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2009 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, 2009
 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:13.313.813.17.916.215.215.217.813.912.511.3
    Male12.616.411.29.819.414.616.117.312.59.910.0
    Female13.911.014.85.912.815.814.218.215.315.012.3
            
White Non-Hispanic:13.312.413.66.213.916.615.819.415.612.911.2
    Male12.214.711.58.016.815.616.118.713.610.210.0
    Female14.49.915.54.310.817.715.520.117.515.512.2
            
Black Non-Hispanic:16.321.814.015.725.716.619.418.114.313.89.5
    Male16.925.013.215.131.917.219.314.716.812.27.7
    Female15.718.614.716.319.616.219.420.512.315.110.7
            
Other Non-Hispanic:12.613.212.36.916.614.213.418.312.510.514.0
    Male13.117.411.310.320.216.518.8*20.3*13.48.412.2
    Female12.08.713.22.9*12.512.28.3*16.7*11.712.615.3
            
Hispanic:11.012.410.37.316.010.010.611.69.110.212.8
    Male10.615.08.410.418.39.412.312.86.77.412.0
    Female11.59.712.44.013.610.78.810.311.913.213.4
            
    Puerto Rican:a23.924.123.816.4*30.417.018.811.9*18.831.316.8
        Male23.235.016.423.1*46.114.025.6***9.2*23.2**
        Female24.413.729.5**17.0*19.213.6*12.6*30.837.624.3
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a8.710.17.96.012.88.09.210.56.37.511.5
        Male8.311.86.38.913.87.311.011.04.25.111.7*
        Female9.18.29.73.111.68.77.310.0*8.810.211.3
            
Region:           
    Northeast13.815.313.47.317.616.818.518.714.912.910.7
    Midwest13.414.613.010.016.616.615.818.316.211.910.1
    South12.914.312.59.016.914.013.517.312.612.210.6
    West13.211.213.84.813.814.414.417.512.813.314.5
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.9916.617.416.213.320.415.915.916.815.117.213.1
    1.00-2.4913.512.813.86.415.216.315.718.415.313.011.5
    2.50-4.4912.912.213.15.414.414.214.017.013.213.111.6
    4.50 and above11.713.511.36.715.714.415.319.312.510.510.2

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC    Compiled 1/3/2012
 

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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