Women Aged 18 and Older with an Emergency Room Visit Due to Asthma in the Past Year, by Poverty Status,* 2006

Percent of Women with Asthma:

  • Total: 25.7%
  • Less Than 100% of Poverty: 35.9%
  • 100-199% of Poverty: 19.0%
  • 200-299% of Poverty: 22.1%
  • 300% or More of Poverty: 24.8%

*Poverty level, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, was $20,444 for a family of four in 2006.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

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