T8_3_1_1_2c

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_2c
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost dailya (either oral or inhaler), by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 25.91.223.52.124.62.224.42.030.12.7
Age0-1724.22.214.92.525.24.526.24.230.15.4
18-4416.71.613.02.811.22.515.72.823.04.0
45-6432.42.338.96.237.56.124.24.132.63.7
65 and over46.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale28.41.922.93.927.04.025.93.135.53.8
Female24.11.424.12.823.82.924.43.024.32.8
RaceWhite, single race27.31.524.22.726.62.825.82.531.13.1
Black, single race20.32.120.02.920.54.320.43.0DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races26.21.323.52.325.92.524.62.229.72.8
  Non-Hispanic, White28.01.624.33.228.63.226.32.830.73.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black20.22.119.72.820.84.419.93.0DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races24.52.726.14.616.53.324.84.9DSUDSU
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school25.62.525.63.917.74.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate27.22.230.16.229.84.522.13.3DSUDSU
At least some college26.72.0DSUDSU25.84.623.33.429.43.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed21.61.7DSUDSU20.23.917.42.626.63.5
Not employed24.02.224.43.521.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private24.91.7DSUDSU26.53.421.42.328.43.1
Public only23.12.023.72.921.53.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured14.93.119.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private47.96.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan26.51.424.82.523.62.325.02.330.62.9
  Large central metro25.32.128.63.523.04.329.83.721.13.4
  Large fringe metro30.02.627.26.525.14.125.24.336.54.4
  Medium metro23.12.918.93.025.75.020.64.025.04.7
  Small metro27.83.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan22.42.419.43.531.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan22.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore23.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish25.71.323.52.324.82.323.72.129.92.7
Other27.43.121.95.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good24.11.418.32.621.32.722.72.428.72.7
Fair/poor30.72.427.83.434.54.927.14.8DSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities26.22.526.24.225.34.133.26.1DSUDSU
Complex activities31.23.127.04.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.01.624.24.221.13.218.62.631.23.1
U.S. bornYes�25.81.223.62.324.82.224.12.130.12.7
No25.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using four age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

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.

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_3_1_1_2c: 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_2c.html