Table 12_4_6-2

2010 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_6.2
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.70.32.30.32.70.33.00.43.10.43.30.3
Age65-692.60.53.30.73.60.84.30.94.30.92.70.5
70-742.90.82.20.63.20.72.30.52.70.63.70.6
75-793.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU3.10.62.80.74.30.9
80 and over2.20.61.90.41.90.52.10.52.60.62.60.6
GenderMale2.20.52.00.42.00.42.50.41.70.42.20.4
Female3.00.42.60.43.20.53.40.54.20.54.10.5
RaceWhite, single race2.90.42.40.32.70.33.20.43.30.43.30.4
Black, single raceDSUDSU2.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.60.32.20.32.80.33.10.43.10.43.30.3
  Non-Hispanic, White2.90.42.30.32.80.43.30.43.40.43.30.4
  Non-Hispanic, BlackDSUDSU2.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU1.80.52.80.72.70.8
Family incomebNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSU3.51.0DSUDSU3.70.93.90.9
Near poor/low3.10.72.50.52.90.72.80.72.00.54.70.8
Middle3.00.62.80.62.20.53.40.63.70.82.80.5
High2.10.52.20.52.70.62.70.63.40.72.20.5
EducationcLess than high school2.60.62.50.51.90.52.90.73.00.54.10.6
High school graduate2.70.62.10.52.90.62.90.63.30.63.20.6
At least some college2.70.62.50.53.20.63.30.73.00.62.50.5
Health insuranceMedicare only2.10.51.90.52.50.52.50.51.50.42.60.6
Medicare and private3.40.62.50.42.50.43.20.53.90.53.20.4
Medicare and other publicDSUDSU2.90.84.21.13.50.9DSUDSU5.41.0
Location of residencedMetropolitan2.50.42.10.32.60.33.00.43.10.43.20.4
  Large central metroDSUDSU1.60.43.00.72.50.52.50.63.20.6
  Large fringe metroDSUDSU2.90.62.10.63.20.9DSUDSU3.20.8
  Medium metro4.21.02.70.82.40.73.20.74.40.92.80.6
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.40.83.10.73.10.83.00.63.30.83.60.6
  MicropolitanDSUDSU3.00.7DSUDSU3.70.83.71.14.10.8
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.60.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.90.42.40.32.90.33.00.43.30.43.30.3
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.10.31.90.32.60.42.50.43.10.42.80.4
Fair/poor4.40.83.70.83.00.64.50.93.20.64.60.6
Activity limitationsdBasic activities4.10.83.30.63.60.63.80.63.80.74.60.6
Complex activities5.41.6DSUDSU5.51.14.81.0DSUDSU5.91.1
Neither basic nor complex activities1.90.41.80.32.30.42.30.42.80.42.50.4

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

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 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_4_6-2.html