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.
80 and over15.11.514.51.521.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor17.01.817.52.314.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low15.81.316.21.515.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school18.01.417.81.617.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.
At least some college15.
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.315.01.412.52.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private16.
Medicare and other public16.21.815.72.321.44.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.915.
  Large central metro12.81.313.31.611.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro13.21.414.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro17.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.30.914.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.813.80.912.41.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-3a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.