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2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-2
Standard Errors† for 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:0.230.470.280.670.710.491.121.130.630.360.51
    Male0.340.700.411.121.000.771.871.810.910.470.86
    Female0.300.580.360.730.900.631.401.560.830.520.73
            
White Non-Hispanic:0.300.630.350.930.910.701.601.530.890.440.58
    Male0.450.940.541.581.371.112.722.491.260.590.99
    Female0.380.750.450.871.090.891.962.071.250.630.80
            
Black Non-Hispanic:0.661.410.671.841.931.222.392.821.501.031.48
    Male0.962.001.013.402.752.023.735.252.391.402.50
    Female0.881.970.971.932.881.462.933.121.811.471.99
            
Other Non-Hispanic:0.961.821.032.712.801.783.144.432.351.382.70
    Male1.402.861.415.283.972.594.775.973.331.773.56
    Female1.222.231.451.744.002.293.776.562.632.033.92
            
Hispanic:0.480.750.581.311.111.021.942.631.080.712.08
    Male0.631.030.811.651.531.383.012.371.800.853.32
    Female0.721.060.921.951.451.502.324.741.291.202.19
            
    Puerto Rican:a2.143.742.364.385.312.904.769.404.343.626.22
        Male2.935.543.643.708.425.878.8514.226.914.5310.23
        Female2.644.013.127.156.093.485.9210.805.414.796.79
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a0.550.830.711.671.131.292.433.581.040.831.95
        Male0.711.050.941.841.401.563.942.841.600.942.24
        Female0.901.341.202.681.662.002.836.381.591.422.92
            
Region:           
    Northeast0.501.300.611.271.971.392.722.082.150.750.91
    Midwest0.471.000.571.791.380.952.312.481.180.741.06
    South0.360.760.431.161.170.651.601.530.860.610.87
    West0.550.860.650.981.421.202.732.841.420.821.21
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.990.771.250.861.861.951.212.012.431.521.341.79
    1.00-2.490.500.950.551.021.380.992.392.041.130.800.96
    2.50-4.490.470.800.551.341.121.162.782.521.370.681.31
    4.50 and above0.420.870.491.431.291.142.393.251.330.561.33

Notes:

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

See the Methods section of the documentation found at http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/NHIS/default.htm for information regarding standard errors.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

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