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HEALTH8.B Asthma: Percentage of children ages 0–17 who currently have asthmaa by age, poverty status, race and Hispanic origin, and area of residence, 2001–2012

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Characteristic 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Age
Ages 0–5 6.2 6.4 6.3 6.4 7.2 6.9 7.1 7.4 7.0 6.8 7.5 6.2
Ages 6–10 9.8 8.6 9.4 8.3 10.0 11.4 9.1 10.1 10.2 10.7 9.4 11.0
Ages 11–17 10.1 9.7 9.8 10.3 9.6 9.9 10.9 10.8 11.5 10.8 11.4 10.7
Poverty statusb
Below 100% poverty 10.8 11.6 10.9 9.6 10.6 12.2 11.4 11.5 13.5 12.1 12.5 13.0
100–199% poverty 8.6 7.8 8.3 9.3 8.3 9.6 9.8 10.2 9.5 10.2 10.2 9.3
200% poverty and above 8.2 7.6 7.9 7.9 8.6 8.1 8.1 8.5 8.3 7.9 8.0 7.7
Race and Hispanic originc
White, non-Hispanic 8.5 8.0 7.5 8.2 7.9 8.6 7.3 8.8 8.5 8.2 7.8 7.9
Black, non-Hispanic 11.3 12.7 13.4 12.4 13.1 12.8 15.4 15.7 17.0 15.9 16.3 16.0
American Indian or Alaska Native * 12.0 16.2 * * * * 16.4 * * * *
Asian 7.3 5.3 * 3.4 6.5 6.3 7.4 3.7 7.7 8.4 7.0 5.1
Hispanic 7.2 6.3 7.4 6.9 8.6 9.0 9.3 6.7 7.7 8.1 9.6 8.8
Mexican 5.1 4.4 4.9 5.4 7.4 6.6 8.5 5.9 6.6 6.9 7.8 7.6
Puerto Rican 18.2 17.3 20.6 18.4 19.9 25.7 14.8 15.5 15.7 19.5 24.8 15.6
Area of residenced
Central city 8.8 8.4 9.1 8.7 10.3 10.5 9.9 10.7 10.0 10.1 10.4 10.0
Non-central city 8.8 8.4 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.8 8.8 8.9 9.4 9.0 9.1 9.0
*The estimate is considered unreliable (relative standard error is greater than 30 percent).
a Children ever diagnosed with asthma who currently have asthma.
b Missing family income data were imputed for 19 to 31 percent of children ages 0–17 in 2001–2012.
c The revised 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards for race were used for the 2001–2012 race-specific estimates. A person’s race is described by one or more of five racial groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately, but are combined for reporting. Included in other categories but not shown separately under race and Hispanic origin are Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders and respondents with "Two or more races." Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
d “Central city” is defined as the central city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), while “Non-central city” is defined as an area in an MSA outside of the central city or in an area outside of an MSA. For more information on MSAs, see National Center for Health Statistics. (2011). Health, United States, 2010: With speical feature on death and dying. Hyattsville, Maryland. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus10_InBrief.pdf.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.