2004 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percentsby 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: 10.5 12.2 9.9 7.3 13.4 11.2 14.7 10.9 9.6 9.7 9.7
Male 10.2 14.8 8.5 8.6 16.8 10.8 16.4 9.9 8.2 7.9 8.6
Female 10.8 9.4 11.2 6.0 9.8 11.7 12.8 11.8 11.0 11.4 10.6
White Non-Hispanic: 10.6 11.8 10.2 6.5 12.7 12.2 15.4 11.8 10.7 9.9 9.5
Male 10.0 14.3 8.7 7.3 16.2 11.5 16.7 10.7 9.2 8.1 8.4
Female 11.1 9.2 11.7 5.8 8.9 12.9 14.2 12.9 12.3 11.7 10.4
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.2 17.5 11.3 12.2 19.3 13.4 18.2 14.0 10.0 11.0 10.5
Male 14.4 22.1 10.4 14.7 24.5 14.4 22.1 13.4 9.2 9.8 9.3
Female 12.2 12.8 11.9 9.6 13.9 12.5 13.8 14.4 10.6 12.0 11.3
Other races Non-Hispanic: 8.0 8.4 7.8 3.3* 10.2 6.4 8.9* 3.9* 6.3 8.3 14.4
Male 7.3 8.7 6.8 ** 10.4 6.9 11.2* ** 6.5* 6.0 15.3*
Female 8.7 8.1 9.0 ** 10.0 5.8 ** 5.4* 6.1* 10.8 13.6*
Hispanic: 8.4 10.2 7.5 6.8 11.8 7.8 10.7 7.5 6.6 7.5 9.6
Male 8.5 12.3 6.5 8.9 14.3 7.5 12.4 7.5* 5.3 6.0 7.3
Female 8.4 8.0 8.6 4.6 9.1 8.1 8.8 7.5 8.2 8.9 11.3
Puerto Rican:ª 21.0 23.6 19.7 26.2 22.7 20.6 26.2* 25.9* 16.0 19.4 19.3*
Male 21.1 29.2 16.4 41.4 25.9 18.6* 33.9* ** ** 14.5 **
Female 21.0 17.7 22.6 ** 19.5* 22.4 20.5* 25.2* 22.5 23.5 20.4*
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 6.9 8.8 5.8 5.2 10.2 6.2 9.1 6.0 5.0 6.0 8.1
Male 7.2 10.3 5.4 6.3 12.4 6.0 9.6 5.2* 4.6 5.6 5.2*
Female 6.6 7.1 6.3 4.0 7.8 6.5 8.4 6.8* 5.4 6.3 10.2*
Region:
Northeast 10.9 13.3 10.2 7.0 15.4 12.4 14.7 10.3 12.2 10.3 7.4
Midwest 10.7 13.2 9.9 7.0 13.9 12.6 18.0 12.5 9.7 9.3 9.9
South 10.0 12.5 9.1 8.4 13.6 9.8 13.6 8.8 8.3 9.1 9.8
West 10.8 9.9 11.1 6.1 11.1 11.3 12.8 12.7 9.7 10.7 12.1
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – .99 13.3 13.9 12.9 10.8 15.6 11.3 13.6 10.9 9.9 15.1 13.5
1.00 – 2.49 11.4 13.2 10.7 8.1 14.7 11.8 13.3 11.4 11.1 10.9 9.5
2.50 – 4.49 10.4 11.5 10.0 5.6 12.5 11.4 15.9 11.2 9.3 9.2 12.3
4.50 and above 10.0 11.4 9.7 5.4 12.2 11.9 15.4 11.5 10.7 9.6 7.0

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%

ª As a subset of Hispanic.

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