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2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 2-1
Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percents
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:11.1  12.2  10.7  7.3  13.7  15.5  15.2  16.1  12.1  10.4  8.0  
Male10.6  13.9  9.3  8.5  15.9  16.3  16.3  16.3  11.3  8.5  6.4  
Female11.6  10.4  11.9  6.2  11.4  14.7  14.0  15.8  12.8  12.1  9.2  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 11.1  11.6  11.0  5.4  13.3  16.6  15.6  18.0  13.0  10.6  8.1  
Male10.5  13.0  9.8  6.3  14.9  17.4  16.5  18.8  12.9  8.7  6.6  
Female11.7  10.2  12.1  4.5  11.6  15.7  14.7  17.2  13.1  12.5  9.2  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.8  17.5  12.1  15.2  18.6  17.1  17.3  16.8  13.1  11.9  8.7  
Male13.3  20.5  9.5  16.6  23.2  18.0  17.6  18.7*  9.7  9.2  6.2  
Female14.3  14.4  14.3  13.8  13.8  16.3  17.0  15.1*  16.0  14.1  10.3  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 10.4  11.3  10.0  8.5*  12.6  9.5  11.8*  **  12.4  9.5  5.2*  
Male10.8  14.3  9.3  11.6*  15.1  11.3*  17.2*  **  10.6  9.5  **  
Female10.0  7.9  10.8  **  9.8  7.7*  **  **  14.3  9.4  **  
            
Hispanic:8.3  10.1  7.3  7.3  11.2  11.5  12.3  10.5  7.2  6.9  7.4  
Male8.1  11.9  6.0  8.4  13.3  11.6  13.7  8.1*  6.3  5.7  4.8*  
Female8.5  8.3  8.5  6.1  9.0  11.4  10.7  12.4  8.2  8.1  9.4  
            
Puerto Rican:ª20.2  22.6  19.0  13.2*  25.3  32.8  31.3  35.6*  18.9  17.3  19.9  
Male19.5  24.3  16.5  13.2*  28.3  34.2  32.9*  36.6*  16.5*  15.9  **  
Female21.0  20.4  21.3  13.2*  21.2*  31.2  29.5*  34.5*  21.2  18.8  26.5*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª6.4  7.6  5.7  5.4  8.6  9.3  8.8  10.1  5.0  5.8  4.8  
Male6.1  8.7  4.6  6.4  9.3  8.8  11.4  **  5.0  4.5  **  
Female6.7  6.5  6.8  4.4*  7.8  9.8  6.0  15.2  5.1  7.1  7.4  
            
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .9914.5  15.0  14.3  12.5  16.6  15.6  13.8  17.5  13.9  16.2  8.5  
1.00 - 2.4911.9  12.1  11.8  8.7  13.0  15.9  15.3  16.9  12.8  11.6  9.6  
2.50 - 4.4910.6  11.4  10.4  4.4  13.5  16.5  15.1  19.1  12.4  9.8  6.0  
4.50 and above10.6  12.1  10.2  5.3  13.3  15.6  17.4  12.0*  12.1  9.9  6.9  
                                  

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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