Table 17_1_2-2a

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_2.2a
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.70.463.70.555.10.946.41.758.75.656.14.957.72.6
65 and over90.00.790.60.789.71.580.94.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.
Near poor/low57.30.959.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school61.
High school graduate66.30.868.10.958.91.751.43.9DSUDSUDSUDSU65.94.9
At least some college68.90.671.00.664.01.549.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSU65.64.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.30.661.50.657.
Not employed68.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private62.50.564.70.655.61.345.62.1DSUDSU54.37.756.23.6
Public only56.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only86.81.387.41.387.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private93.00.893.40.892.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.11.591.81.990.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan60.90.563.10.654.80.945.91.7DSUDSU50.14.856.42.8
  Large central metro55.50.856.
  Large fringe metro63.40.966.
  Medium metro64.50.966.
  Small metro64.01.565.51.755.73.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.90.467.10.555.90.950.62.3DSUDSU60.75.557.42.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.90.561.10.551.00.944.41.8DSUDSU51.
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.10.792.70.890.21.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.00.892.
Neither basic nor complex activities62.50.564.30.556.
U.S. bornYes63.90.566.00.555.20.940.63.2DSUDSU58.15.358.22.8

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_2-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.