2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 3-1Current 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: 20,545 6,187 14,358 1,120 3,701 5,616 1,920 1,359 2,337 7,679 2,429
Male 8,937 3,790 5,148 672 2,406 2,341 1,022 485 834 2,673 846
Female 11,608 2,397 9,210 448 1,295 3,275 898 874 1,503 5,007 1,583
White Non-Hispanic: 14,475 3,611 10,864 618 2,050 3,902 1,276 963 1,663 5,862 2,044
Male 6,024 2,132 3,892 334 1,326 1,559 628 341 591 2,081 724
Female 8,451 1,480 6,972 284 724 2,342 648 622 1,072 3,780 1,320
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,301 1,421 1,880 265 909 974 388 258 328 943 209
Male 1,569 932 637 164 613 444 241 93* 110 278 70*
Female 1,731 488 1,243 102 295 530 147 166 218 665 139
Other races Non-Hispanic: 645 193 451 25* 139 126 ** ** 80* 308 47*
Male 246 113 133 ** 77* 54* ** ** 39* 89* **
Female 399 81* 318 ** 62* 72* ** ** 41* 218 42*
Hispanic: 2,124 961 1,163 212 603 614 227 121* 266 567 128
Male 1,098 613 485 153 389 284 139* 51* 94* 224 47
Female 1,026 348 677 58 214 330 89 70* 172 343 81
Puerto Rican:ª 506 231 275 66* 136 127* ** 23* 41* 147 30*
Male 257 153 104* 62* 84* ** ** ** ** 55* **
Female 249 78 171 ** 52* 82 28* ** 35* 92 **
Mexican/Mexican-American:ª 1,129 525 604 104 323 364 127 73* 164 287 51
Male 611 350 261 74 226 158 73 ** 61* 136 18*
Female 518 175 343 29* 98 206 54* ** 103 151 34*
Region:
Northeast 3,903 1,154 2,749 189 729 1,016 330 235* 451 1,569 400
Midwest 5,206 1,663 3,544 293 888 1,612 638 384 590 1,758 655
South 6,902 2,253 4,649 450 1,373 1,651 555 324 773 2,557 870
West 4,534 1,117 3,417 187 711 1,337 398 416 523 1,795 504
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:§
0 – .99 2,651 909 1,742 223 579 795 227 319 249 818 236
1.00 – 2.49 4,904 1,668 3,236 346 1,006 1,392 366 390 636 1,512 648
2.50 – 4.49 4,202 1,265 2,937 173 766 1,133 409 202 522 1,495 636
4.50 and above 4,362 1,000 3,361 129 550 1,165 397 212 557 2,326 191

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 may not add to total because of missing data.

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