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 62.60.564.90.555.11.045.92.053.56.858.65.356.52.5
Age0–1748.90.851.50.941.51.528.54.0DSUDSUDSUDSU48.03.2
18–4454.10.756.30.847.51.437.22.4DSUDSU52.67.753.54.5
45–6474.10.774.80.772.91.362.33.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over91.70.592.00.689.91.788.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.90.658.00.647.51.242.82.6DSUDSU54.36.250.63.4
Female69.20.671.80.661.81.248.72.3DSUDSU63.16.061.63.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.01.161.01.354.41.734.05.2DSUDSUDSUDSU58.95.2
Near poor/low58.70.960.41.055.31.645.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSU48.75.4
Middle60.40.862.90.952.81.739.03.5DSUDSUDSUDSU52.74.3
High67.90.569.50.559.32.253.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSU65.55.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school62.00.962.51.061.71.754.64.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 18–64Employed60.60.662.30.754.81.246.02.3DSUDSU59.16.655.84.2
Not employed68.81.071.31.162.52.146.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private62.80.565.10.554.31.345.82.4DSUDSU70.95.255.03.7
Public only58.61.060.91.155.91.635.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSU61.74.6
Uninsured36.81.038.01.134.12.120.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.01.190.51.186.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private93.60.693.70.792.91.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.51.391.21.791.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan61.60.564.10.654.51.045.32.0DSUDSU55.76.353.92.7
  Large central metro56.70.959.11.054.41.342.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSU45.34.2
  Large fringe metro63.10.965.91.049.22.248.23.2DSUDSUDSUDSU64.75.1
  Medium metro65.21.066.41.159.82.350.16.2DSUDSUDSUDSU55.94.7
  Small metro66.11.468.21.258.04.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan67.91.068.81.160.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU66.44.6
  Micropolitan67.61.368.41.459.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU66.65.4
  Noncore68.31.669.41.961.33.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.60.568.00.556.11.051.02.551.27.260.15.557.12.5
Other43.21.043.71.033.43.741.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.80.562.40.550.61.143.02.149.27.254.45.853.52.6
Fair/poor87.40.788.20.884.71.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 activities63.10.565.20.655.21.149.12.1DSUDSU62.26.556.23.8

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/17_utilization/T17_1_2-1a.html