2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1
Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percents
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: 10.4 12.5 9.7 7.5 13.9 11.7 14.8 11.7 10.2 9.4 8.1
Male 9.7 14.1 8.1 8.0 16.0 11.3 15.7 11.1 8.9 7.3 6.5
Female 11.1 10.7 11.3 7.0 11.8 12.2 13.8 12.2 11.4 11.5 9.3
White Non-Hispanic: 10.4 11.4 10.1 5.6 13.4 12.7 14.5 13.2 11.4 9.7 8.0
Male 9.5 13.2 8.3 6.3 15.9 11.7 14.7 12.4 9.7 7.4 6.6
Female 11.3 9.6 11.8 4.9 10.8 13.6 14.4 13.9 13.1 11.8 9.1
Black Non-Hispanic: 12.9 17.6 10.7 15.4 17.9 13.2 16.9 12.8 11.1 10.5 8.1
Male 12.4 18.4 9.2 13.8 19.9 13.8 17.7 14.7 10.2 7.9 4.7*
Female 13.3 16.8 11.9 17.2 15.9 12.7 16.1 11.5 11.7 12.6 10.3
Other races Non-Hispanic: 8.9 11.9 7.7 7.2* 13.3 7.8 13.0 8* 5.6 7.8 11.1
Male 9.9 14.9 7.8 11.1* 16.1 8.6 12.8* ** 6.1* 7.9 9*
Female 8.0 9.0 7.5 ** 10.3* 7.0 13.3* ** 5.1* 7.7 12.7*
Hispanic: 8.8 11.7 7.2 7.3 12.6 8.6 14.4 6.7 7.0 7.2 8.0
Male 8.5 13.4 5.9 8.2 13.1 9.0 18.9 4.9 6.6 5.2 6.4*
Female 9.1 9.9 8.6 6.4 12.1 8.0 9.0 8.5 7.4 9.3 9.2
Puerto Rican:ª 19.9 26.1 17.0 11.8* 31.1 18.5 26.6 11.8* 17.7 18.8 13.5*
Male 15.0 21.5 11.8 ** 25.6 17.5 19.7* ** 20.1 11.6 **
Female 24.6 31.2 21.9 ** 36.6 19.6 35.9* ** 15.3 24.8 23.1
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 6.7 8.8 5.6 5.7 9.5 6.4 10.0 6.1 5.0 5.4 7.7
Male 6.5 10.7 4.3 7.1 10.4 6.2 13.7 4.4* 3.7* 3.8 8.7*
Female 6.9 6.8 6.9 4.4* 8.6 6.6 5.9* 7.7* 6.3 7.1 6.6*
Region:
Northeast 11.4 14.1 10.6 6.5 16.9 13.1 15.2 15.1 10.8 10.3 8.2
Midwest 11.2 13.5 10.4 9.6 14.3 13.4 17.4 14.1 10.7 9.7 8.2
South 9.4 11.7 8.6 7.8 13.1 10.0 13.2 8.5 9.1 8.5 7.3
West 10.5 11.2 10.2 5.3 12.6 11.7 13.9 11.2 10.8 9.9 9.6
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 13.7 15.2 12.9 12.8 14.7 12.4 18.8 11.2 8.6 15.4 11.9
1.00 – 2.49 11.3 12.6 10.8 9.0 13.7 12.2 14.6 12.1 11.0 10.6 9.6
2.50 – 4.49 10.8 12.4 10.2 5.8 14.6 13.3 15.1 13.5 12.4 9.0 8.1
4.50 and above 9.5 11.4 9.0 4.3 13.4 11.0 12.0 11.8 10.4 8.9 6.2

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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