2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 6-1Asthma Attack Prevalence Percents among those with Current Asthma by 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: 50.7 55.2 49.0 60.8 56.3 44.9 41.8 42.0 48.6 55.4 37.8
    Male 49.8 60.1 44.1 65.2 61.4 41.9 43.4 43.3 39.9 52.2 30.0
    Female 51.3 49.3 51.8 54.5 49.9 46.9 40.5 41.2 54.4 57.1 42.3
White Non-Hispanic: 50.7 58.3 48.9 64.5 57.9 47.9 48.9 41.9 50.8 54.8 35.0
    Male 48.2 60.9 43.7 59.4 62.1 44.4 50.9 41.3 41.5 51.7 25.2
    Female 52.4 55.4 51.9 70.1 53.0 50.3 47.3 42.2 56.4 56.4 40.9
Black Non-Hispanic: 51.5 56.1 48.8 67.5 58.6 42.8 23.6 52.4 52.3 54.7 36.0
    Male 51.7 60.0 43.9 67.3 64.7 42.5 26.7* 61.2 41.9 46.6 29.0*
    Female 51.3 51.3 51.3 67.9 51.5 43.0 21.3* 45.0 58.8 57.9 40.5
Other Non-Hispanic: 45.2 48.3 43.6 49.7* 52.6 33.4 42.6* 24.9* 28.5* 50.4 51.7
    Male 48.1 61.2 40.1 81.4 56.0 32.7 43.2* ** 27.8* 46.2 67.1
    Female 42.5 33.9 46.2 ** 48.7 34.1 42.0* ** 29.6* 52.9 37.7*
Hispanic: 52.1 50.9 53.0 54.2 51.9 41.5 41.6 37.5 43.3 63.9 52.7
    Male 54.5 58.3 49.5 64.3 58.6 38.1 39.9 33.7* 38.2* 66.6 44.1*
    Female 50.1 39.0 54.8 25.6* 41.3 44.0 43.2 39.8* 46.9 62.5 55.0
    Puerto Rican:a 50.0 47.2 51.0 61.6* 48.5 39.4 37.0* ** 39.0* 63.7 36.6*
        Male 41.8 49.5 36.6* 66.7* 41.8* ** ** ** ** 69.1 **
        Female 55.6 43.1* 57.8 ** 62.8 54.4 56.4 62.4* 49.4* 61.5 39.4*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 48.7 49.9 47.5 50.1 49.8 39.7 46.7 16.3* 41.7 60.2 33.7*
        Male 54.3 59.2 45.4 61.0 61.0 44.0 56.8 ** 35.3* 52.9 **
        Female 43.0 33.5 48.7 ** 31.7 36.0 35.4* ** 46.7 63.6 37.9*
Region:
    Northeast 47.9 61.7 43.8 62.7 61.1 43.1 46.2 41.5* 41.8 48.8 35.3
    Midwest 48.4 51.9 47.2 65.4 52.1 41.9 38.9 46.2 40.8 55.9 28.3
    South 52.2 54.1 51.4 66.3 54.8 40.8 35.4 37.3 46.8 60.0 42.7
    West 53.2 55.6 52.4 39.3* 59.6 54.8 51.0 43.3 63.2 53.9 42.0
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0.0-0.99 53.5 53.0 53.8 55.4 54.5 48.1 41.6 42.6 59.0 60.5 38.9
    1.00-2.49 49.6 58.7 46.0 66.4 59.4 41.1 37.6 36.0 46.9 54.6 39.2
    2.50-4.49 50.5 49.3 50.9 64.9 49.8 46.3 41.9 52.3 46.2 56.4 40.4
    4.50 and above 49.2 61.9 46.5 61.5 63.7 44.3 47.3 39.8* 43.7 51.9 31.3

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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