2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 1-1Lifetime Asthma Population Estimates, in thousandsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2001
Age
All ages Children Adults 15 – 19
Total Age <18 Age 18+ 0 – 4  5 – 14 15 – 19 15 – 17 18 – 19 20 – 34 35 – 64 65 +
Total: 31,354 9,185 22,169 1,553 5,766 3,083 1,866 1,217 6,998 11,089 2,866
Male 14,557 5,398 9,158 972 3,391 1,694 1,035 659 3,109 4,255 1,136
Female 16,797 3,786 13,011 580 2,375 1,389 831 558 3,889 6,834 1,730
White Non-Hispanic: 22,608 5,642 16,966 813 3,612 2,039 1,217 822 5,065 8,734 2,345
Male 10,470 3,356 7,114 551 2,121 1,163 684 479 2,224 3,506 905
Female 12,137 2,286 9,851 262 1,490 876 534 342 2,841 5,229 1,439
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,224 1,700 2,524 374 1,010 509 316 193 925 1,137 269
Male 1,854 944 910 193 588 226 163 63* 391 350 105
Female 2,369 756 1,613 180 423 283 153 130 534 787 163
Other races Non-Hispanic: 1,290 484 806 84* 302 187 98* 89* 308 333 76*
Male 734 324 410 71* 187 126* ** 59* 215 99 **
Female 556 159 396 ** 115* 61* ** ** 93 234 **
Hispanic: 3,233 1,359 1,874 282 842 348 235 113* 700 884 177
Male 1,498 774 724 156 495 179 122 ** 279 300 89
Female 1,735 585 1,149 126 347 168 112 56* 421 584 88
Puerto Rican:ª 835 323 512 57* 196 101 70* ** 199 228 54*
Male 396 193 203 31* 130 45* 33* ** 71* 91 **
Female 439 130 309 27* 66 56* 38* ** 127 137 26*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 1,417 694 724 168 423 140 103 37* 288 337 61
Male 687 420 267 94 255 77 72 ** 126 114 **
Female 731 274 457 74* 168 63* 31* ** 162 223 40
Residence – MSA Size:
5,000,000 or more 2,863 899 1,964 171 560 271 168 103* 630 980 251
2,500,000 – 4,999,999 3,800 1,190 2,610 256 659 428 276 153 888 1,302 267
1,000,000 – 2,499,999 7,747 2,269 5,477 380 1,431 823 459 364 1,712 2,826 575
500,000 – 999,999 3,800 1,096 2,704 146 676 341 274 67* 880 1,411 345
250,000 – 499,999 3,658 1,143 2,515 203 709 308 230 78* 769 1,276 392
Under 250,000 2,996 712 2,284 113 504 268 94* 174* 786 1,001 324
Non-MSA 6,490 1,876 4,614 284 1,227 643 365 278 1,332 2,293 711
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 3,990 1,473 2,517 390 784 575 299 276 911 1,036 294
1.00 – 2.49 7,033 2,299 4,735 485 1,425 656 388 268 1,579 1,977 911
2.50 – 4.49 7,179 1,925 5,253 230 1,336 575 359 216 1,846 2,703 489
4.50 and above 6,835 1,732 5,103 177 1,110 607 444 162* 1,355 3,261 325

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 7/09/2004

ªa subset of Hispanic

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%.

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