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
Age65-6915.21.215.21.315.61.411.92.7DSUDSU
70-7415.91.516.11.617.21.912.02.612.63.4
75-7915.71.815.81.916.52.215.93.7DSUDSU
80 and over15.11.515.21.514.51.621.04.2DSUDSU
GenderMale11.81.012.01.012.11.210.72.19.32.2
Female18.11.018.11.018.61.217.22.217.83.7
Family incomebNegative/poor17.01.817.01.917.52.514.73.0DSUDSU
Near poor/low15.81.316.41.417.01.614.72.710.32.5
Middle18.51.518.11.518.51.715.12.924.15.8
High12.21.212.51.212.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school18.01.418.11.617.81.817.52.417.42.5
High school graduate14.21.214.61.215.01.312.52.9DSUDSU
At least some college15.21.215.21.315.81.412.03.6DSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.314.51.415.01.512.52.515.43.7
Medicare and private16.01.116.11.116.41.213.92.4DSUDSU
Medicare and other public16.21.817.12.116.62.921.34.413.03.1
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.914.70.915.31.012.51.514.82.4
  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 metro17.92.017.52.116.12.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan18.21.418.51.417.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan17.71.917.91.916.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore19.32.819.82.919.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.00.816.30.914.41.517.74.9
Other11.32.011.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSU11.22.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.814.00.814.20.912.51.57.12.0
Fair/poor21.61.521.21.521.91.720.23.324.74.3
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.11.523.41.624.21.819.13.219.94.0
Complex activities24.12.523.62.523.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.811.60.811.80.911.01.79.32.2
U.S. bornYes16.60.816.60.816.60.915.41.619.44.5
No9.41.69.21.911.43.0DSUDSU9.92.2

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-3b: 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_6-3b.html