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2003 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, 2003
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults 
15 - 34
 
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 45 - 1415 - 3415 - 1920 - 2425 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:10.4  12.5  9.7  7.5  13.9  11.7  14.8  11.7  10.2  9.4  8.1  
Male9.7  14.1  8.1  8.0  16.0  11.3  15.7  11.1  8.9  7.3  6.5  
Female11.1  10.7  11.37.0  11.8  12.2  13.8  12.2  11.4  11.5  9.3  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 10.4  11.4  10.1  5.6  13.4  12.7  14.5  13.2  11.4  9.7  8.0  
Male9.5  13.2  8.3  6.3  15.9  11.7  14.7  12.4  9.7  7.4  6.6  
Female11.39.6  11.8  4.9  10.8  13.6  14.4  13.9  13.1  11.8  9.1  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 12.9  17.6  10.7  15.4  17.9  13.2  16.9  12.8  11.1  10.5  8.1  
Male12.418.4  9.2  13.8  19.9  13.8  17.7  14.7  10.2  7.9  4.7*  
Female13.3  16.8  11.9  17.2  15.9  12.7  16.1  11.5  11.7  12.6  10.3  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 8.9  11.9  7.7  7.2*13.3  7.8  13.0  8*  5.6  7.8  11.1  
Male9.9  14.9  7.8  11.1*  16.1  8.6  12.8*  **  6.1*  7.9  9*  
Female8.0  9.0  7.5  **  10.3*  7.0  13.3*  **  5.1*  7.7  12.7*  
            
Hispanic:8.8  11.7  7.2  7.3  12.6  8.6  14.4  6.7  7.0  7.2  8.0  
Male8.5  13.4  5.9  8.2  13.1  9.0  18.9  4.9  6.6  5.2  6.4*  
Female9.1  9.9  8.6  6.4  12.1  8.0  9.0  8.5  7.4  9.3  9.2  
            
Puerto Rican:ª19.9  26.1  17.0  11.8*  31.1  18.5  26.6  11.8*  17.7  18.8  13.5*  
Male15.0  21.5  11.8  **  25.6  17.5  19.7*  **  20.1  11.6  **  
Female24.6  31.2  21.9  **  36.6  19.6  35.9*  **  15.3  24.8  23.1  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª6.7  8.8  5.6  5.7  9.5  6.4  10.0  6.1  5.0  5.4  7.7  
Male6.5  10.7  4.3  7.1  10.4  6.2  13.7  4.4*  3.7*  3.8  8.7*  
Female6.9  6.8  6.9  4.4*  8.6  6.6  5.9*  7.7*  6.3  7.1  6.6*  
            
Region:             
Northeast11.4  14.1  10.6  6.5  16.9  13.1  15.2  15.1  10.8  10.3  8.2  
Midwest11.2  13.5  10.4  9.6  14.3  13.4  17.4  14.1  10.7  9.7  8.2  
South9.4  11.7  8.6  7.8  13.1  10.0  13.2  8.5  9.1  8.5  7.3  
West10.5  11.2  10.2  5.3  12.6  11.7  13.9  11.2  10.8  9.9  9.6  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .9913.7  15.2  12.9  12.8  14.7  12.4  18.8  11.2  8.6  15.4  11.9  
1.00 - 2.4911.3  12.6  10.8  9.0  13.7  12.2  14.6  12.1  11.0  10.6  9.6  
2.50 - 4.4910.8  12.4  10.2  5.8  14.6  13.3  15.1  13.5  12.4  9.0  8.1  
4.50 and above9.5  11.4  9.0  4.3  13.4  11.0  12.0  11.8  10.4  8.9  6.2  
                                  

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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