2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percentsby 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: 12.9 13.8 12.6 7.2 16.4 15.1 17.4 17.4 12.7 11.7 11.0
    Male 12.2 16.4 10.8 9.8 19.0 14.8 19.3 16.5 11.5 9.1 9.9
    Female 13.5 11.1 14.2 4.6 13.6 15.4 15.4 18.3 14.0 14.2 11.9
White Non-Hispanic: 12.9 13.0 12.9 6.1 14.8 16.7 19.4 18.7 14.1 12.0 10.6
    Male 12.3 15.9 11.2 8.4 18.4 16.1 20.4 18.3 12.5 9.6 9.5
    Female 13.6 10.0 14.5 3.7 11.1 17.2 18.3 19.2 15.7 14.3 11.4
Black Non-Hispanic: 15.8 21.1 13.5 11.1 26.4 15.7 16.5 17.9 14.0 12.9 12.4
    Male 16.2 24.7 12.1 16.4 28.4 17.2 21.6 21.0 12.6 10.2 10.3
    Female 15.4 17.3 14.7 5.4* 24.2 14.3 11.2 15.5 15.3 15.2 13.6
Other Non-Hispanic: 13.3 14.0 13.0 8.0* 17.4 12.8 14.3 13.9* 11.6 12.8 14.7
    Male 13.6 17.8 11.6 12.7* 20.2 14.6 18.7 15.6* 11.8 9.4 14.1
    Female 13.0 9.9 14.2 3.6* 14.1 11.2 9.5* ** 11.3 15.8 15.1
Hispanic: 10.1 10.9 9.6 7.2 13.0 10.8 12.7 14.0 8.4 8.4 11.6
    Male 8.7 11.6 7.2 7.9 13.3 9.5 14.1 8.2 8.1 5.2 9.8*
    Female 11.6 10.2 12.3 6.5* 12.6 12.2 11.4 20.9 8.8 11.8 12.9
    Puerto Rican:a 21.1 22.7 20.3 10.5* 29.4 19.3 16.4 25.4* 18.3 20.5 22.3
        Male 20.9 26.5 17.5 9.1* 37.2 19.7* 17.6* 28.7* 14.8* 14.3* 25.0*
        Female 21.2 18.2 22.5 ** 20.2* 19.1 15.7* ** 20.7 26.1 19.1*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 8.7 9.7 8.1 7.0 11.2 9.4 11.4 14.4 6.2 6.9 8.5
        Male 6.8 9.0 5.6 6.5 9.7 7.8 13.1* 7.9* 5.4* 4.1 **
        Female 10.7 10.4 10.9 7.5* 12.7 11.2 9.6 21.9 7.2 9.9 11.5
Region:
    Northeast 13.3 15.2 12.7 6.0 17.9 16.9 23.3 11.7 15.8 12.0 9.8
    Midwest 13.5 14.0 13.3 8.7 15.9 15.8 16.9 21.4 12.4 12.7 10.8
    South 12.0 14.7 11.2 8.5 17.3 13.3 15.2 15.7 11.2 10.6 10.1
    West 13.2 11.4 13.8 4.9 14.3 16.0 17.0 19.8 13.6 12.3 13.9
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-.99 16.3 17.0 16.0 10.7 21.0 14.9 14.4 17.3 13.2 18.8 12.1
    1.00-2.49 13.1 13.9 12.8 6.1 17.2 14.6 17.1 16.7 12.1 12.2 11.6
    2.50-4.49 12.6 12.6 12.6 6.5 13.9 15.9 20.3 18.4 12.6 11.2 11.5
    4.50 and above 11.4 12.6 11.2 6.2 14.4 15.1 17.1 17.3 13.3 10.1 9.3

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%.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

 

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