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Table 1.92: Percent of people with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma (inhaled corticosteroids), United States, 2001 and 2003

  2003 2001
Population group Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error
National 408 69.7 16.6 417 65.0 14.6
Northeast 89 73.1 17.6 91 66.9 23.8
South 101 71.2 24.9 128 63.9 20.1
Midwest 109 70.6 32.2 119 68.4 17.9
West 103 66.3 33.4 85 63.1 40.3
None 6 43.0 208.9 4 36.8 210.5

All means are weighted by the eligible populations of the plans.

Source: HEDIS data from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


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