2006 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 4-1
Current 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: 7.8 9.3 7.3 5.8 10.9 7.8 9.5 7.7 7.0 7.3 7.0
Male 7.0 11.0 5.6 7.0 13.3 6.4 8.5 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.8
Female 8.6 7.5 8.9 4.6 8.4 9.3 10.6 9.6 8.5 9.1 7.9
White Non-Hispanic: 7.9 8.8 7.7 5.4 10.1 8.6 9.4 8.7 8.1 7.6 6.9
Male 7.0 10.2 6.1 6.2 12.6 6.8 7.9 5.7 6.7 6.0 5.9
Female 8.8 7.2 9.2 4.6 7.6 10.5 11.1 11.8 9.5 9.1 7.7
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.2 12.7 7.7 8.9 15.0 8.3 11.2 6.8 7.2 7.4 8.9
Male 8.4 14.2 5.4 10.0 17.1 7.1 9.9 5.6* 6.1 4.4 8.1
Female 10.0 11.2 9.5 7.7 12.9 9.2 12.6 7.7 8.3 9.9 9.5
Other Races Non-Hispanic: 7.1 6.9 7.2 ** 8.4 6.1 6.9* 8.7* 4.5* 8.3 6.9
Male 6.9 7.9 6.6 ** 9.5 6.0* 7.7* ** ** 8.1 5.4*
Female 7.3 6.0 7.7 ** 7.4 6.2 ** ** 7.9* 8.5 8.2*
Hispanic: 6.4 9.0 5.1 5.5 10.6 5.5 9.0 4.8 4.2 5.3 5.6
Male 5.9 11.8 2.9 8.1 13.5 4.8 9.7 3.4* ** 2.4 2.4*
Female 6.9 6.1 7.4 2.8 7.6 6.3 8.2 6.2 5.4 8.4 7.9
Puerto Rican: 17.2 25.7 13.1 23.9 27.3 15.7 17.7* 21.0* 11.7* 12.1 14.6*
Male 14.5 32.4 5.6* 36.5 36.2 7.5* ** ** ** 5.5* **
Female 19.7 18.9 20.1 ** 20.2 24.3 26.8* 33.8 17.2* 18.2 21.7*
Mexican/Mexican-American: 5.0 6.6 4.1 3.0 8.8 4.5 7.1 3.6* 3.8* 4.1 3.8*
Male 5.0 9.1 2.9* 3.9 11.9 4.4* 7.7* ** ** 2.0 **
Female 5.0 4.0 5.5 2.1* 5.4 4.6 6.3* 3.2* 4.4 6.5 **
Region:
Northeast 9.0 12.1 8.0 9.5 13.4 9.5 10.9 11.4 7.5 7.7 7.3
Midwest 8.3 9.8 7.9 5.5 11.6 8.6 10.1 8.0 8.2 8.0 6.6
South 7.3 8.6 6.8 6.4 10.2 7.2 7.6 7.6 6.8 6.6 6.8
West 7.2 7.6 7.0 2.3 9.3 6.7 10.7 4.6 5.6 7.6 7.6
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:
0 – 0.99 11.7 12.2 11.4 9.2 14.0 10.7 14.1 11.3 7.8 13.2 9.3
1.00 – 2.49 8.1 9.4 7.6 5.8 11.0 7.3 9.1 6.5 6.8 7.9 8.5
2.50 – 4.49 7.2 9.3 6.6 3.8 11.2 7.0 8.9 5.8 6.6 7.2 5.3
4.50 and above 6.1 6.3 6.0 3.9 7.4 7.3 6.7 8.0 7.3 5.6 5.4

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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