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2002 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, 2002
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults 
15 - 19
 
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 4 5 - 14 15 - 1915 - 1718 - 1920 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:7.2  8.3  6.8  6.0  9.2  9.6  9.4  9.9  6.9  6.8  5.9  
Male6.2  9.5  5.0  6.9  11.0  8.3  8.4  7.9  5.3  4.8  4.6  
Female8.1  7.2  8.4  5.0  7.3  10.9  10.3  11.6  8.4  8.8  6.9  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 7.3  8.0  7.1  4.4  9.1  10.2  9.8  10.8  7.5  7.0  6.0  
Male6.2  9.1  5.3  5.4  10.9  8.7  8.6  8.8  6.3  4.8  4.9  
Female8.3  6.9  8.7  3.5  7.2  11.6  11.0  12.5  8.6  9.1  6.8  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.6  12.5  8.2  13.2  12.7  11.4  11.1  11.9*  7.8  8.6  6.0  
Male8.4  14.4  5.2  13.4  16.3  10.2  9.7  **  4.4  5.7  2.6*  
Female10.6  10.6  10.6  12.9  9.0  12.5  12.5  12.4*  10.7  10.9  8.3  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 6.2  7.1  5.9  6.0*  7.3  6.2*  8.4*  **  6.5  6.0  4.6*  
Male5.8  8.1  4.9  7.0*  8.1  **  **  **  3.8*  5.8  **  
Female6.7  6.0  7.0  **  6.3*  6.6*  **  **  9.3  6.1  **  
            
Hispanic:4.9  6.3  4.1  5.4  6.9  6.3  6.1  6.7  3.6  4.2  4.5  
Male4.6  7.2  3.0  6.9  7.7  5.2  5.9  **  2.7  3.4  **  
Female5.3  5.4  5.2  3.9  6.1  7.4  6.2  8.9  4.5  4.9  6.4  
            
Puerto Rican:ª13.6  17.2  11.7  11.0*  17.6  23.5  27.3  **  11.7  11.2  12.5*  
Male13.8  18.9  10.7  13.2*  20.3  21.9  25.4*  **  **  12.4*  **  
Female13.4  15.0  12.7  7.9*  14.1*  25.2*  29.5*  **  14.0  9.9  17.8*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª3.7  4.4  3.3  3.9  5.0  4.8  2.9*  7.4  2.6  3.4  3.6  
Male3.1  4.8  2.0  5.2  4.9  3.1*  3.5*  **  2.1  2.0  **  
Female4.4  4.0  4.7  **  5.2  6.5  2.3*  12.3  3.2  4.9  5.8*  
            
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .9910.3  11.4  9.7  11.2  11.6  10.7  11.1  10.4  8.8  11.4  7.0  
1.00 - 2.497.8  8.1  7.7  6.4  8.6  9.0  9.5  8.3*  7.5  8.1  7.0  
2.50 - 4.496.6  7.2  6.4  3.3  8.8  9.5  7.8  12.8  6.3  6.5  4.1  
4.50 and above6.6  7.8  6.3  4.1  8.9  9.1  9.7  7.9*  6.9  6.2  4.9  
                                  

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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