Table 15_1_2-1a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 15_1_2.1a
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2005
Family incomea TotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total63.10.565.40.554.60.946.62.145.44.864.23.863.12.6
Age0–1749.50.852.40.939.81.728.63.0**58.56.152.94.1
18–4454.90.756.60.749.61.441.32.8**53.04.760.64.1
45–6474.80.776.20.769.71.757.63.9****80.14.8
65 and over91.10.691.50.690.01.484.83.3******
GenderMale56.20.658.40.646.41.441.82.9**59.85.058.53.8
Female69.80.572.30.661.71.051.12.3**69.25.167.63.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.10.859.61.152.21.540.45.2****62.14.8
Near poor/low59.61.061.21.153.71.951.25.4****61.45.5
Middle61.70.863.90.954.91.939.63.9****61.04.5
High68.10.770.00.757.92.051.33.4****67.85.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school62.70.962.91.062.42.060.76.0******
High school graduate66.60.868.80.957.11.850.34.6****66.95.9
At least some college70.50.672.70.663.11.451.52.6****77.74.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed61.20.662.80.654.61.146.22.6**61.05.169.23.8
Not employed69.50.872.20.962.81.949.44.7******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private63.40.665.70.654.11.245.52.2**69.84.965.83.5
Public only59.00.961.01.155.61.536.25.3**61.25.261.74.4
Uninsured37.30.938.51.132.52.127.74.9******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.01.090.01.189.72.6********
Medicare and private92.60.792.70.792.92.0********
Medicare and other public90.01.590.31.888.82.7********
Residence locationcMetropolitan62.30.664.60.654.71.145.92.141.84.368.85.364.82.7
  Large central metro56.70.858.40.954.01.446.42.9****58.85.6
  Large fringe metro63.50.866.40.950.91.744.63.5****63.15.5
  Medium metro67.51.168.61.261.21.748.05.5****73.54.4
  Small metro66.51.568.21.557.64.9********
Nonmetropolitan67.31.169.31.253.31.8****56.84.056.76.2
  Micropolitan67.01.468.91.651.32.5******60.17.3
  Noncore68.01.770.11.656.03.6********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish66.30.568.90.555.21.048.03.0**64.94.064.92.7
Other42.11.141.31.245.34.845.43.1******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good60.20.562.80.549.51.144.22.141.44.859.44.159.42.8
Fair/poor87.80.688.30.786.61.6********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.30.692.50.692.41.5********
Complex activities92.70.792.90.891.12.1********
Neither basic nor complex activities63.50.665.70.654.61.249.42.5**58.44.564.74.0

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_2-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_1_2-1a.html