Table 8_3_1-3a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 8_3_1.3a
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over41.03.643.04.1**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.12.427.73.326.53.9********
Near poor/low29.32.731.53.325.24.4********
EducationbLess than high school28.32.630.03.1**********
High school graduate33.02.932.83.2**********
At least some college34.**********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed30.31.732.********
Not employed33.12.633.********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private32.81.634.41.827.44.0********
Public only30.12.330.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private45.24.745.05.3**********
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.71.334.91.527.42.6********
  Large central metro26.********
  Large fringe metro37.82.840.13.1**********
  Medium metro34.72.535.12.5**********
  Small metro36.**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.21.331.81.525.42.6********
Activity limitationscBasic activities35.02.637.13.0**********
Complex activities35.**********
Neither basic nor complex activities31.71.733.61.926.04.7********

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources. Activity limitations includes persons age 18 and over.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-3a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.