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2006 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, 2006
    
Age (years)
All agesChildrenAdults  
15 - 34
  
TotalAge <18Age 18+0 - 45 - 1415 - 3415 - 1920 - 2425 - 3435 - 6465 + 
            
Total:11.613.511.07.516.113.014.514.111.710.210.6
Male11.115.79.58.819.311.913.113.110.78.49.5
Female12.111.212.46.012.814.115.915.112.611.911.5
            
White Non-Hispanic: 11.813.011.47.215.314.114.515.313.110.410.5
Male11.315.010.18.318.512.912.913.612.58.99.9
Female12.210.912.66.012.015.216.217.013.711.911.0
            
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.516.612.19.920.513.315.513.811.611.312.9
Male12.818.89.710.623.912.612.815.011.38.010.6
Female14.114.413.99.117.013.818.412.911.914.014.5
            
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 11.012.010.74.0*13.913.316.218.99.210.09.6
Male10.712.710.0**16.012.017.019.4*5.9*10.35.9*
Female11.311.311.3**12.014.615.3*18.5*12.49.712.8
            
Hispanic:9.812.88.27.415.49.312.88.58.07.99.0
Male9.316.15.99.918.98.512.98.16.85.04.6*
Female10.39.510.74.811.810.112.88.89.510.912.4
            
Puerto Rican:25.430.623.024.834.325.123.4*37.219.821.026.6
Male24.136.917.736.545.718.7**38.3*15.3*19.0**
Female26.724.327.97.5*25.131.939.0*36.324.922.940.8
            
Mexican/Mexican-American:7.710.36.24.913.37.611.16.06.85.54.9*
Male7.713.54.66.216.67.211.86.6*5.5*3.4**
Female7.67.17.93.79.88.010.25.3*8.37.9**
            
Region:           
Northeast13.016.711.712.818.514.716.419.611.010.910.2
Midwest12.013.411.56.316.413.914.514.813.110.410.9
South11.112.710.58.015.312.612.214.411.89.59.7
West11.112.110.83.615.111.416.58.010.310.612.3
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:           
0 - 0.9915.816.215.511.119.715.518.018.911.016.911.2
1.00 - 2.4912.013.611.47.016.312.716.012.411.110.512.1
2.50 - 4.4910.813.410.05.915.911.313.510.910.310.09.8
4.50 and above9.910.69.75.312.613.410.815.114.08.48.8
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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%.

† As a subset of Hispanic.

‡ Missing responses imputed.

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