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Title:
   Changes in Adult Asthma Medication Use and Expenditures, United States, 1998-1999 to 2008-2009
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 374
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   July 13, 2012
Description:
   This Statistical Brief examines changes in asthma medication use and expenditures among adults, age 18 and older, with reported treatment for asthma from 1998-1999 to 2008-2009 using nationally representative data from the Household Component and Medical Provider Component of MEPS. The average annual proportion of adults with reported treatment for asthma who used controllers to treat their asthma increased from 54.3 in 1998-1999 to 59.9 percent in 2008-2009. During the same period, the average annual proportion using relievers fell from 67.7 percent to 61.7 percent.
Author(s):
   Eric Sarpong, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Prescription Drugs, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Access to Health Care, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- General
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st374/stat374.pdf (130 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st374/stat374.shtml
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