Table 12_4_6-3a

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_6.3a
Adults age 65 and over who received at least 1 of 11 prescription medicationsa in the calendar year that should be avoided for older patients, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.350.292.470.322.140.61DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age65–693.320.733.620.84DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70–742.290.602.550.70DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75–79DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over1.890.441.830.47DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.970.402.030.45DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.640.402.800.46DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.510.522.550.59DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.780.622.920.69DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.300.482.460.52DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.490.492.650.57DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate2.120.482.090.52DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.550.492.770.54DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only1.940.511.990.58DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.540.372.690.41DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public2.850.75DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.150.322.280.36DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro1.610.39DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.050.643.440.72DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro2.700.80DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.110.663.150.71DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan2.990.732.990.79DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.470.322.600.36DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.920.262.070.30DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor3.730.753.870.86DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities3.270.653.460.73DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.880.302.010.34DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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: 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-3a: 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_6-3a.html