Most Recent Asthma State or Territory Data

These tables feature the latest national and state statistics on the burden of asthma among children and adults. The data are from national and state surveillance systems administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Links to sources are provided with each table to assist with finding additional information on the data and relevant tables and reports.

See footnote for data source.

See also: National DataArchived Most Recent Data

State or Territory Data

State or Territory
Adult Current Asthma* Prevalence by State or Territory (2017)

State or Territory Data Adult Prevalence 2017
State or Territory Number with Current Asthma Percent with Current Asthma
Alabama 409,623 10.9
Alaska 46,863 8.4
Arizona 529,155 9.8
Arkansas 219,001 9.6
California 2,398,304 7.9
Colorado 404,012 9.3
Connecticut 299,336 10.7
Delaware 79,827 10.6
District of Columbia 52,814 9.4
Florida 1,258,262 7.5
Georgia 663,053 8.4
Hawaii 109,177 9.8
Idaho 113,842 9.0
Illinois 808,252 8.2
Indiana 509,205 10.0
Iowa 223,269 9.3
Kansas 199,738 9.1
Kentucky 367,763 10.7
Louisiana 319,238 9.0
Maine 119,995 11.2
Maryland 440,338 9.4
Massachusetts 621,312 11.5
Michigan 837,016 10.8
Minnesota 310,955 7.3
Mississippi 187,772 8.3
Missouri 442,086 9.4
Montana 74,843 9.1
Nebraska 118,181 8.2
Nevada 240,247 10.4
New Hampshire 142,205 13.2
New Jersey 600,483 8.6
New Mexico 165,265 10.5
New York 1,426,161 9.2
North Carolina 730,767 9.2
North Dakota 50,524 8.6
Ohio 888,520 9.9
Oklahoma 285,215 9.6
Oregon 353,411 10.9
Pennsylvania 1,021,687 10.1
Rhode Island 103,853 12.3
South Carolina 361,086 9.2
South Dakota 48,077 7.3
Tennessee 517,735 10.0
Texas 1,543,064 7.3
Utah 192,523 8.9
Vermont 59,012 11.8
Virginia 581,200 8.9
Washington 603,962 10.5
West Virginia 182,240 12.7
Wisconsin 428,991 9.5
Wyoming 40,805 9.1
Guam 7,892 7.4
Puerto Rico 334,638 12.1

*Includes persons who answered “yes” to the questions: “Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following: (Ever told) you had asthma?” and “Do you still have asthma?”

Source: 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Asthma Mortality by State (2017)

State or Territory Data Mortality 2017
State Number of Deathsa Death Ratea,b per million
Alabama 74 13.7
Alaska Suppressed Suppressed
Arizona 92 11.7
Arkansas 32 9.4
California 399 9.3
Colorado 46 7.7
Connecticut 38 9.0
Delaware 14 Unreliable
District of Columbia Suppressed Suppressed
Florida 179 7.0
Georgia 108 10.1
Hawaii 24 13.4
Idaho 27 13.8
Illinois 149 10.9
Indiana 78 11.0
Iowa 32 8.8
Kansas 43 12.2
Kentucky 32 6.6
Louisiana 39 8.2
Maine 16 Unreliable
Maryland 68 10.0
Massachusetts 71 8.9
Michigan 119 10.3
Minnesota 55 8.0
Mississippi 47 14.3
Missouri 68 10.1
Montana 12 Unreliable
Nebraska 23 10.9
Nevada 32 9.5
New Hampshire 17 Unreliable
New Jersey 110 11.0
New Mexico 41 18.2
New York 256 11.6
North Carolina 116 10.9
North Dakota 11 Unreliable
Ohio 135 10.5
Oklahoma 54 13.4
Oregon 65 12.8
Pennsylvania 132 8.7
Rhode Island Suppressed Suppressed
South Carolina 69 12.4
South Dakota 12 Unreliable
Tennessee 72 10.2
Texas 232 8.3
Utah 31 11.5
Vermont 11 Unreliable
Virginia 71 7.5
Washington 105 13.0
West Virginia 24 10.6
Wisconsin 59 8.7
Wyoming Suppressed Suppressed
Total 3,564 9.9

aUnderlying cause of death is asthma

bPopulation-based rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population

Note: the term "Suppressed" replaces sub-national death counts and death rates when the number of deaths represents zero to nine (09) persons. The term “Unreliable” replaces sub-national death rates when the death counts are 1019 persons.

Source: CDC Wonder

Webpage last updated: May 2019

Page last reviewed: May 20, 2019