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ICD Code: 493. Asthma



ICD Code: 493. Article Review
Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-September 2004 National Health Interview Survey." National Center for Health Statistics; Released 3/23/05; p78
      PAST-YEAR EPISODE TRENDS: For the period January through September 2004, the percentage of persons of all ages who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months was 4.0%, which was higher than, but not significantly different from, the 2003 estimate of 3.9%. For the period 1997 through September 2004, the percentage of persons of all ages who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months was reported as follows: 1997, 4.2%; 1998, 3.9%; 1999, 3.9%; 2000, 4.0%; 2001, 4.3%; 2002, 4.3%; 2003, 3.9%; January through September 2004, 4.0%. The percentage of persons of all ages who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months decreased from 4.2% in 1997 to 3.9% in 1999, but increased significantly to 4.3% in 2001. The rates then decreased again to 3.9% in 2003.
      For the period January through September 2004, the percentage of persons who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months was estimated as follows by age (males versus females in parentheses): ages 0 to 14 years, 5.0% (7.0% vs 3.5%); ages 15 to 34 years, 3.7% (3.4% vs 4.1%); ages 35 and over, 3.7% (3.0% vs 4.8%). For both sexes combined, the percentage of persons who had an asthma episode in the past 12 months was higher among children under age 15 than among those age 15 and over.
      For the period January through September 2004, the sex-adjusted percentage of persons who experienced an asthma episode in the past 12 months was estimated as follows by race/ethnicity (ages 0 to 14 years versus 15 years and over): Hispanics, 4% vs 3%; white non-Hispanic, 4.7% vs 3.8%; black non-Hispanic, 7.3% vs 4.3%.
      CURRENT PREVALENCE TRENDS: For the period January through September 2004, 7.2% of persons of all ages currently had asthma, which was higher than, but not significantly different from, the 2003 estimate of 7.1%. The prevalence of current asthma among persons of all ages decreased from 7.6% in 2001 to 7.1% in 2003.
      For the period January through September 2004, the prevalence of current asthma was estimated as follows (males versus females in parentheses): ages 0 to 14 years, 8.0% (10.0% vs 6.0%); ages 15 to 34 years, 7.0% (6.0% vs 8.5%); ages 35 and over, 7.0% (5.5% vs 8.5%).
      For the period January through September 2004, the sex-adjusted prevalence of current asthma was estimated as follows by race/ethnicity (ages 0 to 14 years versus 15 years and over): Hispanics, 7.0% vs 4.3%; white non-Hispanic, 7.3% vs 7.3%; black non-Hispanic, 12.0% vs 8.2%.

Search Criteria: Text - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-September 2004 National Health Interview Survey." National Center for Health Statistics; Released 3/23/05; p78