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2008 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, 2008
 Age (years)
 15-34 

Characteristic†
All ages
Total
Children
Age <18
Adults
Age 18+

 0 - 4

 5 - 14

 15 - 34

 15 - 19

 20 - 24

 25 - 34

 35 - 64

 65+
Total:38,45010,19028,2601,4996,57612,3813,6533,6095,11913,8874,107
    Male17,8896,18411,7051,0313,9196,0822,0461,7182,3185,2711,586
    Female20,5604,00616,5554682,6576,2991,6071,8912,8018,6162,521
            
White Non-Hispanic:25,3075,35619,9516763,3478,1692,4592,3763,3349,9613,153
    Male11,7273,3278,4014762,1163,9631,3061,1831,4743,9391,233
    Female13,5792,02911,5502001,2314,2061,1531,1931,8606,0221,920
            
Black Non-Hispanic:5,8082,2833,5253251,5871,7464915117451,766385
    Male2,7851,3781,407248888904327262315621123
    Female3,0249052,11977*6998421642494291,144261
            
Other Non-Hispanic:2,6608261,834133*554786215217*354917270
    Male1,315543772102*344428147*113*169*318123
    Female1,3452831,06231*210*35768***185599147
            
Hispanic:4,6751,7252,9503641,0871,6804895056861,243300
    Male2,0639371,126205571786266160*360393107*
    Female2,6127881,824159*516894222345327850193
            
    Puerto Rican:a94234459744*25825666*76*11431668*
        Male45221623622*176109*****37*105***
        Female490128361**82*14742***7721127*
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a2,5901,0441,546245633988304345340604120
        Male1,042490553118272444177*102*165*185**
        Female1,547555993127*361544126*243*17541997
            
Region:           
    Northeast6,7401,8614,8791941,1852,1328313849172,530699
    Midwest9,7162,5097,2064271,5963,1848511,0881,2443,565944
    South12,8953,7989,0976142,4563,9631,1691,1661,6294,4881,374
    West9,0992,0227,0772641,3383,1028029711,3293,3041,090
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.996,5222,3144,2084891,4872,1045818117132,055387
    1.00-2.4910,9643,3547,6104122,3123,5431,0611,0791,4023,1221,576
    2.50-4.4910,3682,4187,9503371,4843,5251,0691,0011,4543,7501,273
    4.50 and above10,5952,1038,4922611,2933,2109427181,5504,960871

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC,   Compiled 8/30/2010

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 sum to total due to rounding.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

 

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