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2004 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, 2004
    
Age
All agesChildrenAdults  
15 - 34
  
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 45 - 1415 - 3415 - 1920 - 2425 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:7.1  8.5  6.7  5.6  9.1  7.1  9.4  6.8  6.0  6.8  7.0  
Male6.4  10.2  5.0  6.6  11.6  5.9  9.6  4.9  4.3  4.8  5.8  
Female7.9  6.7  8.3  4.6  6.5  8.3  9.1  8.6  7.7  8.6  8.0  
            
White Non-Hispanic: 7.3  8.2  7.1  5.3  8.3  7.8  9.9  7.6  6.9  7.0  7.1  
Male6.3  9.5  5.3  5.7  10.4  6.3  9.7  5.4  4.9  5.1  5.9  
Female8.3  6.9  8.7  5.0  6.1  9.3  10.2  9.7  8.7  8.9  8.0  
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.4  12.8  7.8  8.8  14.7  9.2  12.8  9.6  6.8  7.5  7.4  
Male9.6  16.5  6.0  10.6  19.3  9.0  15.0  7.9*  5.2  4.9  6.4*  
Female9.2  9.0  9.3  6.9  9.8  9.4  10.2  10.8  8.2  9.6  7.9  
            
Other races Non-Hispanic: 4.6  4.9  4.5  2.5*  6.3  2.7  **  **  3.4*  5.9  5.4*  
Male3.5  5.7  2.6  **  7.5*  2.2*  **  **  3.3*  3.3*  **  
Female5.9  4.1*  6.6  **  5.2*  3.4*  **  **  3.5*  8.7  9.2*  
            
Hispanic:5.2  6.9  4.3  4.9  7.9  4.3  6.7  3.4  3.6  4.6  6.1  
Male5.3  8.6  3.5  7.0  9.9  3.7  7.6  2.8*  2.3*  3.6  5.3  
Female5.2  5.1  5.2  2.8  5.7  4.9  5.6  4.1*  5.0  5.6  6.7  
            
Puerto Rican:ª14.1  18.4  11.7  24.3*  17.3  11.0  20.3*  10.6*  6.5*  12.8  13.3*  
Male14.7  24.0  9.4*  39.0  21.0  **  **  **  **  10.5  **  
Female13.5  12.7  13.8  **  13.4*  13.6  15.8*  19.1*  10.7*  14.6  15.7*  
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª4.2  5.4  3.5  3.4  6.1  3.6  5.3  2.9*  3.2  3.9  4.6  
Male4.3  6.9  2.9  4.7  8.1  2.9  5.6  **  2.1*  3.6  3.7*  
Female4.1  3.8  4.2  2.0*  4.0  4.5  4.9*  **  4.6  4.2  5.2*  
            
Region:           
Northeast7.4  9.1  6.8  5.6  10.3  7.7  9.4  7.1  7.1  7.1  5.3  
Midwest7.5  9.7  6.8  6.0  9.6  8.3  12.6  7.9  6.3  6.4  7.9  
South6.7  8.6  6.0  6.3  9.3  5.8  7.7  4.6  5.4  6.3  7.1  
West7.3  6.6  7.5  4.1  7.4  7.4  8.4  8.7  6.0  7.7  7.8  
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - .999.9  9.8  10.0  7.6  11.5  8.4  8.4  9.5  7.4  11.8  9.6  
1.00 - 2.497.7  8.8  7.2  7.0  9.1  7.1  7.9  6.9  6.8  8.1  7.0  
2.50 - 4.496.7  7.9  6.3  4.1  8.6  6.6  9.2  5.4  5.8  6.0  9.1  
4.50 and above6.6  8.0  6.3  3.8  8.0  7.5  11.3  8.0  5.9  6.6  4.1  
                                  

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC   compiled 1/19/2006

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%.

ª As a subset of Hispanic.

 

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