Table 8_3_1-2c

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_1.2c
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 29.11.223.52.425.52.830.22.332.92.4
Age1-1729.72.325.63.927.33.826.23.737.85.7
18-4419.91.914.43.213.94.118.13.327.13.7
45-6432.92.323.14.9DSUDSU41.94.832.43.8
65 and over43.63.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale26.91.723.63.422.13.427.33.130.83.8
Female30.61.623.43.027.94.232.13.034.43.0
RaceWhite, single race30.21.522.93.026.23.331.32.633.72.7
Black, single race25.22.526.14.224.85.524.94.8DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races29.61.324.32.724.63.131.42.532.82.4
  Non-Hispanic, White30.91.623.73.725.03.832.82.933.72.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black25.42.625.84.325.05.526.05.1DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races25.52.920.03.831.75.521.84.3DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school29.93.124.33.831.06.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate31.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSU31.45.0DSUDSU
At least some college27.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSU30.73.828.22.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed24.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU26.03.429.23.0
Not employed27.42.619.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private29.21.7DSUDSU16.43.729.02.533.32.7
Public only26.52.323.62.833.84.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured11.12.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private45.45.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan29.51.422.82.625.23.130.42.433.82.5
  Large central metro24.72.321.33.516.73.528.23.627.95.0
  Large fringe metro32.52.5DSUDSUDSUDSU31.64.434.43.7
  Medium metro31.63.122.04.934.25.330.36.035.75.4
  Small metro32.84.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan27.33.325.95.926.87.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan28.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore24.64.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish29.31.323.82.524.83.030.42.433.02.4
Other27.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.81.422.02.821.83.128.32.432.22.5
Fair/poor33.92.526.33.934.65.837.65.5DSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.33.022.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities35.63.223.74.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.81.721.03.914.43.229.03.328.92.7
U.S. bornYes29.51.323.22.426.13.030.62.433.52.5
No23.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-2c: 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_1-2c.html