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MEPS Topics: Priority Conditions -- Emphysema and Bronchitis
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Priority Conditions -- Emphysema and Bronchitis
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, high cholesterol, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), and emphysema.
Emphysema information is collected by asking respondents whether they have ever been diagnosed with emphysema. Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis can also be identified by the condition code associated with medical events reported during the reference period. In addition to the tables and publications below, person-level data files with emphysema variables can be downloaded for analysis.
Data tables: The Expenditures by Medical Condition tables of the MEPS-HC Summary Data Tables contain information on expenditures, number of persons, and number of events related to emphysema and bronchitis.
Analytic tools: No priority conditions-related variables are available in the MEPSnet query tools at this time.
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
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 
Experiences with Health Care Providers during Non-Emergency Care among Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012 
Statistical Brief #483 
Specialist Need and Access among Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012 
Statistical Brief #482 
Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Children, Ages 0-17, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #472 
Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012 
Statistical Brief #470 
Characteristics of Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Adults Uninsured for 6 to 12 Months during a Year, 2002-2005 
Statistical Brief #225 
Getting Health Care from Specialists among Adults with Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004 
Statistical Brief #162 
Variations in Smoking by Selected Demographic, Socioeconomic, Insurance, and Health Characteristics, United States, 2003 
Statistical Brief #101 
Smoking Status of Adults - United States, 2000 
Statistical Brief #7 
 
   Page last revised:  October 5, 2009