Table 8_3_1-3b

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_1.3b
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total32.21.133.61.335.91.527.72.421.12.4
Age0–1730.62.332.52.635.63.425.73.321.83.7
18–4423.11.924.32.225.52.623.94.414.34.1
45–6440.72.542.32.744.63.3****
65 and over41.03.640.73.842.84.3****
GenderMale30.31.831.81.933.92.427.73.917.23.1
Female33.61.635.01.837.52.227.83.023.63.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.12.428.42.830.44.226.04.021.14.4
Near poor/low29.32.729.03.031.33.826.04.631.15.2
Middle30.12.432.32.634.73.022.95.0**
High38.52.239.92.440.82.6****
EducationbLess than high school28.32.629.42.931.43.5****
High school graduate33.02.935.43.035.93.4****
At least some college34.52.135.22.437.82.7****
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed30.31.731.41.933.62.224.85.117.75.0
Not employed33.12.635.93.037.53.6****
Health insurance, under age 65Any private32.81.634.21.736.02.028.34.118.83.9
Public only30.12.332.02.734.33.829.43.721.84.5
Uninsured16.93.818.04.4******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private45.24.743.64.8******
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.71.334.61.537.41.827.72.620.82.4
  Large central metro26.62.027.12.529.93.624.43.424.53.8
  Large fringe metro37.82.839.83.042.23.5****
  Medium metro34.72.537.12.637.42.7****
  Small metro36.54.238.24.242.75.0****
Nonmetropolitan29.52.229.62.330.42.7****
  Micropolitan30.92.831.02.831.33.3****
  Noncore27.23.127.43.128.83.6****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.81.233.91.336.11.627.92.420.33.5
Other22.44.4******22.44.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.21.332.01.434.01.625.82.616.22.7
Fair/poor38.92.639.32.743.43.433.34.336.15.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities35.02.634.42.736.53.3****
Complex activities35.13.236.63.538.34.3****
Neither basic nor complex activities31.71.733.61.935.92.126.34.813.63.1

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: 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_1-3b: 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_1-3b.html