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
Age0-1746.70.848.30.952.11.138.91.541.01.3
18-4453.00.756.00.759.10.847.71.339.21.2
45-6474.40.675.80.676.80.774.41.462.21.7
65 and over90.00.790.50.791.10.789.61.583.72.3
GenderMale55.70.658.80.661.80.749.11.339.41.1
Female67.50.569.90.673.40.760.21.153.41.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.51.160.21.364.41.953.81.746.11.7
Near poor/low57.30.962.81.167.51.353.51.740.51.3
Middle59.50.762.10.864.90.852.71.745.51.7
High67.30.768.10.770.30.761.12.256.72.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school61.11.067.81.169.41.363.81.846.71.4
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 18-64Employed60.30.663.10.665.30.757.01.242.81.3
Not employed68.01.070.91.175.41.260.62.154.31.8
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private62.50.563.50.666.20.655.61.353.71.4
Public only56.01.059.31.463.62.154.21.748.11.6
Uninsured36.51.041.61.344.81.632.52.225.71.3
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 public91.11.592.91.694.62.090.32.884.53.9
Location of residencecMetropolitan60.90.563.90.567.50.654.70.946.11.0
  Large central metro55.50.859.80.964.21.255.31.343.51.3
  Large fringe metro63.40.965.51.068.81.152.82.347.52.6
  Medium metro64.50.966.50.969.31.055.62.251.42.0
  Small metro64.01.565.41.667.41.855.63.550.14.1
Nonmetropolitan66.11.067.41.068.41.057.42.847.82.8
  Micropolitan67.61.369.01.270.01.256.43.247.33.7
  Noncore63.31.864.51.665.51.759.34.048.75.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.90.465.80.568.40.555.80.953.31.3
Other42.11.043.32.245.74.834.74.541.61.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.90.561.80.565.20.551.00.942.60.9
Fair/poor86.80.788.70.890.00.985.41.676.52.2
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.10.792.50.793.20.890.11.587.62.4
Complex activities92.00.892.30.893.11.090.61.888.43.0
Neither basic nor complex activities62.50.565.40.568.10.656.61.045.51.1
U.S. bornYes63.90.565.60.568.30.555.00.948.31.2
No49.91.155.51.560.42.857.73.844.31.3

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_2-2b: 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_2-2b.html