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2002 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, 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: 7.2 8.3 6.8 6.0 9.2 9.6 9.4 9.9 6.9 6.8 5.9
Male 6.2 9.5 5.0 6.9 11.0 8.3 8.4 7.9 5.3 4.8 4.6
Female 8.1 7.2 8.4 5.0 7.3 10.9 10.3 11.6 8.4 8.8 6.9
White Non-Hispanic: 7.3 8.0 7.1 4.4 9.1 10.2 9.8 10.8 7.5 7.0 6.0
Male 6.2 9.1 5.3 5.4 10.9 8.7 8.6 8.8 6.3 4.8 4.9
Female 8.3 6.9 8.7 3.5 7.2 11.6 11.0 12.5 8.6 9.1 6.8
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.6 12.5 8.2 13.2 12.7 11.4 11.1 11.9* 7.8 8.6 6.0
Male 8.4 14.4 5.2 13.4 16.3 10.2 9.7 ** 4.4 5.7 2.6*
Female 10.6 10.6 10.6 12.9 9.0 12.5 12.5 12.4* 10.7 10.9 8.3
Other races Non-Hispanic: 6.2 7.1 5.9 6.0* 7.3 6.2* 8.4* ** 6.5 6.0 4.6*
Male 5.8 8.1 4.9 7.0* 8.1 ** ** ** 3.8* 5.8 **
Female 6.7 6.0 7.0 ** 6.3* 6.6* ** ** 9.3 6.1 **
Hispanic: 4.9 6.3 4.1 5.4 6.9 6.3 6.1 6.7 3.6 4.2 4.5
Male 4.6 7.2 3.0 6.9 7.7 5.2 5.9 ** 2.7 3.4 **
Female 5.3 5.4 5.2 3.9 6.1 7.4 6.2 8.9 4.5 4.9 6.4
Puerto Rican:ª 13.6 17.2 11.7 11.0* 17.6 23.5 27.3 ** 11.7 11.2 12.5*
Male 13.8 18.9 10.7 13.2* 20.3 21.9 25.4* ** ** 12.4* **
Female 13.4 15.0 12.7 7.9* 14.1* 25.2* 29.5* ** 14.0 9.9 17.8*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 3.7 4.4 3.3 3.9 5.0 4.8 2.9* 7.4 2.6 3.4 3.6
Male 3.1 4.8 2.0 5.2 4.9 3.1* 3.5* ** 2.1 2.0 **
Female 4.4 4.0 4.7 ** 5.2 6.5 2.3* 12.3 3.2 4.9 5.8*
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 10.3 11.4 9.7 11.2 11.6 10.7 11.1 10.4 8.8 11.4 7.0
1.00 – 2.49 7.8 8.1 7.7 6.4 8.6 9.0 9.5 8.3* 7.5 8.1 7.0
2.50 – 4.49 6.6 7.2 6.4 3.3 8.8 9.5 7.8 12.8 6.3 6.5 4.1
4.50 and above 6.6 7.8 6.3 4.1 8.9 9.1 9.7 7.9* 6.9 6.2 4.9

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%.

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