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ICD Code: 493. Asthma



ICD Code: 493. Article Review
Title: Pleis JR et al; "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2006." Series 10; No.235; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm; Accessed 1/23/08; p1
      STUDY DESIGN: This report is one in a set of reports summarizing data from the 2006 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a multipurpose household health survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This report provides national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population of adults. In 2006, data were collected for 24,275 adults for the Sample Adult questionnaire. The final response rate was 70.8%.
      PREVALENCE: Among 220,267,000 persons aged 18 and older, the number (in thousands) with asthma (ever vs still) was estimated as 24,256 vs 16,057. The total number (in thousands) of persons in each age group is reported in parentheses, followed by the number (in thousands) who have asthma (ever vs still): male (106,252), 10,078 vs 5904; female (114,014), 14,178 vs 10,152; ages 18-44 years (110,391), 12,668 vs 7990; ages 45-64 years (74,203), 7806 vs 5576; ages 65-74 years (19,081), 2238 vs 1481; ages 75 and older (16,593), 1544 vs 1010; white (179,456), 19,476 vs 12,940; black or African American (26,223), 3124 vs 1996; Asian (10,066), 833 vs 535; Hispanic or Latino (28,664), 2345 vs 1447.

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