T15_1_1_2b

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_1.2b
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.20.32.20.32.10.33.51.0DSUDSU
Age65-692.00.51.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-741.80.51.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.83.40.93.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.00.62.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.50.31.50.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.70.42.80.52.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.10.62.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle1.80.51.80.51.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.60.62.50.62.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.90.62.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate1.70.41.70.41.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.20.52.30.52.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only1.90.52.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.20.42.20.42.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public2.90.83.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.10.32.10.31.90.43.81.1DSUDSU
  Large central metro2.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.30.73.40.83.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.72.50.72.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.20.32.20.32.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.90.31.90.31.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor3.00.73.30.82.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities2.30.52.20.52.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities2.10.42.20.42.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes2.20.32.20.32.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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: 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_2b: 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_2b.html