2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 4-1Current Asthma Prevalence Percentsby 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: 7.0 8.5 6.4 5.9 9.5 7.2 9.3 6.9 6.3 6.4 5.8
Male 5.9 9.5 4.6 6.6 10.8 6.0 9.1 5.2 4.7 4.3 4.2
Female 8.0 7.5 8.1 5.2 8.1 8.4 9.5 8.5 7.8 8.4 7.0
White Non-Hispanic: 6.9 7.6 6.7 4.5 8.6 7.6 9.2 7.4 6.9 6.8 5.8
Male 5.7 8.5 4.8 5.3 10.0 6.0 8.5 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.2
Female 8.2 6.6 8.6 3.7 7.1 9.3 9.9 9.3 8.9 8.9 7.0
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.2 13.6 7.2 13.1 14.3 8.8 11.5 9.0 7.0 7.0 5.5
Male 8.7 14.9 5.4 12.5 16.6 8.5 12.4 9.3* 5.1* 4.4 3.1*
Female 9.7 12.3 8.6 13.7 11.9 9.0 10.5 8.8 8.4 9.1 7.0
Other races Non-Hispanic: 5.3 8.8 3.9 5.8* 9.9 5.1 8.7* 5.4* 3.4* 2.8 8.2*
Male 6.2 12.2 3.7 11.1* 12.8 5.4 8.3* ** 4.1* 2.4* 9*
Female 4.4 5.4* 4.1 ** 6.8* 4.7* 9.2* ** 2.9* 3.2* 7.6*
Hispanic: 5.5 7.4 4.6 4.8 8.3 5.2 7.7 4.0 4.6 4.6 5.1
Male 4.7 7.7 3.2 4.9 8.1 4.6 8.7 1.9* 4* 3.0 2.7*
Female 6.4 7.0 6.1 4.7* 8.4 5.9 6.6 6.2 5.4 6.2 6.9
Puerto Rican:ª 14.0 20.6 11.0 11.8* 23.5 13.4 21.5* ** 11.6 10.9 11*
Male 9.2 16.8 5.4 ** 20.6 9* ** ** 9.9* 5.2* **
Female 18.7 24.8 16.2 ** 26.3 18.2 34.4* ** 13.3* 15.7 18.8*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 4.0 4.9 3.5 3.0 5.8 3.8 4.7* 3.5* 3.5 3.4 4.2*
Male 3.6 5.4 2.6 3.5* 5.7 3.2* 5.6* 2.3* ** 2.6 **
Female 4.5 4.4 4.5 ** 5.8 4.4 3.7* 4.7* 4.5 4.3 4.8*
Region:
Northeast 7.7 10.0 7.0 6.0 11.7 8.0 10.2 9.1 6.1 7.0 6.0
Midwest 7.6 9.9 6.9 8.1 10.5 8.2 10.9 7.8 6.9 6.6 6.4
South 6.4 8.2 5.7 5.9 9.1 6.4 8.8 5.4 5.7 5.9 4.8
West 6.5 6.4 6.5 3.5 7.2 6.8 7.3 6.4 6.7 6.4 6.8
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 9.9 10.9 9.4 10.2 10.7 8.5 11.4 7.4 7.2 11.3 9.2
1.00 – 2.49 7.9 8.6 7.6 6.8 9.0 8.1 9.9 7.7 7.4 7.8 7.0
2.50 – 4.49 6.7 8.1 6.2 4.5 9.3 7.8 9.4 6.8 7.3 5.7 5.4
4.50 and above 6.1 7.4 5.8 4.0 8.6 6.3 7.2 6.7* 5.8 5.9 4.0

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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