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RD-7.2 Data Details

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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

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): 
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

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 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
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 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, 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+