2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 4-1Current Asthma Prevalence Percentsby Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2016
Age (years)
15-34
Characteristic All ages
Total
Children
Age <18
Adults
Age 18+
5-14 15-34 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-64 65+
Total: 8.3 8.3 8.3 3.8 10.1 8.4 10.0 9.5 7.1 8.8 7.4
Male 6.9 9.2 6.2 4.6 11.2 7.0 9.8 7.5 5.3 6.4 4.9
Female 9.7 7.4 10.4 3.0 8.9 9.8 10.2 11.4 8.8 11.1 9.4
White Non-Hispanic: 8.3 7.1 8.5 2.5 8.0 8.4 10.4 9.1 7.1 9.3 7.5
Male 6.6 7.6 6.3 3.3 8.6 6.7 9.7 7.6 4.9 7.0 5.0
Female 9.9 6.6 10.6 1.7* 7.4 10.1 11.1 10.6 9.3 11.6 9.6
Black Non-Hispanic: 11.6 15.7 10.2 7.2 20.3 11.0 15.2 10.7 9.1 10.1 10.1
Male 10.2 15.7 8.1 5.7* 20.5 10.3 15.4 9.8* 8.1* 7.7 6.2
Female 12.8 15.8 11.8 8.7* 20.1 11.5 15.0 11.5 10.0 12.0 12.7
Other Non-Hispanic: 8.0 8.8 7.7 6.0 10.0 8.6 9.7 12.9* 6.4 7.4 6.8
Male 7.8 10.2 6.9 7.4* 11.0 8.6 12.5 11.2* 5.8* 6.3 5.6*
Female 8.1 7.3 8.4 4.7* 8.9 8.6 6.1 14.2* 7.1* 8.4 7.7
Hispanic: 6.6 6.7 6.5 3.7 8.9 6.7 6.4 8.2 6.1 6.6 3.6
Male 5.5 8.9 3.8 5.4* 11.7 5.0 5.9 4.3* 4.8* 3.3 1.9*
Female 7.7 4.5 9.1 1.8* 6.0 8.5 6.8 12.2* 7.6 9.9 4.9*
Puerto Rican:a 14.3 12.9 14.9 ** 21.6 13.4 10.0* ** 17.7* 17.8 **
Male 12.3 20.0 9.0* ** 38.2 ** ** ** ** 11.0* **
Female 16.5 6.0* 21.5 ** 5.4* 18.6* 14.4* ** 21.4* 25.3 **
Mexican/Mexican-American:a 5.7 6.5 5.3 3.8 7.9 6.9 7.4 8.5* 5.9* 4.2 2.8*
Male 4.9 8.1 3.2 5.7* 9.3 5.5 7.2 3.9* 5.1* 2.0 **
Female 6.5 4.9 7.2 ** 6.5 8.4 7.6* 12.4* 6.7* 6.5 3.3*
Region:
Northeast 9.1 8.2 9.4 4.2* 9.7 9.7 10.0 8.8 10.0 10.1 7.0
Midwest 8.7 7.8 9.0 3.1* 9.1 8.9 10.7 12.8 6.2 9.5 8.2
South 7.8 9.2 7.4 4.1 11.3 7.1 9.6 6.6 6.2 8.1 7.1
West 8.1 7.7 8.3 3.8 9.4 8.8 9.9 11.0 7.3 8.2 7.3
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
0-0.99 11.8 10.5 12.3 7.1 12.2 10.4 10.5 11.1 9.5 14.8 11.3
1.00-2.49 8.9 9.4 8.7 3.1 11.9 8.9 11.4 6.5 8.9 9.5 7.8
2.50-4.49 7.4 6.9 7.5 3.6 7.6 7.8 9.5 11.4 5.7 7.9 6.7
4.50 and above 7.1 6.7 7.2 2.1* 8.5 6.9 8.2 9.3 5.7 7.5 6.6

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 is3 0%-50%; the estimate is unreliable.
**Relative standard error of the estimate exceeds 50%.
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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