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RD-7.4 Data Details

RD-7.4 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma who do not use more than one canister of short-acting inhaled beta agonist per month according to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
87.9 (2008)
Target
90.2
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator
Number of persons with current asthma who do not use quick relief inhalers or who used less than three canisters in the past three months
Denominator
Number of persons who report having current asthma
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

For persons under age 18 years:

Has [PERSON] EVER used a PRESCRIPTION inhaler?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, has [PERSON] used the kind of PRESCRIPTION inhaler THAT YOU BREATHE IN THROUGH YOUR MOUTH, that gives QUICK relief from asthma symptoms?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS did [PERSON] use more than three canisters of this type of inhaler?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

For persons aged 18 years and over:

Have you ever used a PRESCRIPTION inhaler?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, have you used the kind of PRESCRIPTION inhaler THAT YOU BREATHE IN THROUGH YOUR MOUTH, that gives QUICK relief from asthma symptoms?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS did you use more than three canisters of this type of inhaler?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

For persons under age 18 years:

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER told you that [PERSON] had asthma?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

Does [PERSON] still have asthma?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

For persons aged 18 years and over:

Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

Do you still have asthma?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Persons are classified as having received medication regimens that prevent the need for more than one canister of short-acting inhaled beta agonists per month for relief of asthma if they responded ’no’ to using any inhaled quick relief medication or ‘no’ to using more than three canisters of quick relief inhalers in the past three months.

To maintain consistency with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the case definition for asthma is based on ‘current’ asthma (yes to ‘ever asthma’ and yes to ‘still asthma’).

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Income: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Type: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Country of Birth: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Disability Status: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Health Insurance Status: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64
  • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+