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2011 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.

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Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.20.32.70.32.30.32.70.33.00.43.10.43.30.3
Age65-692.00.52.60.53.30.73.60.84.30.94.30.92.70.5
70-741.80.52.90.82.20.63.20.72.30.52.70.63.70.6
75-793.30.83.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU3.10.62.80.74.30.9
80 and over2.00.62.20.61.90.41.90.52.10.52.60.62.60.6
GenderMale1.50.32.20.52.00.42.00.42.50.41.70.42.20.4
Female2.70.43.00.42.60.43.20.53.40.54.20.54.10.5
RaceWhite, single race2.10.32.90.42.40.32.70.33.20.43.30.43.30.4
Black, single race3.51.0DSUDSU2.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSU..DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU..DSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.20.32.60.32.20.32.80.33.10.43.10.43.30.3
  Non-Hispanic, White2.10.32.90.42.30.32.80.43.30.43.40.43.30.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.51.0DSUDSU2.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU1.80.52.80.72.70.8
Family incomebNegative/poor2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSU3.51.0DSUDSU3.70.93.90.9
Near poor/low2.10.63.10.72.50.52.90.72.80.72.00.54.70.8
Middle1.80.53.00.62.80.62.20.53.40.63.70.82.80.5
High2.60.62.10.52.20.52.70.62.70.63.40.72.20.5
EducationcLess than high school2.90.62.60.62.50.51.90.52.90.73.00.54.10.6
High school graduate1.70.42.70.62.10.52.90.62.90.63.30.63.20.6
At least some college2.20.52.70.62.50.53.20.63.30.73.00.62.50.5
Health insuranceMedicare only1.90.52.10.51.90.52.50.52.50.51.50.42.60.6
Medicare and private2.20.43.40.62.50.42.50.43.20.53.90.53.20.4
Medicare and other public2.90.8DSUDSU2.90.84.21.13.50.9DSUDSU5.41.0
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.10.32.50.42.10.32.60.33.00.43.10.43.20.4
  Large central metro2.00.6DSUDSU1.60.43.00.72.50.52.50.63.20.6
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSU2.90.62.10.63.20.9DSUDSU3.20.8
  Medium metro3.30.74.21.02.70.82.40.73.20.74.40.92.80.6
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSU..DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.73.40.83.10.73.10.83.00.63.30.83.60.6
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.7DSUDSU3.70.83.71.14.10.8
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.60.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.20.32.90.42.40.32.90.33.00.43.30.43.30.3
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.90.32.10.31.90.32.60.42.50.43.10.42.80.4
Fair/poor3.00.74.40.83.70.83.00.64.50.93.20.64.60.6
Activity limitationsdBasic activities2.30.54.10.83.30.63.60.63.80.63.80.74.60.6
Complex activitiesDSUDSU5.41.6DSUDSU5.51.14.81.0DSUDSU5.91.1
Neither basic nor complex activities2.10.41.90.41.80.32.30.42.30.42.80.42.50.4
U.S. bornYes2.20.33.00.4DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC3.30.43.30.3
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during calendar year, as well as any refills. For more information, see Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_1_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/15_efficiency/T15_1_1_1.html