Table 12_4_6-3b

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_6.3b
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.715.50.715.80.814.71.514.22.2
80 and over15.11.515.21.514.51.621.04.2DSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor17.01.817.01.917.52.514.73.0DSUDSU
Near poor/low15.81.316.41.417.01.614.72.710.32.5
EducationcLess than high school18.01.418.11.617.81.817.52.417.42.5
High school graduate14.
At least some college15.
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.314.51.415.01.512.52.515.43.7
Medicare and private16.
Medicare and other public16.21.817.
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.914.70.915.
  Large central metro12.81.313.21.514.01.910.81.910.32.5
  Large fringe metro13.21.413.21.514.11.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro17.11.916.61.917.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro17.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.00.816.30.914.41.517.74.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.814.00.814.20.912.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.11.523.41.624.21.819.
Complex activities24.12.523.62.523.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.811.60.811.80.911.
U.S. bornYes16.60.816.60.816.60.915.41.619.44.5

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: 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_6-3b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.