Table 17_1_2-1

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 17_1_2.1
People who received a prescription medication, United States, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.70.462.60.563.10.562.70.564.40.464.40.4
Age0-1746.70.848.90.849.50.848.60.753.20.852.60.7
18-4453.00.754.10.754.90.755.00.756.50.656.80.6
45-6474.40.674.10.774.80.774.10.774.50.775.30.5
65 and over90.00.791.70.591.10.691.90.591.00.690.50.5
GenderMale55.70.655.90.656.20.655.60.656.70.657.20.5
Female67.50.569.20.669.80.569.60.671.70.571.20.5
RaceWhite, single race63.70.564.90.565.40.565.00.566.30.566.70.4
Black, single race55.10.955.11.054.60.953.81.156.90.954.41.1
Asian, single race46.41.745.92.046.62.147.12.148.71.648.51.7
NHOPI, single race58.75.653.56.845.44.850.74.963.14.562.35.7
AI/AN, single race56.14.958.65.364.23.859.83.463.83.660.13.8
Multiple races57.72.656.52.563.12.664.22.462.02.863.22.5
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races64.50.565.40.566.00.565.60.667.10.567.00.4
  Non-Hispanic, White67.70.568.90.569.50.568.90.670.10.570.50.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black55.00.855.11.054.51.054.11.156.90.954.41.2
Hispanic, all races46.20.947.10.946.51.046.00.947.80.947.60.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.51.158.01.157.10.857.11.159.41.057.81.1
Near poor/low57.30.958.70.959.61.059.31.061.40.960.70.8
Middle59.50.760.40.861.70.861.00.862.90.763.20.7
High67.30.767.90.568.10.767.90.668.70.769.30.6
EducationbLess than high school61.11.062.00.962.70.962.30.964.20.964.10.8
High school graduate66.30.866.80.866.60.867.40.868.10.668.40.7
At least some college68.90.669.60.670.50.669.70.670.00.670.40.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.30.660.60.661.20.661.00.662.00.562.30.5
Not employed68.01.068.81.069.50.868.10.968.80.969.80.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private62.50.562.80.563.40.663.00.664.50.564.90.4
Public only56.01.058.61.059.00.959.31.063.20.959.61.0
Uninsured36.51.036.81.037.30.935.11.036.71.138.11.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only86.81.390.01.190.01.089.61.289.01.189.40.9
Medicare and private93.00.893.60.692.60.793.40.692.90.791.80.7
Medicare and other public91.11.591.51.390.01.593.31.291.01.588.81.7
Location of residencecMetropolitan60.90.561.60.562.30.661.90.663.40.563.30.5
  Large central metro55.50.856.70.956.70.856.30.958.60.859.00.7
  Large fringe metro63.40.963.10.963.50.862.80.963.50.964.00.9
  Medium metro64.50.965.21.067.51.167.50.968.40.866.80.8
  Small metro64.01.566.11.466.51.566.01.567.51.367.71.2
Nonmetropolitan66.11.067.91.067.31.166.71.169.60.770.10.9
  Micropolitan67.61.367.61.367.01.466.71.370.30.970.71.1
  Noncore63.31.868.31.668.01.766.71.568.41.168.81.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.90.465.60.566.30.565.70.567.20.467.00.4
Other42.11.043.21.042.11.142.61.145.21.045.01.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.90.559.80.560.20.559.70.561.60.461.60.5
Fair/poor86.80.787.40.787.80.687.60.787.50.787.60.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.10.791.70.692.30.692.40.592.10.692.30.6
Complex activities92.00.892.30.892.70.791.90.790.40.892.70.7
Neither basic nor complex activities62.50.563.10.563.50.663.30.664.10.564.50.5

a 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.

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 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 17_1_2-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/17_utilization/T17_1_2-1.html