2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

Previous Table | Next Table

 Table 2-1
Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percents
by 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: 11.1 12.2 10.7 7.3 13.7 15.5 15.2 16.1 12.1 10.4 8.0
Male 10.6 13.9 9.3 8.5 15.9 16.3 16.3 16.3 11.3 8.5 6.4
Female 11.6 10.4 11.9 6.2 11.4 14.7 14.0 15.8 12.8 12.1 9.2
White Non-Hispanic: 11.1 11.6 11.0 5.4 13.3 16.6 15.6 18.0 13.0 10.6 8.1
Male 10.5 13.0 9.8 6.3 14.9 17.4 16.5 18.8 12.9 8.7 6.6
Female 11.7 10.2 12.1 4.5 11.6 15.7 14.7 17.2 13.1 12.5 9.2
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.8 17.5 12.1 15.2 18.6 17.1 17.3 16.8 13.1 11.9 8.7
Male 13.3 20.5 9.5 16.6 23.2 18.0 17.6 18.7* 9.7 9.2 6.2
Female 14.3 14.4 14.3 13.8 13.8 16.3 17.0 15.1* 16.0 14.1 10.3
Other races Non-Hispanic: 10.4 11.3 10.0 8.5* 12.6 9.5 11.8* ** 12.4 9.5 5.2*
Male 10.8 14.3 9.3 11.6* 15.1 11.3* 17.2* ** 10.6 9.5 **
Female 10.0 7.9 10.8 ** 9.8 7.7* ** ** 14.3 9.4 **
Hispanic: 8.3 10.1 7.3 7.3 11.2 11.5 12.3 10.5 7.2 6.9 7.4
Male 8.1 11.9 6.0 8.4 13.3 11.6 13.7 8.1* 6.3 5.7 4.8*
Female 8.5 8.3 8.5 6.1 9.0 11.4 10.7 12.4 8.2 8.1 9.4
Puerto Rican:ª 20.2 22.6 19.0 13.2* 25.3 32.8 31.3 35.6* 18.9 17.3 19.9
Male 19.5 24.3 16.5 13.2* 28.3 34.2 32.9* 36.6* 16.5* 15.9 **
Female 21.0 20.4 21.3 13.2* 21.2* 31.2 29.5* 34.5* 21.2 18.8 26.5*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 6.4 7.6 5.7 5.4 8.6 9.3 8.8 10.1 5.0 5.8 4.8
Male 6.1 8.7 4.6 6.4 9.3 8.8 11.4 ** 5.0 4.5 **
Female 6.7 6.5 6.8 4.4* 7.8 9.8 6.0 15.2 5.1 7.1 7.4
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 14.5 15.0 14.3 12.5 16.6 15.6 13.8 17.5 13.9 16.2 8.5
1.00 – 2.49 11.9 12.1 11.8 8.7 13.0 15.9 15.3 16.9 12.8 11.6 9.6
2.50 – 4.49 10.6 11.4 10.4 4.4 13.5 16.5 15.1 19.1 12.4 9.8 6.0
4.50 and above 10.6 12.1 10.2 5.3 13.3 15.6 17.4 12.0* 12.1 9.9 6.9

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%.

Previous Table | Next Table

View Page In:Cdc-pdf PDF [130K]
Page last reviewed: April 24, 2009