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Table 8_3_1-3c

2008 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_1.3c
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over41.03.6********
RaceWhite, single race34.01.327.73.331.53.331.72.739.72.4
Black, single race27.42.426.53.925.24.422.95.0**
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races33.61.328.42.829.
Non-Hispanic, White35.91.530.
Non-Hispanic, Black27.72.426.**
EducationbLess than high school28.32.622.53.925.84.7****
High school graduate33.02.9****
At least some college34.52.1****27.23.838.53.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed30.31.7**13.93.529.33.537.53.0
Not employed33.12.628.34.339.45.7****
Health insurance, under age 65Any private32.81.6**23.54.330.
Public only30.12.328.12.832.04.1****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private45.24.7********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.71.326.52.730.
  Large central metro26.
  Large fringe metro37.82.8****34.35.841.74.0
  Medium metro34.72.528.95.328.05.831.
  Small metro36.54.2********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.21.324.
Activity limitationscBasic activities35.02.633.**
Complex activities35.****
Neither basic nor complex activities31.71.719.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources. Activity limitations includes persons age 18 and over.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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