2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 1-1Table Lifetime Asthma Population Estimates — in thousandsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2015
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: 40,153 9,546 30,606 1,127 6,299 11,734 3,654 3,150 5,581 15,561 4,780
    Male 18,351 5,708 12,643 681 3,753 5,873 2,125 1,576 2,527 5,932 1,758
    Female 21,802 3,839 17,963 447 2,547 5,861 1,530 1,574 3,054 9,629 3,022
White Non-Hispanic: 25,133 4,485 20,647 433 2,915 6,872 1,986 1,869 3,347 10,817 3,765
    Male 11,310 2,691 8,619 308 1,705 3,342 1,194 822 1,512 4,340 1,429
    Female 13,823 1,794 12,029 125 1,210 3,530 792 1,047 1,835 6,477 2,336
Black Non-Hispanic: 5,836 1,866 3,970 273 1,192 1,702 598 490 747 2,131 404
    Male 2,581 1,105 1,475 147 714 873 339 301 306 676 97
    Female 3,255 761 2,494 126 478 829 259 189 442 1,455 308
Other Non-Hispanic: 2,994 924 2,070 161 624 999 277 229 544 913 246
    Male 1,521 592 929 93 409 523 161 159* 222 369 109*
    Female 1,473 332 1,141 69* 215 476 117* 70* 322 544 137
Hispanic: 6,190 2,270 3,920 260 1,569 2,161 793 561 943 1,699 365
    Male 2,939 1,319 1,620 133 925 1,135 430 293 488 547 124
    Female 3,251 951 2,300 127 644 1,025 362 268 456 1,152 241
    Puerto Rican:a 1,132 291 841 59* 165 332 116* 108 133 439 110
        Male 469 168 301 ** 99 148* 79* 39* ** 120* 55*
        Female 662 122 540 27* 66 184 38* 69* 88 319 56*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 3,442 1,429 2,013 139 1,040 1,276 496 272 573 795 128
        Male 1,765 863 902 75 635 688 267 146 312 286 44*
        Female 1,677 566 1,111 64* 404 587 230 126 261 509 84
Region:
    Northeast 6,784 1,710 5,074 270 1,141 1,725 522 401 802 2,868 779
    Midwest 9,062 1,927 7,135 167 1,256 3,264 842 960 1,461 3,470 905
    South 14,606 3,748 10,857 474 2,499 4,380 1,385 1,027 1,968 5,460 1,793
    West 9,701 2,161 7,540 215 1,403 3,016 904 762 1,350 3,762 1,304
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-0.99 7,101 2,368 4,733 320 1,663 2,265 870 673 721 2,330 523
    1.00-2.49 12,189 3,150 9,039 376 2,115 4,052 997 1,202 1,854 4,078 1,568
    2.50-4.49 8,907 1,993 6,913 234 1,234 2,974 758 711 1,505 3,221 1,244
    4.50 and above 11,956 2,035 9,921 197 1,287 3,094 1,029 564 1,501 5,933 1,445

Notes:

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC Compiled 01/21/2017

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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