2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 3-1Current 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: 23,333 6,953 16,380 1,276 4,378 6,588 2,190 1,887 2,511 8,427 2,664
    Male 10,429 4,293 6,136 866 2,686 2,878 1,121 815 942 3,027 972
    Female 12,904 2,660 10,244 410 1,692 3,710 1,069 1,072 1,569 5,400 1,692
White Non-Hispanic: 15,181 3,638 11,542 571 2,199 4,374 1,587 1,225 1,562 5,933 2,105
    Male 6,635 2,350 4,285 405 1,474 1,872 761 539 572 2,141 743
    Female 8,546 1,288 7,258 165 725 2,502 825 686 990 3,792 1,362
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,805 1,698 2,107 303 1,105 952 342 317 293 1,171 274
    Male 1,776 1,026 750 226 630 432 202 148* 82* 397 91
    Female 2,029 672 1,357 77* 476 520 140 168 212 774 182
Other Non-Hispanic: 1,653 562 1,091 130* 375 477 102* 145* 230 560 112
    Male 777 348 429 98* 198* 236 83* ** 91* 184 61*
    Female 876 214* 662 31* 177* 240* ** ** 139* 376 51*
Hispanic: 2,694 1,055 1,639 273 698 786 160 200 425 764 174
    Male 1,241 569 672 136 385 338 76* 65* 198* 305 77*
    Female 1,453 486 967 136* 314 448 85* 135* 228 459 97
    Puerto Rican:a 573 235 338 40* 187 126 ** ** 77* 179 41*
        Male 284 166 118* 18* 144* ** ** ** ** 63* **
        Female 288 68* 220 ** 43* 97 ** ** 62* 116 **
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 1,463 638 825 193 403 422 78* 145* 200 388 56*
        Male 576 285 292 85* 176 140* ** ** 58* 166 **
        Female 886 354 533 108* 227 282 50* 90* 142 222 47*
Region:
    Northeast 4,157 1,197 2,960 177 685 1,263 531 171* 560 1,567 466
    Midwest 6,181 1,843 4,338 335 1,187 1,765 595 588 581 2,286 610
    South 7,461 2,637 4,824 537 1,662 1,880 716 542 621 2,469 913
    West 5,533 1,276 4,257 227 843 1,681 347 585 748 2,106 676
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-.99 4,298 1,565 2,734 414 951 1,212 326 484 401 1,418 303
    1.00-2.49 6,889 2,338 4,551 327 1,621 1,865 640 526 699 1,984 1,092
    2.50-4.49 6,216 1,636 4,580 302 959 1,901 666 498 737 2,309 744
    4.50 and above 5,930 1,414 4,515 234 847 1,610 558 378* 673 2,716 524

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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