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RD-6 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma who receive formal patient education

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
12.1 (2008)
Target: 
14.5
Target-Setting Method: 
Minimal statistical significance
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The target is the smallest improvement that results in a statistically significant difference when tested again the baseline value, assuming the same standard error for the target as the baseline.
Numerator: 

Number of persons who report having current asthma and have ever taken a course or class on how to manage their asthma

Denominator: 

Number of persons who report having current asthma

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
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 taken a course or class on how to manage [his/her] asthma?
    *Include adult(s) who took a course for the child's asthma.

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

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

    Have you ever taken a course or class on how to manage asthma yourself?

    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
Methodology Notes: 

    Persons are classified as having received formal education on asthma if they reported taking a course or class on self-management. This includes adults who took a course for a child.

    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 Notes: 

    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 (percent poverty threshold): <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: 18-44, 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
    • Sexual Orientation: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2013, the target was revised from 14.4 to 14.5 percent due to a change in the rounding rules for target calculations of Minimal Statistical Significance.