Table 8_3_1-2d

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 8_3_1.2d
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 31.81.531.22.633.32.931.12.2
Age18–4423.72.122.44.025.64.023.12.9
45–6433.92.325.94.032.64.137.83.5
65 and over47.63.553.15.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale27.12.329.54.330.95.124.03.0
Female34.41.932.23.334.63.335.32.8
RaceWhite, single race33.81.732.63.136.03.233.12.5
Black, single race23.43.126.35.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races32.91.632.02.934.73.132.12.3
Non-Hispanic, White35.21.933.93.637.73.534.22.6
Non-Hispanic, Black24.33.226.25.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races21.53.327.15.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor31.33.229.74.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low32.53.029.44.135.75.8DSUDSU
Middle30.22.8DSUDSU30.04.827.84.2
High32.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSU31.33.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.01.923.64.426.34.128.12.5
Not employed30.22.624.03.733.74.933.24.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private29.02.0DSUDSU31.94.329.32.4
Public only29.62.926.83.928.95.2DSUDSU
Uninsured17.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only46.96.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private49.55.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.71.831.33.235.33.531.82.3
  Large central metro28.12.433.34.731.44.924.03.5
  Large fringe metro37.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSU38.14.6
  Medium metro29.93.526.65.4DSUDSU30.44.0
  Small metro42.45.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan27.52.930.64.326.35.4DSUDSU
  Micropolitan29.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore23.04.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.11.631.52.833.52.931.52.2
Other23.74.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good29.71.828.53.730.03.429.92.4
Fair/poor37.32.934.73.840.14.936.84.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities37.72.734.03.939.14.939.25.4
Complex activities38.63.326.84.649.15.8DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities29.51.830.43.728.93.329.52.4

a People 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, 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.

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_1-2d: 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_1-2d.html