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Title:
   Asthma Preventive Medicine in 2006 - Who Takes Them?
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 237
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 3, 2009
Description:
   Data from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey show that 7.1 percent of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population (21.3 million people) have current asthma. This means they have been told by a doctor or other health professional at some point in their lives that they have asthma and they reported they had an attack in the past 12 months or reported still having asthma. An estimated 31.6 percent of those with current asthma were taking asthma daily preventive medicines daily or almost every day.
Author(s):
   Frances M. Chevarley, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Priority Conditions -- General, Priority Conditions -- Asthma, Health Status, Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Preventive Care, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st237/stat237.pdf (96 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st237/stat237.shtml
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