2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percentsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007
Age (years)
15-34
Characteristic All ages
Total
Children
Age <18
Adults
Age 18+
 0 – 4  5 – 14  15 – 34  15 – 19  20 – 24  25 – 34  35 – 64  65+
Total: 11.5 13.1 10.9 8.0 14.0 13.7 16.9 14.1 11.9 10.2 9.7
    Male 11.0 14.7 9.6 9.5 16.2 13.6 18.9 14.6 10.3 8.3 7.9
    Female 11.9 11.3 12.2 6.3 11.8 13.9 14.7 13.7 13.5 11.9 11.1
White Non-Hispanic: 11.5 11.2 11.6 5.4 11.7 15.1 17.2 15.0 14.0 10.7 9.8
    Male 10.8 12.1 10.4 6.0 13.4 14.6 18.6 16.1 11.6 9.3 7.9
    Female 12.2 10.2 12.7 4.8 9.9 15.6 15.6 13.9 16.4 12.1 11.2
Black Non-Hispanic: 13.2 19.7 10.4 16.0 20.6 12.8 18.7 12.3 9.5 10.2 10.3
    Male 12.6 21.9 8.0 20.3 22.1 12.4 20.5 11.1* 7.8* 7.1 7.4
    Female 13.7 17.5 12.3 11.6 19.2 13.3 17.1 13.3 11.0 12.7 12.2
Other Non-Hispanic: 10.7 15.1 9.1 8.4 17.3 13.3 23.2 13.8* 9.4 7.4 6.6
    Male 11.9 18.7 9.2 9.9* 22.1 15.0 30.8 ** 11.8 6.2 8.6*
    Female 9.5 11.1 9.0 6.8* 12.3 11.5 14.8* 19.2* 6.8 8.5 5.1*
Hispanic: 10.2 12.6 9.0 8.4 14.7 10.2 12.2 12.5 8.2 8.4 10.1
    Male 10.2 15.6 7.4 10.5 18.1 10.7 14.7 13.9 7.7 5.1 8.0
    Female 10.3 9.5 10.7 6.1 11.1 9.5 9.5 10.9 8.9 11.8 11.5
    Puerto Rican:a 20.3 17.8 21.4 23.4 16.4 23.1 13.9* 37.5 20.0 19.5 16.8
        Male 18.3 22.3 16.6 30.2 21.5 21.2 ** 42.0* 13.4* 10.6* 19.6*
        Female 22.1 13.7 26.1 17.3* 12.2 25.3 15.5* 31.7* 26.8 27.7 14.9*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 9.0 12.0 7.3 7.3 14.1 8.7 12.0 10.5 6.5 7.2 4.5*
        Male 8.7 14.0 5.7 9.2 15.9 9.6 14.7 12.2 6.4 3.1 **
        Female 9.4 9.9 9.0 5.4* 12.1 7.7 9.2 8.6* 6.6 12.0 6.4*
Region:
    Northeast 12.6 15.6 11.7 10.5 15.5 15.7 20.1 17.3 12.2 11.7 8.1
    Midwest 11.7 12.7 11.4 6.2 14.4 15.4 19.7 16.6 12.7 9.5 10.5
    South 10.6 12.5 9.9 9.1 13.5 12.4 14.0 12.1 11.7 9.0 9.3
    West 11.8 12.5 11.5 6.1 13.4 12.7 16.0 12.4 11.2 11.7 11.0
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-.99 14.4 15.7 13.7 11.4 17.4 13.8 17.0 14.3 10.7 14.7 14.1
    1.00-2.49 12.0 13.1 11.5 8.4 15.1 13.6 16.8 13.8 11.9 11.1 9.4
    2.50-4.49 10.4 11.7 10.0 6.6 11.8 12.7 15.2 12.0 11.7 9.0 10.6
    4.50 and above 10.6 12.3 10.2 4.7 12.7 15.0 18.7 17.1 12.6 9.5 7.3

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC,   Compiled 9/19/2008

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%.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

 

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