2005 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, 2005
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: 32,621 9,287 23,334 1,741 5,536 10,121 3,516 2,549 4,056 11,767 3,456
Male 14,628 5,481 9,148 1,098 3,335 4,592 1,732 1,095 1,765 4,407 1,196
Female 17,992 3,806 14,186 643 2,201 5,529 1,783 1,454 2,291 7,359 2,260
White Non-Hispanic: 22,420 5,042 17,378 727 2,980 6,828 2,281 1,657 2,890 9,065 2,819
Male 9,984 2,993 6,991 475 1,863 3,104 1,061 727 1,316 3,555 987
Female 12,435 2,049 10,386 252 1,117 3,724 1,220 930 1,574 5,510 1,832
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,812 1,919 2,893 475 1,126 1,416 568 429 419 1,442 352
Male 2,177 1,174 1,004 329 644 656 322 169 165 464 85
Female 2,634 745 1,889 146 482 761 246 260 254 978 267
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 1,512 546 966 115 332 620 231* 188* 200 353 92*
Male 672 297 376 72* 165 282 ** 66* 65* 112* 42*
Female 840 250 590 43* 167 338 81* 121* 135 242 50*
Hispanic: 3,877 1,780 2,097 425 1,097 1,257 435 275 547 906 192
Male 1,794 1,017 777 223 663 550 198 133 219 276 82
Female 2,083 763 1,320 202 435 706 237 142 327 630 110
Puerto Rican: 917 374 543 95 222 277 72* 53* 153 275 48*
Male 433 229 205 55* 136 129 48* ** 66* 96* 17*
Female 484 145 339 40* 86 149 24* 38* 86 179 31*
Mexican/Mexican-American: 2,086 1,058 1,028 257 654 685 233 169 283 408 81
Male 961 555 406 122 377 300 101 90 110 123 39*
Female 1,125 502 622 135 278 385 132 79* 174 286 41*
Region:
Northeast 6,199 1,734 4,465 297 1,014 1,850 705 540 604 2,398 642
Midwest 7,917 2,124 5,793 427 1,138 2,751 1,011 621 1,118 2,735 866
South 11,447 3,463 7,984 739 2,100 3,562 1,095 972 1,495 3,792 1,254
West 7,057 1,966 5,091 279 1,284 1,958 704 416 839 2,842 694
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:§
0 – 0.99 5,301 1,894 3,406 517 1,045 1,798 756 674 368 1,539 402
1.00 – 2.49 9,732 2,965 6,767 609 1,776 3,082 1,030 849 1,202 2,840 1,426
2.50 – 4.49 8,601 2,518 6,083 400 1,499 2,750 913 602 1,236 2,990 961
4.50 and above 8,987 1,910 7,077 216 1,216 2,490 816 424 1,250 4,398 667

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC compiled 5/22/2007

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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