T15_1_2_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_2.1_2b
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.70.713.60.713.50.815.61.915.42.2
Age65-6913.11.212.81.212.51.415.83.218.23.3
70-7414.11.513.71.513.71.716.13.517.34.9
75-7916.61.917.02.117.72.314.33.313.43.6
80 and over12.21.312.21.411.91.515.84.1DSUDSU
GenderMale10.91.010.91.010.51.114.82.910.02.2
Female�15.90.815.70.915.91.016.12.419.63.1
Family incomebNegative/poor16.82.016.72.215.52.823.34.317.34.3
Near poor/low14.81.514.81.615.01.913.72.714.83.3
Middle14.31.314.31.314.41.514.54.013.63.7
High11.61.211.41.211.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school16.11.316.51.615.91.919.33.214.41.9
High school graduate12.11.211.91.211.91.412.12.2DSUDSU
At least some college13.81.113.61.114.01.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only11.30.910.80.910.61.112.52.817.64.3
Medicare and private15.41.115.41.215.61.317.03.514.43.2
Medicare and other public15.91.616.01.814.52.519.43.815.43.8
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.813.10.812.90.915.82.115.82.5
  Large central metro10.21.19.51.38.61.613.63.014.53.1
  Large fringe metro11.91.612.11.712.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro17.01.716.71.616.92.020.75.2DSUDSU
  Small metro15.91.715.61.714.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.61.515.81.615.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan15.52.015.52.015.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore15.82.516.32.816.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.30.714.20.814.00.816.11.917.84.3
Other12.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.92.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.00.811.90.812.10.912.22.013.42.6
Fair/poor19.71.519.71.719.11.923.94.219.23.4
Activity limitationsdBasic activities19.31.519.21.618.91.921.23.620.74.6
Complex activities19.92.419.42.617.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.40.811.20.811.20.912.42.214.32.8
U.S. bornYes14.60.714.60.814.40.916.62.014.63.8
No10.31.56.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSU17.02.8

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_2_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_2_1_2b.html