Table 8_3_1-2b

2010 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_1.2b
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 29.11.229.61.330.91.625.42.625.52.9
Age1-1729.72.329.62.631.33.523.33.430.34.7
18-4419.91.920.82.021.82.422.14.812.93.4
45-6432.92.332.92.533.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over43.63.844.03.944.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale26.91.727.01.828.42.323.13.726.54.8
Female�30.61.631.41.832.72.227.23.424.83.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.52.424.32.723.73.725.84.320.03.8
Near poor/low25.52.824.63.125.03.825.05.531.75.5
Middle30.22.331.42.532.82.926.05.121.84.3
High32.92.432.82.433.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school29.93.130.83.430.14.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate31.32.932.23.134.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college27.12.027.72.129.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed24.61.825.62.027.82.218.34.2DSUDSU
Not employed27.42.627.32.926.13.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private29.21.729.71.831.72.123.44.024.44.5
Public only26.52.326.82.623.53.228.74.125.54.1
Uninsured11.12.710.02.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private45.45.746.05.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan29.51.430.11.532.31.924.52.725.12.9
  Large central metro24.72.324.52.626.24.020.73.125.44.0
  Large fringe metro32.52.532.82.635.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro31.63.133.13.334.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro32.84.433.14.932.65.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan27.33.327.13.325.43.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan28.64.328.24.327.64.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore24.64.724.84.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish29.31.329.71.431.01.625.72.623.63.8
Other27.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU28.54.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.81.428.31.529.71.824.62.923.93.3
Fair/poor33.92.534.32.835.93.427.94.9DSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.33.037.83.239.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities35.63.236.23.435.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.81.726.51.828.32.120.84.119.53.8
U.S. bornYes29.51.330.01.431.31.625.42.625.13.4
No23.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU26.74.8

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 B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - 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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_3_1-2b.html