Table 17_1_2-2c

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_2.2c
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.70.456.51.157.30.959.50.767.30.7
Age0-1746.70.841.21.541.91.546.91.453.41.6
18-4453.00.753.01.545.91.451.41.157.71.2
45-6474.40.674.11.871.31.871.11.277.00.9
65 and over90.00.791.91.788.91.191.41.189.21.2
GenderMale55.70.649.81.550.41.252.80.962.00.8
Female67.50.561.71.163.31.166.30.972.80.8
RaceWhite, single race63.70.557.61.459.11.161.20.869.20.7
Black, single race55.10.953.91.753.41.753.11.761.12.1
Asian, single race46.41.749.74.741.35.243.03.249.12.5
NHOPI, single race58.75.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race56.14.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races57.72.662.15.550.35.164.24.453.65.0
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races64.50.560.21.362.81.162.10.868.10.7
  Non-Hispanic, White67.70.564.41.967.51.364.90.870.30.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black55.00.853.81.753.51.752.71.761.12.2
Hispanic, all races46.20.946.11.740.51.345.51.756.72.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school61.11.064.91.760.71.656.61.764.92.4
High school graduate66.30.865.51.963.11.665.81.269.11.4
At least some college68.90.665.42.366.41.965.11.171.60.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.30.650.91.850.61.457.10.966.50.8
Not employed68.01.068.71.663.22.166.01.872.72.0
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private62.50.560.82.456.61.459.70.965.70.7
Public only56.01.056.21.555.31.756.32.256.95.6
Uninsured36.51.037.61.832.81.733.81.746.62.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only86.81.390.24.186.81.888.52.383.42.7
Medicare and private93.00.895.51.891.51.894.71.192.31.2
Medicare and other public91.11.592.32.090.02.789.13.7DSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan60.90.555.11.255.31.058.80.866.50.7
  Large central metro55.50.852.41.650.01.453.41.361.21.2
  Large fringe metro63.40.955.43.257.12.360.31.568.21.2
  Medium metro64.50.958.12.660.22.063.11.670.31.6
  Small metro64.01.558.23.259.63.562.92.369.32.2
Nonmetropolitan66.11.062.02.165.61.762.41.773.11.7
  Micropolitan67.61.364.92.464.72.165.32.073.52.2
  Noncore63.31.856.63.967.63.357.73.172.42.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.90.460.41.262.71.062.30.768.80.7
Other42.11.043.82.039.51.641.11.946.12.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.90.550.31.252.61.056.70.865.60.7
Fair/poor86.80.784.81.384.61.585.81.592.31.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.10.791.51.292.41.290.91.393.41.2
Complex activities92.00.891.41.591.81.591.11.894.12.0
Neither basic nor complex activities62.50.557.21.455.71.259.40.868.20.7
U.S. bornYes63.90.558.11.260.71.061.30.769.00.7
No49.91.149.42.444.11.749.02.055.72.0

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_2-2c: 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_2-2c.html