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Current Asthma by State, 2017

Current Asthma by State, 2017

  Child Adult
State Count Percent Year Count Percent
Alabama 141,500 13.2% 2014 409,600 10.9%
Alaska --- ---   46,900 8.4%
Arizona 129,200 8.1% 2016 529,200 9.8%
Arkansas --- ---   219,000 9.6%
California 524,600 6.2%   2,398,300 7.9%
Colorado --- ---   404,000 9.3%
Connecticut 91,400 12.9%   299,300 10.7%
Delaware --- ---   79,800 10.6%
District of Columbia 13,900 11.4%   52,800 9.4%
Florida 290,600 7.3%   1,258,300 7.5%
Georgia 214,700 9.1%   663,100 8.4%
Hawaii 29,400 9.8%   109,200 9.8%
Idaho --- ---   113,800 9.0%
Illinois 159,200 5.7%   808,300 8.2%
Indiana 103,900 6.9%   509,200 10.0%
Iowa 41,600 5.8% 2011 223,300 9.3%
Kansas 63,700 9.4%   199,700 9.1%
Kentucky 74,500 7.8% 2016 367,800 10.7%
Louisiana 94,100 8.8% 2015 319,200 9.0%
Maine 19,800 8.0%   120,000 11.2%
Maryland 126,400 9.7% 2014 440,300 9.4%
Massachusetts 199,000 15.8%   621,300 11.5%
Michigan 183,500 8.8%   837,000 10.8%
Minnesota 56,500 4.5%   311,000 7.3%
Mississippi 78,400 11.4%   187,800 8.3%
Missouri 128,600 9.7%   442,100 9.4%
Montana 19,000 8.6%   74,800 9.1%
Nebraska 28,300 6.1%   118,200 8.2%
Nevada 49,700 7.8%   240,200 10.4%
New Hampshire 18,400 7.2% 2015 142,200 13.2%
New Jersey 152,800 8.3%   600,500 8.6%
New Mexico 43,800 9.3%   165,300 10.5%
New York 355,100 8.9%   1,426,200 9.2%
North Carolina 250,600 11.5% 2014 730,800 9.2%
North Dakota 10,000 6.5% 2012 50,500 8.6%
Ohio 212,700 8.6%   888,500 9.9%
Oklahoma 88,700 9.8% 2016 285,200 9.6%
Oregon 47,800 5.8%   353,400 10.9%
Pennsylvania 225,700 8.9%   1,021,700 10.1%
Rhode Island 20,500 10.3%   103,900 12.3%
South Carolina --- ---   361,100 9.2%
South Dakota --- ---   48,100 7.3%
Tennessee 139,200 9.7% 2014 517,700 10.0%
Texas 541,800 7.9% 2015 1,543,100 7.3%
Utah 55,000 6.1%   192,500 8.9%
Vermont 8,200 7.3%   59,000 11.8%
Virginia --- ---   581,200 8.9%
Washington 115,900 7.3% 2016 604,000 10.5%
West Virginia 34,600 9.4% 2014 182,200 12.7%
Wisconsin 91,600 7.4%   429,000 9.5%
Wyoming 11,700 8.6% 2012 40,800 9.1%
United States* --- 7.9%   22,730,300 9.1%
State Count Percent Year Count Percent

Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2011-2017, analyzed by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit.

  • *National child asthma prevalence is based on data from 27 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Child asthma data is from 2017 unless an earlier year is noted, in which case that is the most recent year of data available. If a state has not collected child asthma data since 2011, no rate is listed.

    Page Last Updated: July 24, 2019

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