2004 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 1-1Lifetime Asthma Population Estimates, in thousandsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2004
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: 30,189 8,890 21,300 1,454 5,449 8,929 3,011 2,184 3,734 10,989 3,368
Male 14,320 5,524 8,796 874 3,503 4,310 1,741 979 1,590 4,370 1,263
Female 15,870 3,366 12,503 581 1,946 4,619 1,270 1,205 2,144 6,619 2,104
White Non-Hispanic: 20,983 5,191 15,792 760 3,124 6,095 1,988 1,500 2,607 8,263 2,741
Male 9,666 3,224 6,441 429 2,059 2,854 1,083 671 1,100 3,290 1,034
Female 11,317 1,966 9,351 330 1,065 3,241 904 829 1,507 4,973 1,707
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,658 1,945 2,713 369 1,198 1,411 552 377 482 1,381 299
Male 2,363 1,252 1,111 227 778 707 354 157 197 550 102
Female 2,295 693 1,602 142 421 704 198 221 285 831 198
Other races Non-Hispanic: 1,113 331 781 33* 225 298 107* 41* 150 432 124*
Male 521 172 348 ** 107 172 79* ** 79* 159 62*
Female 592 159 433 ** 119 126 ** 27* 71* 273 62*
Hispanic: 3,436 1,423 2,013 293 902 1,126 364 265 496 913 203
Male 1,771 875 896 196 560 578 225 137* 215 371 66
Female 1,665 548 1,117 97 342 548 139 128 281 542 137
Puerto Rican:ª 758 296 462 71* 179 240 82* ** 102 224 44*
Male 368 187 181 65* 103 104* ** ** ** 76* **
Female 390 109 281 ** 76* 137 36* 26* 74 148 24*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 1,848 851 997 158 537 622 218 151 253 439 91
Male 1,010 525 485 99 346 327 126 68* 132 214 24*
Female 838 326 512 59 191 296 92 82* 121 225 67*
Region:
Northeast 5,786 1,681 4,105 235 1,089 1,639 515 342 782 2,264 559
Midwest 7,407 2,270 5,138 339 1,293 2,429 910 609 911 2,531 816
South 10,309 3,282 7,028 599 2,000 2,808 983 625 1,200 3,695 1,208
West 6,687 1,657 5,030 282 1,068 2,053 603 608 842 2,499 785
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:§
0 – .99 3,554 1,294 2,260 315 789 1,065 367 366 332 1,051 334
1.00 – 2.49 7,273 2,498 4,774 406 1,635 2,309 622 648 1,040 2,046 877
2.50 – 4.49 6,485 1,855 4,630 237 1,112 1,964 706 422 836 2,311 861
4.50 and above 6,583 1,430 5,153 182 841 1,853 540 303 1,009 3,381 327

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC   compiled 1/19/2006

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%.

Numbers within selected characteristics may not add to totals because of rounding.

ª As a subset of Hispanic.

§Numbers do not add to total because of missing data.

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