Table 12_4_6-3d

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_6.3d
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 education,b United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.390.292.490.492.120.482.550.49
Age65–693.350.74DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70–742.300.60DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75–79DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over1.930.45DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.000.412.860.82DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.680.412.250.612.280.613.540.88
RaceWhite, single race2.500.332.650.572.090.522.770.54
Black, single race2.220.64DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.290.272.360.532.200.502.320.41
Non-Hispanic, White2.390.302.530.642.170.542.520.45
Non-Hispanic, Black2.170.64DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
HispanicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.560.53DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.830.634.281.23DSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.310.48DSUDSUDSUDSU2.910.71
Health insuranceMedicare only1.970.522.760.82DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.560.37DSUDSU2.070.613.070.58
Medicare and other public2.960.78DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.190.322.640.60DSUDSU2.530.56
  Large central metro1.650.40DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.090.64DSUDSUDSUDSU3.671.01
  Medium metro2.730.81DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.150.67DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.030.74DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.500.322.760.592.210.512.600.53
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.940.27DSUDSU1.560.412.290.45
Fair/poor3.790.773.500.84DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities3.320.653.350.85DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.900.30DSUDSUDSUDSU2.090.49

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

b 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.

c 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.

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_6-3d: 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_6-3d.html