2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percentsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2012
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: 13.0 14.0 12.6 7.0 15.9 15.0 18.4 15.4 13.1 12.4 10.4
    Male 12.1 15.9 10.9 8.2 18.1 14.4 18.6 14.7 12.1 10.0 9.0
    Female 13.8 12.0 14.3 5.8 13.6 15.6 18.2 16.1 14.1 14.7 11.5
White Non-Hispanic: 13.0 12.5 13.1 4.8 14.3 15.6 17.2 16.2 14.5 13.3 10.0
    Male 11.6 13.6 11.1 5.0 15.7 14.2 16.8 14.7 12.7 10.8 8.7
    Female 14.3 11.4 15.0 4.6 12.9 17.0 17.6 17.8 16.3 15.8 11.0
Black Non-Hispanic: 16.7 21.7 14.8 12.4 25.6 18.0 22.8 18.8 14.7 14.4 10.9
    Male 16.1 24.7 12.5 15.0 28.6 17.5 21.5 18.6 14.5 11.1 9.8
    Female 17.1 18.6 16.6 9.9 22.5 18.3 24.1 19.0 14.8 17.1 11.7
Other Non-Hispanic: 11.1 13.3 10.2 9.3 12.5 14.7 23.1 16.7 9.5 7.7 12.4
    Male 12.3 15.6 10.9 10.3* 15.2 17.2 22.4 21.8 11.8 6.7 14.0
    Female 10.1 11.1 9.7 8.5* 9.7 12.3 24.1 12.5* 7.4 8.6 11.2
Hispanic: 11.1 13.3 10.0 7.6 15.2 11.7 16.5 10.4 9.7 8.8 13.2
    Male 11.3 16.4 8.7 10.4 18.5 12.2 19.5 10.3 9.5 7.0 8.3
    Female 10.9 10.0 11.3 4.7 11.8 11.1 13.6 10.5 10.1 10.7 17.0
    Puerto Rican:a 25.8 23.2 26.9 12.4* 25.0 29.8 48.1 20.1* 23.1 25.2 28.5
        Male 23.9 26.3 22.5 18.0* 28.2 30.5 51.1 ** 20.6* 18.5 19.8*
        Female 27.6 18.9 30.5 ** 20.7 29.4 45.0 21.5* 25.0 31.2 34.2
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 8.7 11.6 7.1 6.4 13.7 8.8 12.5 8.6 6.9 6.5 6.8
        Male 9.2 14.8 6.1 8.7 16.8 9.3 15.3 9.0* 6.3 4.7 6.5
        Female 8.1 8.2 8.1 3.8 10.3 8.1 9.2 8.0 7.7 8.3 7.0
Region:
    Northeast 13.7 14.9 13.3 9.0 16.3 17.7 20.8 18.5 15.5 12.3 9.5
    Midwest 13.1 12.6 13.3 7.2 13.6 15.2 16.7 17.2 13.4 13.0 11.3
    South 12.6 15.3 11.8 6.8 18.2 13.1 18.9 12.0 11.0 12.3 9.8
    West 12.8 12.8 12.8 6.1 14.0 15.7 17.4 16.7 14.4 12.0 11.3
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-0.99 17.1 18.0 16.7 11.1 21.0 16.4 19.6 15.8 14.5 18.8 14.0
    1.00-2.49 12.6 13.5 12.3 6.2 15.3 14.7 17.4 15.8 12.6 12.1 10.3
    2.50-4.49 12.5 12.7 12.5 5.5 14.4 15.4 20.7 16.3 13.0 11.9 10.4
    4.50 and above 11.4 12.2 11.2 4.3 13.2 13.7 16.2 12.8 12.9 11.1 9.3

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC Compiled 3/5/2014

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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