2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 3-1
Current Asthma Population Estimates, in thousands
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: 22,227 6,531 15,697 1,371 3,956 6,017 2,072 1,462 2,484 8,213 2,670
Male 9,092 3,745 5,348 847 2,327 2,318 862 544 912 2,696 905
Female 13,135 2,786 10,349 524 1,629 3,699 1,210 918 1,571 5,517 1,766
White Non-Hispanic: 15,199 3,489 11,710 537 2,123 4,036 1,354 940 1,742 6,334 2,169
Male 6,146 1,986 4,160 347 1,270 1,605 558 360 687 2,174 749
Female 9,053 1,503 7,550 190 853 2,431 796 580 1,055 4,160 1,420
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,506 1,442 2,065 419 811 956 412 258 286 1,048 273
Male 1,454 859 595 277 469 371 191 81* 98 280 58*
Female 2,052 583 1,470 142 342 585 220 177 188 768 215
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 899 363 536 88* 250 288 ** 75* 147 204 69*
Male 351 184 167* 54* 108 86* 22* ** 30* 75* **
Female 548 179 369 34* 142 202 ** ** 118 129 40*
Hispanic: 2,622 1,237 1,386 327 772 737 239 189 308 627 160
Male 1,141 715 427 169 480 256 90 69* 97 167 69
Female 1,481 522 959 157 292 481 150 120 211 460 91
Puerto Rican: 692 269 423 64 184 173 36* 43* 94 223 48*
Male 299 167 133 31* 122 69* ** ** ** 61* **
Female 393 102 290 33* 62* 104 ** 37* 56 162 31*
Mexican/Mexican-American: 1,400 736 664 194 469 417 123 132 163 252 68*
Male 606 387 219 95* 273 139 33* 63* 43* 66* 33*
Female 794 349 445 99* 196 278 90* 69* 119 186 35*
Region:
Northeast 4,571 1,302 3,270 250 795 1,140 418 317 406 1,857 529
Midwest 5,520 1,508 4,012 305 828 1,759 676 374 708 1,948 680
South 7,565 2,459 5,106 612 1,500 1,969 599 516 853 2,565 919
West 4,571 1,262 3,309 204 833 1,149 379 255 516 1,842 541
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:§
0 – 0.99 3,968 1,409 2,559 435 743 1,167 529 379 259 1,300 322
1.00 – 2.49 6,790 1,974 4,815 492 1,156 1,909 609 516 784 2,074 1,158
2.50 – 4.49 5,788 1,826 3,962 281 1,168 1,627 496 313 818 2,015 696
4.50 and above 5,682 1,322 4,360 162 888 1,314 438 254 622 2,823 493

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.

‡As a subset of Hispanic.

§Missing responses imputed.

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