Table 15_1_2-1d

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_2.1d
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total67.80.562.70.966.60.870.50.6
Age18–4455.00.746.41.151.51.260.60.8
45–6475.10.770.91.574.21.176.80.8
65 and over91.40.590.51.090.91.092.60.8
GenderMale58.50.652.51.256.51.162.40.8
Female76.30.572.91.275.90.977.90.7
RaceWhite, single race69.60.562.91.068.80.972.70.6
Black, single race60.81.062.42.057.11.863.11.4
Asian, single race52.42.360.76.050.34.651.52.6
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race66.84.3******
Multiple races70.73.1**66.95.977.74.4
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races70.50.569.81.069.30.971.50.6
Non-Hispanic, White73.30.572.41.272.30.974.10.6
Non-Hispanic, Black60.81.063.22.057.01.962.81.4
Hispanic49.11.246.41.445.62.157.92.2
Family incomebNegative/poor64.61.161.81.664.31.969.82.3
Near poor/low64.91.062.31.364.91.768.01.6
Middle66.30.862.11.766.51.367.91.1
High70.90.666.22.368.71.372.30.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed61.30.649.11.358.41.166.20.7
Not employed69.60.863.51.371.21.373.31.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private67.30.559.71.566.41.169.10.6
Public only73.81.169.31.674.71.881.22.2
Uninsured38.81.036.91.534.71.845.92.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.21.089.21.889.91.991.41.8
Medicare and private92.60.791.71.692.51.293.01.0
Medicare and other public91.31.492.11.687.53.9**
Residence locationcMetropolitan67.10.661.41.065.71.070.00.6
  Large central metro61.60.855.31.458.71.465.91.1
  Large fringe metro67.90.965.41.967.71.668.81.1
  Medium metro72.41.164.82.271.92.075.71.4
  Small metro71.01.667.83.766.82.575.31.7
Nonmetropolitan71.30.968.42.070.21.574.01.3
  Micropolitan71.11.269.22.470.02.073.21.7
  Noncore71.61.467.23.170.72.175.62.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish70.80.569.41.069.40.972.10.6
Other44.51.445.01.538.62.348.52.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.60.556.01.062.81.068.70.6
Fair/poor88.40.686.21.088.81.190.11.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.30.692.61.090.51.193.90.8
Complex activities92.80.793.21.191.21.494.31.3
Neither basic nor complex activities63.70.654.51.062.21.067.80.7

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_2-1d: 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_2-1d.html