You are here

RD-7.1 Data Details

Expand All

RD-7.1 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma who receive written asthma management plans from their health care provider 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.

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
33.4 (2008)
Target: 
36.8
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 against the baseline value, assuming the same standard error for the target as the baseline.
Numerator: 

Number of persons who report having current asthma and who received asthma management plans from their health care provider

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 a doctor or other health professional EVER given [PERSON] an asthma management plan?

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

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

    Has a doctor or other health professional EVER given you an asthma management plan?

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

    [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. Don't know
    4. Refused

    Does [PERSON] still have asthma?

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

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

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

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

    Do you still have asthma?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Don't know
    4. Refused
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Persons are classified as having received a written asthma management plan if they responded “yes” to the question on receiving a management plan 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 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+