Table 12_4_6-4b

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_6.4b
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.70.32.60.32.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Age65-692.60.52.30.52.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
70-742.90.82.90.83.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.93.50.94.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.20.62.30.62.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.20.52.30.52.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.00.42.90.43.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low3.10.73.10.83.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.00.62.80.62.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.10.52.10.52.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.60.62.60.72.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate2.70.62.80.63.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.70.62.60.52.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only2.10.52.10.52.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.63.30.53.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan2.50.42.50.42.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.21.03.90.84.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.40.83.40.93.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.90.42.80.33.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.10.32.20.42.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor4.40.84.10.74.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities4.10.84.00.74.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities5.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.90.42.00.42.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes3.00.42.90.43.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-4b: 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_6-4b.html