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RD-7.7 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma whose doctor assessed their asthma control at the last visit 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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
52.2 (2013)
Target: 
55.9
Target-Setting Method: 
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator: 

Number of persons whose doctor assessed their asthma control at the last visit

Denominator: 

Number of persons who report current asthma

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2013 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    For persons under age 18 years:

    The next three questions are about the last time [PERSON] saw a doctor or other health care professional for routine care or for any reason.

    At his/her last visit, did [PERSON]'s doctor or other health professional ask how often….[PERSON] had asthma symptoms?

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

    At his/her last visit, did [PERSON]’s doctor or other health professional ask how often….[PERSON] used a quick relief inhaler?

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

    At his/her last visit, did [PERSON]’s doctor or other health professional ask how often….asthma symptoms limited [PERSON] daily activities?

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

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

    The next three questions are about the last time you saw a doctor or other health care professional for routine care or for any reason.

    At your last visit, did your doctor or other health professional ask how often….you had asthma symptoms?

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

    At your last visit, did your doctor or other health professional ask how often….you used a quick relief inhaler?

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

    At your last visit, did your doctor or other health professional ask how often….asthma symptoms limited your daily activities?

    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 had their doctor assess their asthma control at the last visit if they responded “yes” to all three questions 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+

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 2015, this objective became measurable. The objective text was revised from "Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma whose doctor assessed their asthma control in the past 12 months according to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines" to "Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma whose doctor assessed their asthma control at the last visit according to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines" for consistency with the survey question wording and NAEPP guidelines.