2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 4-1Current Asthma Prevalence Percentsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2014
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: 7.7 8.6 7.4 4.3 10.3 8.2 9.1 8.9 7.5 7.3 6.9
    Male 6.3 10.1 5.1 5.1 12.1 6.7 9.0 7.3 5.3 4.9 4.3
    Female 9.0 7.0 9.6 3.4 8.5 9.7 9.2 10.4 9.6 9.5 9.0
White Non-Hispanic: 7.6 7.6 7.6 2.8 9.6 8.8 8.2 9.4 8.7 7.5 6.5
    Male 6.1 8.7 5.4 3.6 10.9 6.9 8.6 7.4 5.9 5.3 4.0
    Female 9.1 6.4 9.7 1.8* 8.3 10.6 7.8 11.5 11.5 9.6 8.5
Black Non-Hispanic: 9.9 13.4 8.7 11.4 14.5 9.9 13.7 9.7 7.8 8.6 7.6
    Male 8.5 16.4 5.3 12.6 18.2 9.6 12.6 10.7 7.0 3.9 2.2*
    Female 11.2 10.1 11.5 10.0 10.2 10.2 14.9 8.7 8.4 12.4 11.3
Other Non-Hispanic: 7.0 7.6 6.8 3.2* 9.4 5.5 7.6 6.0* 4.3 6.9 11.4
    Male 6.3 9.3 5.1 3.2* 11.7 4.4 7.7* 3.8* 3.0* 5.3 9.8
    Female 7.7 6.0 8.3 3.2* 7.2 6.5 7.6* 8.3* 5.3 8.3 12.7
Hispanic: 6.7 8.5 5.8 4.0 10.1 6.8 8.6 7.9 5.2 5.5 7.2
    Male 5.8 9.8 3.8 4.7 11.4 5.4 8.3 6.1 3.4 3.5 5.1
    Female 7.6 7.1 7.9 3.2* 8.7 8.2 9.0 9.5 7.1 7.5 8.8
    Puerto Rican:a 16.5 23.5 13.3 21.4* 25.9 12.6 11.8 11.5* 13.7 14.3 15.7
        Male 14.1 26.4 9.0 ** 28.9 14.8 22.9* ** 13.8* 6.5* **
        Female 18.5 21.1 17.3 24.4* 23.9 10.1* ** ** 13.6* 20.1 22.4*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 5.7 7.1 4.9 2.9 8.0 6.6 9.3 8.7 3.8 4.2 4.7
        Male 4.8 8.1 3.0 3.9* 8.8 4.6 7.6 5.6* 2.0* 2.8* 4.1*
        Female 6.5 6.0 6.8 1.9* 7.3 8.6 11.3 11.3 5.6 5.6 5.3
Region:
    Northeast 8.4 10.9 7.7 5.4 13.9 9.2 8.2 12.0 8.3 7.4 6.9
    Midwest 7.9 8.4 7.7 5.4 9.8 8.2 7.6 9.1 8.0 7.6 7.1
    South 7.5 8.8 7.1 3.5 10.8 8.5 10.2 8.8 7.5 6.9 6.4
    West 7.3 6.9 7.4 3.8 7.9 7.3 9.4 6.5 6.6 7.6 7.5
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-0.99 10.4 10.5 10.3 5.9 12.3 9.8 11.7 9.6 8.5 11.9 8.6
    1.00-2.49 7.6 8.1 7.5 4.5 9.9 8.0 8.7 8.4 7.4 7.1 7.3
    2.50-4.49 7.6 8.5 7.4 3.8 10.4 8.3 7.9 9.0 8.1 7.1 7.2
    4.50 and above 6.3 7.3 6.1 2.6* 8.8 7.2 8.4 8.4 6.3 6.1 5.6

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC Compiled 01/21/2016

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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