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2003 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, 2003
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults 
15 - 34
 
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 45 - 1415 - 3415 - 1920 - 2425 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:7.0  8.5  6.4  5.9  9.5  7.2  9.3  6.9  6.3  6.4  5.8  
Male5.9  9.5  4.6  6.6  10.8  6.0  9.1  5.2  4.7  4.3  4.2  
Female8.0  7.5  8.1  5.2  8.1  8.4  9.5  8.5  7.8  8.4  7.0  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 6.9  7.6  6.7  4.5  8.6  7.6  9.2  7.4  6.9  6.8  5.8  
Male5.7  8.5  4.8  5.3  10.0  6.0  8.5  5.4  5.0  4.5  4.2  
Female8.2  6.6  8.6  3.7  7.1  9.3  9.9  9.3  8.9  8.9  7.0  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.2  13.6  7.2  13.1  14.3  8.8  11.5  9.0  7.0  7.0  5.5  
Male8.7  14.9  5.4  12.5  16.6  8.5  12.4  9.3*  5.1*  4.4  3.1*  
Female9.7  12.3  8.6  13.7  11.9  9.0  10.5  8.8  8.4  9.1  7.0  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 5.3  8.8  3.9  5.8*  9.9  5.1  8.7*  5.4*  3.4*  2.8  8.2*  
Male6.2  12.2  3.7  11.1*  12.8  5.4  8.3*  **  4.1*  2.4*  9*  
Female4.4  5.4*  4.1  **  6.8*  4.7*  9.2*  **  2.9*  3.2*  7.6*  
            
Hispanic:5.5  7.4  4.6  4.8  8.3  5.2  7.7  4.0  4.6  4.6  5.1  
Male4.7  7.7  3.2  4.9  8.1  4.6  8.7  1.9*  4*  3.0  2.7*  
Female6.4  7.0  6.1  4.7*  8.4  5.9  6.6  6.2  5.4  6.2  6.9  
            
Puerto Rican:ª14.0  20.6  11.0  11.8*  23.5  13.4  21.5*  **  11.6  10.9  11*  
Male9.2  16.8  5.4  **  20.6  9*  **  **  9.9*  5.2*  **  
Female18.7  24.8  16.2  **  26.3  18.2  34.4*  **  13.3*  15.7  18.8*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª4.0  4.9  3.5  3.0  5.8  3.8  4.7*  3.5*  3.5  3.4  4.2*  
Male3.6  5.4  2.6  3.5*  5.7  3.2*  5.6*  2.3*  **  2.6  **  
Female4.5  4.4  4.5  **  5.8  4.4  3.7*  4.7*  4.5  4.3  4.8*  
            
Region:             
Northeast7.7  10.0  7.0  6.0  11.7  8.0  10.2  9.1  6.1  7.0  6.0  
Midwest7.6  9.9  6.9  8.1  10.5  8.2  10.9  7.8  6.9  6.6  6.4  
South6.4  8.2  5.7  5.9  9.1  6.4  8.8  5.4  5.7  5.9  4.8  
West6.5  6.4  6.5  3.5  7.2  6.8  7.3  6.4  6.7  6.4  6.8  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .999.9  10.9  9.4  10.2  10.7  8.5  11.4  7.4  7.2  11.3  9.2  
1.00 - 2.497.9  8.6  7.6  6.8  9.0  8.1  9.9  7.7  7.4  7.8  7.0  
2.50 - 4.496.7  8.1  6.2  4.5  9.3  7.8  9.4  6.8  7.3  5.7  5.4  
4.50 and above6.1  7.4  5.8  4.0  8.6  6.3  7.2  6.7*  5.8  5.9  4.0  
                                  

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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