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ICD Code: 493. Asthma



ICD Code: 493. Article Review
Title: "Current Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 1995." Vital and Health Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics; Series 10; No.199; 10/98; p1
      STUDY DESIGN: This abstract summarizes data from the 1995 National Health Interview Survey. In this continuing nationwide survey, a probability sample of the noninstitutionalized civilian population is interviewed each week by personnel of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Information is obtained about the health and other characteristics of each member of the household.
      PREVALENCE BY AGE: For asthma, the estimated prevalence rate per 1000 persons was reported as follows: all ages, 56.8 (14.9 million cases); under 18 years, 74.9 (5.3 million cases); 18 to 44 years, 51.6 (5.6 million cases); under 45 years, 60.8 (10.9 million cases); 45 to 64 years, 53.3 (2.8 million cases); 65 years and over, 39.8 (1.3 million cases); 65 to 74 years, 45.8 (845,000 cases); 75 years and over, 31.3 (407,000 cases).
      PREVALENCE BY GENDER: The estimated prevalence rate per 1000 persons was reported as follows for males versus females: under 45 years, 60.7 (5.4 million cases) vs 61.0 (5.4 million cases); 45 to 64 years, 31.4 (785,000 cases) vs 73.6 (2.0 million cases); 65 years and over, 36.2 (476,000 cases) vs 42.3 (776,000 cases); 65 to 74 years, 47.8 (393,000 cases) vs 44.3 (453,000 cases); 75 years and over, 16.9 (unreliable data) (83,000 cases) vs 40.0 (324,000 cases).

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