Table 17_1_2-2b

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_2.2b
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.70.464.50.567.70.555.00.846.20.9
65 and over90.00.790.50.791.10.789.61.583.72.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.
Near poor/low57.30.962.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school61.
High school graduate66.30.868.80.871.40.958.71.648.02.1
At least some college68.90.670.30.772.90.764.01.552.71.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.30.663.10.665.30.757.
Not employed68.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private62.50.563.50.666.20.655.61.353.71.4
Public only56.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only86.81.386.71.387.21.487.62.687.43.7
Medicare and private93.00.893.20.893.70.892.62.0DSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.11.592.91.694.
Location of residencecMetropolitan60.90.563.90.567.50.654.70.946.11.0
  Large central metro55.50.859.80.964.
  Large fringe metro63.40.965.
  Medium metro64.50.966.50.969.
  Small metro64.01.565.41.667.41.855.63.550.14.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.90.465.80.568.40.555.80.953.31.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.90.561.80.565.20.551.00.942.60.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.10.792.50.793.20.890.11.587.62.4
Complex activities92.00.892.30.893.
Neither basic nor complex activities62.50.565.40.568.10.656.
U.S. bornYes63.90.565.60.568.30.555.00.948.31.2

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: 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_2-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.