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2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 4-1
Current Asthma Prevalence Percents
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:7.4  8.7  6.9  5.7  9.9  9.6  9.6  9.5  7.4  6.7  6.0  
Male6.4  9.9  5.0  6.8  11.6  9.4  9.6  9.1  5.6  4.4  5.0  
Female8.3  7.5  8.6  4.7  8.2  9.8  9.7  9.9  9.1  8.9  6.7  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 7.5  8.6  7.1  4.8  10.0  9.8  9.7  10.1  8.1  6.9  5.9  
Male6.4  9.7  5.3  6.1  11.4  10.0  9.7  10.5  6.1  4.7  4.6  
Female8.5  7.4  8.9  3.4  8.6  9.7  9.6  9.8  10.1  9.0  6.8  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 8.6  11.4  7.3  10.7  11.9  10.1  10.4  9.5  7.9  6.7  7.2  
Male7.4  12.5  4.7  11.7  13.7  8.0  9.2  6.4*  5.6  3.8  5.7  
Female9.6  10.2  9.3  9.7  10.0  12.2  11.7  13.1*  9.7  9.0  8.2  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 6.2  8.1  5.5  5.1*  8.6  9.9*  **  8.1*  6.4  4.5  **  
Male7.5  12.8  5.5  7.2*  14.8  **  **  **  8.7*  2.6*  **
Female4.9  3.3*  5.6  **  3.1*  8.5*  **  **  4.0*  6.6  **
            
Hispanic:5.9  7.1  5.2  5.3  7.9  7.7  8.2  7.0*  4.2  5.7  6.0  
Male5.1  7.8  3.5  5.2  9.5  7.3*  7.1  **  2.5  3.0  8.9  
Female6.7  6.5  6.8  5.5  6.2  8.1  9.4  6.2*  5.9  8.3  3.8  
            
Puerto Rican:ª15.9  18.1  14.7  9.1*  23.3  18.0*  16.2*  **  14.3  14.2  15.7*  
Male14.4  20.4  10.9  **  28.1  14.5*  **  **  **  10.4*  **  
Female17.3  15.6  18.1  **  17.3  21.3*  24.0*  **  21.8  17.5  10.4*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª3.9  5.1  3.1  4.6  5.3  4.4  5.7  **  2.4  3.7  3.8*  
Male3.6  6.1  2.0  4.2  7.0  4.6*  7.4*  **  2.0  2.0*  **  
Female4.1  4.1  4.2  5.1*  3.7  4.2*  **  **  2.8  5.5  3.5*  
            
Residence - MSA Size:           
5,000,000 or more6.9  7.6  6.6  6.7  7.5  10.3  9.6  11.4*  6.2  6.6  6.5  
2,500,000 - 4,999,9997.0  8.3  6.5  5.6  9.2  9.0  10.1  7.4*  7.6  5.8  7.0  
1,000,000 - 2,499,9997.3  9.0  6.7  5.6  10.1  12.0  11.1  13.4  7.0  6.9  3.8  
500,000 - 999,9997.5  9.1  6.9  4.8  10.5  8.8  11.5  4.2*  7.4  7.3  5.4  
250,000 - 499,9997.8  9.4  7.2  6.4  10.2  8.2  11.9  **  7.9  7.2  6.8  
Under 250,0007.2  8.0  7.0  4.1  11.4  8.4*  3.7*  15.1*  7.8  5.9  6.7  
Non-MSA7.6  8.8  7.2  6.4  10.1  8.7  8.1  9.4  7.9  6.7  7.2  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .9910.7  11.0  10.5  9.3  11.1  12.5  14.3  11.0  10.0  10.8  10.4  
1.00 - 2.498.0  8.9  7.6  7.5  9.6  8.1  8.7  7.3*  7.5  7.8  7.4  
2.50 - 4.497.1  7.7  6.8  4.0  9.3  7.7  7.7  7.8*  7.1  6.7  6.2  
4.50 and above6.6  8.8  6.0  3.3  10.8  10.9  10.8  11.1*  5.9  6.1  4.0  
                                  

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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