2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 2-1Lifetime Asthma Prevalence Percentsby 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: 12.7 13.0 12.6 5.7 15.3 14.5 17.7 14.5 13.1 12.6 10.3
    Male 11.9 15.2 10.8 6.7 17.9 14.5 20.0 14.6 12.1 9.9 8.5
    Female 13.5 10.7 14.3 4.6 12.6 14.5 15.4 14.5 14.1 15.2 11.7
White Non-Hispanic: 12.9 11.7 13.1 4.3 13.7 15.0 17.6 15.4 13.6 13.5 10.5
    Male 11.8 13.7 11.3 5.9 15.7 14.5 20.2 13.6 12.4 11.0 8.8
    Female 13.9 9.7 14.9 2.6 11.7 15.6 14.7 17.2 14.8 15.9 11.9
Black Non-Hispanic: 15.2 18.7 14.0 10.3 21.3 15.9 20.4 16.6 13.8 14.4 10.0
    Male 14.5 21.8 11.6 10.9 25.3 17.7 22.6 23.1 12.6 9.9 6.0
    Female 15.8 15.5 15.9 9.7 17.2 14.3 18.1 11.5 14.8 18.2 12.7
Other Non-Hispanic: 11.5 12.9 11.0 7.9 15.1 13.8 15.8 12.4 14.0 9.5 9.1
    Male 12.3 16.8 10.5 9.8 19.7 14.5 18.5 14.8* 12.4 8.4 9.1*
    Female 10.7 9.1 11.3 6.3* 10.4 13.1 13.2* 9.0* 15.4 10.3 9.1
Hispanic: 11.1 12.6 10.4 5.1 15.5 12.5 17.2 11.8 10.8 9.1 9.8
    Male 10.5 14.3 8.6 5.1 17.9 12.9 18.2 12.2 10.8 5.8 7.7
    Female 11.7 10.7 12.1 5.0 12.9 12.1 16.2 11.5 10.7 12.3 11.5
    Puerto Rican:a 21.7 20.4 22.2 15.5* 20.7 21.9 28.0 24.4 18.2 23.4 19.6
        Male 18.9 21.8 17.5 16.8* 22.4 20.0* 29.7* 19.5* ** 14.1 24.8*
        Female 24.4 18.7 26.1 14.2* 18.5 23.8 24.9 28.3* 21.2 31.2 16.3*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 9.7 11.6 8.8 4.1 14.8 11.4 16.2 9.0 10.0 7.0 7.3
        Male 9.9 13.6 7.9 4.2 17.9 12.0 16.9 9.3 10.8 5.1 5.6*
        Female 9.5 9.4 9.6 3.9* 11.6 10.7 15.4 8.7 9.3 8.9 8.7
Region:
    Northeast 12.6 15.0 12.0 8.8 18.0 13.0 14.9 12.2 12.4 13.0 8.7
    Midwest 12.7 11.4 13.1 3.6 13.5 16.6 17.5 18.1 15.3 12.7 8.8
    South 12.4 13.6 12.1 6.5 15.7 14.1 18.9 13.1 12.4 12.0 10.1
    West 13.2 12.3 13.5 4.4 14.5 14.4 18.3 14.6 12.6 13.3 13.9
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-0.99 15.5 15.5 15.5 7.0 19.3 15.1 20.5 14.1 12.1 17.0 13.2
    1.00-2.49 13.4 13.1 13.5 5.8 15.6 15.2 15.9 16.0 14.5 13.8 10.7
    2.50-4.49 11.2 11.8 11.1 5.3 13.3 13.5 15.4 13.4 12.8 10.6 9.4
    4.50 and above 12.0 11.8 12.0 4.6 13.3 14.5 20.0 13.8 12.4 11.9 9.9

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%.

a As a subset of Hispanic.

b Missing responses imputed.

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