Table E.1. Selected Quality Measures for Asthma by State, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territory, 2003

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

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Table E.1
StatesProcess MeasuresOutcome Measures—Daily lifeOutcome Measures—Avoidable health care use
Routine care
(in the past 12 months)
Smoking
(counseling in the past 12 months)
Flu shots
(in the past 12 months)
Medications
(in the past month)
Limited activity days
(in the past 12 months)
Sleep difficulty
(none in the past month)
Symptom-free
(in the past 2 weeks)
Urgent care visits
(in the past 12 months)
Emergency room visits
(in the past 12 months)
%SE%SE%SE%SEAverageSE%SEAverageSE%SE%SE
Total U.S. average28.30.86182.21.61340.30.63571.10.86710.90.90353.91.1269.70.09628.10.88817.70.754
Best-in-class average40.42.96487.93.00553.31.54775.31.8443.30.85763.62.48610.50.29519.41.95212.21.464
Worst performing States average17.41.9175.84.06927.91.80462.12.78218.22.02839.62.5499.00.19735.51.86322.32.107
Number of States reporting19 15 54 19 19 19 19 19 19 
Alabama    41.33.741            
Alaska    45.714.699            
Arizona    42.54.371            
Arkansas  75.515.77146.813.142            
California    36.82.853            
Colorado  83.615.26143.73.079            
Connecticut33.212.69189.614.63345.32.64873.212.41316.132.06358.813.29210.210.27430.12.57917.32.037
Delaware41.113.666  39.63.51974.213.1218.112.66164.414.00110.110.35933.23.51718.82.984
District of Columbia38.915.035  31.84.3769.214.50418.45.48442.05.73110.510.48527.614.526.54.737
Florida    41.64.027            
Georgia32.713.166  36.03.50376.112.89511.23.47244.034.1949.910.36826.12.77820.82.577
Hawaii29.423.543  43.43.92969.713.8514.110.88145.74.83810.410.37240.034.04413.212.544
Idaho    37.52.93            
Illinois    37.62.678            
Indiana34.812.506  40.02.52174.312.4048.01.88148.92.9209.130.28731.22.40220.42.099
Iowa22.032.66183.316.39740.53.24474.313.1086.813.24258.213.8809.10.36424.013.00312.512.035
Kansas    37.42.98            
Kentucky  81.014.53237.52.522            
Louisiana  77.116.60143.13.208            
Maine    46.413.691            
Maryland24.23.103  43.73.5462.933.71213.73.11755.014.78710.110.39928.13.25918.913.289
Massachusetts    43.12.312            
Michigan29.02.888  39.53.06270.912.999.914.13861.413.5799.30.32326.312.95516.712.511
Minnesota21.332.987  45.813.6471.413.3663.011.11259.814.4139.810.35619.113.15415.312.914
Mississippi    35.63.286            
Missouri    38.93.557            
Montana    52.913.677            
Nebraska  76.315.69851.613.004            
Nevada    32.74.415            
New Hampshire21.932.23481.217.8143.32.75169.212.73911.32.00163.013.16310.010.26425.112.46616.812.271
New Jersey35.812.08882.014.41137.62.00471.012.01818.232.17452.02.71410.310.20534.02.08617.71.771
New Mexico23.82.806  46.613.08566.53.1114.13.05659.213.6999.710.35720.012.33613.712.193
New York    44.32.689            
North Carolina  84.515.23841.32.813            
North Dakota    49.613.749            
Ohio    36.93.446            
Oklahoma30.02.387.213.82244.12.47274.512.32810.42.59939.132.8499.030.26927.82.24121.22.349
Oregon    40.52.904            
Pennsylvania    40.43.289            
Rhode Island  86.516.71846.12.938            
South Carolina    48.713            
South Dakota    56.013.603            
Tennessee    37.13.736            
Texas25.22.78383.914.47938.02.84873.612.6318.62.14953.33.3859.60.28931.32.99417.312.378
Utah16.933.199  35.63.47461.234.158.813.80951.44.610.010.40127.314.04612.612.450
Vermont17.832.199  36.93.05569.413.0063.511.25757.413.7829.710.32119.612.4612.112.096
Virginia29.82.94780.516.1839.43.39167.12.90817.23.09955.83.5629.710.37628.82.81720.02.814
Washington    41.71.465            
West Virginia  76.315.92345.93.225            
Wisconsin23.62.958  43.53.37765.83.5338.714.6456.014.0869.910.36422.512.91515.712.651
Wyoming    55.013.198            
Guam    31.36.9            
Puerto Rico    25.632.482            
Virgin Islands    18.836.433            
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Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2003

1 Indicates that the State estimate is not significantly different from the best in class average (P<0.05).
2 Indicates that the State estimate is statistically better than the national average (P<0.05).
3 Indicates that the State estimate is statistically worse than the national average (P<0.05)

Note: No symbol indicates that the State estimate is no different than the national average.

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Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table E.1. Selected Quality Measures for Asthma by State, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territory, 2003: Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e1.html