2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 3-1Current 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: 24,633 6,188 18,445 935 4,033 6,679 2,107 1,655 2,916 9,907 3,079
    Male 9,998 3,705 6,293 578 2,428 2,758 1,074 672 1,012 3,207 1,027
    Female 14,634 2,483 12,151 358 1,605 3,921 1,033 983 1,905 6,700 2,051
White Non-Hispanic: 15,244 2,810 12,435 371 1,750 3,792 1,134 978 1,679 6,946 2,386
    Male 6,007 1,700 4,307 264 1,071 1,462 582 312 569 2,381 828
    Female 9,238 1,110 8,128 106* 679 2,329 553 666 1,110 4,565 1,559
Black Non-Hispanic: 3,931 1,336 2,595 217 911 1,103 385 314 404 1,401 299
    Male 1,576 808 768 123 536 525 224 200* 100* 349 44*
    Female 2,354 528 1,826 94* 375 578 160 114* 304 1,052 255
Other Non-Hispanic: 1,793 605 1,188 128* 389 534 174 67* 293 564 177
    Male 819 387 431 76* 247 244 92* 42* 110* 164 87*
    Female 974 218 757 ** 142 290 83* 25* 183 400 90*
Hispanic: 3,665 1,438 2,227 220 983 1,250 414 296 540 996 216
    Male 1,597 810 787 114 574 527 176 118 232 313 69*
    Female 2,068 628 1,441 106* 409 723 237 178 307 683 148
    Puerto Rican:a 715 198 516 43* 117 227 67* 70* 91* 268 59*
        Male 264 93 171 ** 51* 78* ** ** ** 85* **
        Female 451 105 346 ** 66 149 23* 62* 63* 183 29*
    Mexican/Mexican-American:a 2,126 899 1,226 118 646 750 254 171 325 530 82
        Male 1,018 554 465 69* 412 344 98* 89* 158* 171 23*
        Female 1,107 346 761 49* 234 406 156* 83* 168 360 58
Region:
    Northeast 4,260 1,113 3,147 224 744 905 269 168 469 1,855 533
    Midwest 5,647 1,230 4,417 112* 789 1,841 548 493 800 2,350 555
    South 8,975 2,528 6,447 423 1,663 2,325 747 546 1,032 3,436 1,128
    West 5,751 1,317 4,433 176 838 1,608 543 449 616 2,267 862
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
    0-0.99 5,086 1,633 3,453 270 1,128 1,434 551 394 488 1,853 401
    1.00-2.49 7,664 2,105 5,559 318 1,409 2,285 553 661 1,072 2,620 1,031
    2.50-4.49 4,989 1,217 3,772 168 747 1,433 414 344 675 1,839 802
    4.50 and above 6,894 1,233 5,661 178 749 1,527 590 256* 682 3,595 845

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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