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2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 3-1
Current Asthma Population Estimates, in thousands
by Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2001
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults 
15 - 19
 
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 4 5 - 14 15 - 1915 - 1718 - 1920 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:20,281  6,320  13,961  1,128  4,033  1,918  1,159  759  4,130  7,115  1,957  
Male8,580  3,679  4,901  680  2,408  962  591  371  1,548  2,276  706  
Female11,701  2,641  9,060  448  1,624  957  569  388  2,582  4,839  1,251  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 14,603  3,947  10,656  579  2,599  1,302  769  533  2,995  5,535  1,593  
Male6,080  2,289  3,791  378  1,516  671  396  275  1,120  1,863  533  
Female8,523  1,658  6,865  201  1,084  631  373  258  1,875  3,672  1,059  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 2,883  1,214  1,669  297  734  295  183  111  574  791  192  
Male1,156  674  482  164  429  121  81  40*  178  204  60*  
Female1,727  540  1,187  133  304  173  102  71*  396  588  132  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 787  290  497  51*  175  101*  **  37*  206  203  **  
Male481  231  250  39*  142  **  ****  143*  59*  **
Female306  59*  247  **33*39*****62*144**
            
Hispanic:2,008  869  1,139  201  525  220  143  77*  355  586  121  
Male863  485  378  100  322  107*  63  **  106  151  76*  
Female1,145  384  761  101  203  113  80*  33*  248  435  44  
            
Puerto Rican:ª563  216  347  32*  156  53*  29*  **116  163  43*  
Male248  128  121  **  104  21*  **  ****55***
Female315  88  226  **  51*  32*  20*  **90  108  15*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª830  424  407  121  237  84  66*  **  133  217  38*  
Male393  257  136  57  154  47*  47*  **58  61*  **
Female437  166  271  64*  83  37*  **  **75  157  21*  
            
Residence - MSA Size:           
5,000,000 or more1,788  537  1,251  132  297  179  108*  71*  356  646  179  
2,500,000 - 4,999,9992,275  745  1,530  148  448  228  149  79*  511  733  207  
1,000,000 - 2,499,9995,007  1,653  3,353  290  1,041  565  322  242  997  1,815  299  
500,000 - 999,9992,420  772  1,648  110  504  192  158  34*  476  904  235  
250,000 - 499,9992,613  826  1,786  152  515  192  159  **  532  942  279  
Under 250,0001,869  504  1,365  73  390  158*  41*  117*  440  592  216  
Non-MSA4,308  1,282  3,026  223  838  404  221  183  817  1,482  543  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .992,762  1,023  1,739  270  564  361  190  171  577  744  246  
1.00 - 2.494,563  1,543  3,020  358  950  363  234  129*  912  1,314  666  
2.50 - 4.494,468  1,309  3,159  178  903  357  228  130*  1,025  1,678  326  
4.50 and above4,306  1,183  3,124  119  804  393  260  133*  741  2,070  180  
                                  

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 7/09/2004

ªa subset of Hispanic 

All relative standard errors are <30% unless otherwise indicated.

* Relative standard error of the estimate is 30%-50%; the estimate is unreliable.

** Relative standard error of the estimate exceeds 50%.
 

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