Adults Aged 18 and Older with Asthma,* by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2006

Adults Aged 18 and Older with Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2006
Race/Ethnicity Rate per 1,000 Adults
Female Male
Total 89.3 55.7
Non-Hispanic White 92.0 60.6
Non-Hispanic Black 94.7 54.0
Hispanic 73.8 28.6
Non-Hispanic Other Races** 76.9 65.9

*Reported that (1) a health professional has ever told them that they have asthma, and (2) they still have asthma. Rates reported are not age-adjusted.
**Includes Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of more than one race, and persons of all other races not specified.

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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