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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 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.70.713.70.815.51.98.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age65-6913.11.212.91.315.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
70-7414.11.513.91.716.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75-7916.61.917.32.114.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over12.21.311.91.415.74.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale10.91.010.51.114.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female15.90.816.11.016.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor16.82.015.72.423.74.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low14.81.514.91.713.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle14.31.314.41.414.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High11.61.211.71.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school16.11.315.41.519.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate12.11.212.11.312.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college13.81.114.21.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only11.30.911.21.012.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private15.41.115.51.216.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public15.91.614.42.119.33.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.813.10.915.82.18.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro10.21.19.61.213.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro11.91.612.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro17.01.717.22.020.45.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro15.91.714.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.61.515.71.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan15.52.015.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore15.82.516.02.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.30.714.10.816.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other12.01.813.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.00.812.20.812.01.97.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor19.71.519.11.623.84.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities19.31.519.11.720.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities19.92.418.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.40.811.40.912.42.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes14.60.714.40.816.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No10.31.510.81.9DSUDSU8.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2_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_2_1_2a.html