Table 8_3_1-2d

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_1.2d
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by education,a United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.81.529.93.131.32.927.12.0
Age18-4419.81.916.63.824.84.018.72.5
45-6433.02.332.35.230.24.034.83.2
65 and over43.63.848.36.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale23.92.126.95.020.54.124.53.0
Female31.31.931.23.736.73.628.52.6
RaceWhite, single race29.91.829.23.533.73.428.42.3
Black, single race26.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races29.51.630.83.432.23.127.72.1
  Non-Hispanic, White30.71.830.14.134.53.729.22.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black27.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races21.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor22.52.824.33.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low24.43.531.06.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle31.73.0DSUDSU31.45.030.73.8
High31.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSU28.22.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed24.61.818.64.527.53.824.52.3
Not employed27.42.626.34.226.75.129.04.4
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private28.22.0DSUDSU31.94.127.92.5
Public only25.73.026.44.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured9.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private45.75.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan29.31.728.63.433.73.527.52.1
  Large central metro26.12.925.24.430.15.224.53.7
  Large fringe metro31.62.9DSUDSUDSUDSU27.63.9
  Medium metro30.23.9DSUDSUDSUDSU27.94.4
  Small metro32.45.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan26.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan27.14.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish29.11.631.33.331.33.027.12.1
Other24.64.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.51.825.44.031.73.526.12.3
Fair/poor32.62.734.84.530.64.531.94.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.13.037.25.135.34.738.85.2
Complex activities35.13.232.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.81.725.43.429.43.724.42.2
U.S. bornYes29.31.630.53.331.13.027.92.1
No23.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Persons 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 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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-2d: 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_1-2d.html