Table 12_4_6-3c

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_6.3c
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 family income,b United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.350.29DSUDSU2.510.522.780.622.300.48
Age65–693.320.73DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70–742.290.60DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75–79DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over1.890.44DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.970.40DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.640.40DSUDSU2.900.683.200.932.480.66
RaceWhite, single race2.470.32DSUDSU2.550.592.920.692.460.52
Black, single race2.140.61DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.260.27DSUDSU2.560.532.320.532.390.49
Non-Hispanic, White2.370.30DSUDSU2.640.612.400.602.560.54
Non-Hispanic, Black2.100.62DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
HispanicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.490.49DSUDSUDSUDSU4.281.23DSUDSU
High school graduate2.120.48DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.550.49DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.910.71
Health insuranceMedicare only1.940.51DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.540.37DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.790.62
Medicare and other public2.850.75DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.150.32DSUDSU2.310.612.380.672.210.52
  Large central metro1.610.39DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.050.64DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro2.700.80DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.110.66DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan2.990.73DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.470.32DSUDSU2.770.612.910.672.390.50
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.920.26DSUDSUDSUDSU2.110.572.170.50
Fair/poor3.730.75DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities3.270.65DSUDSU3.190.94DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.880.30DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.050.55

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_6-3c: 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_6-3c.html