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
Age0-1746.70.849.10.939.11.428.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU46.24.4
18-4453.00.754.50.747.91.339.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSU57.24.1
45-6474.40.675.10.774.41.460.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over90.00.790.60.789.71.580.94.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.70.657.50.749.21.343.12.3DSUDSU54.06.149.63.8
Female67.50.569.90.660.31.149.42.3DSUDSU57.96.664.83.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.51.157.61.453.91.749.74.7DSUDSUDSUDSU62.15.5
Near poor/low57.30.959.11.153.41.741.35.2DSUDSUDSUDSU50.35.1
Middle59.50.761.20.853.11.743.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSU64.24.4
High67.30.769.20.761.12.149.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSU53.65.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school61.11.060.51.163.91.859.65.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 18-64Employed60.30.661.50.657.01.247.42.3DSUDSU55.95.460.63.9
Not employed68.01.070.71.060.82.145.54.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private62.50.564.70.655.61.345.62.1DSUDSU54.37.756.23.6
Public only56.01.057.11.354.31.736.55.3DSUDSUDSUDSU60.04.8
Uninsured36.51.037.31.232.82.228.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 metro55.50.856.71.055.51.345.32.2DSUDSUDSUDSU47.95.4
  Large fringe metro63.40.966.11.052.62.346.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSU66.15.2
  Medium metro64.50.966.71.055.52.246.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSU54.74.2
  Small metro64.01.565.51.755.73.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan66.11.066.91.157.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan67.61.368.31.356.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore63.31.864.11.959.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.90.467.10.555.90.950.62.3DSUDSU60.75.557.42.7
Other42.11.042.11.235.54.342.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.90.561.10.551.00.944.41.8DSUDSU51.55.152.82.8
Fair/poor86.80.787.30.885.71.674.75.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.10.792.70.890.21.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.00.892.51.090.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities62.50.564.30.556.71.048.92.0DSUDSU57.25.860.03.7
U.S. bornYes63.90.566.00.555.20.940.63.2DSUDSU58.15.358.22.8
No49.91.149.01.357.03.750.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2-2a: 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_2-2a.html