T15_1_1_2a

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.

Table 15_1_1.2a
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.20.32.10.33.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age65-692.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-741.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.83.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.50.31.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.70.42.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor2.50.73.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle1.80.51.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.60.62.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.90.62.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate1.70.41.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.20.52.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only1.90.51.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.20.42.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public2.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.10.31.90.43.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro2.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.30.73.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.72.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.20.32.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.90.31.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor3.00.72.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities2.30.52.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities2.10.42.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes2.20.32.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the 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.

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T15_1_1_2a: 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_2a.html