2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 2-1Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percentsby 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: 11.4 12.7 10.9 7.9 14.1 15.4 15.5 15.2 12.5 10.4 8.7
Male 10.8 14.5 9.4 9.7 16.3 16.5 16.8 16.1 11.3 8.2 8.1
Female 11.9 10.7 12.3 6.0 11.9 14.1 14.1 14.2 13.7 12.5 9.2
White Non-Hispanic: 11.5 12.2 11.3 6.7 13.9 15.4 15.3 15.6 13.7 10.9 8.6
Male 10.9 14.2 9.9 8.9 15.9 17.3 16.8 18.2 12.1 8.9 7.7
Female 12.1 10.2 12.7 4.4 11.9 13.4 13.7 12.9 15.2 12.8 9.3
Black Non-Hispanic: 12.5 15.9 11.0 13.4 16.4 17.3 17.8 16.4 12.7 9.6 10.0
Male 11.9 17.4 8.9 13.7 18.8 14.8 18.3 10.0* 12.2 6.6 10.0
Female 13.1 14.3 12.7 13.1 13.9 19.9 17.4 23.9 13.1 12.1 10.1
Other races Non-Hispanic: 10.2 13.5 8.9 8.4 14.9 18.3 17.4* 19.4* 9.6 7.5 8.6*
Male 11.5 18.0 9.0 13.3* 19.4 22.4* 21.9* 22.9* 13.0 4.4 **
Female 8.9 8.9 8.9 ** 10.8* 13.4* ** ** 6.0 10.7 8.1*
Hispanic: 9.5 11.2 8.5 7.5 12.7 12.2 13.4 10.3* 8.2 8.6 8.8
Male 8.8 12.4 6.7 8.1 14.6 12.3 13.6 ** 6.5 5.9 10.3
Female 10.2 9.8 10.3 6.8 10.7 12.1 13.2 10.4* 10.0 11.2 7.6
Puerto Rican:ª 23.5 27.1 21.8 16.4 29.3 34.1 39.8 25.9* 24.5 19.9 19.5*
Male 22.9 30.8 18.4 18.9* 34.8 31.2* 35.2* ** 18.1 17.3 **
Female 24.2 23.0 24.7 14.2* 22.3 36.9 44.8 ** 30.7 22.2 17.7*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 6.6 8.4 5.4 6.4 9.5 7.4 8.9 5.1* 5.1 5.7 6.1
Male 6.3 10.0 3.9 6.9 11.6 7.6 11.3 ** 4.3 3.7 **
Female 6.9 6.7 7.0 5.8 7.5 7.2* 5.9* ** 6.0 7.8 6.9
Residence – MSA Size:
5,000,000 or more 11.0 12.8 10.4 8.6 14.2 15.6 15.0 16.6 11.0 10.0 9.1
2,500,000 – 4,999,999 11.7 13.2 11.1 9.6 13.5 16.8 18.5 14.4* 13.1 10.2 9.0
1,000,000 – 2,499,999 11.3 12.3 10.9 7.4 13.8 17.5 15.8 20.1 12.0 10.7 7.3
500,000 – 999,999 11.7 12.9 11.3 6.4 14.0 15.6 19.7 8.4* 13.6 11.4 8.0
250,000 – 499,999 10.8 13.0 10.1 8.5 14.0 13.2 17.2 7.8* 11.4 9.8 9.5
Under 250,000 11.5 11.3 11.6 6.4 14.8 14.3 8.6 22.4 13.9 10.0 10.1
Non-MSA 11.4 12.9 10.9 8.1 14.8 13.8 13.4 14.3 12.8 10.3 9.4
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 15.4 15.8 15.2 13.5 15.4 19.9 22.6 17.7 15.8 15.0 12.4
1.00 – 2.49 12.3 13.2 11.9 10.1 14.3 14.7 14.4 15.1 13.0 11.7 10.1
2.50 – 4.49 11.3 11.3 11.3 5.2 13.8 12.4 12.1 13.0 12.8 10.8 9.3
4.50 and above 10.4 12.9 9.8 5.0 14.9 16.8 18.4 13.5 10.9 9.6 7.2

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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