)
OH Other 249 11.0 2.62 (5.9 – 16.2) || 32,788 (16,747 – 48,829)
OH Multi 105 30.0 6.99 (16.1 – 43.8) || 29,871 (13,102 – 46,639)
OK White 6,041 15.4 0.69 (14.1 – 16.8) || 306,960 (277,936 – 335,983)
OK Black 472 15.0 2.27 (10.5 – 19.5) || 28,739 (19,563 – 37,915)
OK Other 816 16.1 1.97 (12.3 – 20.0) || 63,711 (46,811 – 80,611)
OK Multi 469 16.1 2.34 (11.5 – 20.7) || 26,239 (18,097 – 34,381)
OR White 3,668 15.6 0.84 (14.0 – 17.3) || 378,911 (336,880 – 420,941)
OR Black 19 14.7 || 1,587
OR Other 157 15.1 3.24 (8.7 – 21.5) || 23,935 (13,398 – 34,472)
OR Multi 396 23.6 3.36 (17.0 – 30.2) || 73,896 (49,917 – 97,875)
PA White 8,416 13.1 0.57 (12.0 – 14.2) || 1,073,837 (976,997 – 1,170,676)
PA Black 440 15.9 2.74 (10.5 – 21.3) || 141,328 (87,829 – 194,826)
PA Other 128 12.0 3.65 (4.8 – 19.2) || 38,449 (14,179 – 62,718)
PA Multi 78 19.2 7.10 (5.1 – 33.4) || 22,489 (4,163 – 40,816)
RI White 5,540 15.9 0.77 (14.4 – 17.4) || 114,498 (102,896 – 126,100)
RI Black 238 17.8 3.78 (10.3 – 25.2) || 5,237 (2,878 – 7,596)
RI Other 344 11.9 2.23 (7.5 – 16.3) || 5,938 (3,665 – 8,210)
RI Multi 42 21.0 7.37 (6.1 – 35.9) || 1,771 (497 – 3,045)
SC White 6,552 11.9 0.66 (10.6 – 13.2) || 273,150 (242,297 – 304,004)
SC Black 2,835 15.5 1.47 (12.7 – 18.4) || 141,475 (112,739 – 170,210)
SC Other 231 10.4 3.53 (3.5 – 17.4) || 12,976 (3,713 – 22,240)
SC Multi 143 22.4 6.04 (10.5 – 34.4) || 15,393 (6,052 – 24,735)
SD White 5,941 11.1 0.64 (9.8 – 12.3) || 61,038 (53,843 – 68,233)
SD Black 19 17.5 || 571
SD Other 757 14.6 2.58 (9.5 – 19.7) || 6,430 (4,041 – 8,819)
SD Multi 69 31.9 9.06 (13.8 – 50.0) || 1,395 (435 – 2,354)
TN White 4,728 12.7 0.78 (11.2 – 14.3) || 482,367 (421,951 – 542,783)
TN Black 705 9.1 1.70 (5.8 – 12.5) || 72,578 (45,018 – 100,139)
TN Other 56 6.9 || 6,948
TN Multi 61 9.5 4.35 (0.8 – 18.2) || 6,755 (477 – 13,033)
TX White 9,211 12.7 0.61 (11.5 – 13.9) || 1,587,888 (1,434,363 – 1,741,412)
TX Black 893 13.9 2.14 (9.7 – 18.1) || 279,168 (187,304 – 371,031)
TX Other 644 12.8 2.43 (8.0 – 17.6) || 213,976 (129,218 – 298,734)
TX Multi 162 10.7 3.82 (3.2 – 18.3) || 22,472 (5,803 – 39,142)
UT White 9,303 13.8 0.56 (12.7 – 14.9) || 236,217 (216,680 – 255,755)
UT Black 30 32.7 15.10 (1.9 – 63.6) || 2,270 (0 – 5,250)
UT Other 622 10.6 1.64 (7.3 – 13.8) || 16,211 (11,036 – 21,386)
UT Multi 101 25.5 6.91 (11.8 – 39.2) || 4,451 (1,521 – 7,381)
VT White 6,393 14.5 0.62 (13.3 – 15.7) || 68,027 (62,029 – 74,026)
VT Black 27 25.1 12.86 (0.0 – 51.5) || 530 (0 – 1,223)
VT Other 83 25.4 6.58 (12.3 – 38.4) || 2,136 (867 – 3,404)
VT Multi 74 22.0 5.56 (10.9 – 33.1) || 1,161 (521 – 1,802)
VA White 4,123 11.5 0.78 (9.9 – 13.0) || 532,260 (458,698 – 605,821)
VA Black 744 18.4 3.11 (12.3 – 24.5) || 151,134 (95,456 – 206,812)
VA Other 197 15.3 7.39 (0.7 – 29.8) || 59,280 (0 – 124,257)
VA Multi 44 15.0 7.52 (0.0 – 30.1) || 7,107 (0 – 14,662)
WA White 18,055 15.3 0.41 (14.5 – 16.1) || 653,117 (616,629 – 689,605)
WA Black 226 10.4 2.63 (5.2 – 15.6) || 8,844 (4,241 – 13,446)
WA Other 1,203 13.8 1.45 (11.0 – 16.6) || 63,536 (49,412 – 77,659)
WA Multi 453 19.7 2.35 (15.1 – 24.3) || 26,109 (19,979 – 32,240)
WV White 4,597 12.3 0.63 (11.1 – 13.5) || 168,291 (150,848 – 185,733)
WV Black 89 13.9 4.94 (4.1 – 23.7) || 3,046 (707 – 5,385)
WV Other 39 13.9 5.88 (2.0 – 25.8) || 1,880 (191 – 3,568)
WV Multi 71 16.9 5.66 (5.6 – 28.1) || 3,640 (946 – 6,333)
WI White 4,060 12.9 0.89 (11.1 – 14.6) || 505,631 (434,088 – 577,173)
WI Black 230 29.0 6.92 (15.3 – 42.6) || 40,406 (15,829 – 64,983)
WI Other 185 11.9 3.90 (4.2 – 19.6) || 21,613 (7,031 – 36,196)
WI Multi 52 39.5 12.29 (14.8 – 64.2) || 23,031 (3,059 – 43,002)
WY White 5,735 13.1 0.64 (11.9 – 14.4) || 49,527 (44,547 – 54,507)
WY Black 24 7.5 || 121
WY Other 133 18.8 5.41 (8.1 – 29.5) || 2,726 (1,074 – 4,379)
WY Multi 61 40.1 8.71 (22.7 – 57.5) || 1,515 (623 – 2,408)
Territories
GU White 102 9.5 3.70 (2.2 – 16.8) || 663 (121 – 1,205)
GU Black 12 0.0 || 0
GU Other 1,062 9.0 1.00 (7.1 – 11.0) || 8,185 (6,401 – 9,968)
GU Multi 86 18.8 4.57 (9.7 – 27.9) || 1,291 (636 – 1,946)
PR White 2,507 15.3 0.96 (13.4 – 17.2) || 245,176 (213,066 – 277,286)
PR Black 180 11.2 3.09 (5.1 – 17.4) || 16,447 (7,011 – 25,883)
PR Other 1,520 15.7 1.25 (13.2 – 18.1) || 169,427 (140,848 – 198,007)
PR Multi 16 4.1 || 593
VI White 473 9.4 1.82 (5.8 – 12.9) || 1,037 (619 – 1,455)
VI Black 1,793 9.5 0.91 (7.7 – 11.2) || 5,298 (4,274 – 6,322)
VI Other 97 12.2 4.62 (3.0 – 21.4) || 349 (64 – 634)
VI Multi 47 8.4 || 115

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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