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2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 4-1
Current 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:7.89.47.36.210.98.110.49.26.37.17.2
    Male7.111.45.78.213.17.010.67.94.75.26.0
    Female8.57.48.84.08.69.110.310.57.98.98.0
            
White Non-Hispanic:7.88.87.55.19.89.012.69.76.67.17.1
    Male7.011.25.87.212.97.612.08.44.95.25.7
    Female8.66.49.13.06.510.313.211.18.49.08.1
            
Black Non-Hispanic:10.315.78.110.318.48.511.511.15.58.68.8
    Male10.318.46.514.920.18.213.311.9*3.3*6.57.6
    Female10.312.89.45.4*16.48.89.5*10.57.610.39.5
            
Other Non-Hispanic:8.39.57.77.8*11.87.86.8*9.3*7.57.86.1
    Male8.011.46.512.3*11.68.110.6*8.7*6.4*5.47.0*
    Female8.57.58.93.6*11.9*7.5*****8.5*9.95.3*
            
Hispanic:5.86.75.45.48.35.14.25.75.25.26.8
    Male5.27.14.35.39.04.14.0*3.3*4.5*4.07.1*
    Female6.56.36.65.5*7.76.24.3*8.5*6.26.46.6
            
    Puerto Rican:a12.815.511.59.6*21.39.5****12.411.613.5*
        Male13.120.48.7*7.5*30.55.2*******8.5***
        Female12.69.7*13.8**10.6*12.7****16.9*14.5**
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a4.95.94.35.57.24.02.9*6.2*3.64.44.0*
        Male3.85.32.94.7*6.32.5*****1.9*3.7**
        Female6.26.65.96.4*8.05.93.8*8.6*5.85.25.7*
            
Region:           
    Northeast8.29.87.75.510.410.014.95.2*9.77.46.5
    Midwest8.610.38.06.811.88.811.811.75.88.17.0
    South7.010.25.97.511.76.39.37.34.35.86.8
    West8.07.28.44.29.08.77.412.17.77.88.6
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.9910.811.510.49.013.58.68.110.57.513.09.5
    1.00-2.498.39.77.74.812.07.710.48.26.07.88.0
    2.50-4.497.58.57.25.89.08.612.79.26.46.96.7
    4.50 and above6.48.45.95.59.57.610.19.1*5.85.65.6

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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