2016 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, 2016
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: 26,515 6,132 20,383 767 4,141 7,164 2,085 1,993 3,087 10,914 3,529
Male 10,728 3,461 7,268 468 2,348 2,986 1,050 786 1,149 3,880 1,047
Female 15,787 2,671 13,116 299 1,792 4,179 1,034 1,206 1,938 7,035 2,482
White Non-Hispanic: 16,107 2,687 13,420 250 1,693 4,000 1,174 1,084 1,741 7,397 2,767
Male 6,300 1,464 4,837 169 933 1,617 559 464 595 2,741 840
Female 9,807 1,223 8,583 81* 760 2,382 615 621 1,146 4,656 1,927
Black Non-Hispanic: 4,480 1,561 2,919 201 1,122 1,258 407 333 519 1,469 430
Male 1,825 780 1,045 79* 570 556 200 145* 211* 511 108
Female 2,655 781 1,874 122* 552 702 207* 188 308 957 322
Other Non-Hispanic: 2,194 651 1,543 128 416 687 189 216* 282 774 190
Male 1,037 388 649 77* 237 346 138* 83* 126* 310 67*
Female 1,157 263 894 51* 179 340 51 133* 156* 464 123
Hispanic: 3,735 1,233 2,501 188 910 1,220 315 359 546 1,275 142
Male 1,566 829 737 143* 608 466 154 94* 218* 317 32*
Female 2,168 404 1,764 45* 302 754 162 265* 328 958 110*
Puerto Rican:a 847 236 611 ** 204 246* 54* ** 162* 373 **
Male 375 181 194* ** 178 ** ** ** ** 123* **
Female 472 55* 417 ** 26* 175* ** ** ** 250 **
Mexican/Mexican-American:a 1,982 760 1,223 119* 530 794 239 224* 331* 480 59*
Male 841 471 369 86* 311 313 121 47* ** 112* **
Female 1,142 288 853 ** 220 481 118* 177* 185* 368 41*
Region:
Northeast 5,282 1,091 4,191 151* 701 1,394 364 309 721 2,395 640
Midwest 6,110 1,230 4,881 124* 832 1,719 523 593 603 2,524 912
South 8,965 2,475 6,490 319 1,657 2,134 705 502 927 3,642 1,213
West 6,158 1,336 4,821 173 951 1,917 492 589 836 2,353 763
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
0-0.99 5,316 1,488 3,828 291 975 1,701 524 644 533 1,910 439
1.00-2.49 7,811 2,215 5,596 212 1,556 2,193 663 410 1,119 2,693 1,157
2.50-4.49 6,081 1,266 4,815 171 797 1,748 490 564 694 2,454 911
4.50 and above 7,307 1,164 6,143 93* 812 1,523 408 374 741 3,857 1,022

Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics,
CDC Compiled 03/29/2018
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.
aAs a subset of Hispanic.
bMissing responses imputed.
Asthma and Community Health Branch
National Center for Environmental Health ,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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