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2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 3-1
Current 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:19,836  6,213  13,623  1,177  3,859  5,687  1,876  1,360  2,450  7,140  1,972  
Male8,213  3,548  4,665  670  2,256  2,369  960  499  911  2,317  600  
Female11,623  2,665  8,958  508  1,603  3,318  917  861  1,540  4,823  1,372  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 13,748  3,394  10,354  532  2,144  3,824  1,208  922  1,694  5,603  1,644  
Male5,459  1,957  3,502  322  1,283  1,502  568  335  599  1,842  509  
Female8,289  1,437  6,852  210  861  2,322  640  587  1,095  3,761  1,135  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,213  1,505  1,708  392  890  918  346  240  333  860  153  
Male1,405  835  570  195  523  412  201  102*  108*  241  34*  
Female1,808  670  1,138  196  367  506  144  138  224  619  120  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 676  322  354  56*  212  210  78*  56*  76*  128  70*  
Male389  224  165  49*  142  111  41*  **  43*  54*  **  
Female287  98*  189  **  71*  99  37*  **  33*  74*  37*  
            
Hispanic:2,199  991  1,207  197  613  735  245  143  347  549  104  
Male960  532  428  103  309  345  150  35*  160*  180  23*  
Female1,239  460  779  94*  304  390  95  108  187  370  81  
            
Puerto Rican:ª555  256  299  41*  165  170  66*  **  78  147  33*  
Male180  110  70  **  73  60*  **  **  33*  31*  **  
Female374  146  228  **  92*  110  45*  **  44*  115  33*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª1,046  458  588  87  300  369  101*  90*  178  247  43*  
Male479  253  225  49  152  163*  64*  29*  **  96  **  
Female568  204  363  **  148  206  37*  61*  108  151  25*  
            
Region:             
Northeast4,136  1,281  2,855  196  870  1,092  384  318  389  1,530  448  
Midwest5,288  1,693  3,595  382  985  1,613  562  403  648  1,789  518  
South6,647  2,225  4,422  454  1,344  1,835  626  373  836  2,419  595  
West3,765  1,014  2,751  146  660  1,147  304  266  578  1,402  411  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .992,700  1,010  1,691  297  552  806  305  249  253  825  220  
1.00 - 2.494,660  1,513  3,147  353  890  1,446  399  397  650  1,373  598  
2.50 - 4.494,083  1,296  2,788  196  816  1,398  425  264  708  1,349  324  
4.50 and above3,915  924  2,991  122  606  934  267  155*  512  2,065  187  
                                  

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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