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2011 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_1.1_1
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler),a United States, 2003-2008
  200820072006200520042003
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 25.91.228.31.230.91.331.21.129.71.229.61.3
Age0-1724.22.229.72.331.22.130.62.332.82.528.42.4
18-4416.71.619.91.923.72.123.11.920.51.821.41.9
45-6432.42.332.92.333.82.340.72.535.62.338.72.7
65 and over46.34.343.63.847.63.541.03.641.83.842.03.8
GenderMale28.41.925.71.729.21.929.61.828.51.730.72.0
Female24.11.429.21.631.21.632.11.630.81.628.51.6
RaceWhite, single race27.31.529.21.432.71.532.81.330.41.429.71.5
Black, single race20.32.126.02.625.12.628.12.731.52.830.33.0
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic26.21.328.71.331.71.432.51.330.01.329.61.3
  Non-Hispanic, White28.01.629.81.633.91.634.51.530.91.629.71.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black20.22.126.32.725.62.728.42.730.62.829.83.0
Hispanic, all races24.52.725.03.023.02.821.62.627.33.029.53.2
Family incomebNegative/poor23.52.123.02.231.52.725.92.630.52.327.92.4
Near poor/low24.62.223.82.828.32.627.32.626.72.125.12.3
Middle24.42.029.82.229.82.329.12.426.62.029.32.3
High30.12.732.82.432.02.237.72.233.92.335.02.3
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school25.62.526.72.928.72.626.42.524.82.524.32.5
High school graduate27.22.230.63.031.92.932.32.928.92.627.72.7
At least some college26.72.026.52.030.72.133.52.129.62.234.12.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed21.61.724.41.826.81.929.31.726.51.726.11.9
Not employed24.02.226.13.029.22.930.13.024.92.732.23.0
Health insurance, under age 65Any private24.91.728.61.629.11.731.61.629.91.629.81.7
Public only23.12.026.22.530.22.429.12.527.22.229.52.6
Uninsured14.93.113.43.517.44.213.53.115.54.416.73.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU47.66.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private47.96.445.45.749.25.145.24.743.15.244.14.9
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan26.51.428.91.331.71.531.81.329.41.329.61.4
  Large central metro25.32.123.62.226.42.026.91.924.22.327.02.5
  Large fringe metro30.02.632.72.536.23.136.12.934.82.632.22.8
  Medium metro23.12.930.93.030.43.133.12.631.22.530.22.5
  Small metro27.83.733.04.441.74.435.74.327.02.729.63.5
Nonmetropolitan22.42.424.93.227.32.828.42.331.72.830.83.0
  Micropolitan22.33.026.54.029.03.830.22.934.83.130.13.9
  Noncore23.34.523.45.024.23.826.02.925.45.132.03.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish25.71.328.51.331.21.431.81.229.71.229.51.3
Other27.43.125.13.623.73.419.64.629.05.132.35.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good24.11.427.81.429.31.430.51.328.11.427.61.5
Fair/poor30.72.430.52.741.23.037.52.938.42.739.82.8
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities26.22.531.04.134.63.732.54.133.53.635.53.4
Complex activities31.23.132.14.140.24.233.44.435.04.237.53.8
Neither basic nor complex activities25.01.626.51.730.71.832.61.827.81.830.31.8
U.S. bornYes25.81.228.81.3DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC29.91.3
No25.53.421.23.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC24.13.6

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using four age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over. Denominator is people with asthma who currently have active asthma, excluding missing values.

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. 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.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

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 2012
Internet Citation: T8_3_1_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_3_1_1_1.html