2006 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, 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: 22,876 6,819 16,057 1,178 4,370 6,293 1,994 1,556 2,742 8,544 2,491
Male 10,026 4,122 5,904 727 2,715 2,575 919 576 1,080 3,116 893
Female 12,850 2,697 10,152 451 1,656 3,718 1,075 980 1,662 5,428 1,598
White Non-Hispanic: 15,573 3,771 11,801 619 2,402 4,257 1,232 1,098 1,927 6,305 1,989
Male 6,752 2,259 4,493 363 1,530 1,676 523 363 789 2,450 732
Female 8,821 1,513 7,308 256 872 2,581 709 735 1,137 3,855 1,256
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,391 1,442 1,949 274 937 919 355 187 378 983 277
Male 1,424 812 612 155 536 373 161 66* 146 256 103
Female 1,967 630 1,337 119 401 546 194 121 232 727 174
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 1,137 278 859 ** 182 295 83* 102* 110* 536 94
Male 541 162 379 ** 97 144* 49* ** ** 247 **
Female 597 116 481 ** 84* 151 ** ** 100* 289 60*
Hispanic: 2,775 1,328 1,447 254 849 821 324 169 328 720 131
Male 1,310 889 421 191 551 382 186 62* ** 162 24*
Female 1,465 438 1,026 63 298 439 138 107 194 557 107
Puerto Rican: 682 330 352 94* 188 188 61* 62* 65* 159 53*
Male 281 209 72* 85* 111* 46* ** ** ** ** **
Female 401 122 280 ** 77 142 43* 54* 45* 123 50*
Mexican/Mexican-American: 1,418 673 745 98 482 459 165 89* 205* 335 44*
Male 746 470 275* 62 340 242* 95* ** ** 88 **
Female 672 203 469 35* 142 217 70* 39* 108 247 **
Region:
Northeast 4,732 1,635 3,097 339 959 1,329 439 401 489 1,643 462
Midwest 5,672 1,634 4,038 255 1,070 1,630 483 384 762 2,138 579
South 8,019 2,331 5,688 477 1,553 2,189 582 580 1,027 2,894 907
West 4,452 1,218 3,234 107 788 1,145 490 191 464 1,869 543
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:§
0 – 0.99 5,110 1,891 3,218 472 1,128 1,583 609 524 450 1,582 346
1.00 – 2.49 6,789 2,161 4,628 364 1,403 1,759 557 427 775 2,082 1,181
2.50 – 4.49 5,768 1,782 3,986 187 1,211 1,495 486 277 731 2,332 544
4.50 and above 5,209 985 4,225 155 629 1,456 343 328 786 2,549 420

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%.

Numbers within selected characteristics may not add to totals because of rounding.

‡ As a subset of Hispanic.

§ Missing responses imputed.

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