T15_1_2_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_2.1_2c
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.70.716.82.014.81.514.31.311.61.2
Age65-6913.11.218.03.612.62.516.12.210.91.9
70-7414.11.521.54.217.73.012.52.511.02.3
75-7916.61.918.34.117.13.714.83.017.63.3
80 and over12.21.312.73.213.22.313.72.2DSUDSU
GenderMale10.91.015.52.911.02.111.21.89.71.6
Female15.90.817.52.616.91.816.81.813.61.8
RaceWhite, single race13.70.815.72.414.91.714.41.411.71.3
Black, single race15.51.923.74.313.62.614.13.9DSUDSU
Asian, single race8.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.60.716.72.214.81.614.31.311.41.2
  Non-Hispanic, White13.50.815.52.815.01.914.41.511.51.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black15.61.923.34.313.72.714.54.0DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races15.42.217.34.314.83.313.63.7DSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school16.11.320.62.816.72.116.02.7DSUDSU
High school graduate12.11.216.73.311.62.113.42.09.81.9
At least some college13.81.1DSUDSU17.33.414.52.312.91.6
Health insuranceMedicare only11.30.914.02.912.31.910.21.610.12.3
Medicare and private15.41.118.23.718.22.917.62.012.61.6
Medicare and other public15.91.618.32.816.12.716.63.9DSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.815.12.214.21.613.91.311.61.4
  Large central metro10.21.112.13.29.62.010.31.79.92.1
  Large fringe metro11.91.6DSUDSU13.93.611.72.311.62.4
  Medium metro17.01.718.55.019.73.717.53.114.22.9
  Small metro15.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSU18.63.6DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.61.521.64.317.03.415.83.211.32.7
  Micropolitan15.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSU16.93.911.63.2
  Noncore15.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.30.719.42.415.11.615.21.411.81.3
Other12.01.814.43.812.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.00.815.62.412.21.612.81.610.61.3
Fair/poor19.71.520.03.221.62.820.12.716.33.3
Activity limitationsdBasic activities19.31.519.32.917.82.422.82.917.52.9
Complex activities19.92.4DSUDSU20.83.923.65.1DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.40.818.02.912.61.911.11.69.81.3
U.S. bornYes14.60.719.82.415.11.715.71.412.11.3
No10.31.512.83.413.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSU

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_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_2_1_2c.html