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2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 3-1
Current 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:23,3336,95316,3801,2764,3786,5882,1901,8872,5118,4272,664
    Male10,4294,2936,1368662,6862,8781,1218159423,027972
    Female12,9042,66010,2444101,6923,7101,0691,0721,5695,4001,692
            
White Non-Hispanic:15,1813,63811,5425712,1994,3741,5871,2251,5625,9332,105
    Male6,6352,3504,2854051,4741,8727615395722,141743
    Female8,5461,2887,2581657252,5028256869903,7921,362
            
Black Non-Hispanic:3,8051,6982,1073031,1059523423172931,171274
    Male1,7761,026750226630432202148*82*39791
    Female2,0296721,35777*476520140168212774182
            
Other Non-Hispanic:1,6535621,091130*375477102*145*230560112
    Male77734842998*198*23683***91*18461*
    Female876214*66231*177*240*****139*37651*
            
Hispanic:2,6941,0551,639273698786160200425764174
    Male1,24156967213638533876*65*198*30577*
    Female1,453486967136*31444885*135*22845997
            
    Puerto Rican:a57323533840*187126****77*17941*
        Male284166118*18*144*********63***
        Female28868*220**43*97****62*116**
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a1,46363882519340342278*145*20038856*
        Male57628529285*176140*****58*166**
        Female886354533108*22728250*90*14222247*
            
Region:           
    Northeast4,1571,1972,9601776851,263531171*5601,567466
    Midwest6,1811,8434,3383351,1871,7655955885812,286610
    South7,4612,6374,8245371,6621,8807165426212,469913
    West5,5331,2764,2572278431,6813475857482,106676
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.994,2981,5652,7344149511,2123264844011,418303
    1.00-2.496,8892,3384,5513271,6211,8656405266991,9841,092
    2.50-4.496,2161,6364,5803029591,9016664987372,309744
    4.50 and above5,9301,4144,5152348471,610558378*6732,716524

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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