Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table E.12. Medications for Asthma: Percent of Adults With Asthma Who Took Asthma Medication in the Past Month by States, District of Columbia and Territories, 2003

State All Adults P-value compared to national average P-value compared to top decile average Adults Age 18-64 Adults Age 65+
Sample Size % Standard Error Sample Size % Standard Error Sample Size % Standard Error
Total U.S. 7202 71.1 0.867     5885 68.9 0.986 1264 84.1 1.463
Top decile average 1093 75.3 1.844 0.039   800 75.9 2.024 116 93.6 2.135
Bottom decile average 615 62.1 2.782     501 59.5 3.084 164 72.7 4.825
Alabama N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Alaska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arizona N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arkansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
California N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Colorado N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Connecticut 425 73.21 2.413 0.402 0.499 367 71.4 2.640 53 85.1 5.646
Delaware 320 74.21 3.121 0.338 0.763 264 71.0 3.560 53 90.9 3.500
District of Columbia 155 69.21 4.504 0.683 0.212 130 65.5 5.028 N/S N/S N/S
Florida N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Georgia 527 76.11 2.895 0.096 0.808 433 77.4 3.007 90 70.0 7.409
Hawaii 251 69.71 3.851 0.730 0.193 214 68.2 4.203 N/S N/S N/S
Idaho N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Illinois N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Indiana 442 74.31 2.404 0.209 0.744 367 74.2 2.625 74 76.1 5.791
Iowa 301 74.31 3.108 0.318 0.786 230 72.4 3.539 70 83.9 6.690
Kansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Kentucky N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Louisiana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maine N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maryland 307 62.93 3.712 0.031 0.003 248 60.5 4.126 57 79.6 6.330
Massachusetts N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Michigan 322 70.91 2.990 0.952 0.212 256 66.6 3.403 63 95.9 2.596
Minnesota 254 71.41 3.366 0.925 0.313 209 70.1 3.728 N/S N/S N/S
Mississippi N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Missouri N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Montana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nebraska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nevada N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
New Hampshire 426 69.21 2.739 0.499 0.063 358 66.5 3.052 59 85.5 5.031
New Jersey 766 71.01 2.018 0.947 0.112 607 67.7 2.329 148 86.3 2.788
New Mexico 367 66.5 3.110 0.158 0.015 295 64.3 3.537 72 78.3 5.212
New York N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Ohio N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Oklahoma 566 74.51 2.328 0.167 0.795 444 72.4 2.646 121 87.2 3.047
Oregon N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Pennsylvania N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Rhode Island N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Tennessee N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Texas 396 73.61 2.631 0.367 0.597 322 71.9 3.001 71 84.4 4.302
Utah 308 61.23 4.150 0.020 0.002 253 58.5 4.582 52 83.9 5.858
Vermont 330 69.41 3.006 0.590 0.095 283 68.5 3.258 N/S N/S N/S
Virginia 421 67.1 2.908 0.191 0.018 341 63.9 3.647 79 80.7 5.353
Washington N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
West Virginia N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Wisconsin 318 65.8 3.533 0.143 0.017 264 60.7 3.954 53 89.8 4.315
Wyoming N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Guam N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Puerto Rico N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Virgin Islands N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C

Source: Medstat calculations from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2003, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Notes: Estimates and standard errors have been weighted either to State or Nation as appropriate. Sample size varies across asthma measures because of varying applicability of questions to respondents and refusals.

N/C=Data Not Collected

N/S=Data Not Sufficient for Release (sample less than 50)

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).

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Internet Citation: Table E.12. Medications for Asthma: Percent of Adults With Asthma Who Took Asthma Medication in the Past Month by States, District of Columbia and Territories, 2003. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e12.html