2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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 Table 4-1
Current Asthma Prevalence Percents
by 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: 7.4 8.7 6.9 5.7 9.9 9.6 9.6 9.5 7.4 6.7 6.0
Male 6.4 9.9 5.0 6.8 11.6 9.4 9.6 9.1 5.6 4.4 5.0
Female 8.3 7.5 8.6 4.7 8.2 9.8 9.7 9.9 9.1 8.9 6.7
White Non-Hispanic: 7.5 8.6 7.1 4.8 10.0 9.8 9.7 10.1 8.1 6.9 5.9
Male 6.4 9.7 5.3 6.1 11.4 10.0 9.7 10.5 6.1 4.7 4.6
Female 8.5 7.4 8.9 3.4 8.6 9.7 9.6 9.8 10.1 9.0 6.8
Black Non-Hispanic: 8.6 11.4 7.3 10.7 11.9 10.1 10.4 9.5 7.9 6.7 7.2
Male 7.4 12.5 4.7 11.7 13.7 8.0 9.2 6.4* 5.6 3.8 5.7
Female 9.6 10.2 9.3 9.7 10.0 12.2 11.7 13.1* 9.7 9.0 8.2
Other races Non-Hispanic: 6.2 8.1 5.5 5.1* 8.6 9.9* ** 8.1* 6.4 4.5 **
Male 7.5 12.8 5.5 7.2* 14.8 ** ** ** 8.7* 2.6* **
Female 4.9 3.3* 5.6 ** 3.1* 8.5* ** ** 4.0* 6.6 **
Hispanic: 5.9 7.1 5.2 5.3 7.9 7.7 8.2 7.0* 4.2 5.7 6.0
Male 5.1 7.8 3.5 5.2 9.5 7.3* 7.1 ** 2.5 3.0 8.9
Female 6.7 6.5 6.8 5.5 6.2 8.1 9.4 6.2* 5.9 8.3 3.8
Puerto Rican:ª 15.9 18.1 14.7 9.1* 23.3 18.0* 16.2* ** 14.3 14.2 15.7*
Male 14.4 20.4 10.9 ** 28.1 14.5* ** ** ** 10.4* **
Female 17.3 15.6 18.1 ** 17.3 21.3* 24.0* ** 21.8 17.5 10.4*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 3.9 5.1 3.1 4.6 5.3 4.4 5.7 ** 2.4 3.7 3.8*
Male 3.6 6.1 2.0 4.2 7.0 4.6* 7.4* ** 2.0 2.0* **
Female 4.1 4.1 4.2 5.1* 3.7 4.2* ** ** 2.8 5.5 3.5*
Residence – MSA Size:
5,000,000 or more 6.9 7.6 6.6 6.7 7.5 10.3 9.6 11.4* 6.2 6.6 6.5
2,500,000 – 4,999,999 7.0 8.3 6.5 5.6 9.2 9.0 10.1 7.4* 7.6 5.8 7.0
1,000,000 – 2,499,999 7.3 9.0 6.7 5.6 10.1 12.0 11.1 13.4 7.0 6.9 3.8
500,000 – 999,999 7.5 9.1 6.9 4.8 10.5 8.8 11.5 4.2* 7.4 7.3 5.4
250,000 – 499,999 7.8 9.4 7.2 6.4 10.2 8.2 11.9 ** 7.9 7.2 6.8
Under 250,000 7.2 8.0 7.0 4.1 11.4 8.4* 3.7* 15.1* 7.8 5.9 6.7
Non-MSA 7.6 8.8 7.2 6.4 10.1 8.7 8.1 9.4 7.9 6.7 7.2
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 10.7 11.0 10.5 9.3 11.1 12.5 14.3 11.0 10.0 10.8 10.4
1.00 – 2.49 8.0 8.9 7.6 7.5 9.6 8.1 8.7 7.3* 7.5 7.8 7.4
2.50 – 4.49 7.1 7.7 6.8 4.0 9.3 7.7 7.7 7.8* 7.1 6.7 6.2
4.50 and above 6.6 8.8 6.0 3.3 10.8 10.9 10.8 11.1* 5.9 6.1 4.0

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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