2002 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, 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: 20,026 6,063 13,963 1,181 3,743 1,900 1,139 761 3,861 7,408 1,933
Male 8,461 3,521 4,940 697 2,298 816 526 290 1,486 2,521 644
Female 11,565 2,542 9,022 484 1,445 1,084 613 470 2,376 4,887 1,290
White Non-Hispanic: 14,246 3,663 10,582 532 2,357 1,322 775 547 2,747 5,651 1,637
Male 5,948 2,123 3,826 327 1,443 568 353 214 1,151 1,884 576
Female 8,298 1,541 6,757 206 914 754 421 333 1,596 3,767 1,061
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,248 1,342 1,906 373 765 327 204 123* 587 1,032 164
Male 1,318 779 539 192 498 142 89 ** 150 308 28*
Female 1,929 563 1,367 181 267 184 114 70* 437 724 136
Other races Non-Hispanic: 806 264 542 65* 147 60* 51* ** 220 276 **
Male 396 158 238 42* 88* ** ** ** 67* 149 **
Female 410 106 304 ** 60* ** ** ** 154 127 **
Hispanic: 1,727 794 933 210 475 191 109 82 307 449 95
Male 799 462 337 136 270 77 55* ** 118 180 **
Female 928 332 595 73 204 114 55 59 189 269 78
Puerto Rican:ª 478 207 271 40* 113 71 54* ** 96 129 29*
Male 250 129 121* 28* 75* 35 26* ** ** 73* **
Female 228 78* 150 12* 39* 36* 27* ** 59* 56 27*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 831 371 460 102 235 94 34* 60 150 213 38
Male 350 207 143 70 117 31* 21* ** 64 62 **
Female 481 164 318 ** 118 63 13* 50* 85 150 32*
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 2,630 1,009 1,621 298 569 275 143 132 535 779 174
1.00 – 2.49 4,586 1,484 3,101 326 905 393 253 140* 972 1,382 607
2.50 – 4.49 4,195 1,257 2,938 152 878 415 227 188 870 1,635 245
4.50 and above 4,250 961 3,288 130 589 338 242 96* 835 2,154 204

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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