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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.100
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 2004
  2004 2001
Population group Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error
National 384 70.9 18 417 65.0 14.6
Northeast 87 73.8 23.6 91 66.9 23.8
South 98 72.0 19.2 128 63.9 20.1
Midwest 101 73.4 20 119 68.4 17.9
West 92 68.9 29.3 85 63.1 40.3

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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