Data table for Figure 10

Current asthma prevalence among adults 18 years of age and over, by sex, race and Hispanic origin, and percent of poverty level: United States, 2004–2006

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Percent of poverty level
TotalBelow 100%100%–less than 200%200% or more
Both sexes7.
White, not Hispanic7.
Black, not Hispanic7.80.310.
 Puerto Rican13.
All races5.
White, not Hispanic5.
Black, not Hispanic5.
Asian3.60.6 * * * * *3.40.7
 Puerto Rican8.41.4 * * * * *8.92.4
All races8.
White, not Hispanic9.
Black, not Hispanic9.70.412.
Asian5.60.7*6.01.6 * * 5.20.8
 Puerto Rican17.71.624.63.0*18.93.813.02.2

SE is standard error.


Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20%–30%. Data not shown have a relative standard error greater than 30%.

NOTES: Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Estimates are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard adult population using three age groups: 18–44 years, 45–64 years, and 65 years and over. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Asian race includes persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Percent of poverty level is based on family income and family size and composition using U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Missing family income data were imputed for 35%–36% of adults in 2004–2006. Current asthma prevalence estimates are based on the questions “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?” and “Do you still have asthma?” See Appendix II, Poverty.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey.

From: Chartbook

Cover of Health, United States, 2008
Health, United States, 2008: With Special Feature on the Health of Young Adults.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2009 Mar.

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