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Table 2 Asthma Prevalence by Demographic Categories. Overall characteristics of 2007-2012 BRFSS respondents according to asthma status. Counts provided (N) are for raw data. Weighted % are percentages obtained from analyzing BRFSS data using survey design with CDC-provided individual respondent weights, and thus, do not correspond directly to the raw counts. The weighted prevalence of asthma was 8.41%

From: Gender-specific determinants of asthma among U.S. adults

  Asthma Never Asthma
(N = 93,448) (N = 910,446)
N Weighted % N Weighted %
Gender
 Male 26,490 36.8 382,295 51.1
 Female 66,958 63.2 528,151 48.9
Race/Ethnicity
 White 72,488 69.1 718,731 66.3
 Black 10,643 14.4 84,319 11.7
 American Indian/Alaskan Native 1,238 1.2 7,757 0.7
 Asian/Pacific Islander 2,083 3.3 29,699 5.4
 Hispanic 6,996 12.0 69,940 15.9
Education Level
 Less than high school 2,584 3.0 19,970 4.0
 High school 30,212 30.8 269,945 29.1
 Some college or more 60,652 66.2 620,531 66.9
Yearly Household Income (USD)
 < $25,000 33,218 31.5 220,627 23.5
 $25,000-$75,000 36,290 37.6 388,126 39.6
 ≥ $75,000 23,940 30.9 301,693 36.9
Body Mass Index (BMI)
 Not overweight or obese 26,807 29.7 338,174 36.7
 Overweight 29,952 32.8 340,055 37.8
 Grade 1 obese 18,945 19.7 151,659 16.8
 Grade 2 obese 9,535 9.7 51,973 5.6
 Grade 3 obese 8,209 8.1 28,585 3.0
Smoking Status
 Never smoked 45,124 52.5 488,593 57.6
 Former smoker 30,494 27.5 280,013 25.8
 Current smoker 17,830 20.0 141,840 16.6
Age
 22-34 11,824 25.8 106,426 24.5
 35-44 14,857 20.8 144,815 22.2
 45-54 20,414 21.2 191,114 21.2
 55-64 22,190 16.7 203,532 15.7
 65+ 24,163 15.5 264,559 16.5