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QuickStats: Estimated Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years With Asthma,* by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006

* Based on response to the following question: "Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?"

Estimates were age adjusted using the 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and four age groups: 18--44 years, 45--64 years, 65--74 years, and >75 years. Estimates were based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized, U.S. civilian population. Persons of unknown asthma status were not included.

§ 95% confidence interval.

In 2006, among Hispanic, non-Hispanic black, and non-Hispanic white adults, women were more likely than men to have asthma. Overall, Hispanics were less likely than non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks to have asthma.

SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2006. Information available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 11/14/2007

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