Table 12_4_6-4d

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_6.4d
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by education,b United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.70.32.60.62.70.62.70.6
Age65-692.60.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-742.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.00.4DSUDSU3.00.83.60.9
RaceWhite, single race2.90.42.60.73.00.73.00.6
Black, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.70.32.60.72.80.62.60.5
  Non-Hispanic, White2.90.42.70.83.10.72.80.6
  Non-Hispanic, BlackDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low3.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only2.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.6DSUDSU3.61.03.40.9
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan2.50.42.70.7DSUDSU3.00.7
  Large central metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.90.42.90.72.90.72.90.6
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.20.3DSUDSU2.40.72.10.5
Fair/poor4.40.83.71.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities4.10.8DSUDSU4.21.1DSUDSU
Complex activities5.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities2.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSU1.60.5
U.S. bornYes3.10.43.00.73.10.73.10.7
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the calendar year, as well as any refills.

b 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.

c 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.

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_6-4d: 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_6-4d.html