Table 17_1_2-1d

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_2.1d
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 67.30.562.00.966.80.869.60.6
Age18–4454.20.744.41.351.61.259.40.8
45–6474.20.771.01.473.01.175.70.9
65 and over92.00.590.61.092.10.992.90.8
GenderMale58.00.753.01.457.41.260.50.8
Female76.00.671.31.075.60.977.90.7
RaceWhite, single race69.10.562.51.068.80.871.80.6
Black, single race61.11.061.71.758.21.663.31.7
Asian, single race50.72.054.64.654.94.749.02.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race66.45.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races63.63.3DSUDSU59.86.270.54.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races70.00.568.91.069.40.870.70.6
Non-Hispanic, White72.90.572.31.272.20.973.40.6
Non-Hispanic, Black61.11.062.21.857.91.663.41.7
Hispanic, all races49.11.146.51.347.61.754.92.2
Family incomebNegative/poor65.31.362.91.768.72.064.72.2
Near poor/low64.61.061.91.466.11.565.81.7
Middle64.80.859.91.664.41.267.31.1
High70.70.665.32.369.21.371.80.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.60.648.51.458.10.965.00.6
Not employed69.01.061.51.471.11.573.41.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private66.70.659.51.564.91.068.70.6
Public only72.91.267.91.876.61.876.82.8
Uninsured38.31.134.81.739.71.740.51.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.31.188.41.990.51.892.21.5
Medicare and private93.70.693.41.393.91.093.61.0
Medicare and other public92.11.391.71.792.32.6DSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan66.10.660.11.065.50.968.60.6
  Large central metro61.11.054.11.459.91.464.61.2
  Large fringe metro67.20.962.82.066.11.569.01.2
  Medium metro70.41.064.51.970.61.572.41.2
  Small metro70.11.466.62.768.32.972.62.0
Nonmetropolitan72.90.969.81.971.81.575.71.3
  Micropolitan72.51.368.72.572.42.074.51.3
  Noncore73.81.271.82.470.52.678.42.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish70.20.568.61.069.00.871.30.6
Other44.41.144.61.541.72.146.32.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.30.555.71.063.20.867.70.6
Fair/poor87.90.785.51.187.21.191.01.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities91.70.691.21.091.61.092.31.1
Complex activities92.40.892.21.191.41.393.71.4
Neither basic nor complex activities63.20.554.01.161.70.967.00.6

a People age 18 and over. 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.

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 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_2-1d: 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_2-1d.html