2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 1-1Lifetime Asthma Population Estimates — in thousandsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2008
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: 38,450 10,190 28,260 1,499 6,576 12,381 3,653 3,609 5,119 13,887 4,107
    Male 17,889 6,184 11,705 1,031 3,919 6,082 2,046 1,718 2,318 5,271 1,586
    Female 20,560 4,006 16,555 468 2,657 6,299 1,607 1,891 2,801 8,616 2,521
White Non-Hispanic: 25,307 5,356 19,951 676 3,347 8,169 2,459 2,376 3,334 9,961 3,153
    Male 11,727 3,327 8,401 476 2,116 3,963 1,306 1,183 1,474 3,939 1,233
    Female 13,579 2,029 11,550 200 1,231 4,206 1,153 1,193 1,860 6,022 1,920
Black Non-Hispanic: 5,808 2,283 3,525 325 1,587 1,746 491 511 745 1,766 385
    Male 2,785 1,378 1,407 248 888 904 327 262 315 621 123
    Female 3,024 905 2,119 77* 699 842 164 249 429 1,144 261
Other Non-Hispanic: 2,660 826 1,834 133* 554 786 215 217* 354 917 270
    Male 1,315 543 772 102* 344 428 147* 113* 169* 318 123
    Female 1,345 283 1,062 31* 210* 357 68* ** 185 599 147
Hispanic: 4,675 1,725 2,950 364 1,087 1,680 489 505 686 1,243 300
    Male 2,063 937 1,126 205 571 786 266 160* 360 393 107*
    Female 2,612 788 1,824 159* 516 894 222 345 327 850 193
    Puerto Rican:a 942 344 597 44* 258 256 66* 76* 114 316 68*
        Male 452 216 236 22* 176 109* ** ** 37* 105* **
        Female 490 128 361 ** 82* 147 42* ** 77 211 27*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 2,590 1,044 1,546 245 633 988 304 345 340 604 120
        Male 1,042 490 553 118 272 444 177* 102* 165* 185 **
        Female 1,547 555 993 127* 361 544 126* 243* 175 419 97
Region:
    Northeast 6,740 1,861 4,879 194 1,185 2,132 831 384 917 2,530 699
    Midwest 9,716 2,509 7,206 427 1,596 3,184 851 1,088 1,244 3,565 944
    South 12,895 3,798 9,097 614 2,456 3,963 1,169 1,166 1,629 4,488 1,374
    West 9,099 2,022 7,077 264 1,338 3,102 802 971 1,329 3,304 1,090
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-.99 6,522 2,314 4,208 489 1,487 2,104 581 811 713 2,055 387
    1.00-2.49 10,964 3,354 7,610 412 2,312 3,543 1,061 1,079 1,402 3,122 1,576
    2.50-4.49 10,368 2,418 7,950 337 1,484 3,525 1,069 1,001 1,454 3,750 1,273
    4.50 and above 10,595 2,103 8,492 261 1,293 3,210 942 718 1,550 4,960 871

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC,   Compiled 8/30/2010

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 sum to total due to rounding.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

 

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