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2003 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, 2003
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults 
15 - 34
 
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 45 - 1415 - 3415 - 1920 - 2425 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:29,768  9,071  20,697  1,491  5,692  9,264  2,990  2,312  3,962  10,551  2,771  
Male13,504  5,251  8,253  814  3,342  4,448  1,654  1,072  1,721  3,957  943  
Female16,264  3,820  12,444  676  2,350  4,816  1,336  1,240  2,240  6,593  1,828  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 20,661  5,109  15,552  658  3,348  6,343  1,907  1,650  2,787  8,025  2,287  
Male9,168  3,025  6,142  378  2,038  2,922  975  773  1,174  3,026  803  
Female11,494  2,084  9,410  280  1,310  3,421  931  877  1,613  4,999  1,484  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,491  1,948  2,543  463  1,120  1,379  508  343  528  1,302  226  
Male1,998  1,030  968  216  626  665  287  163  215  440  51*  
Female2,493  918  1,575  248  494  714  221  180  313  862  175  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 1,137  439  697  70*  286  323  116  83*  123  362  96  
Male619  273  346  49*  179  175  63*  **  64*  182  **  
Female517  166  351  **  108*  147  54*  **  59*  179  62*  
            
Hispanic:3,479  1,575  1,904  299  937  1,219  458  237  523  863  162  
Male1,719  922  797  171  499  685  329  88  268  310  54*  
Female1,760  653  1,107  128  438  534  130  149  255  553  107  
            
Puerto Rican:ª788  325  463  41*  218  238  81*  35*  121  252  40*  
Male295  141  154  **  90  118  35*  **  70  70  **  
Female494  184  310  **  127  119  47*  **  51  182  40*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª1,749  823  926  165  493  622  217  155  250  391  78*  
Male873  503  370  100  275  311  158  55*  99*  142  44*  
Female876  320  556  65*  218  310  59*  100*  151  249  34*  
            
Region:             
Northeast6,124  1,802  4,322  213  1,252  1,791  575  527  689  2,258  610  
Midwest7,738  2,325  5,414  454  1,341  2,632  899  727  1,006  2,644  667  
South9,808  3,167  6,640  602  1,939  2,865  939  592  1,334  3,491  911  
West6,097  1,777  4,320  222  1,159  1,976  577  466  933  2,157  583  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .993,746  1,418  2,328  376  762  1,185  504  378  302  1,138  285  
1.00 - 2.496,712  2,224  4,488  470  1,356  2,181  593  623  965  1,875  830  
2.50 - 4.496,566  1,991  4,575  252  1,287  2,401  681  523  1,197  2,140  486  
4.50 and above6,125  1,426  4,699  131  949  1,642  443  274  925  3,112  291  
                                  

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 3/9/2005

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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