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2009 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, 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:8.29.67.76.311.27.89.08.46.87.97.7
    Male7.011.35.57.913.46.28.37.04.75.36.5
    Female9.37.99.74.69.09.39.69.88.910.48.6
            
White Non-Hispanic:8.18.58.14.69.58.89.59.28.18.07.7
    Male6.810.25.86.511.67.08.68.15.55.46.7
    Female9.56.710.12.7*7.310.610.410.410.810.68.5
            
Black Non-Hispanic:11.117.08.713.520.09.012.89.56.59.67.1
    Male10.118.46.411.824.47.011.55.14.67.14.8
    Female11.915.610.615.315.610.714.412.78.011.68.5
            
Other Non-Hispanic:7.59.66.66.112.26.47.18.9*4.96.57.8*
    Male6.812.64.29.9*14.96.06.2*7.0*5.3*3.44.4*
    Female8.26.48.91.8*9.16.97.9*10.5*4.49.610.5*
            
Hispanic:6.37.75.55.79.74.34.94.53.96.27.9
    Male5.89.14.18.110.73.65.34.4*2.6*4.37.3*
    Female6.86.37.03.28.75.04.64.55.58.38.4
            
    Puerto Rican:a16.715.717.215.8*17.49.711.3*6.4*10.6*24.213.2*
        Male14.121.010.1*22.0*23.85.5*10.0*****15.4***
        Female18.810.722.6**12.0*12.812.3***20.631.119.0*
            
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a5.16.64.24.68.23.55.23.92.64.57.9
        Male4.67.72.97.1*8.52.66.2*3.2***2.89.1*
        Female5.65.45.72.0*8.04.64.1*4.7*4.86.56.7*
            
Region:           
    Northeast9.311.18.76.612.89.911.810.68.48.68.3
    Midwest8.810.98.18.011.810.111.49.59.77.86.5
    South7.59.86.87.111.56.47.27.65.47.27.0
    West7.77.17.93.49.26.16.57.25.28.59.8
            
Ratio of Family Income to           
Poverty Threshold:b           
    0-.9911.613.510.611.415.48.98.38.69.512.79.8
    1.00-2.498.48.78.34.610.28.79.78.87.98.77.6
    2.50-4.497.58.07.34.59.56.37.96.95.27.98.3
    4.50 and above6.99.16.45.010.57.59.69.46.16.26.4

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC    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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