2002 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, 2002
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: 30,821 8,894 21,927 1,452 5,594 3,085 1,848 1,236 6,823 11,231 2,637
Male 14,340 5,190 9,151 856 3,318 1,612 1,015 597 3,169 4,480 906
Female 16,481 3,704 12,776 596 2,276 1,472 833 639 3,654 6,751 1,732
White Non-Hispanic: 21,850 5,329 16,521 646 3,445 2,154 1,238 916 4,792 8,611 2,203
Male 10,082 3,037 7,044 383 1,977 1,135 677 458 2,376 3,438 773
Female 11,768 2,292 9,477 262 1,468 1,019 561 458 2,416 5,173 1,430
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,703 1,871 2,832 432 1,122 491 317 174 986 1,437 236
Male 2,094 1,110 984 238 709 251 162 89* 329 498 68
Female 2,610 762 1,848 193 413 240 155 85* 656 939 168
Other races Non-Hispanic: 1,342 421 921 93* 256 91* 72* ** 422 438 42*
Male 736 282 454 70* 163 54* 49* ** 184 242 **
Female 606 139 467 ** 93 37* ** ** 238 196 **
Hispanic: 2,925 1,273 1,652 281 770 348 221 127 623 746 157
Male 1,429 761 668 165 468 172 128 45* 279 302 43*
Female 1,496 512 984 116 302 176 94 82 344 444 114
Puerto Rican:ª 711 272 439 48* 162 99 61 37* 157 199 46*
Male 352 166 186 28* 104 54 34* ** 66* 93* **
Female 358 105 253 20* 58* 45* 27* ** 91 106 40*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 1,425 643 782 143 399 183 101 82 289 361 50
Male 699 376 324 86 222 88 68 ** 151 142 **
Female 726 267 458 56* 178 95 33 62 137 219 41
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 3,721 1,326 2,395 330 819 400 177 223 855 1,103 214
1.00 – 2.49 6,974 2,218 4,756 445 1,366 694 406 288 1,662 1,973 833
2.50 – 4.49 6,788 1,988 4,799 204 1,343 721 441 280 1,707 2,455 357
4.50 and above 6,823 1,485 5,338 166 885 580 435 145* 1,463 3,443 288

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 7/06/2004

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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