2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 1-1
Lifetime Asthma Population Estimates, in thousands
by Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2003
Age
All ages Children Adults 15 – 34
Total Age <18 Age 18+ 0 – 4 5 – 14 15 – 34 15 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 34 35 – 64 65 +
Total: 29,768 9,071 20,697 1,491 5,692 9,264 2,990 2,312 3,962 10,551 2,771
Male 13,504 5,251 8,253 814 3,342 4,448 1,654 1,072 1,721 3,957 943
Female 16,264 3,820 12,444 676 2,350 4,816 1,336 1,240 2,240 6,593 1,828
White Non-Hispanic: 20,661 5,109 15,552 658 3,348 6,343 1,907 1,650 2,787 8,025 2,287
Male 9,168 3,025 6,142 378 2,038 2,922 975 773 1,174 3,026 803
Female 11,494 2,084 9,410 280 1,310 3,421 931 877 1,613 4,999 1,484
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,491 1,948 2,543 463 1,120 1,379 508 343 528 1,302 226
Male 1,998 1,030 968 216 626 665 287 163 215 440 51*
Female 2,493 918 1,575 248 494 714 221 180 313 862 175
Other races Non-Hispanic: 1,137 439 697 70* 286 323 116 83* 123 362 96
Male 619 273 346 49* 179 175 63* ** 64* 182 **
Female 517 166 351 ** 108* 147 54* ** 59* 179 62*
Hispanic: 3,479 1,575 1,904 299 937 1,219 458 237 523 863 162
Male 1,719 922 797 171 499 685 329 88 268 310 54*
Female 1,760 653 1,107 128 438 534 130 149 255 553 107
Puerto Rican:ª 788 325 463 41* 218 238 81* 35* 121 252 40*
Male 295 141 154 ** 90 118 35* ** 70 70 **
Female 494 184 310 ** 127 119 47* ** 51 182 40*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 1,749 823 926 165 493 622 217 155 250 391 78*
Male 873 503 370 100 275 311 158 55* 99* 142 44*
Female 876 320 556 65* 218 310 59* 100* 151 249 34*
Region:
Northeast 6,124 1,802 4,322 213 1,252 1,791 575 527 689 2,258 610
Midwest 7,738 2,325 5,414 454 1,341 2,632 899 727 1,006 2,644 667
South 9,808 3,167 6,640 602 1,939 2,865 939 592 1,334 3,491 911
West 6,097 1,777 4,320 222 1,159 1,976 577 466 933 2,157 583
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 3,746 1,418 2,328 376 762 1,185 504 378 302 1,138 285
1.00 – 2.49 6,712 2,224 4,488 470 1,356 2,181 593 623 965 1,875 830
2.50 – 4.49 6,566 1,991 4,575 252 1,287 2,401 681 523 1,197 2,140 486
4.50 and above 6,125 1,426 4,699 131 949 1,642 443 274 925 3,112 291

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 3/9/2005

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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