Table 12_4_6-2b

2009 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 12_4_6.2b
Adults age 65 and over who received at least 1 of 33 potentially inappropriate prescription medicationsa in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.70.715.90.715.90.818.01.713.52.3
Age65–6915.31.315.31.415.01.618.63.315.74.6
70–7415.21.315.21.416.01.714.73.016.64.5
75–7915.01.515.51.516.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over17.01.317.31.416.41.527.04.312.33.5
GenderMale12.31.012.61.012.61.113.52.28.82.3
Female18.30.918.41.018.31.121.12.417.13.5
Family incomebNegative/poor16.91.617.11.716.92.017.23.315.23.4
Near poor/low16.01.216.31.416.51.615.52.212.73.1
Middle16.21.216.01.215.41.423.24.2DSUDSU
High14.81.415.11.415.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school17.51.218.11.418.31.718.62.514.72.2
High school graduate15.51.115.71.215.61.318.43.3DSUDSU
At least some college14.81.114.81.114.91.115.94.2DSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only16.41.316.11.416.21.617.12.5DSUDSU
Medicare and private15.40.915.60.915.70.916.03.0DSUDSU
Medicare and other public17.21.819.12.218.02.723.23.811.82.6
Residence locationdMetropolitan14.90.815.00.815.20.915.91.713.72.4
  Large central metro13.41.314.11.514.01.714.12.79.21.8
  Large fringe metro15.31.515.51.516.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro16.91.316.11.516.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro12.82.813.02.912.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan18.91.719.11.718.21.828.13.7DSUDSU
  Micropolitan17.91.918.12.016.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore20.72.720.92.821.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.20.716.10.716.00.818.11.717.64.7
Other9.91.68.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSU11.42.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.50.713.90.814.00.815.02.07.11.6
Fair/poor22.91.622.91.722.92.023.83.023.44.5
Activity limitationsdBasic activities22.11.322.01.321.81.423.52.923.15.4
Complex activities25.12.324.82.324.22.629.64.9DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.60.811.80.812.00.913.32.37.71.7

a Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during calendar year, as well as any refills.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 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.

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

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

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-2b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_4_6-2b.html