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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total32.21.134.01.327.42.4********
Age0–1730.62.332.82.925.53.3********
18–4423.11.924.12.323.74.3********
45–6440.72.542.43.1**********
65 and over41.03.643.04.1**********
GenderMale30.31.831.92.127.63.8********
Female33.61.635.61.927.33.0********
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.12.427.73.326.53.9********
Near poor/low29.32.731.53.325.24.4********
Middle30.12.431.72.722.95.0********
High38.52.239.72.4**********
EducationbLess than high school28.32.630.03.1**********
High school graduate33.02.932.83.2**********
At least some college34.52.137.02.4**********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed30.31.732.22.024.35.0********
Not employed33.12.633.83.134.75.1********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private32.81.634.41.827.44.0********
Public only30.12.330.83.129.63.6********
Uninsured16.93.820.15.0**********
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 metro26.62.028.32.624.43.4********
  Large fringe metro37.82.840.13.1**********
  Medium metro34.72.535.12.5**********
  Small metro36.54.240.04.8**********
Nonmetropolitan29.52.230.42.7**********
  Micropolitan30.92.831.53.3**********
  Noncore27.23.128.53.7**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.81.234.81.527.72.4********
Other22.44.423.34.7**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.21.331.81.525.42.6********
Fair/poor38.92.642.43.133.04.2********
Activity limitationscBasic activities35.02.637.13.0**********
Complex activities35.13.236.44.0**********
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_3_1-3a.html