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QuickStats: Percentage* of Children Aged <18 Years with Current Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex --- United States, 2001--2004

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* Based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population.

The percentage of children who currently have asthma was stable from 2001 to 2004 for black non-Hispanic girls and white non-Hispanic boys and girls. Percentages for black non-Hispanic boys were higher than for the other populations and continued to increase during this period.

SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey annual data files, 2001--2004. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 2/23/2006

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