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2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 4-2
Standard Errors† for 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:0.190.400.220.660.590.390.860.930.500.300.42
    Male0.260.650.291.110.900.561.371.280.670.360.64
    Female0.260.490.310.700.730.531.211.290.710.440.60
            
White Non-Hispanic:0.240.550.270.920.760.551.291.150.670.370.47
    Male0.340.910.381.581.300.782.041.670.840.450.72
    Female0.330.600.390.800.820.761.761.670.980.550.68
            
Black Non-Hispanic:0.541.140.531.831.560.981.832.410.980.851.34
    Male0.841.730.783.362.261.532.704.251.141.072.03
    Female0.721.640.811.932.441.302.852.511.581.291.81
            
Other Non-Hispanic:0.821.610.882.712.481.522.574.011.911.101.57
    Male1.172.451.095.253.211.964.344.232.251.392.41
    Female1.142.141.321.743.972.242.066.552.651.752.01
            
Hispanic:0.380.690.451.201.020.690.961.500.980.511.67
    Male0.510.860.651.351.331.001.191.601.620.753.13
    Female0.581.040.671.931.451.001.462.791.150.761.75
            
    Puerto Rican:a1.833.381.914.355.042.142.425.773.592.646.07
        Male2.675.222.763.488.212.613.245.864.143.919.65
        Female2.093.332.377.154.493.313.2910.775.142.784.58
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a0.380.780.451.561.070.661.042.010.790.581.52
        Male0.460.870.551.581.110.761.092.290.820.901.32
        Female0.731.330.862.641.801.261.783.651.540.892.33
            
Region:           
    Northeast0.451.090.491.321.621.152.201.601.810.580.71
    Midwest0.450.940.501.741.270.961.912.370.890.710.86
    South0.270.630.301.110.930.461.401.180.610.430.73
    West0.420.710.500.971.120.851.552.131.180.711.05
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.990.631.060.721.771.570.921.541.791.291.181.49
    1.00-2.490.400.750.430.901.070.802.161.420.850.680.88
    2.50-4.490.380.660.451.320.930.862.101.861.080.591.09
    4.50 and above0.330.810.361.351.170.831.692.690.980.401.03

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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