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Numerator

Number of persons 45 years and over who report having emphysema or chronic bronchitis and currently experience an activity limitation due to a respiratory problem

Denominator

Number of persons 45 years and over who report having emphysema or chronic bronchitis

Methodology

Persons are classified as having an activity limitation if they responded that lung/breathing problems caused limitations.

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities?

  • Positive response: Lung/breathing problem (e.g. asthma, emphysema).

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had emphysema?

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

DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic bronchitis?

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

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Sex: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 45-49, 50-64
  • Marital Status: 45-49, 50-64, 65+