2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1
Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percents
by 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: 11.2 12.7 10.7 8.6 13.7 12.6 17.0 12.6 10.4 10.2 9.9
Male 10.3 14.6 8.7 10.6 16.1 11.4 16.4 10.8 9.1 7.8 8.0
Female 12.1 10.6 12.6 6.5 11.2 13.9 17.6 14.3 11.7 12.5 11.3
White Non-Hispanic: 11.3 11.5 11.2 6.2 12.3 13.6 17.5 12.9 11.9 10.7 9.8
Male 10.3 13.3 9.4 7.9 15.0 12.5 16.2 11.4 11.1 8.6 8.0
Female 12.2 9.6 12.9 4.4 9.5 14.8 18.9 14.4 12.8 12.8 11.2
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.5 17.3 11.8 15.6 18.4 13.2 18.9 15.1 8.6 11.3 12.1
Male 13.1 20.8 9.2 20.9 20.7 13.0 22.3 12.0 7.5 8.1 7.6
Female 13.9 13.7 13.9 9.9 16.0 13.4 15.8 18.1 9.4 13.9 15.0
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 10.7 13.7 9.5 10.8 14.4 13.8 19.3 18.1 8.9 6.8 8.2
Male 9.6 15.1 7.5 14.0* 14.8 11.8 22.5* 12.5* 5.5* 4.4* 9.4*
Female 11.7 12.4 11.5 7.8* 14.1 16.0 15.2* 23.8* 12.7 9.2 7.4*
Hispanic: 9.2 12.4 7.6 9.4 14.1 8.5 12.4 7.7 7.1 7.0 8.7
Male 8.3 13.8 5.4 9.7 16.6 7.0 10.6 7.2 5.3 4.2 8.7
Female 10.1 10.8 9.8 9.2 11.4 10.2 14.6 8.2 9.3 9.9 8.7
Puerto Rican: 22.3 27.4 19.8 21.0 32.0 22.7 24.5 19.8* 23.2 20.0 12.9
Male 22.9 32.9 17.1 24.6 38.5 22.3 29.3* ** 21.5* 15.7 13.8*
Female 21.8 21.7 21.8 17.4 25.2 23.1 18.5* 23.6* 24.7 23.5 12.5*
Mexican/Mexican-American: 7.7 10.6 6.0 8.1 12.1 6.9 9.8 6.9 5.6 5.4 7.7
Male 6.9 11.0 4.6 7.7 13.6 5.7 8.0 7.1 4.0 3.2 8.6*
Female 8.5 10.3 7.5 8.6 10.6 8.2 11.8 6.7* 7.4 7.7 7.1
Region:
Northeast 11.8 13.5 11.2 9.0 14.0 14.6 20.7 16.9 10.0 10.9 8.6
Midwest 11.1 12.0 10.8 8.8 11.5 13.7 19.7 11.7 11.5 9.7 10.4
South 10.9 13.0 10.1 9.5 14.7 11.8 14.4 12.8 10.0 9.4 9.9
West 11.5 12.2 11.3 6.5 14.3 11.5 15.3 10.0 10.0 11.7 10.7
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – 0.99 13.6 14.3 13.2 12.0 14.6 13.1 19.3 14.0 7.4 15.0 11.1
1.00 – 2.49 11.8 12.8 11.3 9.6 13.9 12.5 16.0 12.0 10.8 11.2 10.4
2.50 – 4.49 10.8 12.8 10.2 7.9 13.6 12.8 16.3 12.7 11.1 9.4 9.4
4.50 and above 10.0 11.1 9.8 4.8 12.9 12.3 17.1 11.6 10.6 9.2 9.0

Notes:

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

* See the “Methods” section of the documents found at http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/nhis/default.htm for information regarding standard errors.

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