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2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 3-1
Current 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: 19,836 6,213 13,623 1,177 3,859 5,687 1,876 1,360 2,450 7,140 1,972
Male 8,213 3,548 4,665 670 2,256 2,369 960 499 911 2,317 600
Female 11,623 2,665 8,958 508 1,603 3,318 917 861 1,540 4,823 1,372
White Non-Hispanic: 13,748 3,394 10,354 532 2,144 3,824 1,208 922 1,694 5,603 1,644
Male 5,459 1,957 3,502 322 1,283 1,502 568 335 599 1,842 509
Female 8,289 1,437 6,852 210 861 2,322 640 587 1,095 3,761 1,135
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,213 1,505 1,708 392 890 918 346 240 333 860 153
Male 1,405 835 570 195 523 412 201 102* 108* 241 34*
Female 1,808 670 1,138 196 367 506 144 138 224 619 120
Other races Non-Hispanic: 676 322 354 56* 212 210 78* 56* 76* 128 70*
Male 389 224 165 49* 142 111 41* ** 43* 54* **
Female 287 98* 189 ** 71* 99 37* ** 33* 74* 37*
Hispanic: 2,199 991 1,207 197 613 735 245 143 347 549 104
Male 960 532 428 103 309 345 150 35* 160* 180 23*
Female 1,239 460 779 94* 304 390 95 108 187 370 81
Puerto Rican:ª 555 256 299 41* 165 170 66* ** 78 147 33*
Male 180 110 70 ** 73 60* ** ** 33* 31* **
Female 374 146 228 ** 92* 110 45* ** 44* 115 33*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 1,046 458 588 87 300 369 101* 90* 178 247 43*
Male 479 253 225 49 152 163* 64* 29* ** 96 **
Female 568 204 363 ** 148 206 37* 61* 108 151 25*
Region:
Northeast 4,136 1,281 2,855 196 870 1,092 384 318 389 1,530 448
Midwest 5,288 1,693 3,595 382 985 1,613 562 403 648 1,789 518
South 6,647 2,225 4,422 454 1,344 1,835 626 373 836 2,419 595
West 3,765 1,014 2,751 146 660 1,147 304 266 578 1,402 411
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 2,700 1,010 1,691 297 552 806 305 249 253 825 220
1.00 – 2.49 4,660 1,513 3,147 353 890 1,446 399 397 650 1,373 598
2.50 – 4.49 4,083 1,296 2,788 196 816 1,398 425 264 708 1,349 324
4.50 and above 3,915 924 2,991 122 606 934 267 155* 512 2,065 187

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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