T15_1_1_2c

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_1.2c
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.20.32.50.72.10.61.80.52.60.6
Age65-692.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-741.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.50.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSU2.70.73.31.0
RaceWhite, single race2.10.33.21.0DSUDSU1.80.52.30.6
Black, single race3.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.20.3DSUDSU2.10.61.80.52.50.6
  Non-Hispanic, White2.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSU1.90.52.20.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.90.6DSUDSU3.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate1.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.10.8
Health insuranceMedicare only1.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.20.6
Medicare and other public2.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.60.6
  Large central metro2.00.61.70.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.20.33.20.9DSUDSU1.80.52.40.6
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.90.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU2.20.6
Fair/poor3.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities2.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities2.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.8
U.S. bornYes2.20.33.30.9DSUDSU1.90.52.40.6
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: 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_2c: 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_2c.html