Table 17_1_2-1b

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_2.1b
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 62.60.565.40.568.90.555.11.047.10.9
Age0–1748.90.850.40.954.51.141.21.542.81.2
18–4454.10.757.30.861.20.947.31.439.21.3
45–6474.10.775.20.776.30.772.81.363.91.7
65 and over91.70.592.10.692.50.689.91.785.72.0
GenderMale55.90.659.00.662.30.747.61.239.51.2
Female69.20.671.50.675.30.761.61.255.11.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.01.161.71.368.21.654.51.747.01.6
Near poor/low58.70.963.71.068.11.255.21.644.21.2
Middle60.40.863.10.966.81.052.51.645.71.7
High67.90.568.80.670.70.659.22.255.02.3
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school62.00.968.91.072.31.262.21.846.51.3
High school graduate66.80.869.40.872.20.957.91.647.61.7
At least some college69.60.670.70.673.40.663.41.754.92.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.60.663.40.666.10.754.81.243.61.2
Not employed68.81.071.71.076.11.162.32.253.61.9
Health insurance, under age 65Any private62.80.563.90.566.70.653.91.353.01.4
Public only58.61.061.91.267.51.556.11.750.71.6
Uninsured36.81.041.91.345.91.534.32.126.21.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.01.190.21.190.71.287.13.186.73.2
Medicare and private93.60.693.80.694.00.792.91.9DSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.51.393.01.493.61.990.52.587.33.2
Residence locationcMetropolitan61.60.564.50.668.50.654.31.047.11.0
  Large central metro56.70.960.41.066.41.354.41.346.31.2
  Large fringe metro63.10.965.50.969.21.049.02.246.12.4
  Medium metro65.21.066.91.168.71.159.42.450.62.4
  Small metro66.11.468.11.470.71.158.14.049.42.8
Nonmetropolitan67.91.069.31.070.41.160.82.446.03.3
  Micropolitan67.61.369.41.270.31.360.53.446.13.8
  Noncore68.31.669.31.770.62.061.23.245.96.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.60.566.60.569.40.556.01.053.11.5
Other43.21.043.42.250.14.032.33.943.01.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.80.562.70.566.50.550.41.143.81.0
Fair/poor87.40.789.40.791.20.884.61.575.81.8
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities91.70.692.10.692.90.789.01.487.02.4
Complex activities92.30.892.50.892.80.991.11.689.52.2
Neither basic nor complex activities63.10.566.00.669.20.655.11.145.91.1

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: 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_2-1b: 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_2-1b.html