Table 12_4_6-3a

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_6.3a
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.715.70.814.81.59.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age65-6915.21.215.71.411.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-7415.91.516.81.812.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-7915.71.816.32.016.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over15.11.514.51.521.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale11.81.011.91.111.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female18.11.018.61.117.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor17.01.817.52.314.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low15.81.316.21.515.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle18.51.519.01.715.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High12.21.212.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school18.01.417.81.617.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.21.214.61.312.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college15.21.215.81.312.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.315.01.412.52.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private16.01.116.31.213.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public16.21.815.72.321.44.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.915.31.012.61.59.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro12.81.313.31.611.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro13.21.414.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro17.11.917.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro17.92.016.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan18.21.417.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan17.71.916.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore19.32.818.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.30.914.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other11.32.012.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.813.80.912.41.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor21.61.522.41.720.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.11.523.81.719.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities24.12.524.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.811.70.910.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes16.60.816.70.915.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No9.41.610.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-3a: 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_6-3a.html