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RD-7.3 Data Details

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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

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): 
64.8 (2008)
Target: 
68.5
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 against the baseline value, assuming the same standard error for the target as the baseline.
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

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 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
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 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+