You are here

RD-7.4 Data Details

Expand All

RD-7.4 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma who do not use more than one canister of short-acting inhaled beta agonist per month 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): 
87.9 (2008)
Target: 
90.2
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 with current asthma who do not use quick relief inhalers or who used less than three canisters in the past three months

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: 

    [NUMERATOR:]

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:

    For persons under age 18 years:

    Has [PERSON] EVER used a PRESCRIPTION inhaler?

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

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, has [PERSON] used the kind of PRESCRIPTION inhaler THAT YOU BREATHE IN THROUGH YOUR MOUTH, that gives QUICK relief from asthma symptoms?

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

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS did [PERSON] use more than three canisters of this type of inhaler?

    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

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, have you used the kind of PRESCRIPTION inhaler THAT YOU BREATHE IN THROUGH YOUR MOUTH, that gives QUICK relief from asthma symptoms?

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

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS did you use more than three canisters of this type of inhaler?

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

    From the 2013 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:

    For persons under age 18 years:

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, has [PERSON] used the kind of PRESCRIPTION asthma inhaler that gives QUICK relief from asthma symptoms during an attack?

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

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, did [PERSON] use more than three canisters or disks of this type of quick relief inhaler?

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

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, have you used the kind of PRESCRIPTION asthma inhaler that gives QUICK relief from asthma symptoms during an attack?

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

    DURING THE PAST 3 MONTHS, did you use more than three canisters or disks of this type of quick relief inhaler?

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

    [NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

    From the 2008 and 2013 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:s

    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 medication regimens that prevent the need for more than one canister of short-acting inhaled beta agonists per month for relief of asthma if they responded ’no’ to using any inhaled quick relief medication or ‘no’ to using more than three canisters of quick relief inhalers in the past three months.

    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+
Trend Issues: 
The question wording and sample universe were modified between the 2008 and 2013 asthma supplements, but the data are still comparable. The question on ever use of a prescription inhaler was dropped. Refer to the Question Notes for wording changes to the questions on inhaler use in the past 3 months. In 2008, the first question on inhaler use in the past 3 month was asked of sample adults aged 18 years and over who have ever used prescription inhaler while in 2013, this question was asked of sample adults aged 18 years and over who still have asthma or who had asthma episode/attack in past 12 months.