Table 12_4_6-4c

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_6.4c
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.70.3DSUDSU3.10.73.00.62.10.5
Age65-692.60.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-742.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.00.4DSUDSU3.70.93.30.8DSUDSU
RaceWhite, single race2.90.4DSUDSU3.30.83.20.62.20.6
Black, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.60.3DSUDSU3.10.82.80.62.10.5
  Non-Hispanic, White2.90.4DSUDSU3.30.92.90.72.30.6
  Non-Hispanic, BlackDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate2.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only2.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.50.7
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan2.50.4DSUDSU2.80.73.00.81.90.6
  Large central metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.90.4DSUDSU3.40.83.20.62.20.5
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSU2.20.61.70.5
Fair/poor4.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities4.10.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities5.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes3.00.4DSUDSU3.40.83.60.72.30.6
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: 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_6-4c: 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_6-4c.html