Selected Respiratory Diseases Among Persons 18 Years of Age and Over,

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 189):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 38 rows and 15 columns.

In the thousands, (217,774 represents 217,774,000) Respondents were asked in two separate questions if they had ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had emphysema or asthma. Respondents who had been told they had asthma were asked if they still had asthma. Respondents were asked in three separate questions if they had been told by a doctor or other health professional in the past 12 months that they had hay fever, sinusitis, or bronchitis. Based on the National Health Interview Survey, a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population; see Appendix III


  1. A person may be represented in more than one column.
  2. Total includes other races not shown separately.
  3. See footnote 8, Table 187.
  4. Refers to persons who indicated only a single race group.
  5. Figure does not meet standard of reliability or precision.
  6. Refers to all persons who indicated more than one race group.
  7. Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin may be any race or combination of races.


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