2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

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Table 6-1 Asthma Attack Prevalence Percent among those with Current Asthma by 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: 46.9 53.7 44.9 62.4 55.2 39.5 39.8 36.4 41.3 50.3 38.7
Male 44.8 54.6 40.1 66.7 54.7 37.9 37.4 46.5 32.6 43.4 37.4
Female 48.4 52.7 47.5 55.7 55.8 40.6 42.3 29.9 46.4 54.0 39.2
White Non-Hispanic: 46.7 53.9 45.2 53.9 57.1 40.9 42.2 38.2 41.6 50.6 37.6
Male 44.1 55.2 40.7 62.4 55.8 40.5 38.2 46.3 38.2 43.9 34.8
Female 48.3 52.4 47.8 36.3* 58.7 41.1 45.9 32.2 43.3 54.5 38.9
Black Non-Hispanic: 48.5 53.1 46.0 67.7 53.9 39.2 36.7 39.1 41.2 53.9 34.3
Male 45.3 50.0 41.9 75.3 48.9 33.0 27.1* 45.4* 30.2* 49.2 52.3
Female 50.6 56.1 48.3 63.4 59.1 44.0 45.9 34.3* 48.7 56.4 28.2*
Other Non-Hispanic: 46.1 63.6 38.7 88.9 56.9 34.8 35.0 31.8* 37.0* 40.9 55.2
Male 45.2 66.5 32.5 93.6 61.4 32.8 29.4* 62.0* ** 35.7 **
Female 46.9 59.3 43.2 81.7 51.1 36.9* 50.3* ** 53.8 44.4 63.3
Hispanic: 46.7 48.9 45.6 50.1 52.3 38.1 37.8 31.4* 42.6 50.0 50.0
Male 46.7 52.2 40.5 53.3* 55.8 38.7 55.1 35.4* ** 37.7 49.2*
Female 46.7 42.3 47.7 ** 45.3 37.7 21.4* 29.9* 51.9 54.1 50.3*
Puerto Rican:a 48.5 46.5 49.2 ** 44.6 52.2 54.4* ** 53.2 46.9 100.0
Male 40.1 42.6 37.8* ** 43.2 67.2* 100.0 ** 60.9* **
Female 55.1 59.5 54.5 ** 53.8* 46.1 ** ** 49.4* 59.7 100.0
Mexican/Mexican-American:a 41.2 46.1 38.2 39.8* 54.4 26.8 30.3* ** 32.0* 52.2 30.2*
Male 43.6 49.0 36.7 42.9* 58.1 28.3* 46.7* ** ** 43.0* 65.8*
Female 39.5 41.3 38.9 ** 49.3 25.8* ** ** 47.1* 55.1 **
Region:
Northeast 46.5 55.9 44.0 55.2 57.5 43.1 54.2 46.7 35.9 47.5 35.9
Midwest 46.5 52.5 45.0 65.1 55.1 39.8 32.6 33.0 52.6 50.7 37.0
South 48.1 51.2 46.9 67.1 51.2 35.3 34.9 36.3 35.1 53.6 44.5
West 46.2 57.8 42.9 58.2 60.3 41.4 43.8 34.6 44.7 47.4 33.9
Ratio of Family Income to
Poverty Threshold:b
0.0-0.99 50.4 53.8 49.0 60.3 54.5 43.0 36.0 45.7 46.5 56.5 36.4
1.00-2.49 48.0 51.9 46.5 49.6 52.9 44.1 49.6 34.4 44.4 53.3 36.1
2.50-4.49 45.4 53.9 43.1 65.1 57.4 37.9 35.8 31.1* 44.9 45.4 45.3
4.50 and above 44.6 57.1 42.2 90.6 58.2 30.9 33.8 30.5* 29.5 48.1 36.6

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 is 30%-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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