Table 8_3_1-3d

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_1.3d
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total32.71.328.32.633.02.934.52.1
Age18–4423.11.917.93.727.24.322.72.9
45–6440.72.537.85.738.04.043.33.8
65 and over40.53.533.06.0****
GenderMale29.82.226.24.927.94.332.53.4
Female34.31.829.63.335.73.735.82.6
RaceWhite, single race34.31.630.03.132.83.237.02.4
Black, single race29.13.5******
Asian, single race********
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races34.01.529.42.935.43.035.22.4
Non-Hispanic, White36.01.831.43.535.93.437.82.7
Non-Hispanic, Black29.43.6******
Hispanic20.33.3******
Family incomebNegative/poor26.13.322.53.9****
Near poor/low29.43.325.84.725.25.1**
Middle31.72.8**39.64.827.23.8
High38.02.6****38.53.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed30.31.724.84.430.03.531.62.4
Not employed33.12.628.34.136.15.535.75.0
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private32.91.928.34.933.93.833.42.4
Public only30.73.232.04.627.95.0**
Uninsured18.54.3******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only********
Medicare and private45.24.7******
Medicare and other public********
Residence locationcMetropolitan33.11.529.63.031.83.335.42.3
  Large central metro27.82.419.24.426.64.631.43.4
  Large fringe metro39.53.1****38.64.5
  Medium metro33.62.9****38.54.6
  Small metro32.85.1******
Nonmetropolitan30.72.823.64.637.65.5**
  Micropolitan33.93.1******
  Noncore25.73.9******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish33.31.429.62.733.92.934.62.2
Other19.05.0******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.71.723.83.230.73.532.92.3
Fair/poor38.12.734.34.138.54.642.05.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities35.12.636.44.232.45.136.54.7
Complex activities35.23.328.74.343.15.9**
Neither basic nor complex activities31.51.724.23.431.03.634.12.3

a 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.

b 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.

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_1-3d: 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_1-3d.html