Table 8_3_1-2a

2009 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_1.2a
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 31.61.333.61.524.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–1731.22.133.12.526.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4423.72.125.62.520.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6433.82.336.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over47.63.546.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale30.11.932.02.223.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female32.61.634.81.925.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.22.732.93.428.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low30.82.634.43.323.53.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle31.12.532.92.622.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High32.62.134.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school31.22.632.63.126.35.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate33.32.936.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college31.12.233.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.01.929.42.117.84.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed30.22.633.33.223.15.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private29.81.732.52.019.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only30.72.232.22.828.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured17.63.919.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only47.66.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private49.25.147.55.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.11.534.61.723.82.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro27.12.129.42.621.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro35.52.937.13.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro31.13.133.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro42.14.344.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan29.12.929.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan30.44.032.24.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore26.43.923.54.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish31.91.434.01.624.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other25.83.626.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good29.31.431.31.621.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor39.82.642.43.134.95.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities37.82.740.03.131.85.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities38.63.340.43.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities29.41.831.62.119.63.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_3_1-2a.html