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2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 1-1
Lifetime Asthma Population Estimates, in thousands
by Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2002
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults 
15 - 19
 
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 4 5 - 14 15 - 1915 - 1718 - 1920 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:30,821  8,894  21,927  1,452  5,594  3,085  1,848  1,236  6,823  11,231  2,637  
Male14,340  5,190  9,151  856  3,318  1,612  1,015  597  3,169  4,480  906  
Female16,481  3,704  12,776  596  2,276  1,472  833  639  3,654  6,751  1,732  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 21,850  5,329  16,521  646  3,445  2,154  1,238  916  4,792  8,611  2,203  
Male10,082  3,037  7,044  383  1,977  1,135  677  458  2,376  3,438  773  
Female11,768  2,292  9,477  262  1,468  1,019  561  458  2,416  5,173  1,430  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,703  1,871  2,832  432  1,122  491  317  174  986  1,437  236  
Male2,094  1,110  984  238  709  251  162  89*  329  498  68  
Female2,610  762  1,848  193  413  240  155  85*  656  939  168  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 1,342  421  921  93*  256  91*  72*  **  422  438  42*  
Male736  282  454  70*  163  54*  49*  **  184  242  **  
Female606  139  467  **  93  37*  **  **  238  196  **  
            
Hispanic:2,925  1,273  1,652  281  770  348  221  127  623  746  157  
Male1,429  761  668  165  468  172  128  45*  279  302  43*  
Female1,496  512  984  116  302  176  94  82  344  444  114  
            
Puerto Rican:ª711  272  439  48*  162  99  61  37*  157  199  46*  
Male352  166  186  28*  104  54  34*  **  66*  93*  **  
Female358  105  253  20*  58*  45*  27*  **  91  106  40*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª1,425  643  782  143  399  183  101  82  289  361  50  
Male699  376  324  86  222  88  68  **  151  142  **  
Female726  267  458  56*  178  95  33  62  137  219  41  
            
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .993,721  1,326  2,395  330  819  400  177  223  855  1,103  214  
1.00 - 2.496,974  2,218  4,756  445  1,366  694  406  288  1,662  1,973  833  
2.50 - 4.496,788  1,988  4,799  204  1,343  721  441  280  1,707  2,455  357  
4.50 and above6,823  1,485  5,338  166  885  580  435  145*  1,463  3,443  288  
                                  

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 7/06/2004

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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