Table 12_4_6-4a

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_6.4a
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.70.32.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age65-692.60.52.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-742.90.83.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.93.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.20.62.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.20.52.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.00.43.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low3.10.73.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.00.63.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.10.52.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.60.62.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate2.70.63.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.70.63.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only2.10.52.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.63.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan2.50.42.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.21.04.61.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.40.83.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.90.43.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.10.32.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor4.40.84.80.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities4.10.84.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities5.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.90.42.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes3.00.43.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-4a: 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_6-4a.html