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MEPS Topics: Priority Conditions -- Asthma
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Priority Conditions -- Asthma
Description: MEPS collects information about a select group of medical conditions that have been specified by the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality as "priority conditions." These conditions, selected for their prevalence, expense, or relevance to policy, are: hypertension, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, high cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), and asthma.
Asthma information is collected by asking respondents whether they have ever been diagnosed with asthma. Those who said Yes were asked a series of follow-up questions regarding episodes of asthma and asthma medication. Asthma is also identified by the condition code associated with medical events reported during a reference period. In addition to the tables below, person-level data files with asthma variables can be downloaded for analysis.
Data tables: Asthma-related tables are available in an interactive format on the Household Component Summary Tables platform.
Analytic tools: No condition or asthma variables are available with the MEPSnet query tools at this time.
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Adults with Health Care Expenses for Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014 
Statistical Brief #498 
Uninsurance and Insurance Transitions Before and After 2014: Estimates for U.S., Non-Elderly Adults by Health Status, Presence of Chronic Conditions and State Medicaid Expansion Status 
Statistical Brief #490 
Expenditures for Commonly Treated Conditions among Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2013 
Statistical Brief #487 
Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Children, Ages 0-17, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #472 
Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Adults Age 18 and Older, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #471 
Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012 
Statistical Brief #470 
Health Care Expenditures for the Five Most Common Conditions of Adults Ages 40 to 64, 2009 
Statistical Brief #382 
Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Asthma in Adults, 1998 to 2009 
Research Findings #33 
Changes in Children's Use and Expenditures for Asthma Medications, United States, 1997-1998 to 2007-2008 
Statistical Brief #341 
Asthma Medication Use among Children with Reported Treatment for Asthma, United States, 2007-2008 
Statistical Brief #340 
The Five Most Costly Conditions, 1996 and 2006: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #248 
Total Medical and Prescription Expenditures by Current Asthma Status and Whether Asthma Daily Preventive Medicine Is Being Taken, United States, 2006 
Statistical Brief #241 
Asthma Preventive Medicine in 2006 - Who Takes Them? 
Statistical Brief #237 
Demographic and Clinical Variations in Health Status 
Methodology Report #15 
Asthma Treatment: Use of Medications and Devices, 2000 
Statistical Brief #13 
Smoking Status of Adults - United States, 2000 
Statistical Brief #7 
Medical Care and Treatment for Chronic Conditions, 2000 
Statistical Brief #5 
   Page last revised:  April 3, 2019
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