RD-7.3 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma who receive education about appropriate response to an asthma episode, including recognizing early signs and symptoms or monitoring peak flow results, 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)
64.8 (2008)
Target
68.5
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator
Number of persons who report having received education on how to respond to an asthma episode, and either how to recognize early signs and symptoms or how to monitor peak flow
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 a doctor or other health professional EVER taught [PERSON] or his/her parent or guardian:

How to recognize early signs or symptoms of an asthma episode?

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

How to respond to episodes of asthma?

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

How to monitor peak flow for daily therapy?

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

For persons aged 18 years and over:

Has a doctor or other health professional ever taught you:

How to recognize early signs or symptoms of an asthma episode?

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

How to respond to episodes of asthma?

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

How to monitor peak flow for daily therapy?

  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

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons are classified as having education on early signs, symptoms and response to asthma episodes if they responded “yes” to being taught how to respond to an episode of asthma and either how to recognize early signs and symptoms of an asthma episode or how to monitor peak flow.

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+
  • Education Level: 25-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Income Level: <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+