Table 17_1_2-1a

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 17_1_2.1a
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 62.60.564.90.555.
65 and over91.70.592.00.689.91.788.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.
Near poor/low58.70.960.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school62.00.962.
High school graduate66.80.868.80.858.21.654.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSU59.86.2
At least some college69.60.671.80.663.31.749.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSU70.54.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.60.662.30.754.
Not employed68.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private62.80.565.10.554.31.345.82.4DSUDSU70.
Public only58.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.
Medicare and private93.60.693.70.792.91.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.51.391.21.791.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan61.60.564.10.654.
  Large central metro56.70.959.
  Large fringe metro63.10.965.
  Medium metro65.
  Small metro66.11.468.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.60.568.00.556.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.80.562.40.550.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities91.70.692.30.789.01.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.30.892.40.991.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities63.10.565.20.655.

a 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.

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 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 17_1_2-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.