T8_3_1_1_2d

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_2d
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost dailya (either oral or inhaler), by education,b United States, 2008
  TotalbLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 26.51.325.62.527.22.226.72.0
Age18-4416.71.616.93.515.53.017.42.2
45-6432.52.332.34.835.73.930.73.3
65 and over46.74.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale29.02.327.75.132.73.427.93.2
Female25.51.624.52.925.82.626.22.5
RaceWhite, single race27.61.626.73.229.12.627.12.3
Black, single race21.62.621.74.322.43.3DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races26.71.425.62.927.82.326.62.1
  Non-Hispanic, White27.81.726.83.830.12.826.92.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black21.82.622.24.322.13.3DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races25.93.326.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor26.32.725.63.930.16.2DSUDSU
Near poor/low24.72.617.74.129.84.525.84.6
Middle23.72.4DSUDSU22.13.323.33.4
High30.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSU29.43.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed21.61.726.35.219.32.921.82.2
Not employed24.02.219.93.528.34.624.84.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private24.11.827.45.724.03.123.52.3
Public only24.52.720.63.429.05.3DSUDSU
Uninsured12.02.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private47.96.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan27.01.627.32.926.02.727.72.3
  Large central metro26.92.731.15.126.45.024.23.7
  Large fringe metro29.52.8DSUDSU27.75.231.43.7
  Medium metro22.63.2DSUDSU20.34.926.14.8
  Small metro31.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan24.12.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan24.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish26.31.324.92.727.42.326.22.1
Other29.44.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good24.31.617.43.325.02.925.42.2
Fair/poor31.52.234.74.428.74.230.84.0
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities26.22.526.14.422.03.229.44.3
Complex activities31.13.126.74.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.11.622.93.626.42.624.72.4
U.S. bornYes��26.41.425.22.827.52.326.32.1
No27.23.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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

b. 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.

c. 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.

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_2d: 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_2d.html