Table 8_3_1-2c

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_1.2c
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 31.61.331.22.730.82.631.12.532.62.1
Age0–1731.22.131.03.827.44.333.24.131.63.8
18–4423.72.128.24.321.24.520.33.125.74.1
45–6433.82.3DSUDSU30.14.830.94.537.93.4
65 and over47.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale30.11.929.43.828.63.932.53.629.23.0
Female32.61.632.33.432.23.130.13.135.42.8
RaceWhite, single race33.61.532.93.434.43.332.92.634.22.4
Black, single race24.62.528.44.623.53.822.54.9DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races32.71.431.03.131.52.933.52.733.32.3
Non-Hispanic, White35.11.633.14.235.54.035.92.934.92.5
Non-Hispanic, Black25.12.628.44.924.43.922.85.0DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races23.22.632.25.527.14.314.34.0DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school31.22.629.74.329.44.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate33.32.9DSUDSU35.75.830.04.8DSUDSU
At least some college31.12.2DSUDSUDSUDSU27.84.231.33.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.01.9DSUDSU23.54.520.73.032.53.0
Not employed30.22.629.64.226.94.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private29.81.7DSUDSU25.33.728.12.831.92.2
Public only30.72.232.23.027.84.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured17.63.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only47.66.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private49.25.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.11.532.23.131.33.131.92.732.62.3
  Large central metro27.12.130.44.719.53.225.94.330.03.4
  Large fringe metro35.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSU30.65.138.74.4
  Medium metro31.13.127.35.234.37.836.66.226.14.0
  Small metro42.14.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan29.12.927.64.629.44.727.65.3DSUDSU
  Micropolitan30.44.029.74.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore26.43.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish31.91.431.52.930.72.731.42.733.02.2
Other25.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good29.31.427.73.528.23.128.12.631.32.3
Fair/poor39.82.637.74.437.24.543.05.2DSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities37.82.731.84.840.65.236.95.5DSUDSU
Complex activities38.63.334.05.539.86.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities29.41.827.64.629.83.727.83.230.82.9

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_1-2c: 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_1-2c.html