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2008 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, 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:12.913.812.67.216.415.117.417.412.711.711.0
    Male12.216.410.89.819.014.819.316.511.59.19.9
    Female13.511.114.24.613.615.415.418.314.014.211.9
            
White Non-Hispanic:12.913.012.96.114.816.719.418.714.112.010.6
    Male12.315.911.28.418.416.120.418.312.59.69.5
    Female13.610.014.53.711.117.218.319.215.714.311.4
            
Black Non-Hispanic:15.821.113.511.126.415.716.517.914.012.912.4
    Male16.224.712.116.428.417.221.621.012.610.210.3
    Female15.417.314.75.4*24.214.311.215.515.315.213.6
            
Other Non-Hispanic:13.314.013.08.0*17.412.814.313.9*11.612.814.7
    Male13.617.811.612.7*20.214.618.715.6*11.89.414.1
    Female13.09.914.23.6*14.111.29.5***11.315.815.1
            
Hispanic:10.110.99.67.213.010.812.714.08.48.411.6
    Male8.711.67.27.913.39.514.18.28.15.29.8*
    Female11.610.212.36.5*12.612.211.420.98.811.812.9
            
    Puerto Rican:a21.122.720.310.5*29.419.316.425.4*18.320.522.3
        Male20.926.517.59.1*37.219.7*17.6*28.7*14.8*14.3*25.0*
        Female21.218.222.5**20.2*19.115.7***20.726.119.1*
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a8.79.78.17.011.29.411.414.46.26.98.5
        Male6.89.05.66.59.77.813.1*7.9*5.4*4.1**
        Female10.710.410.97.5*12.711.29.621.97.29.911.5
            
Region:           
    Northeast13.315.212.76.017.916.923.311.715.812.09.8
    Midwest13.514.013.38.715.915.816.921.412.412.710.8
    South12.014.711.28.517.313.315.215.711.210.610.1
    West13.211.413.84.914.316.017.019.813.612.313.9
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.9916.317.016.010.721.014.914.417.313.218.812.1
    1.00-2.4913.113.912.86.117.214.617.116.712.112.211.6
    2.50-4.4912.612.612.66.513.915.920.318.412.611.211.5
    4.50 and above11.412.611.26.214.415.117.117.313.310.19.3

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%.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

 

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