2006 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, 2006
Age (years)
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: 11.6 13.5 11.0 7.5 16.1 13.0 14.5 14.1 11.7 10.2 10.6
Male 11.1 15.7 9.5 8.8 19.3 11.9 13.1 13.1 10.7 8.4 9.5
Female 12.1 11.2 12.4 6.0 12.8 14.1 15.9 15.1 12.6 11.9 11.5
White Non-Hispanic: 11.8 13.0 11.4 7.2 15.3 14.1 14.5 15.3 13.1 10.4 10.5
Male 11.3 15.0 10.1 8.3 18.5 12.9 12.9 13.6 12.5 8.9 9.9
Female 12.2 10.9 12.6 6.0 12.0 15.2 16.2 17.0 13.7 11.9 11.0
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.5 16.6 12.1 9.9 20.5 13.3 15.5 13.8 11.6 11.3 12.9
Male 12.8 18.8 9.7 10.6 23.9 12.6 12.8 15.0 11.3 8.0 10.6
Female 14.1 14.4 13.9 9.1 17.0 13.8 18.4 12.9 11.9 14.0 14.5
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 11.0 12.0 10.7 4.0* 13.9 13.3 16.2 18.9 9.2 10.0 9.6
Male 10.7 12.7 10.0 ** 16.0 12.0 17.0 19.4* 5.9* 10.3 5.9*
Female 11.3 11.3 11.3 ** 12.0 14.6 15.3* 18.5* 12.4 9.7 12.8
Hispanic: 9.8 12.8 8.2 7.4 15.4 9.3 12.8 8.5 8.0 7.9 9.0
Male 9.3 16.1 5.9 9.9 18.9 8.5 12.9 8.1 6.8 5.0 4.6*
Female 10.3 9.5 10.7 4.8 11.8 10.1 12.8 8.8 9.5 10.9 12.4
Puerto Rican: 25.4 30.6 23.0 24.8 34.3 25.1 23.4* 37.2 19.8 21.0 26.6
Male 24.1 36.9 17.7 36.5 45.7 18.7 ** 38.3* 15.3* 19.0 **
Female 26.7 24.3 27.9 7.5* 25.1 31.9 39.0* 36.3 24.9 22.9 40.8
Mexican/Mexican-American: 7.7 10.3 6.2 4.9 13.3 7.6 11.1 6.0 6.8 5.5 4.9*
Male 7.7 13.5 4.6 6.2 16.6 7.2 11.8 6.6* 5.5* 3.4 **
Female 7.6 7.1 7.9 3.7 9.8 8.0 10.2 5.3* 8.3 7.9 **
Region:
Northeast 13.0 16.7 11.7 12.8 18.5 14.7 16.4 19.6 11.0 10.9 10.2
Midwest 12.0 13.4 11.5 6.3 16.4 13.9 14.5 14.8 13.1 10.4 10.9
South 11.1 12.7 10.5 8.0 15.3 12.6 12.2 14.4 11.8 9.5 9.7
West 11.1 12.1 10.8 3.6 15.1 11.4 16.5 8.0 10.3 10.6 12.3
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – 0.99 15.8 16.2 15.5 11.1 19.7 15.5 18.0 18.9 11.0 16.9 11.2
1.00 – 2.49 12.0 13.6 11.4 7.0 16.3 12.7 16.0 12.4 11.1 10.5 12.1
2.50 – 4.49 10.8 13.4 10.0 5.9 15.9 11.3 13.5 10.9 10.3 10.0 9.8
4.50 and above 9.9 10.6 9.7 5.3 12.6 13.4 10.8 15.1 14.0 8.4 8.8

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC   compiled 3/18/2008

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%.

† As a subset of Hispanic.

‡ Missing responses imputed.

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