RD-7.2 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma with prescribed inhalers who receive instruction on their use according to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines

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)
95.9 (2008)
Target
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Numerator
Number of persons with current asthma who report receiving instruction on how to use the inhaler properly
Denominator
Number of persons with current asthma who report ever having used a prescription inhaler
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 a health professional shown [PERSON] how to use [his/her] inhaler? (This includes showing parents for their young children.)

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

For persons aged 18 years and over:

Has a health professional shown you how to use your inhaler?

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

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

For persons under age 18 years:

Has [PERSON] EVER used a PRESCRIPTION inhaler?

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

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 used a PRESCRIPTION inhaler?

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

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

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons are classified as having received proper-use instructions with prescribed inhalers if they responded “yes” to the question on inhaler instruction by a medical professional as listed under Numerator.

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+