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2006 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, 2006
       
Age (years)
All ages Children Adults    
15 - 34
   
Total Age <18 Age 18+ 0 - 4 5 - 14 15 - 34 15 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 34 35 - 64 65 + 
                       
Total: 34,132 9,876 24,256 1,521 6,455 10,463 3,053 2,834 4,576 11,911 3,782
Male 15,953 5,875 10,078 925 3,942 4,828 1,428 1,299 2,101 4,808 1,450
Female 18,179 4,001 14,178 596 2,513 5,635 1,625 1,535 2,475 7,103 2,332
                       
White Non-Hispanic:  23,166 5,606 17,559 825 3,645 6,949 1,902 1,933 3,114 8,708 3,038
Male 10,861 3,323 7,538 489 2,259 3,199 863 867 1,469 3,682 1,233
Female 12,305 2,283 10,022 336 1,387 3,750 1,039 1,066 1,646 5,026 1,805
                       
Black Non-Hispanic:  4,955 1,887 3,068 305 1,277 1,478 493 380 605 1,494 401
Male 2,177 1,076 1,101 165 749 660 210 177 273 467 135
Female 2,779 811 1,967 140 528 818 283 203 332 1,027 266
                       
Other Races Non-Hispanic:  1,765 481 1,284 49* 300 643 194* 222* 228 642 131
Male 838 261 577 ** 163 287 108* 108* 71* 315 37*
Female 927 220 706 ** 137 356 ** 114* 156 327 94
                       
Hispanic: 4,246 1,901 2,345 343 1,232 1,392 464 299 629 1,067 211
Male 2,077 1,215 862 235 771 682 247 146 288 344 45*
Female 2,169 686 1,483 108 462 710 217 153 341 723 166
                       
Puerto Rican: 1,008 393 615 97 236 302 80* 110* 111 276 98
Male 465 237 227 85* 140 115* ** ** 45* 121* **
Female 543 156 388 12 96 186 63* 58* 66 155 94
                       
Mexican/Mexican-American: 2,171 1,052 1,119 161 732 775 259 148 368 446 56*
Male 1,138 693 445 100 473 396 147 84* 165* 147 **
Female 1,033 360 674 61 259 379 112 65* 203 300 **
                       
Region:                      
Northeast 6,818 2,257 4,561 457 1,329 2,066 664 689 713 2,325 641
Midwest 8,152 2,236 5,916 293 1,512 2,624 695 710 1,219 2,767 957
South 12,248 3,450 8,797 602 2,327 3,829 939 1,104 1,786 4,192 1,299
West 6,914 1,932 4,982 169 1,288 1,945 756 331 858 2,628 885
                       
Ratio of Family Income to                      
Poverty Threshold:§                      
0 - 0.99 6,890 2,510 4,380 574 1,584 2,293 780 875 638 2,021 417
1.00 - 2.49 10,081 3,134 6,947 445 2,077 3,074 983 815 1,276 2,794 1,690
2.50 - 4.49 8,645 2,581 6,064 292 1,723 2,413 742 523 1,148 3,223 994
4.50 and above 8,516 1,652 6,864 211 1,071 2,682 548 621 1,513 3,873 680
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC   compiled 3/18/2008

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%.

Numbers within selected characteristics may not add to totals because of rounding.

As a subset of Hispanic.

§ Missing responses imputed.


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