Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults and sample children who still have asthma (ASTHMASTIL) or who had an asthma episode/attack in the past 12 months (ASTHATAKYR), ASTHSIGNS indicates whether a doctor or other health professional had ever taught them (or, for sample children, their parent or guardian) how to recognize early signs or symptoms of an asthma episode.
The 2003 survey contained several other questions dealing with various aspects of asthma patient education. These covered whether persons with asthma had taken classes in asthma management (ASTHCLASS), whether they had been given an asthma management plan by a doctor or other health professional (ASTHPLAN), and whether they had received professional advice on long-term management of their asthma (ASTHMANAGE), on how to monitor peak flow for daily therapy (ASTHPEAK), on how to use an inhaler (ASTHINSHOW), on responding to episodes of asthma (ASTHRESPOND), and on changing things at home, school, or work to improve their asthma (ASTHCHEN).
For a full list of asthma-related variables currently in the IPUMS NHIS, see
- 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under age 18 who still have asthma or who had an asthma attack/episode in the past 12 months.
- 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018
- 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 : SAMPWEIGHT