2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 3-1Current 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: 20,281 6,320 13,961 1,128 4,033 1,918 1,159 759 4,130 7,115 1,957
Male 8,580 3,679 4,901 680 2,408 962 591 371 1,548 2,276 706
Female 11,701 2,641 9,060 448 1,624 957 569 388 2,582 4,839 1,251
White Non-Hispanic: 14,603 3,947 10,656 579 2,599 1,302 769 533 2,995 5,535 1,593
Male 6,080 2,289 3,791 378 1,516 671 396 275 1,120 1,863 533
Female 8,523 1,658 6,865 201 1,084 631 373 258 1,875 3,672 1,059
Black Non-Hispanic: 2,883 1,214 1,669 297 734 295 183 111 574 791 192
Male 1,156 674 482 164 429 121 81 40* 178 204 60*
Female 1,727 540 1,187 133 304 173 102 71* 396 588 132
Other races Non-Hispanic: 787 290 497 51* 175 101* ** 37* 206 203 **
Male 481 231 250 39* 142 ** ** ** 143* 59* **
Female 306 59* 247 ** 33* 39* ** ** 62* 144 **
Hispanic: 2,008 869 1,139 201 525 220 143 77* 355 586 121
Male 863 485 378 100 322 107* 63 ** 106 151 76*
Female 1,145 384 761 101 203 113 80* 33* 248 435 44
Puerto Rican:ª 563 216 347 32* 156 53* 29* ** 116 163 43*
Male 248 128 121 ** 104 21* ** ** ** 55* **
Female 315 88 226 ** 51* 32* 20* ** 90 108 15*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 830 424 407 121 237 84 66* ** 133 217 38*
Male 393 257 136 57 154 47* 47* ** 58 61* **
Female 437 166 271 64* 83 37* ** ** 75 157 21*
Residence – MSA Size:
5,000,000 or more 1,788 537 1,251 132 297 179 108* 71* 356 646 179
2,500,000 – 4,999,999 2,275 745 1,530 148 448 228 149 79* 511 733 207
1,000,000 – 2,499,999 5,007 1,653 3,353 290 1,041 565 322 242 997 1,815 299
500,000 – 999,999 2,420 772 1,648 110 504 192 158 34* 476 904 235
250,000 – 499,999 2,613 826 1,786 152 515 192 159 ** 532 942 279
Under 250,000 1,869 504 1,365 73 390 158* 41* 117* 440 592 216
Non-MSA 4,308 1,282 3,026 223 838 404 221 183 817 1,482 543
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 2,762 1,023 1,739 270 564 361 190 171 577 744 246
1.00 – 2.49 4,563 1,543 3,020 358 950 363 234 129* 912 1,314 666
2.50 – 4.49 4,468 1,309 3,159 178 903 357 228 130* 1,025 1,678 326
4.50 and above 4,306 1,183 3,124 119 804 393 260 133* 741 2,070 180

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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