Table 12_4_6-3b

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_6.3b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.350.292.260.272.370.302.100.62DSUDSU
Age65–693.320.732.890.653.120.75DSUDSUDSUDSU
70–742.290.602.320.642.610.76DSUDSUDSUDSU
75–79DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over1.890.441.910.451.870.49DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.970.402.010.432.080.48DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.640.402.450.372.590.42DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.510.522.560.532.640.61DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.780.622.320.532.400.60DSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.300.482.390.492.560.54DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.490.492.360.532.530.64DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate2.120.482.200.502.170.54DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.550.492.320.412.520.45DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only1.940.511.500.371.470.42DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.540.372.580.382.730.42DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public2.850.75DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.150.322.010.282.120.32DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro1.610.391.620.44DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.050.643.040.643.440.72DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro2.700.802.160.572.220.61DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.110.663.180.673.220.73DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan2.990.733.070.753.080.82DSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.470.322.340.292.450.32DSUDSUDSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.920.262.020.282.190.31DSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor3.730.753.080.683.120.78DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities3.270.652.960.553.100.63DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.880.301.980.322.150.36DSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-3b: 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_6-3b.html