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Table 8_3_1-2b

2010 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, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over43.63.844.03.944.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.52.424.32.723.73.725.84.320.03.8
Near poor/low25.52.824.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school29.
High school graduate31.32.932.
At least some college27.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed24.61.825.
Not employed27.42.627.32.926.13.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private29.21.729.71.831.
Public only26.52.326.82.623.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private45.45.746.05.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan29.51.430.11.532.31.924.52.725.12.9
  Large central metro24.72.324.52.626.
  Large fringe metro32.52.532.82.635.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro31.
  Small metro32.84.433.14.932.65.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish29.31.329.71.431.01.625.72.623.63.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.81.428.31.529.71.824.62.923.93.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.
Complex activities35.
Neither basic nor complex activities25.81.726.51.828.
U.S. bornYes29.51.330.01.431.31.625.42.625.13.4

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_1-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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