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Table 8_3_1-2b

2009 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_1.2b
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler), by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 31.61.332.71.435.11.625.12.623.22.6
65 and over47.63.548.73.547.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.22.731.
Near poor/low30.82.631.52.935.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school31.22.632.02.933.93.626.
High school graduate33.32.934.
At least some college31.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.01.927.
Not employed30.22.631.52.835.13.523.45.4DSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private29.81.731.11.834.
Public only30.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only47.66.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private49.
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.11.533.61.636.91.924.32.822.02.8
  Large central metro27.
  Large fringe metro35.52.936.
  Medium metro31.
  Small metro42.14.342.34.744.95.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish31.91.432.81.435.11.624.82.721.43.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good29.31.430.41.532.71.822.22.620.93.0
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities37.82.739.42.841.
Complex activities38.63.340.73.442.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities29.41.830.

a 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.

b 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-2b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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