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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.

Webpage last updated: February 2017

National Data / State or Territory Data

State or Territory
Adult Current Asthma* Prevalence by State or Territory (2014)


State or Territory
Number with Current Asthma
(in thousands)
Percent with Current Asthma
Alabama 353,847 9.5%
Alaska 44,865 8.1%
Arizona 484,115 9.6%
Arkansas 197,478 8.8%
California 2,279,568 7.8%
Colorado 342,994 8.4%
Connecticut 257,311 9.2%
Delaware 63,855 8.8%
District of Columbia 62,346 11.5%
Florida 1,268,162 8.0%
Georgia 626,931 8.3%
Hawaii 102,093 9.2%
Idaho 103,201 8.6%
Illinois 898,521 9.1%
Indiana 532,909 10.7%
Iowa 201,266 8.5%
Kansas 189,350 8.7%
Kentucky 402,690 11.9%
Louisiana 270,261 7.7%
Maine 122,881 11.6%
Maryland 393,571 8.5%
Massachusetts 636,176 12.0%
Michigan 831,656 10.9%
Minnesota 350,818 8.4%
Mississippi 166,117 7.4%
Missouri 450,530 9.7%
Montana 76,683 9.6%
Nebraska 108,805 7.7%
Nevada 172,343 8.1%
New Hampshire 107,371 10.2%
New Jersey 570,238 8.3%
New Mexico 154,861 9.9%
New York 1,642,598 10.7%
North Carolina 592,279 7.8%
North Dakota 50,533 8.7%
Ohio 957,711 10.8%
Oklahoma 284,303 9.7%
Oregon 314,501 10.2%
Pennsylvania 979,527 9.8%
Rhode Island 89,462 10.8%
South Carolina 309,409 8.3%
South Dakota 48,213 7.5%
Tennessee 448,189 8.9%
Texas 1,312,573 6.7%
Utah 178,514 8.7%
Vermont 56,644 11.3%
Virginia 556,765 8.6%
Washington 500,993 9.3%
West Virginia 161,534 11.0%
Wisconsin 456,134 10.3%
Wyoming 37,351 8.3%
Guam 5,972 5.6%
Puerto Rico 298,155 10.6%

*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: 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2014 Adult Asthma Data: Prevalence Tables and Maps, Table C1

State
Asthma Mortality by State (2015)


State
Number of Deaths*
Death Rate*,**
per million
Alabama 52 9.8
Alaska Suppressed Suppressed
Arizona 76 10.0
Arkansas 30 9.8
California 393 9.5
Colorado 46 8.5
Connecticut 48 11.1
Delaware 13 Unreliable
District of Columbia 13 Unreliable
Florida 175 7.4
Georgia 92 9.1
Hawaii 17 Unreliable
Idaho 21 11.6
Illinois 157 11.6
Indiana 90 12.9
Iowa 41 10.7
Kansas 29 9.6
Kentucky 38 7.8
Louisiana 47 9.3
Maine 11 Unreliable
Maryland 79 12.2
Massachusetts 84 10.2
Michigan 112 10.3
Minnesota 61 9.8
Mississippi 52 16.0
Missouri 72 11.4
Montana 12 Unreliable
Nebraska 36 17.0
Nevada 24 8.2
New Hampshire 16 Unreliable
New Jersey 116 11.6
New Mexico 26 12.1
New York 295 13.1
North Carolina 96 9.0
North Dakota Suppressed Suppressed
Ohio 159 12.3
Oklahoma 52 12.9
Oregon 53 11.2
Pennsylvania 155 10.2
Rhode Island Suppressed Suppressed
South Carolina 57 10.5
South Dakota 13 Unreliable
Tennessee 64 8.9
Texas 241 9.1
Utah 40 16.0
Vermont 11 Unreliable
Virginia 90 10.3
Washington 88 11.5
West Virginia 25 12.5
Wisconsin 66 9.8
Wyoming Suppressed Suppressed
Total 3,615 10.3

*Underlying cause of death is asthma
**Population-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 (0-9) persons. The term “Unreliable” replaces sub-national death rates when the death counts are 10-19 persons.
Source: CDC Wonder

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