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
65 and over41.03.640.73.842.84.3****
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.12.428.42.830.
Near poor/low29.32.729.
EducationbLess than high school28.32.629.42.931.43.5****
High school graduate33.02.935.****
At least some college34.****
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed30.31.731.41.933.
Not employed33.12.635.****
Health insurance, under age 65Any private32.81.634.21.736.
Public only30.12.332.02.734.33.829.43.721.84.5
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.
  Large fringe metro37.82.839.****
  Medium metro34.72.537.12.637.42.7****
  Small metro36.****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.21.332.01.434.01.625.82.616.22.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities35.02.634.42.736.53.3****
Complex activities35.****
Neither basic nor complex activities31.71.733.61.935.

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.