T15_1_1_2d

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_1.2d
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by education,b United States, 2008
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.20.32.90.61.70.42.20.5
Age65-691.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-741.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-793.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over2.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.40.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.80.53.30.9DSUDSU3.30.9
RaceWhite, single race2.00.32.50.71.70.52.10.5
Black, single race3.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races2.20.32.90.71.70.42.30.5
  Non-Hispanic, White2.00.3DSUDSU1.70.52.20.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.61.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.10.63.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle1.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.10.8
Health insuranceMedicare only2.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSU2.70.7
Medicare and other public3.00.84.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.10.32.90.7DSUDSU2.20.5
  Large central metro2.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSU4.41.2
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.20.32.70.71.60.42.40.5
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.90.32.50.7DSUDSU2.10.6
Fair/poor3.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities2.30.54.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activitiesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities2.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSU2.40.6
U.S. bornYes2.20.32.90.71.70.52.40.6
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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. 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. 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.

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_2d: 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_2d.html